Wellness Junkies: Chromotherapy Is the Newest Way to Boost Your Mood Fast

Chromotherapy is an age-old alternative wellness practice that connects specific colours to different moods and energies, which are otherwise known as chakras (we’ve got a beginner’s guide to the seven chakras, if you’re looking). This “colour therapy” rests on the belief that each chakra is located in a specific part of the body, and thus affects the organs and biological systems found there. By exposing yourself to different colours, you can balance yourself out, whether that’s physically, emotionally or mentally. (Or maybe a combination of all three.)

According to Brit + Co, a new company called Rainbow Optx is spreading chromotherapy awareness and accessibility in a simple, chic way—by producing a variety of coloured-lens sunnies that we already know and love. Apparently, boosting your mood is as easy as tossing on a pair of rose- (or yellow-, or indigo-…) coloured glasses. Keep reading to learn more about chromotherapy and how these coloured lenses can both balance and boost your mood.

What do you think about chromotherapy? Sound off in the comments below. Then, read about five ways to instantly feel happier, according to a psychologist.