I have been a regular practitioner of yoga since 2006. In 2014 I made a decision to take my yoga practice to the next level and signed up for the 200-hour teacher training at Laughing Lotus in NYC. One day during the training my dear friend asked me what color she should paint her nails for her upcoming practice teaching session. After learning about the chakras a few weeks before, I suggested that she paint her nails yellow to energize her 3rd chakra, but to paint one blue to energize her 5th chakra and that is how Raga Varnish was born. While she is an amazingly talented teacher, having those colors on her fingers gave her the extra boost of confidence she needed that day. Color has such a profound impact on our mood and behaviors and a gesture as small as painting your nails a certain color can make such a big difference. For more information about your chakras and how each color relates to them, check out our Chakra Collection.