What is colour therapy?
Colours increases an objects relativity as it is presented to our eyes. It affects us physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. The mystic number seven is what holds true for colours too as we all know that the rainbow colours are seven in number.
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The seven chakras are also associated with colours and every chakra is said to be associated with a particular colour. Whenever the energy centers or the chakras are blocked our body losses its balance and is unable to function properly and this in turn affects us at all levels. Colour therapy is a healing process using the seven colours of the spectrum. It helps balance the chakras thereby stimulating the body functioning and vitality using colours.
Each colour in the spectrum resonates with a particular form of energy and these colours are just light with varied wavelengths. Chakras are also known as wheels and to effectively move these wheels or for trouble-free functioning of these wheels the energy should always be flowing. The chakras and its associated colours are given below
Name of the chakra: Related colour
- Crown: violet
- Brown: indigo
- Throat: blue
- Heart: green
- Solar plexus: yellow
- Sacral: orange
- Base: red
Of all these colours the shortest wavelength belongs to the colour violet and the red colour has the longest wavelength. The colours are said to be absorbed not only by our eyes but also through the skin and skull. This colour which is the light energy is needed by the body’s cells. Colour therapy also affects the spiritual and psychological levels. Many physical ailments are a result of emotional, mental and psychological reasons. These types of ailments arising from one’s own personal feelings can be easily cured through the colour therapy.
Spirit, body and mind are all inter related and when one level suffers all the other too suffers too. Holistic healing thus strives to balance all three levels of a human being. Though scientist does not accept this holistic healing as a complete healing process many people do prefer this way of healing. It is an alternate treatment and it can be done along with other medical treatment or while consuming medicines.
A child first sees colours when it stays in the womb and then as it makes an entry into this world, all it can associate too at the beginning is only colours and it starts learning faster with colours. Deep memories and our sub conscious mind usually identify and take in some event or incident faster because of colours. In daily life we identify colour to all activities. Mourning colours, wedding colours, celebrations colours, youthful colours and spiritual colours are all colours we relate to unconsciously.
Colour therapy is generally carried out if different forms using light; filters solarised or energized water, meditation and colored silks etc. everyday the dress that we wear has colours and it is absorbed by the body. The nature of the colour affects us mentally, physically and emotionally too. The colour red brings confidence, vitality and courage. It gives energy at all levels and the root chakra is associated with this colour.
The orange colour brings happiness and confidence and this colour is a great stimulant for emotions. It is said to make someone social and independent. The other features of this colour are sporty, enthusiastic, self assured and joy. Yellow is the colour related to wisdom, self esteem and clarity. It also increases interest, awareness and curiosity. Optimistic, good humorous thoughts and intellectual thinking is inspired by this colour.
Green colour as we all know is very relaxing and it represents peace and nature. It also contains seeds to relax muscles, balance the energy and thoughts. The green colour brings compassion, romance and self control. Whereas blue is a mentally relaxing colour. Many people paint their bed rooms blue to feel relaxed after a long days work. It also denotes affection, caring and decisiveness.
Indigo colour is for mysticism, intuition and understanding. It connects us to the subconscious self and increases psychic powers. Violet on the other hand is for beauty, inspiration and creativity. The violet personifies self sacrifice, creative and strong mind and inspiration beings.