Color therapy is the use of color to affect the body and its energy system in a way as to bring it back into balance. We all know how color can affect us. Have you ever walked into a room and either hated or loved it? We’re you ever drawn into the room due to the color on the wall?
Studies on the effect of the use of colors on the wall have been down in prisons and hospitals. While it was found that shades of red made prisoners more agitated and aggressive, colors such as blue were found to be more calming and peaceful.
Color therapy has been used in the past to help elicit the body’s natural response to healing. With the right knowledge of color therapy, one use color as a separate modality, or combined with the other modalities that I use such as Reiki.
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Some of the Properties of the Colors
Red – Red is the color of Fire and is related to the Root ChakraUse Red: Use the color red when your client has circulation problems, chronic fatigue, or needs stimulation and energy. Using red will also bring out the masculine energy with properties such as aggressiveness and competitiveness. Using red will increase the appetite, increase passion and increase the Yang energy of the body.Do Not use the color red on people who are suffering from cancer.
Orange – Orange is the color of Warmth ans is related to the Sacral ChakraUse Orange: Use the color orange when your client needs a boost of creativity, or needs to make a major decision in their life. The color of orange serves to uplift and alleviate the repression of the emotions by giving your client a dose of optimism and encouragement.
Yellow – The color of Yellow is the color of joy and cheerfulness and it is related to the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Use Yellow: Use the color yellow when your client is down in the dumps and needs a good dose of joy and happiness. The color yellow reminds one of sunflowers and spring flowers that bring new hope into our lives. The color yellow can relieve tension and stress and bring about relaxation. Yellow can be used on clients you are suffering from depression, apathy, or mental and emotional strain. Great for clients who are in business fields where communication is a prime virture.
Green – Green is the color of Nature, Healing and Money. The color green is associated with the Heart Chakra.Use Green: Us the color green when your client needs to have physical, emotional and spirit balance. The color green brings all things into balance and harmony. The color green can also be used where there is money issues that deal with abundance and prosperity. Since it is associated with the Heart Chakra, the color green can also be used on a client who is having love concerns with their spouses, children, family members and even mankind as a whole.
Blue – The color of blue is about speaking your truth and it is associated with the Throat Chakra.Use Blue: Use the color blue to calm and sedate clients who are suffering from pain in their bodies. The color blue is also for people who are into public speaking and are presenters, teachers, etc. The color blue helps clients to speak up for themselves giving them the power over their own lot in life. Blue gives power to the spoken word, as well as to the written word. Use the color blue for singers, artists, performers and writers.
Purple, Violet and Indigo- These colors represent Psychic Power and Insight and are associated with the Brow and Crown Chakra.
Use Purple on the Brow Chakra: Use the color purple on the brow chakra to enhance psychic power, inspire dreams and prophecies, and to increase paranormal sensitivity and ESP. The color purple helps the client with their perception of themselves and the world at large.
Use Indigo on the Crown Chakra: Use indigo on the crown chakra to bring about a transformation in your client’s life. The color indigo on the croan chakra renews the spirit, balances the two hemispheres of the brain, aids in astral projection, and brings wisdom and oneness with the Universe.