What You Need To Know About Color Therapy

What You Need To Know About Color Therapy

What is color therapy?

Color Therapy is the science of using color and light to treat physical and mental ailments, by balancing the body’s energetic centers , also know as chakras.

The science is in measuring the effects colors and colored light has on the body and the mind. Different colors affect different emotions and provoke a different response for each individual color.

Some colors have a calming effect, others are stimulating and energizing. Color therapy can have an affect on a persons energy level, mood, appetite, and emotion and decision making.

Each energy center in body, correlates to a different color.

Color Therapy Can Affect:

  • Academic performance
  • Attention hyperactivity disorder
  • Blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Agreesive or hostile behavior
  • Bronchitis
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning disabilities
  • Enhances athletic abilities
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Migraines
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Vision Disorders
  • Stress
  • Prison reform
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Chakra Rainbow 🌈

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The chakra rainbow 🌈 consist of seven colors. Each color represents a different chakra or energy center located in the body

  • Red- Root chakra-Stimulates circulation
  • Orange-Sacral chakra- Antibacterial and aids digestion
  • Yellow -Solar Plexus-Lymphatic and neuromuscular system
  • Green-Heart chakra- Depression
  • Blue-Throat chakra- calms breathing, heart rate, and elimates toxins
  • Purple-Third Eye chakra-Headaches
  • Violet/Indigo- Crown-Calms the nervous system

Ancient Color Therapy

Egyptian

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Thoth the God of knowledge, wisdom, and writing created color therapy .

Tombs were made in the direct light of the sun, using colored glass to administer colored light for healing.

Some tombs had entire rooms made up of a single color. Each of those rooms were used to treat a specific conditions based on the attributes of the color.

Greece

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Greeks followed and also built color therapy temples. Aristotle conducted experiments on color therapy 

India

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Color therapy in India is known as Ayurveda. Which is the science of healing the internal bodies by different colors of herbs, fruits, and vegetables.

People who practice Ayurveda believe they can heal the 7 chakras centers internally with food.

Personal Experience

In some way I have always been drawn to certain colors, and have always known certain colors had a different effect on me mentally and physically.

My favorite colors are a blend of the evening sunset colors like royal blue, pinks, and purples. Those colors have always been very soothing to me.

Colors like yellow and green have always made me feel super happy and optimistic.

Colors like orange and reds have always made me feel grounded and reminded me of cozy fall days.

How to practice Color Therapy

I think the bed way in these times is to use LED lights, and either set it up to display a new color every few seconds or just experience one color at a times.

Quartz crystal lights are a great way to practice color therapy, with colored bulbs.

Colored decor can also have an effect of your mood. You can have a lot of fun filling your world with color based on the needs of your colored chakra centers.

Personally, I have LED light in my room, which displays a different color every few seconds. I sleep with these lights on, and I’ve had some of the best nights sleep in a long time.

I wake up refreshed and energized. I also believe it help with pain.

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