“Who doesn’t love colour?”
Well, I don’t know anyone! But then I do mix with a very colourful crowd!
Even if you don’t think about it, we are all drawn to colour and it definitely connects with us on conscious and unconscious levels. Just check out the colours used by your favourite brands – they don’t choose these colours on a whim! I’m sure you have a favourite colour?
Colour really is a language that speaks to us on a basic level. That is, the power it can have to transform our mood, emotions and more. Think about the feeling you get when surrounded by cool blues or fresh green colours … you feel relaxed, right? Other colours – with different frequencies and qualities – will create a different response.
You may already know that colour is light and energy.
But what is colour therapy?
Colour therapy can mean different things to different people. It may be known as chromotherapy, which is colour displayed in the form of light. There are also ways colour can be used that don’t involve light beams or a ‘light source’. Here, I’m talking about the properties of colour and ways that colour can affect mood, and even physical and mental well being.
Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths and this is the energy used in Colour Therapy.
Ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese practiced chromotherapy (the use of colour to heal). Some treatments used:
- Red to stimulate body and mind and to increase the circulation.
- Yellow to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
- Orange to heal the lungs and also to increase energy levels.
- Blue to soothe and treat illness and pain.
- Indigo to alleviate skin problems.
These days, colour for health and healing uses a variety of methods and techniques. Many will be explored in the blog, through personal experience and sharing information.