Power of Color
It has been known since ancient times that colors directly affect us both scientifically and metaphysically. Color therapy, which is also known as Chromopathy utilizes the infinite range of colors found in the full spectrum. It can affect or change the balance of our physical organs our moods and our emotions. Through color we are able to stimulate balance and harmony within ourselves on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This is due to the fact that each individual color has it's own unique frequency of electromagnetic energy that passes through us like a wave. Color therapy has also been directly linked to the harmony of the Seven Chakras (the energy centers of our very beings). Following is a list of individual colors and their known affect.
Relates to the Root Chakra. It has physical effects on the lower portion of our body and the internal organs of the lower abdominal area. It ignites and stimulates Life Force Energy. It triggers characteristics of ambition, change, anger, war, power, sex, alertness, liberation, and survival. It helps for better circulation and has been recognized by the medical profession for use in Cancer treatment.
Relates to the Spleen Chakra. It has physical effects on the area around the naval and upper abdomen organs such as ovaries, spleen, prostate, kidneys, bladder, and sacrum. Its characteristic effects are joy, happiness, warmth, creativity, pleasure, sensuality, sexuality and generosity. It awakens one to wisdom. Moves energy gently. It eases cramping anywhere in the body and can lift depression. Acts as a relaxant and is said to boost the immune system. It cleans and purifies the hormonal system.
Relates to the Solar Plexus Chakra. It physically affects the solar plexus, digestive system, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and adrenals. Yellow is great for mental activity, learning, intellect, concentration, and focus. Cheerful, sunny, warm and cleansing. It aids in empowerment, self-esteem, and confidence. Eases fear and emotional instability.
Relates to the Heart Chakra. It physically affects the heart, lungs, breasts, shoulders, arms, and hands. The color green acts as a relaxant. It is cooling, calming and soothing. It balances the body on a whole. It is good for eye problems, bronchitis, gout, diabetes, cysts, tumors, bones, and anti-inflammatory, helping with painful joints and allergies. Its characteristics are money and prosperity, birth, new beginnings, nature, health, healing, trust, precision work, feelings, harmony, integrity, and truth.
Relates to the Throat Chakra. It physically affects the throat, hypothalamus, thyroid, ears, jaw, and neck. It can cool a fever, promote restful sleep and ease the pain of arthritis. Blue is cooling, soothing and brings deep inner peace. It helps with communication to allow one to be clearly understood. A good color for general overall healing. Its characteristics are expression and creativity.
Relates to the Crown Chakra at the top of the head. Purple relates to self-knowledge and spiritual awareness, intuition and the mystical side of life. It is the union with your higher self, with spirituality, and your higher consciousness. Dis-ease can result with an in-balance of energy in this Chakra, either too much or too little. The Crown Chakra is about wisdom and being one with the world.
Color could very well be one of the most magnificent experiences we take for granted. Look around; it's everywhere, surrounding and embracing us. Stimulating our emotions and feelings. We interpret life as much through color as we do shape, texture, sound, and smell.
Add some color to your life or to the life of someone special with some colorful Indian textiles today.