|Chromotherapy, Color Therapy – Power of healing|
‘Monday morning Blues’, ‘Turning Green with envy', ‘She was Red with rage’, 'his character has shades of Grey', 'turning pale as White' are the common attributes to colors that we use when defining a person's mood or emotions. Colors represents many things. Colors attributes are associated with nature, signs, mood, emotions and many more.
We often use colors to describe our moods and it’s interesting to note that colors play an integral part in enhancing or altering our moods. With the research experts claim that there’s more to the link between colors and emotions. Not only do colors affect and alter our emotions, but have healing powers.
Chromotherapy is a very simple but powerful treatment. We have always been accustomed to colors and color lights without having an idea of how it is related with our energy. In fact, chromotherapy or color therapy is not a new therapy at all. It was an accepted form of cure, practiced as long back as the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations, when people were kept in halls with specifically colored windows that filtered light. Even in India, since ancient ages, colors are also linked to our seven body chakras and applying the corresponding light to the chakra helps to regain balance.
Chromotherapy or Color Therapy is the science that uses the colors to modify or to keep the vibrations of the body in a frequency that results in health, welfare and harmony.
In color therapy, we isolate colors to enhance and alter energies. Both humans and nature need the light of the sun to live. In this process, man and nature receive the solar light which is broken up into seven main rays (VIBGYOR), and then distributed to our physical and energetic bodies. If there is an in-balance of these colors in our energetic field, this reflects on our physical body as a mental or physical illness.
Often, it is a combination of several things like what colors to wear to what colored foods to eat and painting or being surrounded by a special color that enhances our mood, or even sitting under specific light that passes through a certain colored window pane also matters. It’s a therapy that includes all senses. It is one of the reason why we wear a certain bright color dress when we are happy and healthy and wear dull color dress when we are not healthy or feeling low or sad.
Health experts agree that being holistic in nature, color therapy can work wonders in dealing with stress and other psychological issues, but in itself it may not cure several illnesses that need medical intervention.
They point out that though color therapy is a science, there are no hard and-fast rules that apply. And unlike modern medicine, there’s no one cure for all people suffering from the same ailment. The therapy differs from person to person. Age, illness, and psychological conditions all need to be considered before starting off with color therapy. Colors that work for one person need not be as effective for another person.
How does Chromotherapy or color therapy work?
Color therapy works on the mantra that every color in the light spectrum vibrates at a different frequency. Based on the frequency, this color is used to restore the energy balance in the body.
Each color relates to one of the 7 main Chakras. Chromotherapy, works on the chakras that display irregular variation of energy to re-establish the energy balance. Its accomplished by applying corresponding light to the chakra that needs to be adjusted. Its done with the use of colored light bulbs, colored lenses, crystals,etc.
Colors that represents 7 main chakras:
Violet - Deals with heightened and elevated themes, assist in meditation and elevation. Relates to the subtle plane. Violet acts as Relaxes the nerves and lymphatic system. Heals infections and inflammations.
Lilac/ Indigo - Deals with intuition and subjects of the mind (more rational). It connects to the head. Indigo acts as analgesic, coagulant and purifier of the circulatory system. Cleans the psychic currents.
Blue - Deals with speech (inhibition to express yourself). It connects to the throat. Strong Blue lubricates joints and articulations. The Blue color acts as analgesic, re-generator of muscle cells, nerves, skin and circulatory system.
Green - Strong Green color acts as anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative. Green colors acts as energy of cleanliness, vase dilator and nerve relaxant. It relates to the intermediate plane. It connects with the lung and heart.
Yellow - Deals with nervousness and agitation. Relates to anxiety in the material plane, auto-expression. It connects with the stomach, liver, intestine, and other organs. The strong yellow color strengthens the body, acts on the internal tissues. Its a re-activator, purifier, and very useful for the skin.
Orange - Related to the conjugal hereditary succession and situations in the material plane. Connects to the sexual organs and kidneys. This color acts as energizer and eliminates localized fat.
Red - Activates the circulation and nervous system (seldom used). The densest of all planes (or material). Deals with the structure of a man in its path. It connects to the legs and feet.
Word of caution for Chromotherapy
In spite of the simple functioning of Chromotherapy, there are serious precautions that need to be taken when applying the colors. Color therapy if not used in the right way, or excessive exposure, is also known to have side-effects. So it is important that one go to an experienced and well-trained Doctors, psychologists or professionals.