Color Therapy for Wellness

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excerpted: The Free Press Journal by Gita Hari

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Is it possible to alleviate one’s anxiety and boost well-being by using colours?

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Colors can influence your mood, personality, feelings, and even your physical energy. Colors can inspire delight, agitate, evoke creativity, sensuality, hunger, or even relaxation, and a multitude of other emotions and feelings.

The use of colour as a therapy, known as chromotherapy, dates back thousands of years; proof of this can be established from ancient scripts from India, China, and Egypt. Colour therapy is a holistic, non-invasive, and potent drill, and can be achieved by practicing these vibrations of energy to bring about adjustments in our own human energy fields, thereby altering our balance in our day-to-day lives.

“People can have a leaning towards particular colors. Warmer colors like oranges and reds represent warmth or stronger emotions. Blue is an appetite suppressant while yellow and orange can stimulate the appetite.” says Kamna Chibber, Head of Department, Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute.

Color choices can indicate where there may be an imbalance of color which can highlight a potential problem; whether emotional, physical, mental, or spiritual, and can give indications of personality issues that may need to be addressed.

Colors to Heal

It should be used as part of our everyday life. As a therapy, it can be used safely and effectively – either alone or alongside any other therapy. Color is simply light of varying wavelengths and is a form of energy used in Chromotherapy. This light touches all living cells and if used in a proper way, these different frequencies of light or color can have an intense and healing influence on all.

Colour energy acts as a catalyst towards speeding a healing process and encourages normal and healthy workings of the body. It can be used for specific problems as well as over all relaxation therapy.