A few days ago while out on our morning run, we passed a garden full of beautiful flowers. They were so vibrant and colourful that they made me smile. I felt myself relaxing and taking a deep breath in. It jogged my memory of a book I had once read on colour therapy. I remember thinking that it made so much sense. I definitely think that looking at certain colours can alter your mood.
Colour has the ability to affect our mind, body and spirit as well as our emotions. Different colours can excite, inspire, energise, calm and bring about a feeling of harmony and balance.
Lots of us use colours to describe the way we feel. I am sure you have heard the expressions ‘green with envy’ or ‘I am feeling blue’.
Colour is all around us. It surrounds us everyday and we are affected by it without even realising it.
Life is a celebration of passionate colors. – Leialoha Cator
Did you know that red is stimulating? It can quicken heart rate, increase blood circulation and prompt the release of adrenalin. On the emotional side of things, red can cause us to become argumentative and aggressive. Red is also known as a colour of passion.
Orange is the colour of joy and happiness. Good for those who are feeling tired and down and great for depression.
Yellow beams of warmth and joy. It’s the colour of the sun. Think about how great you feel when you are basking in the sunlight.
For a sense of balance, surround yourself with green. It is the colour of life. Think of nature and the green of the new leaves of Spring. Green is one of my favourite colours. It always makes me think of the great outdoors and relaxes me.
Blue is the colour of inspiration, tranquility and peace. It is known as a great colour for meditation and is often used in places of healing.
White is another favourite colour of mine. It is associated with purity, innocence, cleanliness and spirituality.
Black is seen as a negative colour. Associated with evil and darkness. Or for many women it in known as a slimming colour and a go to when you’re feeling frumpy.
Colour is used in many healing modalities such as Chakra therapy, Aura therapy, Kinesiology and dowsing. It is also used in meditation and visulisation.
Color is like food for the spirit – plus it’s not addictive or fattening. – Isaac Mizrahi
What is your favourite colour? Do you have a lot of colour in your life? Do you wear colourful outfits or jewellery? Is your home full of decorative colours?
I plan to bring a lot more colour into my days.
Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors. – Joseph Addison