Color Energy & The Effect It Can Have On Your Health
It’s well known that color plays a part in setting up a particular mood or state of mind, but the powers and properties of colors run a lot deeper than just that. Sight and what we see is more than light reaching our eyes and an interpretation of our surroundings. Our visual system although ruled by our sensory organ – the eyes, includes various other physiological components collectively to interpret the information received resulting in perception. Light, like sound is a form of energy and our visual system assimilates light and color in the form of wave-lengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes.
Every color resonates at different frequencies or wave-lengths and is said to affect our human system in various ways. Vibrations of electromagnetic energy penetrate our bodies through our eyes and skin-sending instant signals to our brain. Our brain responds to each vibratory electron of color, accepting or rejecting each sensation. Some of our organs are particularly sensitive to light and the quality, amount and type of light absorbed can affect their functioning. Similarly colors and light are believed to stimulate our Chakras or energy sources that resonate at the same frequency. And since our chakras are responsible for the power, energy and activity of various parts and organs of the human body, which are associated with different mental and emotional interactions – Colors can have a big impact on not just our lives but also our health.
Color healing or the use of colors to address health and psychological problems is known as Chromotherapy and can be implemented in a number of ways. Despite shortcomings, researchers have been able to pinpoint some specific behavior responses to color. For example – those who sat under red lights were studied to have gambled more and selected ‘riskier’ bets than those who sat under the blue light. Often, the color used is inspired by the super-conscious. Color also affects us in the following ways
- They influence our mood and emotions.
- They have an impact on our sense of well-being or un-easiness.
- Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.
- Colors affect our way of perception in interior designing for example- light colors are used to make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color.
- Colors have a symbolic meaning in different cultures and is associated with different things, which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.
- Colors influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.
Color healing is a form of supportive healing and is often used complimentary with other forms of healing. According to practitioners, a persons illness or decline in any body functions can be traced to a lack of a particular color in the human system. Many New Age health practitioners prescribe colors as energy treatments for spiritual and physical alignment and balance. By applying colored light according to the need of the patient, the imbalance can be resolved. By introducing more of that color in our lives by wearing them or the use of that color in our lives we can maintain the stimulation of our chakras or life force energies.
Here’s a closer look at the properties of various colors and the effect they can have on us.- The Healing Properties of Different Colors
Heal Yourself Through Color