Color Therapy

In color there is life. To understand this power, is living.

Color could very well be the most magnificent experience we take for granted. Look around; it's everywhere, surrounding and embracing us. We interpret life as much through color as we do shape, texture and sound.
The truth is, the power of color is the very essence of life.


Our most important energy source is light, and the entire spectrum of colours is derived from light. Sunlight, which contains all the wavelengths, consists of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we depend on to exist on this planet.

Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production, which influences our entire complex biochemical system. This biochemical system then affects our being. And light does not travel alone. Light travels with other energies as shown below.

We know that each colour found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy and has a nutritive effect. We know some rays can be dangerous if we are exposed to them. But the visible light, the rainbow, has a soothing effect on us.
Light is the only energy we can see, and we see it in the form of colour.

Our body absorbs colour energy through the vibration colour gives off. All organs, body systems, and functions are connected to main energy centres. Every person has seven energy centres and each centre is governed by one of the seven colour energies.

Through colour we receive all the energies we need to maintain a health body, mind, and soul. The National Institute of Mental Health has done studies showing that our mental health, behaviour, and general efficiency in life depends to a great extent on normal colour balance. When something goes wrong, or is out of balance, we can strengthen our energy centres through the conscious use of colour. Colour Energy exists everywhere and can be acquired through the food we eat (as well as vitamins and herbs), the clothes we wear, our surroundings, aromatherapy, sound, gemstones, and Colour Energy products.

Light consists of the seven colour energies: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each colour is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By learning how each colour influences us, we can effectively use colour to give us an extra boost of energy when we need it.

If you wake up in the morning with little energy, or you need to prepare for a business meeting, this is where the power of colours can help. All you have to do is reflect on the type of day you have planned; choose the colour that will help you meet the demands of the day; and then absorb that particular colour. Itís like fueling your system with the right kind of gas!

Following is a brief description of the different colours and their energies. To learn more about the science of colour, the meaning of different colours, the connection of colour to our mind set, energy level, and sense of well-being, and how you can absorb COLOUR ENERGY click on BOOK & QUESTIONNAIRE or COLOUR ENERGY PRODUCTS button.

Use when you need to meet a demanding day, or when you feel drained of energy. The colour red provides the power from the earth and gives energy on all levels. It connects us to our physical body. Everything that is to be commenced needs the life vitality of red.
Personality Traits: Courageous, confident, humanistic, strong-willed, spontaneous, honest, and extroverted.
The Root Chakra is governed by the red energy.
Brings joy to our workday and strengthens our appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.
Personality Traits: Enthusiastic, happy, sociable, energetic, sporty, self-assured, and constructive.
The Spleen Chakra is governed by the orange energy.
Gives us clarity of thought, increases awareness, and stimulates interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand. The yellow energy connects us to our mental self.
Personality Traits: Good-humoured, optimistic, confident, practical, and intellectual.
The solar Plexus Chakra is governed by the yellow energy.
Helps relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
Personality Traits: Understanding, self-controlled, adaptable, sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic.
The Heart Chakra is governed by the green energy.
This is a mentally-relaxing colour. Blue has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and brings great relaxation. Ideal for sleep problems, and hyper-active children. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.
Personality Traits: Loyal, tactful, affectionate, inspiring, inventive, caring, and cautious.
The Throat Chakra is governed by the blue energy.
The indigo energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.
Personality Traits: Intuitive, fearless, practical, idealistic, wise, and a truth seeker.
The Brow Chakra is governed by the indigo energy.
Purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. The violet energy connects us to our spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength. Enhances artistic talent and creativity.
Personality Traits: Inspirational leaders, kindly and just, humanitarians, self-sacrifing, visionary, creative, and strong mentally.
The Crown Chakra is governed by the violet energy

The best part of the rainbow isn't the pot of gold...
...It's the rainbow itself

The best part of the rainbow isn't the pot of gold...
...It's the rainbow itself
Here are some meaning that colors portray or suggest:
Brown - stability, earthy, reliable

Blue - tranquil , intuitive, trustworthy

Green - growth, abundance vitality

Red - energy, determination, passion

Purple - spiritual, passionate, visionary

Turquiose - refreshing, cool, imaginative

Gold - illumination, wisdom

Lavender - romantic, imaginative, fantasy

Magenta - outrageous, imaginative, inovative

Light Blue - peaceful, sincere, affectionate

Orange - happy, courageous, successful

Indigo - knowledge, power, integrity

Pink - friendly, compassionate, faithful

Yellow - enthusiastic, playful, optimistic

Aqua - motivated, active, dynamic

"An apple reflects a shade of red to the retina, forming impulses that travel as coded messages to the brain, where hormones are released, altering metabolism, sleeping, feeding and temperature patterns. So you see, we don't just notice colors, we feel them. Mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, they empower us. Dawn to dusk, they rule our world, transforming nature's energy into personal realization. Every color has its own personality and in each lies knowledge and clarity."
~Suza Scalora

Color Therapy, or Color Healing, is the therapeautic use of varous forms of color and light for physical, emotional, and spiritual benefit to the human body. Color and light therapy involves the application color in a variety of ways: colored gels with light to penetrate and stimulate the body's meridians which corresponds to traditional Asian acupuncture systems as well as accessing and incorporating the axiational lines ; colored lights applied to areas of the body; the use of colored lenses (prescription and nonprescription eyeware) for a variety of health concerns; the use of the sun; light applied to the eyes ; and the use of crystals or crystal rods with or without an outside light source for penetration of colorinto the body through the auric field, also using the acupuncture systems and axiational lines. Further use of color is made in the environment through the use of colored light bulbs, the paints applied to a room, the color of carpeting and furniture, or through the use of certain colored clothes, the use of crystals in the environment, sunlight, all of which directly impact the body through the biomagnetic (auric) field.

Color assists the body in its natural ability to balance itself and has been used for centuries by practitioners of the healing arts especially in Asia and in the ancient civilizations of Atlantis, Lemuria, Mu, and Alatia. Color Healing can be traced back to ancient Egypt and other premodern societies. Egyptian priests left manuscripts showing their system of color science, and Indian and Chinese mystics had knowledge of color in their secret doctrines.

In ancient Egypt and Greece, color temples were built with seven compartments, each containing one of the seven colors of the rainbow. People were brought to the temples and put into specific compartments, depending on their need, for physical healing and spiritual uplifting. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and philosopher, used color for healing.

In 1666, Sir Isaac Newton developed the first valuable theory of color when he admitted sunlight through a prism. Newton established the presence of seven basic colors in the spectrum. For centuries the healing profession has recognized that color is a force of immeasurable and infinite power, exerting a tremendous psychological and physiological influence on people.

In Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s psychologists working in mental hospitals researched the effect of color on patients. By utilizing different colored walls and lights it was found that depressive patients put into rooms with red or bright yellow walls, and hyperactive patients put into rooms with blue or green walls, were both calmed by the respective colors.

Black is a color associated with tragedy and death. Blackfriars Bridge, in London, was a was a gloomy black structure known for its high rate of suicide. After the bridge was painted green, the suicide rate declined by one third.

The use of color has numerous applications in industry. Experiments have shown that muscular reaction time is much quicker under the influence of red light than green light, which has application on an assembly line. The colors used on factory walls and machinery affect employee morale, efficiency, absenteeism, and accident rates.

In sports, a locker room painted in colors on the red side of the spectum is known to stimulate team members. Uniform color can also influence a teams performance: thus, many professional footbal teams use red or orange as some part of the team colors.

Color is used extensively in interior design to create a certain feeling or mood, and to influence behavior. For example, red rooms casue an overestimate of time. This is a particulary effective color for restaurants that want to make an individual feel she has spent more time there than she actually has. This allows the restaurant to seat more people in a given time period.

Restaurants and food processors use color to make food more attractive and appetizing. it has been suggested that comsuming naturally colored foods and beverages is and an excellent way of getting color into the body for the improvement of health.

Some color therapists believe colors contain energy vibrations with healing properties. Exposure to a color and its vibrations can be used to assist the body's natural healing and recuperative powers to acheive and maintain health and well-being.
The are seven natural colors in the visible light spectrum (rainbow): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Each color vibrates at its own individual frequency. In Color Therapy each color corresponds to one of the seven chakras (energy centers in the body), which in turn can influence a specific gland, organ, or tissue of the body. for example, the color red, which corresponds to the root or base chakra, can be used for problems with the adrenal glands, kidneys, and bladder. The color rays may be in the visible or invisible spectrum and can be administered through colored lights or applied mentally through suggestion.