is basically what it says - a form of holistic healing
that uses colour to heal a person.
the universe is made up of energy and this energy varies in
density depending on the object, person, etc. For example, a
rock is made up of a very dense slow moving energy, whereas the
air around us is made a very fast vibration. Within the human
body we have 7 main energy centres known as chakras (see the chakra
section) and each of these is related to a particular colour.
Therefore, to balance that particular chakra there is a certain
colour that need to be used to do this.
For example, if
it was diagnosed that I had a blockage in my root chakra, which
was causing disease within my body, then I would use the colour
red to treat myself, as I know that the colour red has the
vibration and frequency needed to unblock this chakra and help
to maintain balance within my body.
Why use colour to heal?
Colour is all
around us and every colour that we come into contact with has an
effect on us. Have you wondered why you chose to wear the colour
top youíre wearing now? One reason could be that you needed that
colour today. For instance if you were tired when you put an
orange top on it could be because you needed to boost your
energy, or that you had a blockage in your sacral chakra and
needed the colour orange to unblock it. Using colour is an
excellent way to heal people as we can use colour in our food,
drinks, and rooms in our homes, light, crystals and scarves. The
possibilities are endless!
Is there a
particular colour that you find that you avoid? Or colour that
you would say that you donít like? This could be because your
body does not like the vibrations of this colour.
Colour therapy as with all holistic therapies is not something
that should be used instead of seeking medical advice. If you
have a medical problem please seek advice from a doctor or a
professional. Colour therapists are not doctors and even though
colour therapy can help with symptoms and help to heal. We would
by no means suggest that if you have a chronic condition that we
can completely heal you.
There are many
ways that you can heal yourself using colour, one of those is
colour breathing. This is where you visualise that you are
breathing in one colour and breathing out its complimentary
colour (a complimentary colour is the opposite of the colour you
are breathing in). To do this:
1)Sit in a
comfortable position and take a few deep breaths in and out to
still your thoughts and to make your mind blank.
as you are breathing in you are breathing in the colour that
your body needs. Visualise that colour going in through your
nose and spreading to every part of your body.
3)As you breathe
out visualise the complimentary colour leaving every part of
your body, from your feet all the way up, and leaving through
4)Keep doing this
until your intuition tells you that you no longer need to.
their complimentary colours
(energy and vitality)and
turquoise (boost immune system
and reduce inflammation)
(joy and fun) and blue
(relaxation, peace, good sleep)
(intellect and objectivity)
and violet (self-respect,
dignity and beauty)
(cleanse, clean, balance)
and magenta (let go of
obsessive thoughts, images and memories)
Therefore, if I
was having trouble sleeping I would breathe in the colour blue
and breathe out orange.
is an excellent and very effective way of using colour to heal
Another way of healing yourself with colour is colour
visualisation. This one is often used during meditation and can
also be used during chakra cleansing.
To do this:
1)Sit in a
comfortable position, light a candle, use some incense (if you
wish) and possibly play some meditation music.
2)Now breathe as
before in quite slow breaths to help still and clear your mind.
3)Now imagine that
you are walking along a path in a forest and on either side of
you there are a lot of flowers. Now pick out the colour of the
flower you are drawn to.
the flower is getting bigger and that the colour expands away
from the flower until it is in a ball in front of you.
the ball is getting bigger and bigger until you are in the
centre of it. Now feel the colour seep through your pores and
through every cell in your body. Feel it flowing through your
body removing any areas of negativity and that every area that
needed that colour is now full of it and completely balanced.
6)If you feel like
you need to do this with more than one colour you can use the
You may find that after practise you do not need to use
flowers to help you visualise the colour that is fine. This is
just a guide always follow your intuition and do what you feel
is necessary. If you feel that your body needs more than one
colour or that you only need a small amount of colour always do
what is best for you.
If you find that you do not have
time to do this, pick clothes in a colour that you feel that
your body needs, so at least you are getting a little healing
instead of nothing.
Please beware that there are some colours that should not be
used in certain situations. Always seek
the advice of a qualified colour healing therapist if you are
pregnant, have suffered from depression or have had any heart
If you have any
questions regarding colour healing please contact
David Ball who holds a
professional qualification in Colour Therapy.
At this present time David is not
offering Colour Therapy treatments due to his many other
holistic commitments however he plans to offer his services from
the spring of 2009. Please enquire for details.