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Colour Therapy

Colour is part of our everyday lives. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, to the life that surrounds us at any time. Some of us are attracted to specific colours, others don’t like certain colour(s) at all. Why?
Well, there is much more to colour than roses are red and violets are blue…

What is colour?
Colour is an energy of light that vibrates on different frequencies and wavelengths.
The seven main colours of the spectrum that we can see are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. The rainbow is a perfect natural example of this spectrum.
Red is at the low end with a high wavelength and low frequency. Violet is at the top end with a lower wavelength but high frequency. The higher the frequency, the higher the energy.
The lower frequency colours red, orange and yellow have stimulating effects on us whereas the higher frequency colours green, blue, indigo and violet have calming effects.

The rainbow inside us

There are seven energy wheels (chakras) that are reflecting the colours of the rainbow. They are situated within the endocrine glands and are closely related to our organs, nervous system and emotions. Each chakra vibrates on a specific colour frequency yet they are in constant energetic correspondence with each other.
A balanced chakra system reflects bright colours, the energy flows freely and we are in a healthy, happy and peaceful state.
Unbalance in any chakra leads to a change in colour, blockage of energy, emotional stress and eventually shows in form of physical ailments.

Colours of the chakras
Red:
Chakra: BASE or ROOT, situated at the base of the spine
Area of survival, stability and security issues, fears
Endocrine gland: adrenals
Organs related: kidneys and bladder
Physical problems related: Constipation, diarrhoea, cold fingers/ toes, high blood pressure, kidney stones, problems with hips, legs and feet.

Orange:
Chakra: SACRAL, situated lower abdomen
Area of self respect , giving and receiving, creativity, fertility
Endocrine gland: ovaries, testicles
Organs related: uterus, large bowel, prostate, ovaries and testes.
Physical problems related: reproductive system problems, irritable bowel syndrome, lower back pain.

Yellow:
Chakra: SOLAR PLEXUS, situated below the ribs
Area of self worth, personality, ego and the intellect.
Endocrine gland: pancreas
Organs related: liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine.
Physical problems related: Digestive issues, diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease, gall stones.

Green:
Chakra: HEART, situated in the centre of the chest
Area of love/self love, giving and receiving unconditionally
Endocrine gland: thymus
Organs related: heart and breasts
Physical problems related: Heart diseases, diseases of the Immune System

Blue:
Chakra: THROAT, situated in the throat
Area of self expression, communication, truth & purpose.
Endocrine gland: thyroid
Organs related: throat and lungs
Physical problems related: Thyroid problems, asthma, bronchitis, mouth ulcers, sore throats.

Indigo:
Chakra: BROW, situated in the centre of the forehead
Area of self responsibility and trusting one’s own intuition
Endocrine gland: pituitary
Organs related: eyes, lower head and sinuses
Physical problems related: Tension headache, migraine, visual defects, sinus problems, ear problems.

Violet:
Chakra: CROWN, situated in the top of the head
Area of self knowledge – your higher consciousness.
Endocrine gland: pineal
Organs related: brain
Physical problems related: depression, dizziness & mental disorders
Attraction to any of these colours gives brightness to the related chakra whereas a dislike to any of these colour(s) is a blockage in the related chakra(s).

Colour Therapy:

Colour Therapy is an ancient holistic healing way to balance our chakra system. There are various methods of applying colour to the body. I use the technique of visualisation, giving the mind the colour impulses needed to restore balance within the chakras that are blocked. Sounds unbelievable? Yet if belief can move mountains then surely we can turn this rainbow inside of us into a bright and colourful one to restore health and happiness.
Be the rainbow that you are.
Petra

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