Colours and Energy

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Do colours actually affect your mood? Wellbeing Practitioner and Life Coach Delna Mistry Anand tells us more…

Imagine this: You’re sitting on lush green grass underneath blue skies and white clouds, staring out at the silvery ocean. This relaxes you instantly, doesn’t it? You’ve probably noticed how calming greenery is to the eyes, how disturbing it is to sleep soundly in a room painted cherry red, or how a white cotton dress looks so serene? Colour is perhaps one of the most wonderful gifts that we have taken for granted. Take a look around. Colour is everywhere, in everything surrounding us. We interpret life as much through colour as we do through shape, texture and sound. Throughout our lives, a myriad of colors swirl around us. Whether we are aware or not, colours are intrinsically connected to our emotions and well-being. Studies confirm what most of us know instinctively that certain colors can affect our mood. Many other meanings we’ve assigned to colours are learned and developed over time.

Scientists have studied the effects of color on our moods, health, and way of thinking for years; how we’re constantly choosing colours that reflect our feelings or moods. Sometimes we even choose colours to be able to switch to a desired state of mind. Experts recommend that students abstain from using red during exams as it affects their performance – since red ink is traditionally used for marking errors on school papers. Wearing a dark shade of blue for a job interview, conveys feelings of calm, trust, and confidence; and darker hues like black convey authority and dignity. So, you see how intricately colour affects our lives.

If you are a meditation practitioner, you’d know that colours come alive when you meditate on chakras (energy centres in the body). Our energetic chakras function like wheels, they’re always in motion. Each one is linked with its unique place and space in the energetic body and a color that matches the vibration or frequency of the chakra. Focussing on each colour individually, affects us differently. It all comes down to our personal choice and our needs at that time.

As a holistic well-being coach, I feel so excited when I come across products that are not just in tune with energy work but are also organic and environment friendly. This is exactly what I found in Altearah Bio Emotive Cosmetics – a twenty-year old company that has found a unique way to merge the psychological impact of colours with the emotional, physiological and skin benefits of essential oils. The genius is in marrying the essence of aromatherapy with colour-therapy and curating 14 unique combinations of oils – each of which represents a colour.

Rays of Light
It all begins with a ray of light. Our most important source of energy is sunlight, and from there is born the spectrum of colours – Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. Each colour found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy. Chromotherapy or colour therapy uses this visible spectrum (colours) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases and bring about a sense of well-being.

The skincare range at Altearah Bio offers 14 synergies, each representing a colour. These are created by proportionately matching the vibration wavelength of each colour with that of an essential oil blend’s aroma.

Read through this list below to see how these colour synergies could help you out. Tap into any or all of these colours and connect with their unique vibrations. I strongly believe in focussing on specific colours, meditating on them, breathing into them and creating a beautiful balance in your energies.

Meditation Tip:
Identify the feeling you choose to attract or experience deeply. Choose a relevant product or colour. Altearah offers a range of essential oils, body scrubs, bath salts and concentrate. Find a quiet corner and allow yourself to bathe in the colour and aroma. Take a few deep, slow breaths, visualizing it filling you up. Take your time with this, and when you’re ready, you can gently open your eyes.

Start with the colours for your 7 primary chakras and reap the benefits of aligning your entire energetic rainbow:

RED: Vitality
The colour of your root chakra which is at the base of your spine. Red stimulates you into action and dynamism, boosting and strengthening your drive.
Affirmation: I am safe

ORANGE: Creativity

The Sacral Chakra is two inches below your belly button. The colour fosters our maternal energy which enriches us and helps us to feel fulfilled.
Affirmation: I am creative

The Solar Plexus chakra is two inches above the belly button.
Yellow reflects confidence when there is a feeling of worthlessness by restoring the brightness of dynamism.
Affirmation: I am enough

GREEN: Freshness
Inspires the opening up towards innovation or change with optimism, and emboldens us to let go of blocked emotions and re-connect through oxygenation.
This is a heart chakra colour. We hold so much inside our heart. Allow yourself to give and receive Divine Abundance.
Affirmation: I give and receive love

BLUE: Peace
Brings us feelings of peace and tranquility through the ability to exchange ideas. No wonder this is the throat chakra colour. The throat chakra is located at the base of the throat.
Affirmation: It is safe to express my true self

INDIGO: Clarity
The Third Eye Chakra colour awakens the senses to be more aware of your consciousness and intuition.

PURPLE: Balance
This is the colour of the Crown Chakra which is two inches above the top of the head. It is reflective of spirituality, enlightenment, and consciousness. Encourages you to adapt and to be self-aware and cognizant of your limits and spaces.

GOLD: Confidence
Calms self-doubt as a reminder of our personal strength and charm

SILVER: Repair
Silver is your personal armour to gather and re-adjust yourself after shock, stress or difficulty.

PINK: Tenderness
Accepts your fragility and sensitivity, prompting a reconciliation with yourself so that you can love and embrace yourself and those around you.

Restores our ties to our roots to live life with greater vitality and pleasure

Regenerates us to enable healing and to feel purified in mind and body

Transports us to our own place of serenity, to feel liberated and to find tranquility

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