The Process used in Colour Therapy


Red is called “The Great Energizer” and “The Father of Vitality.” Red is warm, vital, heating. It loosens, opens up blockages, releases stiffness and constraints. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or restricted. Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. This results in greater strength. Red causes haemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature. It is excellent for anaemia and blood-related conditions.

Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. Because orange is a blend of red and yellow, it combines physical energy with mental wisdom, inducing a transformation between lower physical reaction and higher mental response. Thus, it is often referred to as “The Wisdom Ray.” Orange is warm, cheering and non-constricting. Through orange, we are able to heal the physical body (red) and, at the same time, induce within the mind (yellow) greater understanding on how the body may be kept in good repair. Orange helps assimilate new ideas and stimulate mental enlightenment. It is also helpful in dealing with excess sexual expression. Orange links very strongly with the sacral chakra.

Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates higher mentality. Therefore, it is an excellent colour for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. Yellow links with and stimulates the solar plexus, or psychic centre. It can be used for psychic burnout or other psychic-related conditions or ailments. Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. It helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself. It also has a very enriching effect upon the intellect and the brain. Like the colour of gold, yellow represents the highest of the physical colours.

Green: Most people associate blue with healing. However, green is the universal healing colour. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used green as the primary colour of healing, as green is midway in the colour spectrum; therefore, it contains both a physical nature and a spiritual nature, in equal balance and in equal harmony. Thus, green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing. When in doubt, green will always work. Green is balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its impact. Green links with and stimulates the heart chakra. Therefore, it is, truly, representative of Spiritual Healing, because love is the motivating power behind all healing. In a more practical sense, green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect.

Blue is cooling, electric, astringent. It helps bleeding, decreases fevers, and cures sore throats. Blue can have a sedative effect, as expressed in the remark of “feeling blue.” It is a very positive colour, indicating loyalty and reliability, as expressed in the sentiment of being “true blue.” Blue links with and stimulates the throat chakra. The throat chakra is often referenced as the “power centre” and “the greatest centre in the body” because it is the primary centre of expression and communication, through speech. Thus, the effect of blue upon this centre and the aura, in general, is quite profound. Blue can be used for any type of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat. Solarized blue water is an excellent tonic for laryngitis or inflammation of the larynx.

Indigo is a great purifier of the bloodstream and also benefits mental problems. It is a freeing and purifying agent. Indigo combines the deep blue of devotion with a trace of stabilizing and objective red. Indigo is cooling, electric, and sharp. It can be of great assistance in dealing with ailments of the eyes and ears.

Violet is truly the colour of the divine Spirit. Violet works only on the levels of the Spirit. It is generally not used for physical conditions; however, some colour experts believe that it does provide nourishment to the cells in the upper brain and does have a link with the crown chakra. Furthermore, it helps expand the horizons of our Divine understanding. Violet should be used only for spiritually-related problems. For example, while praying or meditating.

White is the perfect colour; for it is all colours, in perfect balance and harmony. It is the colour of the awakened spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Divine and Cosmic consciousness.