The Healing Power of Color Therapy: An Ayurvedic verdict

The idea of color therapy has its roots, strangely enough, in science. When considering the techniques and uses of color therapy, professional users and therapists claim that it works on a electromagnetic level. Color therapy revolves around the idea that everything is created from electromagnetic energy that vibrates at different wave lengths and frequencies that match up to certain colors, and lights.

To create the balance that we need in our lives, we are naturally drawn to color to help create a thorough fulfillment in our lives. Balance and fulfillment is the goal of all holistic and spiritual healing. These colors are usually known in the Ayurvedic healing world as satwa, rajas, and tamas. Color therapy is in everything we do, if we realize it or not. The clothes we buy the foods we eat, the accessories we use and wear, and even the colors in our homes work as a type of therapy that we use to attempt to find some sort of higher balance in life.

Color therapy works largely off the idea that wavelengths create the colors that we connect to in everyday life, which is based off a color matrix of attraction. This spectrum is often referred to as the rainbow spectrum. To help you understand the power of color therapy, I will explain the rainbow spectrum through its symbolism and definition, and how it is found in nature, including metaphysics.

To start things off, we’ll begin with one of the all time favorite colors worldwide, red, or Muladhara. Red is one of the most important shades in color therapy, because it is found and liked by so many people in so many different ways. Muladhara itself is evoked by light consisting of the longest wavelengths that can be seen by the human eye. Wavelengths that are longer than red are called infrared or otherwise known as below red. The word red comes from the old English word “read” and even further back to Pre-Indo European word called reuhd. Red is the only color to date that can be traced so far back in time, not even black or white has such long historic roots.

In the human psyche, red is the color of blood, courage, sacrifice, heat, energy, anger, passion, and love. These are the lighter emotions connected to red in color therapy, some of the darker feelings and symbols are guilt, hate, hell, socialism, sex, sin, and even warning. Another tell-tale sign of how Muladhara is symbolized is in the 1850 classic called “The red Badge of Courage,” and “The Scarlet letter.”

Red is one of the rare shades of color therapy that can be used as a good and evil force, depending on the individual’s intent and mindset at the time. In nature the color red is almost as bountiful as the color green. In the night sky M type stars are called red stars. And, even Mars is called the red planet due to its red hue that is so prominent that it can be seen from the surface of the earth.

Red light emitted from the sun is the first type of light that is absorbed by the water, can give ocean water a red tint during sunrise and sunset. In earthly nature, the color red is present in cattle, flowers, deer, the red fox, squirrels, and even animals as small as birds. Its frequency alone makes Muladhara crucial when discovering the right colors to use for your own color therapy.

The metaphysics of the color red is one of the most important aspects in color therapy. Red connects directly to the root chakra or the first of the seven major chakra that make up the balance of your body through the many nadis. Psychics that claim to have true power observe those who love sports and exercise to have a red aura around them. Knowing the color of your aura is a huge help when determining the best ways to use color therapy.

In color therapy red crystals can assist as well. They can help healing, meditation, working energy, storing information, protection, balancing or grounding, and even channeling your inner energy. Depending on its size and shade of red, the crystal will vibrate at slightly different frequencies.

The other color that has a huge impact on color therapy for most people around the world, because it is one of the most popular colors worldwide, is green, or anahata. Green is usually not a basic color found in wave lengths, it is a combination of yellow and blue. On the color wheel, green is said to be the complimentary color to red.

Anahata is used in nature to describe plants, trees, and most vegetation, and even the ocean. Green in color therapy is often used to assist someone who is inexperienced in one area or another, be it spirituality or physical work. It’s also been famous for being used to describe someone who is sick or jealous. The most natural and most famous place to find green in natural crystals or stone is in emeralds.

In nature, there are also many other places anahata to have an astounding effect on color therapy and in every day life. It can’t be denied that the perfect environment that lives and thrives exists in jungles and are naturally green. In some cultures the color green can be personally helpful or completely harmful. For some, anahata means hope, fertility, and growth, while to other people around the world it symbolizes death, sickness, envy, and even the devil. Which is another reason why it is a good partner color with red, since many see red as the color of hell itself?

The metaphysical uses for the color green are crucial, no less than red, in color therapy. The color green is represented in Hinduism as related to the fourth chakra, otherwise known as the heart chakra. The green wave length of crystal is used for many different things, such as acceptance, grounding, physical balance, healing, and strength. Green crystals such as Alexandrite can be used for love and pleasure, luck, and regeneration – internal and external. Amazonite is another green crystal that is used to soothe the nervous system and help with physical stamina.

These are only a few examples that can help you in your search for color therapy and balance. There are countless other green and red crystals, not to mention colors that can help you find the right way to achieve

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.


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  3. water kept in a green coloured bottle( glass or even plastic) and then exposed to the suns rays for a few hours has fantastic healing effect on the digestive system! It increases the digestive power and prevents stubborn constipation .Thus a patient who drinks this water regularly is energised and detoxified. since there are no chemicals in this water there are no side effects! Water that that has been kept is a transparent glass or plastic water and exposed to the suns rays receives the benefits of all the colours and gives the patient the healing effects of all the colours!

  4. I am interested in the affects colors of clothing have on us. Is it just light, crystals, food etc? Or can we purposely affect vibratorily our moods through color in clothing.
    If so, is it best to have solid colors to affect best? Prints and designs? How does one know what affect it is having or the vibration it is creating for the person?

    I’m looking forward to hearing back. I am interested in hearing your take 🙂


  5. Color of our cloths does affect our mood and attitude, I am not sure if it is scientifically proven or not. Following site gives more info on this topic

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