I've always been emotional and empathic person, often it’s leading to stress and anxiety. Lately I've established practices that help me to cope with emotions and sanity of my thoughts. One of the mindful practices that I use and teach at my workshops is related to color therapy.
Colors are all around us! Human eye can see over 7 million different colors and shades. We know from science that colors depend on the wavelength and frequencies of light. As light varies in its wavelengths, the visible wavelength spectrum is in the range 390 to 750 nanometre. We also aware of non-visible wavelengths and frequencies as x-rays and ultraviolet rays. As light carries the energy, it can affect human well-being. Simple example, how sunny days bring smile on our face, while the lack of light in winter on the opposite sometimes causes mild form of depression.
Color therapy suggests that as light carries energy, so does the color. Therefore by using different color we can affect human beings, change our mood and even heal. From color therapy perspective different colors in the spectrum can harmonise or rebalance the body's inner vibrations.
What Is Color Therapy?
Color therapy is also known as chromopathy, chromotherapy is an alternative therapy or holistic healing that uses colors and their frequencies to heal physical and emotional issues, by changing the way we feel and react to different situations. Each color falls into a specific frequency and vibration, and therefore contributes to specific properties that can be used to affect the energy and frequencies within our bodies. Color therapy has a long history - records show that color and light therapy were practiced in ancient Egypt, China, and India.
The Emotional Effects of Colors
Today, we know that light enters the body not only through the eyes but also through the skin. From color therapy perspective different colors in the spectrum can harmonise or rebalance the body's inner vibrations. Cold colors have shorter wavelength and suppose to be easier to perceive by our brain. For example, looking at the color blue or green could make you feel relaxed and calm, effectively lowering blood pressure. On the opposite, warmer colors include those such as reds, oranges and yellows, carry the longer wavelenght and stimulate our brain stronger. For example, looking at the color yellow could make one feel invigorated and refreshed. Another example, studies proven that experiencing color red results in an increased heart rate, which then led to additional adrenaline being pumped into the blood stream.
Color Therapy in everyday life
Have you noticed how the surroundings affect your emotions and state of mind? Maybe you find that certain places are especially relaxing and calming, while other perhaps noticeable irritating? Our environments are full of colors! I invite you to start paying attention to colors in your life - what do you wear, what are you looking at and surround yourself with. As an artist, I highly recommend to make time for creativity and tap into colors in a playful manner, by painting or colouring.
One of the ways, could be by visiting my Colorflow Ink Workshop, where I will guide you in creation of your own abstract artwork in an easy and trending technique using colourful alcohol ink as the main medium. You can learn more and book your ticket here .