Friday, November 26, 2010

Colour treatment

In any moment of decision
the best thing you can do
is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Have you recently made an inventory of your wardrobe? What colours are represented the most? Do you end up buying clothes with the same colours over and over again?

The colors of the rainbow are a familar sight to everyone, raising spirits and exciting feelings of well-being. In ayurvedic treatments the colours of the rainbow are related to the tridosha. The vibrations of the seven colours may be used to help establish the balance ot the three doshas.

has a heating property
stimulates circulation
overexposure may cause overabundance of Pitta resulting in inflammation.
relieves aggravated vata/ kapha


has a warming and healing energy
helps the spiritual seeker to renounce the world
gives energy and strength to the sex organs
relieves congestion and maintain luster of the skin
relieves aggravated vata/kapha

stimulates understanding and intelligence
overuse of this colour cause excess accumulation of bile in the small intestine (pitta)
relieves excess vata/kapha

has a calming effect upon the mind and creates freshness
soothes the emotions and brings happiness to the heart
overuse of green stimulates the concentration of bile which may create stones in the gallbladder
calms vata/kapha

has a calming and cooling effect on the body and the mind
relieves dispegmentation of the skin
corrects liver disorder
overuse of this colour may cause congestion (kapha)
relieves aggravated Pitta

brings an awakening of awareness
creates lightness in the body
opens the door of perception
relieves aggravated Pitta and Kapha

More about this in Ayurveda; The science of self-healing (Dr V. Lad)

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