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Color Therapy For Your Home

Updated on March 18, 2012

Color Therapy For Your Home

Color Therapy is based on the seven colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. According to ayurveda, there are also seven energy centers in the body, each on e associated with one of the colors. If a person's chakra is weak or out of balance, the color associated with it will help strengthen it.

This information is meant to help you learn about color therapy, not as medical advice. This ancient practice has experienced a resurgence of interest, so I thought you might like to better understand its theory. Why not try it out in at least one room in your home and see if you can experience the benefits of color therapy for yourself?

Chakra Chart

Seven Chakra Symbols Representing 7 Chakra Points Of the Body

The seven color chakra chart

Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra

Ajna: The Brow Chakra

Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra

Anahata: The Heart Chakra

Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra

Svadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra

Muladhara: The Base Chakra

Color Therapy Chart

The Seven Colors of Chakra and their Colour Meaning

Color Psychology as Therapy

Color therapy is a form of holistic healing that has been used for thousands of years to treat physical and emotional issues. Also known as chromotherapy, color therapy is regaining popularity today. According to ayurveda, the 5,000 year old traditional medicine of India, every color has certain healing energies. By using color therapy techniques when you are decorating your home or office, you bring those healing energies into your space and enhance or diminish certain qualities.

Chakra Symbol: Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra - Chakra Colors: Purple/Violet

Violet is associated with the the crown chakra , or the energy point center at the top of the head. It's said to increase intuition, calm psychological disorders and balance physical and spiritual energies. It has been called the color of wisdom.">

Sahasrara Crown Chakra Explained - Chakra Balancing

Sahasrara is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness. Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. The thalamus is thought to have a key role in the physical basis of consciousness. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand petals, it is located at the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour violet and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body. Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with "beingnness"

From Wikipedia: Chakra

Chakra Balancing - Violet - Chakra Meditation

Violet is also the color of meditation so works well in rooms where you want to think introspectively, like bedrooms, studies or libraries.

Violet is used in the treatment of epilepsy, scalp disorders, mental and nervous disorders and tumors. It is also believed to help those who suffer from migraines or insomnia. Violet strengthens the lymph system and immune system and helps purify the body.

Too much violet suppresses emotions or provokes excessive feelings of arrogance. Balance it with yellow.

Chakra Color Balancing: Balance Violet/Purple with Yellow

Chakra Color Balancing: Balance Violet/Purple with Yellow
Chakra Color Balancing: Balance Violet/Purple with Yellow

Ajna: The Brow Chakra - Third Eye Chakra

Indigo is a color that many of us would call navy blue. It is related to the third eye, or brow chakra and affects intuition, enhances a sense of responsibility and has a calming, sedative affect.

Physical ailments that are believed to experience relief from indigo include sinusitis and lung infections. It helps detoxify the body and slows excessive bleeding. It affects vision, hearing and the sense of smell as well.

Third Eye Chakra - Chakra Balancing

Ajna (along with Bindu, is also known as the third eye chakra) is linked to the pineal gland which may inform a model of its envisioning. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland that produces the hormone melatonin which regulates sleep and waking up. Ajna is symbolised by a lotus with two petals, and corresponds to the colour white, indigo or deep blue. Ajna's key issues involve balancing the higher & lower selves and trusting inner guidance. Ajna's inner aspect relates to the access of intuition. Emotionally, Ajna deals with clarity on an intuitive level

From Wikipedia: Chakra

Indigo Color Therapy - Chakra Balancing

Because of its sedative affect, indigo is not usually a good choice for rooms where there needs to be activity. It works quite well in quiet areas, though, particularly bedrooms or studies.

Too much indigo can cause a feeling of loneliness or depression. Use orange to balance these affects.

Indigo/Navy Blue Paired With Orange - Bedroom

Indigo/Navy Blue Paired With Orange - Bedroom
Indigo/Navy Blue Paired With Orange - Bedroom

Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra - Vishuddhi and The Color Blue

Blue is associated with the Throat Chakra. It is said to enhance communication skills, increase will power and aid artistic expression. Blue is a calming color that lowers blood pressure, lessens insomnia and eases anxiety.

Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra Explained

Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Symbolised by a lotus with sixteen petals. Vishudda is characterized by the color light or pale blue, or turquoise. It governs such issues as self-expression and communication, as discussed above. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.

From Wikipedia: Chakra

Color Therapy And The Color Blue - Chakra Balancing

Blue is also believed to help relieve migraines, chicken pox, itching, jaundice and lowers blood pressure. It eases throat problems like tonsillitis, is a stress reliever and helps eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts.

An over-abundant exposure to blue can cause tiredness or depression. Balance this with the color orange, which is blue’s compliment color.

Blue and Orange Living Room

Blue and Orange Living Room
Blue and Orange Living Room

Anahata: The Heart Chakra - Color Therapy Green

Green is a balancing color and encourages emotional stability, purity and calmness. It is connected to the heart chakra and is thought to facilitate emotional issues such as love, trust, compassion and forgiveness. An imbalance of the heart chakra promotes mistrust, jealousy, insecurity and a fear of relationships.

The Heart Chakra Explained - Anahata or Anahata-puri or padma-sundara

Anahata, or Anahata-puri, or padma-sundara is related to the thymus, located in the chest. The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by stress. Anahata is symbolised by a lotus flower with twelve petals. (See also heartmind). Anahata is related to the colours green or pink. Key issues involving Anahata involve complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well being. Physically Anahata governs circulation, emotionally it governs unconditional love for the self and others, mentally it governs passion, and spiritually it governs devotion.

Chromotherapy and The Color Green - Chakra Balancing

Green lowers blood pressure, balances metabolism, encourages growth, eases insomnia and acts as an aphrodisiac. It refreshes the mind and creates harmony.

Green is a great color for bedrooms, but is so beneficial that every room in the house should have at least a splash of green. Adding green houseplants is an easy way to achieve that effect. Magenta is green’s compliment color.

Living Room - Green Paired With Magenta

Living Room - Green Paired With Magenta
Living Room - Green Paired With Magenta

Manipura - The Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura - Solar Plexus Chakra
Manipura - Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura is considered the centre of dynamism, energy, willpower and achievement (Itcha shakti.), which radiates prana throughout the entire human body. It is associated with the power of fire, and digestion. It is also associated with the sense of sight, and the action of movement. Manipura is "the center of etheric-psychic intuition: a vague or non-specific, sensual sense of knowing; a vague sense of size, shape, and intent of being. As such, some psychics recommend "listening" to it since it may help in making better decisions in one's life on many different levels.

The position of Manipura is stated as being either behind the navel or the solar plexus. Sometimes, when it is located at the navel, a secondary chakra called Surya (sun) chakra is located at the solar plexus, whose role is to absorb and assimilate prana from the sun. Being related to the sense of sight, it is associated with the eyes, and being associated with movement, it is associated with the feet. In the endocrine system, Manipura is said to be associated with the pancreas, and the outer adrenal glands; the adrenal cortex. These glands create important hormones involved in digestion, converting food into energy for the body, in the same way that Manipura radiates prana throughout the body.

Yellow - Manipura - The Solar Plexus Chakra

Yellow Chakra ARt
Yellow Chakra ARt

Yellow is another warm, bright color. It's associated with the solar plexus chakra and if that chakra is imbalanced it promotes introversion, fear and anxiety. Adding yellow combats those emotions, uplifting the spirit and building confidence. It also stimulates concentration and mental activity, relieves depression and enhances learning abilities.

Decorating With Yellow

Decorating With Yellow
Decorating With Yellow

Chakra 1 - The Red Root Video

Chakra 2 - The Orange source

chakra 3 - The Yellow Belly Meditation Video

Chakra 4 - The Emerald heart Meditation Video

Chakra 5 - communicator blue Meditation

Chakra 6 - The Indigo Float Meditation Video

Chakra 7 - The Purple Crown meditation

To Be Continued

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      meltyourmansheart 5 years ago

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      absolutely love it! featuring this lens on a couple of mine that are related on the subject of color therapy, Spectral Palate & Unbleached.

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      jstarley 5 years ago

      I really like your lens and I added it to my lens as a related lens: https://hubpages.com/health/chakra-basics Thanks!

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      SoundsOfBliss 5 years ago

      Some beautiful images here and good explanations.

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      koigirl12 5 years ago

      Very Cool!!!!!! :))

      Have you thought about adding the tuning fork frequency sound associated with each of the Chakras???

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This conveys such amazing information on colors and their effects.

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      GREAT. I want to see more.

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      sarahrk lm 5 years ago

      Fantastic Hub, great ideas for decorating with colors.

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

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      awesome lens. So much unique information. Nice job. Thanks

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      spiritualll 6 years ago

      I have personally undergone Dream Therapy and learned to fight my anti-conscience

      Colour Therapy is very good.

      Nice lens!

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      sadsky 6 years ago

      Thank you , its so good

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      DrRobertIng 6 years ago

      Thank you for the inspiring ideas and insight. I use colour therapy in my life coaching practice as both an instrument of metaphor and self-examination.

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      NatureMaven 6 years ago

      I love orange and red and want to know what you will write about those colors (smile)

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      Well presented and informative lens...Keep going!

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      Ilah 7 years ago

      I love this lens. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the colors

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      Kate Smith 8 years ago from Ashburn, VA

      NIce job on your lens. Always great to find a fellow color lover.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Love it! I am lensrolling this to my aura lens!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 8 years ago from Northern California

      I've added your Color Therapy Lens to a new one on Oggz - Color Changing Lights.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      StyleEstate LM 8 years ago

      Thanks for the nice compliment. I have a bunch more stuff to add here so hopefully I can get some free time in the near future.