Think of a dull, rainy winter’s day and how does this make you feel. – Not exactly inspired.  But what happens when you wake up one Spring morning to see the sun casting its bright rays over the world around you? – There’s often a sudden, inexplicable feeling of hope, joy and optimism.  All of a sudden life seems to hold so much more promise and energy-levels seem instantly recharged.  Our ancestors also noticed how the colours of nature affected them and colour-healing is perhaps one of the most ancient forms of therapy.

 There are many ways colour can be used to help healing.  The easiest method is to choose to wear clothes of the colour which might help restore the body to harmony.  If, for instance, you were feeling a bit depressed, bright colours such as yellow or a warm orange might help lift your spirits.  If feeling tense and nervous, blue might help to calm you.  

 Another method is through meditation and visualising colours.  For colour healing, choose the colour that suits your need and then concentrate on that colour.  You might want to picture in your mind things that you relate to the colour.  If for example you have chosen green, you might see yourself walking in the countryside, through a lush green field with all shades of green in the leaves of the trees above you.  Take your time in your meditations to touch the trees and feel the leaves.  Don’t be in a hurry to leave your mental health resort.  Give it plenty chance to do its work.

 Below is a list of colours and the parts of the body/ailments they are commonly associated with:

 RED – Infertility, constipation, pneumonia
YELLOW – Indigestion, Diabetes, Arthritis, Piles
GREEN – Back Ache, Lungs, Breasts
BLUE – Asthma, Angina, Tension, Stress, Sciatica, Ulcers, Headaches 
TURQUOISE – Throat, colds and sore throats, Cystitis
VIOLET – Eye Strain, Sciatica, Migraine
ORANGE – Bronchitis, Head colds, Ovaries, Kidneys, Prostate