Nakshi Satra, Founder, In:ha Wellness explains further how color therapy act as a mood booster and how color therapy could help improve overall health.
How does color therapy act as a mood booster?
Nakshi: Based on my experiences with over 3000+ clients, the human eyes and brain trigger memories, perceptions, and emotions about experiences of memories for each individual differently. As these triggers travel backwards in our minds, they cross the critical filter into our subconscious mind where the deepest of memories are all stored.
This defines our perception towards colors which can be subjective and personal. Some colors have an associative memory of safety and precaution; some might have a bitter memory associated with them. Below are a few examples to understand this well.
- A lot of clients prefer black and white tones and associate these colors with their personality. Black and white can exude feelings of power, freedom, safety and protection etc.
- Colors like red make strong statements and stand out, while blue has a calming and soothing effect and can help to increase focus.
- Green and pastel shades are often associated with nature, flora & fauna.
- Teals, greys, oranges, whites and other English pastel colors are recent trends because they break the monotony of conservative environments and regular way of life. They are appreciated because of the newness and urban freshness that they bring into our lives.
Colors also have negative associations and very subconsciously we decide to block these colors from being in our homes or wardrobes. To get rid of such negative triggers, an emotional cleanse or release as a combination can help to disassociate from such memories and emotions, and this could eventually help to open up one’s color palettes.
How does color therapy improve overall health?
Nakshi: Colors have a deep effect on our lives and including the right ones in our diet, homes, and wardrobes can really help to positively impact our overall health. We must constantly work on incorporating color palettes that are associated with positive feelings into our food, homes and wardrobes.
The healing quality of colors through rainbow eating also has an impact on overall health. Also, I strongly advise including colors that are based on the elements of nature i.e. earth, water, fire, air, space for your surroundings.
Color therapy infused with mindful eating, living and clothing contributes to overall health improvements as it changes energies and vibrations for the same. The more you open up your color palette, the more you can do with your life while progressing in your overall moods and health. The freedom to express yourself through colors creates opportunities for better health, better relationships, a stable mind and a better version of yourself.