Chromotherapy Painting the Way to Good Health

Chromotherapy is a discipline that dates back to ancient Ayurvedic medicine and the alignment of the chakras or spiritual centers down the spinal column that are located at energy points in the body.

Chromotherapy painting the way to good healthEach chakra is associated with a color and directly connects the systems of the body. Ayurvedic medicine believes that when there is an imbalance in your chakra, the best therapy is chromotherapy. By using the corresponding color for the imbalanced chakra, you can restore balance to your body:

  • Red = gonads, kidneys, spine, sense of smell
  • Orange = urinary tract, circulation, reproduction
  • Yellow = stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas
  • Green = heart, lungs, thymus
  • Blue = throat, ears, mouth, hands
  • Indigo = eye, pineal glands
  • Violet = pituitary gland, the central nervous system and cerebral cortex

Even though skeptics call chromotherapy a pseudoscience, there are many studies that prove how color affects our mood and disposition. It is no coincidence that hospitals are painted blue on the inside. From the color of paint on the walls to the color of your drinking glasses, color has a profound affect on your daily lives:

  • Red = stimulating, energizing, healing powers.
  • Orange = stimulating, warms the emotions
  • Pink = soothing, relaxing, inspiring
  • Yellow = wakens the mind, positive, sunny
  • Green = harmonizing, rejuvenating, calming
  • Blue = peaceful, healing, cooling
  • Violet = soothing, tranquilizing, spiritual, meditative

It is no surprise then that the color of the foods you eat also has a profound impact on your life and physiological well-being. If you are feeling a lack of energy, then eating red foods is what you need to pick yourself up. By using the chakras of the body, you can determine which areas are out of whack and eat that color food to help restore balance:

  • Red = beets, black cherries, radishes, red pepper, strawberries, red apples, red plums
  • Orange = yams, apricots, mangoes, peaches, cataloupes, carrots, squash, oranges
  • Pink = pomegranates, raspberries, water melon
  • Yellow = corn, bananas, lemons, pineapples
  • Green = lettuce, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, kale, green beans, peas
  • Blue = blueberries, blackberries, grapes, bilberries, blue plums

So, the next time you eat a meal, take a look at your plate – how colorful is it? Is it mostly grey and brown? Then it’s time to liven things up and start adding the rainbow to your diet.

Originally published @ FITLODE.COM