Boost Your Mood With Colour

3rd May 2017
Colour for Mood

We may not think about colours as we go about our daily life, but we are constantly surrounded by them, and we can use them cleverly to boost our mood.

Red, orange and yellow are warm and expansive and can energise us and make us feel elated and joyful. Blue, indigo and purple are soothing, calming and cooling, and can help us to relax. Green can help to restore balance in us, which is why we feel good after a walk in nature.

Instinctively you may be drawn to the colour you need at any particular time. For instance, if you feel unable to relax, you may be drawn to blue. If you feel depressed, yellow and gold may inspire you. Red can give you energy and help you to overcome exhaustion.

Different parts of our body resonate to different colours. We mostly need energy from all colours in the spectrum, as each colour has its own wavelength and frequency with its own balancing quality.

The best way to use colours is in your clothes, food and surroundings. Here are a few tips for your food. See how many different coloured foods you can add to the list:

RED: apples, redcurrants, strawberries
Red food gives energy, particularly when feeling lethargic, tired or run-down.

ORANGE: carrots, oranges, apricots
Orange food aids digestion, giving energy, and boosting the immune system.

YELLOW: yellow peppers, sweet corn, lemons
Yellow food encourages happiness and fun. It helps to detoxify the liver and gall bladder.

GREEN: green pepper, avocado, green beans
Green food restores balance.

 BLUE/INDIGO/PURPLE: red cabbage, blueberries, plums 
These colours help relaxation and emotional healing.

WHITE: cauliflower, onions, garlic
White foods cleanse and purify. 

BLACK: black olives, black grapes, prunes
Black food helps you to work on your hidden issues and bring them into your awareness to be addressed.

So, by being aware of colour, getting to know what it can do for you, and using it skilfully, you can bring your energy back into balance and improve your mood and well-being.

Copyright © 2017 Brenda Martin

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