Colour therapy is based on the belief of chakras, predominantly found in Hinduism and Tantric Buddhism. It is a complementary therapy for which there is evidence dating back thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India.
As I have been exploring the use of colour in our dreams and through brain scans and micro images of our neuro cells, it seemed only right that I should explore the chakras as they are based on the power and effects that colour has on and within our bodies.
Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths, and so each colour has its own particular wavelength and energy.
“The energy relating to each of the seven spectrum colours of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, resonates with the energy of each of the seven main chakras/energy centres of the body. If you can imagine the chakras as a set of cogs/wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine; each cog/wheel needs to move smoothly for the clock/engine to work properly. Thus, good health and wellbeing is achieved by a balance of all these energies.” colour therapy healing
According to this belief, the balance of the energy in each of the body’s chakras is very important for health and wellbeing. Colour therapy can help to re-balance and/or stimulate these energies by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras.
As I am looking into making a body of work that can evoke an emotional response from the viewer, I will create a layout within my art, based on each of the relative colour meanings.