Without light, nothing could live on this planet. Light sustains all life. All the colours of the spectrum are contained in light and we instinctively feel uplifted when we are bathed in bright natural light. Colour therapy has been with us since the beginning of time. Natural light can be broken down through a prism to seven colours that we know as the spectrum, the rainbow colours - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It is important to remember however, that light is always moving and that within each colour there are endless variations, just as we have our own infinite potential that we can choose to develop in a myriad of ways.
Our bodies need a regular dose of sunlight to stay in good health physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. Light contained in the spectrum also helps us to remain balanced on all levels. Ultraviolet light within sunlight is essential in the production of vitamin D, which aids calcium absorption within the body. Studies have shown that light boosts serotonin levels in the brain providing a relief for a variety of psychological disorders including eating disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & depression. Long hours spent working indoors can lead to light deprivation, which has significant effects on health including stress, fatigue, depression, lack of concentration, hyperactivity in children & weak teeth & bones.
So what are the tips to help us using colour and light? Try out these 4 tips:
So, go on and be adventurous with the use colours and light at home and in the office – the effects for you and others around will be beneficial to your own well being!