The Art of Color Therapy
Continued from the January 2012 holistic email newsletter
Color therapy is fascinating how it works. It is true that animals do not see all of the colors that we do. In fact, yellow, orange and green look similar to a dog so that is why if you throw a yellow ball on green grass and the dog does not see where it stopped, the ball disappears into the grass. It may appear “they lost interest”, when in fact they can’t find it. They can see motion though. Keep that in mind when you buy toys. Purple is a great color for dogs tosee.
Ok, let’s talk about why the bull charges the cape. Yes it would charge any cape, but did you know the color red actually can aggravate and stimulate? So in most cases, the color red for animals is not the best color of choice. If an animal has a behavioral issue, especially aggression, or they have a health issue that involves inflammation of some sort, it can make matters worse. It’s not great for arthritis or cancer for instance. Any how many people do you know have red collars for their dogs for instance? On a positive note, red can be used to stimulate a poor appetite or help a person or animal become more bold. But you would not want to use red on a fearful dog that had aggressive tendencies.
In general, yellow is like sunshine and can bring cheery happiness. Green can be grounding. Purple can be inspiring and spiritual. Light blue can be calming and soothing while pink can be great for separation anxiety. Because orange’s properties are so close to red, it tends to not show up as helping as much, unless the sacral chakra area (reproductive area of the body) needs balancing. Your darker colors are not going to show up as much in helping, but some times they do. So how do you know what color is right for a person or animal? It’s easy, you muscle test. If you don’t know how to do this, you can
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The person or animal can wear the color like a shirt or collar.
The color can be placed near the person or animal like a blanket or sheet.
A color pouch can be placed on the animal’s collar or halter or a lady’s bra.
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You can energize food or drink but placing colored construction paper underneath them for several hours. This can bring the energy level up of that food or drink.
There are some simple ways to offer color therapy:
Some important color therapy tips:
It’s important to keep in mind that choosing the right color is an important step in offering color therapy.
Know that the optimum color will change over time, as the needs change of that person or animal.
Keep in mind that certain darker colors can depress people and animals if worn – for some the affects will be right away and for others it will happen over time. But in some cases, especially for people, a darker color like black may help them to feel in charge when they need to. As my horse though told me before, black is bold, black is beautiful. But for most animals, black will not test as the ideal color to help them.
So when you go to the closet and can’t decide on what to wear, really look at your final choice. There will be a reason you went with that particular color, though you may not realize it. Since animals, though, don’t get to pick out what they wear or their bedding, keep that in mind. Try to make the best choice you can for the animals in your care .
So give color therapy a try. It can brighten your life!
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