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Color can have a strong effect on how we feel both mentally and physically. The book,The Power of Color, written by Dr. Morton Walker suggests that the Native American Indians and ancient Egyptians used color to heal. Similarly, today some people turn to color therapy for healing. Color therapy uses our sensitivity to color to find and fix any imbalances in the body’s internal energy patterns that might lead to emotional or physical ill health. One part of color therapy is using different strong colored cloths and placing them all over the body in order to transmit that colors energy onto the patient. Another form of color therapy is leading people through different colored rooms and letting each room and color fill that person with a new emotion.

Neuropsychologist Kurt Goldstein found that a blindfolded person will experience physiological reactions under different colored rays. This means that the skin can actually be affected by color. Dr. Alexander Schauss, director of the American Institute for Biosocial Research in Tacoma, Washington, did a study that showed the effect of color on a blind person. Remarkably, blind people could sense color as a result of energy vibrations created within the body. Colors are such powerful tools that we can use to our advantage to better our mood and our health. Be aware of the colors you surround yourself with everyday and the effect that it can have.

Written by Robin Downes’ Yoga Flava for Elev8.com

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