The Magic of Colours according to Ayurveda

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Colours have a lot of significance in our lives. The world is constantly changing. What is the force behind this change? The whole magic of change is of the colours. If the colour changes the nature also changes, and along with this the mind also changes. Change in colour changes everything.

The colours influence the body, mind and emotions. External things have many influences on the human being and the most influencing factor is colour. According to ayurveda, vata, pitta and kapha dosha are running the body or in other words they are responsible for the functioning of the body. Blue colour is strengthening, cool and hence reduces heat and anxiety.

Blue colour cures the diseases in people predominant with pitta. Green colour is a blood purifier, natural and evacuates the foreign particles from the body. It subsides the diseases in a person who is chiefly of vata constitution. Red colour denotes the fire element. It activates the nervous system and the blood. It activates all the five sensory organs. Red rays produce heat and circulate energy in the body. Red colour is energetic and active. It is good for people with kapha constitution. If red is used again and again, it causes fever and inactivity and hence it should be combined with blue colour.

White colour is ideal for leading a secluded life a detached life away from the world. It makes the emotions pure and pious. Yellow colour activates the nerves and the muscles. It is not an independent colour. It is the combination of the red and green colours. It arouses the dead cells and activates them. It has the qualities to strengthen the nervous system and activate the brain. Yellow colour is the colour of intelligence and philosophy. It gets rid of mental weakness, disappointment and other negative qualities. It is denotes happiness and cheerfulness. Black colour is not influenced; no colour can be applied on black colour. Hence it is used in the courtrooms to denote unbiased judgment.

According to a yogi, vedic sandhya includes three colours. They are red, blue and white, which denote Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Vedic sandhya means the a person who meditates on all the three colours in the evening remains healthy physically and mentally.

Colours maintain the balance of our body. Some people are fat while some are thin. What is the reason for this? The reason is colour; there is imbalance of colours in their body. Excess of red colour denotes thin people and that of blue colour makes the person fat. Where red and blue colours are in equilibrium, that person will be beautiful, well built with good figure and balanced.

Excess of red colour makes the person angry and excited; less of blue colour makes him selfish and self-centered. He is not bothered about others interests and losses. Red colour will be useful where the matter is related to work. Laborers can lift heavy weight easily. If the colour is blue the labor will become lazy. All the organs in our body have colours. Every component has its colour. Externally the skin appears to be of one colour only, the person who has studied the body in depth will understand this fact. If we are successful in our lives then we will have to pay attention to the clothes that we wear. Colours have a broad affect. The colours not only influence the mental condition but also change it.

In this context an incident in Russia is very interesting. A few students of a school were very mischievous. This became a big problem for the teacher and school authorities. They were not getting the clue to their mischief. Not one or two, but all the students were highly mischievous. What could be the reason? Nobody was able to find the correct answer. The students who were appearing to be calm and quiet were also becoming mischievous. A lot of effort was taken but the reason for this was still mystery.

At last the colour specialists were called. They researched a lot. The colour of the school building was red, the doors, windows, carpet, students uniform, everything was red. The excess of red colour increases mischief nature and hyper activity. The specialists advised that this colour should be changed to green, pink or blue. The suggestion was accepted and the colour was changed. The curtains, windows, doors, glasses etc. Were changed. The result was astonishing, as soon as the colour changed the student’s natures also changed. The students became calm and quiet and were well behaved. The teachers and authorities were finally relieved of their problem.

The person who concentrates to see white colour he experiences that his tension is reducing, the feelings are pure and pious. The headache gets cured. What is colour? It is only a light. The 49th vibration of light is called colour. It is the spectrum of colours coming from the Sun rays. It has one colour. Colour and light are not two different things. Colour is the synonym for light, which is the affect of light. If The suitable colours mix then the effect changes.

It is our daily experience that when we sit near a person we feel happy and some people’s company makes us sad and unhappy. We are filled with worries. What is the reason for this? We are surrounded with an aura of light, the person who has a pure aura, is made with good colours, the surrounding and atmosphere near that person is pure and pious. When the aura is made with bad colour, predominant with night colours, then we feel unhappy and a negative feeling comes in. The mind becomes sad and unhappy. Red rays denote heat and blue rays denote coolness.



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