Let’s face it– a little colour in our lives can actually be quite beneficial to our health and overall well-being.
And yes, I spell it “colour” not “color.” I’m Canadian, eh? Red and white REPRESENT!
Think about it though. As babies, we experience colour in our mother’s womb before anything else. And so, it only makes sense that we would subconsciously associate the colour pink with feelings of love and comfort.
And whether we buy into the whole “energy chakra” vegan hippie shit or not, colour is forever absorbed by our eyes, skin, skull, “aura” and its energy affects us on all levels: physical, spiritual and emotional.
In fact, every damn cell in our bodies needs light energy to thrive. And in case you didn’t know, sunlight is made up of colours. Without getting too technical, scientists refer to this as “the electromagnetic spectrum” and it describes the entire range of light that exists.
From radio waves to gamma rays, most of the light in our universe is actually invisible to us because it’s a wave of alternating electric and magnetic fields. Pretty crazy right?
Well I’m no scientist and I ain’t got time to research this but let’s just say that colour energy has some pretty widespread effects on both our minds and bodies.
And thankfully, our very own little Jacked on the Beanstalk podcast co-host Sarah is somewhat of an expert on this stuff seeing as she studied interior decorating in school.
According to this big nerd (who is going to love that I had Mom and Dad scan her grad pic and send to me so that I could post it on the internet) there are several potent colors worth acknowledging– the most important ones being green, yellow, orange, red, blue and violet.
There have actually been some pretty cool studies about the effects of colour on us humans. For instance apparently if you put someone prone to psychotic freak-outs in a red room, you will trigger their crazy behaviour even more. Yet if you put that same person into a blue room, chances are it will alleviate the condition. Pretty cool, eh?
Anywho, we thought it would be cool to talk about “colour therapy” on the podcast this week and put Sarah’s interior decorating knowledge to good use for once. 😉
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-Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk