Root Chakra

Healing With The Color Red

“As soon as I turned the key I saw it hanging, the color of fire and sunset. the colour of flamboyant flowers. ‘If you are buried under a flamboyant tree, ‘ I said, ‘your soul is lifted up when it flowers. Everyone wants that.’
― Jean Rhys

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Overview:

Red is associated with the root chakra. It promotes vitality, strength, sexuality, willpower, and alertness. Red is used to counteract anemia, lack of energy, impotence, and low blood pressure. Its complement is turquoise.

Red stimulates the sensory nerves. It is beneficial in deficiencies of smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch. Red activates the circulation of the blood, excites the cerebro-spinal fluid and sympathetic nervous systems. Red is good for the muscular system and the left cerebral brain hemisphere. It is excellent for contracted muscles. Red builds the hemoglobin. It energizes the liver.

Red rays decompose the salt crystals in the body and act as a catalyst for ionization. Red is particularly useful in the absorption of iron into the body.

Red affects the circulatory system and sexuality. It stimulates the overall energy levels of the metabolism, lower extremities and most blood conditions. Red is a stimulating color. It will energize the root chakra. It warms and it activates. It awakens our physical life force.

Red strengthens the physical energy and the will of the individual. It can stimulate deeper passions, whether they be of sex and love, courage, hatred or even revenge. Red is useful in the management of stress. It also plays a key role in the health of the individual – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually

Healing with the color red:

  • It can be used with other treatment for reducing cancers.
  • For cauterizing wounds, drying up weeping sores, healing wounds, diseases of the blood and circulation.
  • Red will warm cold areas and can reduce pain.
  • Red can be used for colds, poor circulation, anemia, and mucus ailments.
  • It can help with depression.
  • Anemia, poor circulation, increasing vitality.
  • Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release Adrenalin. This results in greater strength.
  • Red causes hemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature. It is excellent for anemia and blood-related conditions.
  • It loosens, opens up clogs, releases stiffness and constrictions. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or constricted.

Contra-indications:

  • Sometimes red will cause an intensification of pain in sensitive people, a sort of “color burn.”
  • It can stimulate quick decisions or rash actions.
  • Red is not normally used on people with high blood pressure or anxiety.
  • Is not to be used for fresh burns or when bleeding is a problem.
  • Over exposure can make you agitated or even aggressive.
  • Avoid red in most cases of insanity and emotional disturbances.
  • Can elevate blood pressure and respiratory rates.
  • Excessive use of red will produce fever and exhaustion. It promotes hostility, anger, violence.
  • Too much red can over-stimulate and aggravate certain conditions.
  • High blood pressure is an indication of too much red energy within the system.

It is recommended that red be used in conjunction with blue rays. Red is balanced by the color green.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

The Color Red

“Red is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. It’s menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white.”
― Mary Hogan, Pretty Face

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One of the three primary colors, bright red pops out of whatever environment it happens to be in and grabs our attention more than any other color. Moreover, it is the first actual color that is seen by babies. Because  it has a lower vibrational frequency than any other color in our visible spectrum, it is associated with the base chakra and symbolizes passion, sexuality, fertility, and animal urges.

Red is thought of as an immediate color. This affects the thinking processes, causing restlessness and impatience.

The effect of red on the eye is quite unusual. For the color to be seen, the eye itself makes internal adjustments. This alteration means that we see red objects as closer than they really are.

Red is the color of blood, rubies and strawberries. This primal color is associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, Christmas, socialism, communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness. Red is the color of blood, which means that it is associated with the life-force and vitality. Red is the most physical active color, a color of personal self-hood (I AM), red is a color of will. It supports survival and leadership.

Wearing red, eating red foods and surrounding yourself with red increases the body’s ability to absorb iron, the metal that is responsible for the color of hemoglobin in the blood. The presence of hemoglobin allows the blood to absorb oxygen in the lungs and to transport that life-giving oxygen to the cells of the body.

Red light increases blood pressure, pulse rate, and breathing rate. Psychological research has shown that men find women who are wearing red more attractive. Bright red rooms often make people anxious. Rooms with a red toned accent can influence people to lose track of time, this is one reason why red is often used in bars and casinos. Restaurants often use red as a decorating scheme because it stimulates the appetite.

Red is the color of passion, anger, and high blood pressure. Red is a primal color. It represents primal urges, like lust (we call certain areas red-light districts for a reason) and fury (you know the phrase “seeing red,” right?). Yes, red is a commanding color: think of how stop signs get you to halt in your tracks and how you stand back when a red fire engine goes whizzing by.

Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

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