Colours - Meditation and
How do the colors effect the
mind and affect diseases?
Different doctors will have
different view points on this. Despite diverse views, there is one proven
opinion that rays of colors directly effect our endocrine and nervous system.
Professor Alexander of American Institute of Bio-social Research believes that
electro-magnetic energy developed through colors influences in a unknown way
to our Pituitary and Pineal glands and through that it reaches to Hypothalamus
in the brain.
Perform Kayotsarg by leaning on
the right side for ten minutes. Then perform Pranayama by inhaling and
exhaling air from the left side of the nose ie chandrabedi. Then meditate for
ten minutes on a blue color (shining peacock blue). Now give yourself repeated
self suggestion that my nervous system is relaxed and my blood pressure is
under control. You can put it in different words as you like.
The exercise prescribed for
curing an irritable nature is Shashanka Asana (Moon posture) and other
exercise for the backbone like serpent posture, locust posture and bow
posture. Performing Kayotsarg for a minimum of ten minutes can also be
helpful. Meditate on white color on the area of Jyoti kendra, the region
between the eye brows and then meditate green color on the Ananda kendra, the
area between the centre of chest near the heart for ten minutes and repeat the
self suggestion that ‘ I am gaining love for the whole humanity and becoming
peaceful’. Increased intake of vitamin A, minerals and iron will also help in
change of behavior.
Perform some loosening
exercise’s as described below.
With deep breath, bend the head
backwards and then bring the head down i.e. touch the chin to the vocal region
while breathing the air out. This can be done five times.
Turn the head towards the right
side breathing the air in, the chin should touch the shoulders, while
breathing the air out turn the head towards the left side.
Turn the neck in a clockwise
circular motion and then return the head in a anti- clockwise direction five
Bend the elbows and touch the
shoulders then move the hands in circular motion that is clockwise and
anti-clockwise direction. This exercise should be performed five times in
clockwise and five times in a anti-clockwise direction.
Now close the fist and keeping
the hands absolutely straight rotate the hands in a circular motion. Once
again five times in a clock wise motion and five times in anti clockwise
Stretch the hands in front of
you and tighten the fists then rotate the fist in clockwise and anti-clockwise
Then imagine holding a ball
inside your fists very hard, bring this imaginary ball towards you with a lot
of force and then equallly hard push the ball out. You are advised to first
see this step and then practice.
Bend the waist upwards to an
angle of 45 degree. Breathe the air completely out and then quickly perform
in-out movements of the stomach. Then take deep long breaths come back to the
Bring the hands upwards towards
the head and then stretch them as much as possible while breathing out slowly
bring the hands in front and touch the feet’s with the hands, likewise come
upwards while breathing the air in. Perform this five times.
While breathing the air inside,
bring the hands parallel to the floor and then turn the palms towards the
roof, while breathing the air out bring the hand upwards towards the head and
touch it to the head and then bend towards the other side. At the same time
the other hand should try to reach as low as possible towards the other side.
Maintain the posture for as long as possible. Then perform this on the other
side in a similar fashion.
While breathing air stand on
the toes and stretch the hands above the head, while breathing the air out
bring the hands back, perform this five times.
In a similar fashion perform
the same exercise while standing on the heels instead of the feet’s, by doing
this one can get rid of pains in the heels and toes.
Bend the knees and move the
knees in both clockwise and anti clockwise direction.
Then bring the hands in front
of the body palms facing downwards and touch the knees to the palms. Perform
this five times. Now hit the hips with the heels of the legs. Now bend legs
and hit the side of your with buttocks.
Perform Pranayama with slow
bhastrika. Meditating on white color gives coolness to the mind. Give yourself
suggestions of increasing humanity and friendliness with brotherhood feelings.
If tension is caused by anger then meditate on white color i.e. on the Jyoti
kendra and the whole forehead and repeat to yourself that you are gaining
patience. If the tension is caused by fear then perform Padmasana, kayotsarg,
deep breathing and meditate on pink color on the Ananda Kendra. If the tension
is due to excessive passions, then perform Sarvangasana, Matsyasana, Sasanka
Perform body preksha for ten
minutes and repeat to yourself that everything is changeable including the
body, relationships and the physical world present around us and bring about a
feeling of detachment for the material world.
From the works of Acharya
Compiled by Mrs Vidya Jain