Pregnancy is a beautiful process for a woman, but at the same time she may suffer from depression, mood swings, hypertension etc. Most women take medication to treat these symptoms. But, they can be treated with colour. Colour can also be utilised to ease pregnancy woes. We take a closer look at how colour can help pregnant women.
What is Colour and how does it affect us?
Light is the purest healing force in the universe. Pure white sunlight contains all the elements necessary to keep every living thing in perfect health. Just as we need a balanced diet if we are to be healthy, so too do we need a balance of all the colour vibrations in sunlight to nourish us energetically. When there is too much of one colour energy in our system it literally makes us feel ‘off colour’, and we need to redress the balance.
Colour has a profound effect on our moods and emotions, and we find some colours depressing and others uplifting. The way we deal with stress and our feelings are directly affected by our hormones as well as the brain chemicals circulating in our body. Coloured light travels to the pituitary, the master gland of the endocrine system, affecting our entire metabolism. Our mental state is also directly related to the quality of the light we receive through our eyes. Certain colours calm our minds, while other stimulates mental activity. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is now well documented and light treatments are used successfully in alleviating many systems such as depression, nausea, mood swings, lethargy and general exhaustion.
Orange is an energising colour and has a gentle warming effect. This helps in keeping the womb of the expectant mother warm. It also helps to lift the spirits when the expectant mother is depressed and lonely, which can be certain signs of mood swings during pregnancy.
Blue is a colour, which has a calming effect. This will help the expectant mother during her early active phase to stay calm and composed. If she has a blue vase around in the room, it can help release a lot of tension and keep her calm.
Green is recommended for pregnant women to create a serene atmosphere and calm frazzled nerves.
The association of colours also may have a relaxing effect on her uterus through the hormones released from the brain, particularly natural colours like brown, green and earthly colours.
There are also many emotions which can be associated with colour, for example, seeing a lovely garden with vibrant colours or flowers in full bloom could be very energising and relaxing for a pregnant woman.