Today (2nd February) is National Wear Red Day, created to raise awareness of congenital heart disease. I couldn't think of a better person to talk about the benefits of wearing red, than Sam, from Hoof to Tail Healing.
I've been following Sam on instagram for a while and her knowledge of holistic treatments for dogs and horses is immense, informative and bloody interesting. Because of her, I now have a whole range of essential oils which I use for both myself and the hounds. She is owned by the sweetest little Staffie girl called Beth who helps her take the post to the postbox.
I asked Sam to put together some information on how the colour can help both you and your hounds, it's fascinating how colours can effect us. Thanks Sam!
In reiki, the colour red relates to the root chakra, which is at the base of the spine so can be used to balance this chakra so the body can heal itself.
Red is a great energising colour, increasing circulation, and on an emotional level, increasing confidence.
Areas of the body associated with the root chakra - spine, feet, bones, circulation, teeth, large intestine, bladder, legs.
Emotions associated with the root chakra - security, courage, stability
Common ailments related to the root chakra- fatigue, obesity, colds, bladder infections, sciatica.
This is another great chakra for rescue dogs, as it can help them to feel secure in their new home. It also calms anxious dogs, being grounding the energy is brought away from the brain.
Dogs can't see all colours, but each colour gives off a vibration which the dog can respond to on an energetic level, balancing the chakras and clearing blockages in the energy flow.
I hope this inspires you to use colour with your dog, and help when choosing the right colour collar or jumper. I'd love to hear how you get on.
If you have any questions on how colour can help your dog, contact me for a chat.