Colour therapist Lilian Verner-Bonds from the International Association of Colour (iac-colour.co.uk) says “the key colour to focus on when pursuing happiness is yellow. Yellow is connected to the mind: it controls the intellect, it beckons you to get your priorities right. Yellow reminds you – ‘as you think, so you become’”. So – eat yellow food (lemons), wear yellow and decorate with yellow (I am thinking a beautiful bowl of lemons?!)…
There isn’t much hard science relating to how different colours affect our mood, but one study has found a direct link between happy or sad music and colours, indicating that subconsciously we do connect certain colours with certain emotions. Many practitioners suggest we should imagine breathing in colours. ‘Visualise a huge cloud of your chosen colour and breathe in, breathing out black light’ she says. She suggests visualising red to promote zest, energy and drive; yellow for joy and confidence, green for balance and productivity, blue for patience and healing. To clear negativity from your system, visualise breathing in pure, white sparkling light for four counts and then expel black breath for four counts.
Regarding the affect of scent, as mentioned in Lemon Compendium: IN JAPAN the essential oil of lemon is diffused through the air systems of offices and factories as it increases concentration and the ability to memorise, significantly reducing mistakes. Research has confirmed that the aroma of lemon is relaxing to brain waves, which improves concentration. It was the most effective essential oil tested in reducing computer errors; those working in a lemon scented room made less than half the mistakes of those working in unscented rooms. Because it appears to stimulate the mind whilst calming emotions, therefore sniffing lemon can be helpful when making decisions.
Eat and smell your heart out with lemons!!!