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Practice Healing Colors Meditation as Part of a Nighttime Routine

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by Lana Moshkovich

This is a great meditation as part of a nighttime routine and has also been shown to be helpful if waking in the middle of the night to facilitate a return to restful sleep. This exercise is designed to calm and settle the mind.

  • Find a comfortable position and allow your body to relax.
  • Become aware of where you feel tension accumulated from the day’s activities.
  • As you inhale, let a color come to mind.
  • Paint any areas of tension with that glorious bright color.
  • Take your time.
  • Inhale the color, allow it to wash over your body and then
    exhale the tension.
  • As you exhale, imagine the dark and cloudy “gunk” from the day being
  • To balance the internal organs, use the associated color of each system and breathe that color right into the organ.

Following Chinese medicine, these are the corresponding organs and colors:

  • Lungs and large intestine—white (upper chest)
  • Kidneys and bladder—blue/black (low back area)
  • Liver and gallbladder—green (right side of abdomen)
  • Heart and small intestine—red (center of chest)
  • Stomach and spleen—yellow (left side of abdomen)

Each time, breathe in the color and imagine painting the corresponding area of your body. With each exhalation, fully relax and allow the tension of the day melt away. Imagine your breath as heavy with a dark and cloudy color.

Dr. Lana Moshkovich, DACM, LAc, at Nirvana Naturopathics - Deerfield, IL, specializes in acupuncture for the treatment of pain, acne and aging (cosmetic acupuncture). To schedule a consultation, call 847-250-9432 or visit