The seven chakras are your body’s most intrinsic sources of energy. Located at various points from the perineum to the crown of the head, each of the chakras relates to an aspect of your well-being – from your ability to have fulfilling relationships with others to your body image and self-esteem. The unique energy emanating from each chakra is represented by a specific frequency of light in the form of a color. You can jumpstart the healing process through the energetic powers of the chakras!
Red: The Root Chakra
Your body’s first chakra center is associated with low-frequency, red-colored light. This energy grounds you to your earthly experience and controls your body’s instinctual urges. The Root Chakra is associated with birth experiences, your relationship with food, and your finances, all of which are further enabled when you absorb the color red. Items that can help you open your first chakra include apples, cherries, rubies, and tomatoes.
Orange: The Sacral Chakra
Orange is associated with sensuality, originality, and innovation – all of which are controlled by the Sacral Chakra. The second chakra center relates to your ability to see yourself as sexual and creative being. These facets of your personality can be brought out when you expose yourself to orange hues. Making a conscious effort to wear orange – even if it’s only a scarf – or absorbing the energy of an orange citrus fruit, a pumpkin, or a carrot can help you feel the presence of Sacral Chakra energy.
Yellow: The Solar Plexus Chakra
If you need a light to lead your way through life, look no further than the energy from the Solar Plexus Chakra. This bright, sunny energy reigns over your ability to view yourself positively, as a capable and functional individual. When you let the light of the fourth chakra into your life, you can indulge in your own feelings of happiness and personal fortitude. If you’re yellow-deficient, you can learn to feel the yellow energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra by adding a wedge of lemon to your glass of water or absorbing the scent of a yellow-colored flower such as a sunflower or daffodil.
Green: The Heart Chakra
The precious Heart Chakra hosts the energy driving your ability to connect with others. When your fourth chakra is filled with an abundance of splendid, green-color energy you are open to love and you feel empathy and compassion for others. Absorbing the wavelength of the color green can be done easily in a natural setting such as a park or garden.
Blue: The Throat Chakra
Your voice, your intentions, and your ability to communicate clearly with others are all facets of the true blue energy which flows from the Throat Chakra. Radiating from the back of the throat, the blue wavelength of the fifth chakra encompasses a dynamic span of shades – from cool blue, to navy, to royal blue. If you’d like to improve the range of your voice, try indulging in the true blue hues you already have around you – wear jeans, lay on your back and stare at the sky, or go swimming.
Indigo: The Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra is also known as the Intuitive Chakra, because it relates to your ability to perceive and internalize the world around you. The energy from the sixth chakra is indigo in color, and represents your inner fortitude. To reap the natural benefits of opening this chakra center you might try decorating a bedroom or bathroom with an indigo motif.
Purple: The Crown Chakra
The seventh and final chakra center is the Crown Chakra. In conjunction with your ability to experience a divine presence, the energy from the Crown Chakra reigns over your spirituality. Purple is used to represent this important aspect of your higher self, and when you are awash with this color you’ll feel a godly connection. Violets, lilacs, hydrangeas, and irises are flowers that can help you enthral yourself with purple.
With a comprehensive knowledge of the colors of chakras and their individual benefits, you can actually enable healing through intentional color exposure. Letting color back into your life is easy when you access the restorative power of the chakra colors!