Using Color Therapy To Heal Your Chakras
You have seven chakras in your body and each one is represented by one of the colors of the rainbow. These colors can be used to influence one’s energy and senses to achieve a balance between your body, mind, and soul.
Color therapy is actually based on the theory that each hue of color can be used to heal physical and emotional ailments. This is because each color has a particular wavelength on the light spectrum. Blue and violet have shorter wavelengths and faster frequencies so they vibrate more compared to red, which has a longer wavelength.
In this article, I will discuss about the seven chakras and how to use color therapy to bring them into balance.
The Seven Chakras
The word “chakra” came from the Sanskrit word that means “wheel”. Your chakras are channels of energy located along the central axis of your body, which is your spine.
The seven chakras keep each other in check because if the balance is thrown off, there will be a negative effect on your physical and mental health.
As each chakra is associated with a certain color and color therapy can help return the balance to an imbalanced chakra.
How Colors Affect Us
Do you know why colors has such a powerful effect on a person? They can either stimulate your energy or dull your senses.
The reason why certain colors influence you differently is because of their different wavelengths and frequencies and these wavelengths affect the different parts of your brain.
Muted colors are more relaxing while bright colors have an uplifting effect. Colors can even influence your moods and emotions.
They can also affect your perceptions. For example, light colors can make a small space look big and a high ceiling painted dark can make the room look more closed in.
The History of Color Therapy
The use of color to cultivate energy in the body for healing, which is also known as color therapy, traces back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, India, and China.
Robert Gerard, a scientist in the 1950’s, used an electroencephalogram (EEG), a device that detects electrical activity in the brain, to prove that colors affect the body and mind.
He was able to test and also record the reactions of the different areas of the body when different colored lights were beamed on the skin. According to his studies, the color red increased the amount of energy in the body, while blue relaxed the body.
In today’s modern times, color healing and its relation to the chakras is an area of increasing interest and research. Certain shades of color can help balance the different chakras, along with the physical emotional systems associated with them.
Color Therapy Chart
Red: The Root Chakra
The red color is the symbol of strength, courage passion, love, and life. It is warmer than the other colors. Red can increase circulation and can raise your blood pressure, pulse rate, and your overall energy.
The root chakra, which is located at the base of the spine, is associated with this color. Working with the root chakra and the color red can help ground the body, connect us to our sense of security, stability, and safety.
Orange: The Sacral Chakra
Orange is formed by mixing red and yellow. This color provides more balance and sustains warmth. This color enhances creativity and also stimulates socializing. Visualizing with orange color helps you to alleviate depression and stimulate joy and happiness.
The sacral chakra, located 2-3 inches below the navel, is associated with the color orange. It is related to the reproductive system, kidneys, and adrenals; as well as sensuality, sexuality, and pleasure. Working with the sacral chakra and the color orange can help create a healthy balance between your body and mind.
Yellow: The Solar Plexus Chakra
Yellow is a bright, empowering color that brings light and growth to your life. This color helps with self-definition and is a good color when engaging in physical activities.
The solar plexus chakra, located in the center of your chest, is connected to the color yellow.
This is the chakra is connected to the pancreas, liver, digestive system, and gallbladder. By working with the solar plexus chakra and the color yellow, you encourage positive, empowered thinking and this also links you to your creativity, well-being, sense of pleasure, and feelings of abundance.
Green: The Heart Chakra
Green is the most relaxing color for the brain. It is also a healing color and the most balancing of all. It links us to our love for the earth and to new growth.
Your heart chakra is associated with green. This chakra is also connected to your lungs and thymus gland, which is important to your immune system. The heart chakra and the color green can balance your energy and your nervous system; help your mind focus, and lift your mood.
Blue: The Throat Chakra
Blue is a color that has a cool effect to the body and mind. This color represents truth. It is also a good color for healing children and it also enhances and quiets your mind.
The throat chakra, which acts as a channel connecting your heart and mind, is associated with blue. This chakra aids in regulating your metabolism.
Working with your throat chakra and the color blue can help you express yourself peacefully and truthfully.
Indigo: The Third-Eye Chakra
Indigo symbolizes spirituality and higher consciousness. This color has a sedative affect, and too much of it can also be depressing.
Your third eye chakra, located between your eyebrows, is associated with the indigo color. This chakra is also associated with your pituitary gland and pineal gland, which is linked to your cycles of sleeping and waking.
The third-eye chakra and the color indigo can help you develop self-esteem, inner peace, discernment, intuition, wisdom, clarity and happiness.
Violet: The Crown Chakra
The color violet is a calming color. It can help you create deep relaxation because it can help slow down your nervous energy. It is also used to raise low self-esteem.
The crown chakra, located at the top of your head, is associated with the color violet. The crown chakra bridges the right and left hemispheres of your brain.
Work with the crown chakra and the color violet stimulates your dream activity, clarifies your thinking, and helps you connect to your higher spiritual self.
Each color associated with your seven chakras has a strong ability to improve the health of that chakra. When one of your chakras is out of balance, you can actually increase or decrease the amount of its associated color.
For instance, if you have an unbalanced throat chakra that is causing insomnia, it would help to fill your bedroom with calming blue colors. Also, by eating blue foods, lighting blue candles, or visualizing and meditating on the color blue, will help raise the vibrations of that shade in your system.
Aside from colors, a Chakra Balancing can also be performed to give you a renewed state of health and well-being.
Your chakras need your care and attention – just like any of the other organs in your body!
So, if you’ve never had your chakras balanced, or if it’s been more than 6 months since your last balancing, you need to click on this link to schedule an appointment to get your unbalanced chakras fixed. You will feel so much better, happier, healthier, and more at peace after having this performed on you!
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