Looking At The Chakra Colors
Light can be broken down into seven main colors or as many like to refer, the colors of the rainbow. At different wavelengths and frequencies this light can be split into its constituent components. In the very same way, our chakra are identified by use of color. Chakra refers to the various energy centers located all over the human body and could number as many as eighty thousand centers according to ancient texts and references. While the chakras are located in almost all the parts of the human body, it is important to note that just like the rainbow spectrum, there are seven main chakras. These are aligned from the crown of the head to the base of the spine, thus marking their importance as they are linked to the various parts of our bodies that respond to our environment.These seven chakras include: the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. These chakras respond to the environment in terms of the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual spheres of our being as triggered. The chakras are in constant communication, absorbing and transmitting energies from our environment.
The seven chakras are constantly radiating and oscillating, and thus are depicted using colors as follows: red for the root , orange for the sacral, yellow for the solar plexus, green for the heart, blue for the throat, indigo for the third eye or brow and indigo or white for the crown chakra. This color scheme is the most widely accepted, although various other circles would regard the crown chakra as white. There isn’t a chakra that is more important than the other, just as no single color overrides the other. Just as with the rainbow, the chakra colors radiate from the root chakra. The first three chakras act like the core and the colors fade out in intensity from the very glaring red to yellow. We then have the green color representing the heart chakra which can be related to a mixer. This is our fulcrum and acts as a point of balance blending in the chakra colors from the base and those of the upper segment. Whereas chakras are not visible to the untrained eye, there are people who can sense the various colours of the chakra such as trained energy workers who intuitively visualize the chakras. However, the response that we have to the various colors does explain that various emotions rooted in the different chakras.
The root chakra is denoted by the most dense color red, and it represents the core just like that of the earth. It is the most stimulating of all the colors and it denotes our energy and connection to the earth and survival. This is probably why the root chakra is regarded as the first chakra. Orange represents the sacral chakra although the red and orange are blended in equal portions. Located right below the navel, it represents creativity, vitality and strength. The third chakra is represented by the yellow color that denotes intellect and is the center of our being. It resonates our youth and connects us to our wisdom and intellect. The heart chakra is the fourth chakra, right between the lower and upper chakras. It is represented by the green color that is commonly found in nature and therefore means healing, balance, tranquility, and serenity. Being at the very center, the color green is soothing, and draws us to be more loving and compassionate. The throat chakra is blue, a primary color that shows our connection to divinity. It is believed to be the color of a pure mind. The brow chakra or third eye chakra is colored indigo. This is the color that opens our conscious mind bringing awareness to our spirituality. The crown chakra, is the seventh chakra represented by the color violet. It is the color of spirituality and offers a sense of inner wholeness.
As with any system, the chakras are a functional unit and should be open so as to be able to communicate with each other. This ensures that the body is rooted and working at its optimal. The chakras work together, each playing its part and adding value to the spectrum. It is therefore important to note that the colours of the chakra are not always distinct. The chakras are dynamic, constantly changing in response to our environment and in the same way the colors are also fluid. As our emotional, physical and spiritual well being are in a constant shift, the colors of the chakra are not permanent. Their expression is based on the balance of the chakras, and can therefore be used to asses the chakras. Based on this, the chakra colors can be muddy, faded with very little color present, or even too saturated. It is therefore important to note that the color of a chakra indicates ones physical, emotional and spiritual state. The chakra colors not only resonate within on the inside but also have an effect to our chakras when in the environment. It is for this reason therefore that one of the techniques used in balancing the chakra is the color therapy.
Chakra (operating system)
Chakra colors not only depict the state of our chakra balance but can also be applied in architecture and even our day to day life. For example, to create warmth and liveliness in a room the color orange and it’s hues can be used. This creates a sense of security that our core responds to. Violet can be used in rooms where calm and meditation is required. When practicing yoga, or other chakra balancing techniques, violet can be used to bring the overall awareness and purity that is required. Basically, color can stimulate our energy or dull our senses. While brighter colors tend to be uplifting, muted colors are usually more relaxing. However, just as with the expression of different chakras varying with each individual, a color can be appealing and another be deemed repulsive. Chakra colors cultivate energy in the body and can therefore be harnessed for the ultimate anchoring of our being.