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The seven Chakras and their colours

There are times when we are unbalanced, have a lump in our throat or a heavy weight rests on our chest – It feels like the energies in our body are not in tune. In the yoga tradition and Hinduism, these are signs of blockages in the 7-chakra system, which describes the energy flows in our aura.

The system of the 7 chakras was already recorded in writings over 4000 years ago. Fortunately for us, because normally spiritual traditions are passed on exclusively orally and in secrecy. Even today, the chakras play a major role in spirituality and related practices.

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What is a chakra?

The chakras are energy centres in our aura that move in circular forms like a vortex. The word chakra comes from Sanskrit and means “circle” or “wheel”. The task of the chakras is to supply the human being with energy. These energies express themselves in thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, among other things. However, a chakra can be blocked by negative experiences, causing physical and psychological problems. We only feel balanced and healthy when all chakras are functioning properly and in harmony with each other.

The Seven Chakras

There are numerous small chakras located throughout your body, but the most important main chakras are these seven:

The Root Chakra

At the very bottom of your spine, connected to your feet, legs, bones, large intestine and adrenals, sits the root chakra. Just like the roots of a tree, this chakra is meant to ground, strengthen and stabilise you. If the bright red chakra is blocked, you may suffer from anxiety, restlessness and procrastination.

The Sacral Chakra

Between the base of your spine and your navel sits the energy centre responsible for emotions, sexuality, fun and creativity. The vibrant orange chakra is connected to the bladder and kidneys, the reproductive organs and your circulatory system. Do you have emotional problems, an unbalanced libido or a tendency towards compulsive behaviour? Then the energy flow in the sacral chakra could be blocked.

The Heart Chakra

This chakra is associated with the colour green and connects the lower and upper parts of all chakras. This is where love, kindness and compassion consolidate. As it is connected to the heart, lungs and thymus gland, a blockage can be the reason for a weak immune system and problems of the lungs and heart.

The Throat Chakra

As the name suggests, this energy centre is located in the middle of the throat. This is where we decide how to communicate and express ourselves and our creativity. A writer’s block or problems in communication, such as shyness or talkativeness, are an indication of blocked energy in the chakra associated with the colour blue.

It also has a connection to the thyroid gland, your neck, shoulders, arms and hands.

The Third Eye Chakra

Between the eyebrows sits the Third Eye, also known as the brow chakra. As the connection between body and mind, it allows our spirituality to grow and shows us the way to a positive humanitarian attitude towards life. Pay special attention to healing this chakra when you are unfocused or feel meaningless. The colour indigo can help you with this.

The Crown Chakra

Like a crown, this chakra in the colour white (with traces of violet and gold) sits above the crown of the head. It connects you with your divine self and with the universe – it is the chakra of your personal destiny. It is connected to the cerebral cortex and the central nervous system and determines information, acceptance, contentment and understanding. If blockages occur here, psychological problems can arise, such as a feeling of meaninglessness.

The Chakra Colours and their Meaning

It is not really true that chakras have colours. So why are they still associated with them? Chakras are centres that transmit their energy with the help of vibrations. These vibrations in turn resemble the frequencies of colours in the light spectrum, because colours are created by refracted light and have their own waves and frequencies. They could also be described as the energy of light. People who have the gift can perceive the frequencies of the chakras as colour. But even if you are not one of them, visualising the colours can direct your focus to the respective chakras.

Chakra Fahnenkette aus sieben Wimpeln in den Farben der Chakren

The Meaning of the Chakra Colours

It is known from colour psychology that different colours have a special effect on a person’s state of mind and emotions. When you look at a photograph or a painting, the colours play a big role in the expression and meaning of the image. The colour of the walls in our living spaces can also greatly influence our mood and therefore play a major role for professional interior designers. Even companies make use of colour theory to evoke certain emotions and sell their products.

If you are aware of the effect of colours, you can actively use them for your well-being.

Red Chakra

    • Feelings of survival
    • vigilance
    • in some cultures it stimulates aggression and the breathing rate

Orange Chakra

    • promotes creativity, sensuality, enthusiasm, excitement, security and warmth

Yellow Chakra

    • High emotionality
    • Associated with courage, self-esteem and optimism
    • Acts on our left brain hemisphere, which is responsible for perception and the subconscious mind

Green Chakra

    • hopeful colour that has a motivating effect
    • positive effect on health and well-being
    • symbol for happiness and compassion

Blue Chakra

    • great connection with nature (sky and water)
    • radiates peace and serenity and stands for communication and logic
    • Promotes a sense of intelligence and trustworthiness

Purple Chakra

    • stands for inner peace, self-knowledge and wisdom
    • Promotes a sense of spiritual development

Violet Chakra

    • are universal colours
    • feeling of connectedness
    • Symbolise spirituality and sublimity

How to use the seven chakras

Did you try to feel the different chakras in your body while reading? Or did you recognise some problems in the description of the seven chakras that also play a role in your life? All problems in your life can be traced back to blockages in the seven chakras.

In a chakra therapy these are diagnosed and treated. But professional help is not always necessary: You too can open, cleanse and activate your chakras with a few tools. These include yoga, aroma and colour therapy and meditation.

Meditation

Chakra meditation is one of the most important methods for releasing blockages and working with the 7 chakras. Guided meditations are particularly suitable for beginners – we can recommend the following:

Healing with colours

To lift yourself into the frequency of the desired chakra, the best way is to use the respective colours. Surround yourself with the colours, wear them on your body in the form of your clothes or eat food in that colour. Like a lover who sees everything through rose-coloured glasses, you can also bathe the world around you in bright colours: so-called chakra glasses make it possible.

As a particularly active and creative healing, you can even use painting pictures with the colour tones of the chakras. Concentrate on the area in your body where the chakra is located while you intuitively draw the colours on the paper.

Healing stones

Healing stones are natural minerals that can have a healing and supporting effect on people. There are countless types and colours of crystals, to which equally diverse positive effects are attributed. When working with chakras, the basic rule is simple: choose the stone in the appropriate chakra colour. If you include them in your meditation, hold them in your hand, look at them or decorate your home with them, they can support you in releasing blockages and help you to get rid of all your problems.

Decoration

The colours of the chakras as decoration are not only beautiful to look at, but can also support you in working with blocked chakras. The colours of the respective chakra are of particular importance. When they surround you, you move into the respective frequency of the chakra and it becomes easier to concentrate on the area in your body. Buy flags, chakra flags, incense and tapestries, use the right choice of wall colour or accent with cushions, flowers, pictures or curtains. Stick to the colour scheme and there are countless ways to decorate your home with a focus on the seven chakras. Tattoos or jewellery with healing stones are also a good idea so that you always carry the healing power with you.

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