Chakra Colors and Meanings Explained
There are seven main energy centers or chakras running the lenght of the human spine. These seven chakras are like little spirals of energy that are connected to the major nerve centers of our bodies. Each one relates not only to the body but to each other.
Each chakra vibrates at a different energy level or color, and when they are in harmony they direct the flow of energy through the body. This positive energy flow keeps our bodies functioning properly and maintains our well being.
However if they become out of alignment, or there is a blockage as it is called, the energy does not flow properly. This can reslut in illness that corresponds to the blocked chakra. By using the seven colors of the spectrum, think ROYGBIV, the chakras can be balanced and brought back into alignment which in turn will stimulate our natural healing processes. With color therapy one can re-balance the chakras that have become depleted of energy.
This type of therapy can be shown to help on a physical level, however there are deeper issues surrounding the colors that affect us on a psychological and spiritual level.
Color has a profound effect on our well being, but most humans are not aware that they are being affected. For example fast food places use yellow and red to make us anxious and stimulate our appetites. Did you ever notice that you feel more at ease in a dark blue room as compared to a bright orange one?
Physical health is not the only measure of our well being as a species. Many modern practitioners are now treating illnesses in a holistic manner. They are addressing the fact that we are body, mind and spirit and none of these areas function entirely alone. Each greatly effects the other. This is why using color therapy can be so beneficial to achieving the total harmony we all need in this age of 24/7 media connectivity.
So you may be wondering how all of this relates to you. Well look at it like this, say you are a person that has trouble voicing your opinions, or standing up for yourself. This will create a blockage of energy in your throat chakra, which over time may manifest itself in a throat related disease.
This is not new age mumbo jumbo, this is a very ancient and revered practice. As of late studies have shown that chakra therapy is very effective in the treatment of depression, auto immune diseases and in rarer cases cancer!