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The Colours of the Chakras – Part One

As we move into March, spring is beginning to bring colour back into nature’s palette. Interestingly, our energy bodies are associated with the vibration of colour. These energy points were given the name of ‘chakras’ in the ancient Indian Vedas between 1500 and 500 BC. These oldest known texts show the human body as a series of energetic points which rise up the trunk of the body, linking us to the world of energy. Each chakra governs the four levels of human life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and any imbalances in these particular places will result in certain issues. Where once this way of looking at ourselves was not understood, now quantum physics has defined everything existing as energy and vibration, we can begin to understand the chakras in a modern context.

Each chakra has a colour. At our root is red, a colour which signifies our connectedness to the earth as well as to our family.

Its location is the perineum/coccyx and it governs the bones, legs, feet, adrenals, kidneys and the sense of smell. Each chakra has a polarity which can take us from negative to positive. In this case the root helps to take us from fear to courage so red is a very helpful colour to wear if you are frightened, if you need to ground yourself, improve your self-esteem, become stronger or more extravert. Red personalities are intense and often larger than life. They like attention and can be opinionated. However, they can be of great integrity and fight for truth and justice. They are courageous, passionate and fearless and deeply connected to their families.

Next is orange, the colour of the sacral chakra which resides at the navel. On a physical level it governs the sexual organs, bladder, prostate gland, womb and spleen and it is the home of the emotions and our sense of taste.

Orange is the primary healing colour and it is also the colour of creativity so try wearing it if you are poorly or when you are creating something new. Its polarity is attachment to release so this chakra helps us to let go of what no longer serves us. Orange can also be used strengthen the immune system and help with fluid retention. It is a great bringer of joy and helps us to be happy in our bodies. Orange personalities are warm, friendly and easy-going and can be flamboyant. They have a well-developed sense of humour and need to be appreciated and so can have issues with self-respect. They love to socialise, are deeply emotional and very creative.  

The third chakra is at the solar plexus, in the area of the stomach, and its colour is yellow.

The solar plexus governs the digestion, muscles, the liver and the sense of sight and an imbalance here can lead to diabetes, digestive issues, irrational fear and anxiety. This is our centre of power and where we feel in control or out of control; controlled or controlling. Its polarity is anger to forgiveness so try wearing yellow when you want to say sorry. Yellow is an essentially a happy, gregarious and sociable colour so it is good to have on the walls of your living room to stimulate conversation.  It is also a wonderful colour for the kitchen because it increases metabolism gives you energy and brightens your day. However, babies cry more in rooms painted yellow. It is the colour of hope so try wearing it if you feel down and in need of a lift.  Yellow personalities are happy, cheerful, versatile and knowledgeable. Their strong minds retain much information and they love life, enjoying whatever they are doing. Yellows can be childlike, curious and playful and they love to be successful.

Enjoy experimenting with these colours over the next month and observe how they make you feel and when they are best used. Next month we will look at the remaining chakras and their colours.

Until then, have a happy March.

Love Laurelle