Friday, May 1, 2020

How to Use Chakra Colors to Renew Energy and Create Wellness

Chakra Colors for Energy and Health

There are seven major energy wheels or chakras in our bodies, and each is associated with a different color. Colors work at the cellular level and bypass thinking. Therefore relax, kick-back and learn how chakra colors can best serve you.

Post updated 2/15/2022

 Chakra means "wheel" in Sanskrit, and ancient Hindus/yogis described them as our personal energy field, or points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body.

The picture above is a one dimensional representation, but it indicates the general area of the main chakras in the physical body from root chakra at the bottom or base to the crown chakra at the top. 

These centers represent etheric energy, chi, life force, prana/breath, and terms used since the beginning of time to show the balance between mind, body, and spirit.

Etheric energy is around us and in us. It enlivens and nourishes physical matter and is in all space in the universe. It lifts our spirit and makes us to feel vitally alive.

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How to Use Chakra Colors to Renew Energy and Create Wellness 

Chakra Colors for Energy and Health
ROOT CHAKRA: Symbolized by the color red, the root chakra grounds us with a sturdy foundation for work and play. It's located at the base of our spines. The root chakra is the first of the seven primary chakras in our subtle body energy field. 

If we feel exhausted, lethargic, and chilled, activities including meditation, affirmation recitation, mantra chanting, yoga poses including the mountain and forward bend, and visualizations can stabilize this chakra. 

Red foods such as tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries and beets help adjust body temperature as well as nourish the first chakra. 

SACRAL CHAKRA: The colors for the 2nd chakra are orange, blue, and white. Balance it by wearing clothing in these hues, and placing accent pieces of orange, blue, and white in home or office. 

The sacral chakra's natural element is water. Hydrate with plenty of water, and enliven and strengthen intimate relationships by drinking sacral chakra sensual liquids like mango juice, orange juice, and carrot juice. 

Tune up this chakra to heal and go with the flow, instead of holding on. Use sacral chakra energy to be more productive, creative, and focused.

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA: The color for the solar plexus chakra, the 3rd chakra, is golden yellow and its natural element is fire. When we display decorative items in golden yellow in our living space, it cheers us and expands thinking. 

We can sense this area is aligned, when we feel self-confident, goal oriented, or are able to risk trying something new. The vibrational frequency of golden yellow brings energy to the spleen, liver, pancreas, and stomach and draws healing to these organs. When we regain balance in this chakra, its golden yellow power enhances our mood as well. 

Good foods for this chakra are spicy ones, especially ginger and curry. The solar plexus is nourished by whole grains, and organic corn is a sure-fire bet.

HEART CHAKRA: Green is the color of the 4th of the seven chakras, the heart chakra. Color energy can bypass thinking and works at the cellular level. Gazing at the color green or imaging it can create balance, harmony, self-compassion, and rejuvenation.

When aligned, the heart chakra is an impressive resource for lovingkindness. The heart chakra is an energy center that blends the physical and spiritual body. It influences the cardiovascular system, and lungs. 

The heart chakra's natural element is air. Activities including gardening, walking in nature, and decorating with living green plants, adds fluidity to relationships, lifestyle choices, and helps us open our hearts to our mission or calling. Foods that empower the heart chakra include leafy greens, parsley, broccoli, peas, zucchini, and avocados. For more see What Everyone Needs to Know About the Heart Chakra.

THROAT CHAKRA: The colors that correspond to the 5th chakra are sea blue and turquoise. Two throat chakra gems that are useful in helping to clear the throat and neck area are aquamarine and turquoise. 

When the throat chakra is open, we speak our truth and are authentic. This action releases pressure that may affect the heart chakra below. The plow and the fish are yoga poses that work well to keep this chakra in top form.

To nurture the throat chakra eat blueberries, blackberries, and elderberries. Since the throat chakra's natural element is sound, chanting, affirmation recitation, and singing bring renewed energy to the throat chakra.

THIRD EYE CHAKRA: The mysterious blue color of the nighttime sky is indigo, and it’s associated with the 6th chakra. This energy center stimulates clear thinking, insights, wisdom, and spiritual awareness. 

An excellent color activity for the third eye chakra is to make an inspiring vision board. Attach drawings, paintings, photos, words, and magazine clippings of those things we want to attract into our lives onto a large sheet of paper or cardboard. 

After we finish making our vision board, it's key to hang it in a spot where we'll see it every day. This is a fun way to harness the power in our minds, this chakra, and the law of attraction to open to abundance.

CROWN CHAKRA: The colors associated with the 7th chakra are dark purple, violet, and white. Purple is the color of transformation, intuition, and mind/body/spirit integration. Violet hues increase self-knowledge and divine awareness. White is a soulful color. It’s formed when the various wavelengths of colors in the rainbow combine. 

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head or slightly above it. If this center is open , it helps us connect with our higher wisdom and works for our greatest good. Visualize one or more of the crown chakra colors enveloping a person, place, or thing that we want to understand, protect, or comfort. 

Let colors of the crown chakra lead to insights. It shines its light onto the big picture and brings serenity and peace to all who get still enough to experience it. For more about the crown chakra read Use Crown Chakra Energy to Integrate Mind Body Spirit.


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Are you up for a new adventure? 

In what ways are you willing to experiment with chakra colors?

For example, you may like to...

Wear chakra colors, eat foods that are chakra colors, and decorate with them. 

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Wishing you many moments when you envision each color, absorb its energy, and lead a more colorful life!

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  1. Hi Nan,
    A lot of information about Chakra Colors is giving me inspiration on what I eat, wear, and feel. It is quite new to me, and it aids me in looking at my environment with a fresh clear vision.

  2. Hi Nan,
    As you know I am big into using crystal and do so to balance my chakras. One insight you brought to me was wearing clothes to aid in this area. Now if I can just remember to do this, pinned.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting and your comment Joyce. Yes, crystals are so good to balance the chakras. Some of the links in this post lead to chakra content that includes the gems that correspond to individual chakras. Bye now. Please stay safe, be well, and lead a colorful life.

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    1. Thanks so much Carol. Have a wonderful day and stay safe and well.

  4. Thanks Nancy,
    Love all the suggestions your give for each chakra! I made a vision board years ago! I think it would be fun and worthwhile to make one again!

    1. You're welcome Judee. I'd love to see your vision board, when you've done it. Maybe a new blog post idea? Be safe, stay well, and lead a colorful life!

  5. Hi Nancy, what a fascinating and informative post which I enjoyed very much. I haven't really known much about Chakras although I hear it during yoga. Thank you for teaching me the value of Chakras and how to use their colours to improve our life. Thanks for sharing at #MLSTL and I'm sharing on SM. Take care and stay well. xx

    1. My pleasure Sue (about teaching you the value of Chakras). Love attending #MLSTL and thank you so much for hosting and SM shares. Be well, stay safe, and lead a colorful life!

  6. An interesting post Nancy - I'm not a chakra follower (it feels a bit too woo-woo for me and my straight laced Christian belief system) but I can definitely see the appeal it has to those with interests in that area.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

    1. Yes, the topic of Chakras is not for everyone, and I write about them and their benefits for those who are so inclined. Appreciate the opportunity to share this post at #MLSTL and thanks for hosting. Be well, stay safe, and lead a colorful life!

  7. Thanks, Nancy, for your explanation of chakras and their colours. #MLSTL

    1. Thanks Natalie for the visit from #MLSTL and comment. Wishing you a colorful day and that you stay safe and well.

  8. Lots of interesting info! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12, open May 1 to 26. All entries shared if social media buttons are installed.

    1. Thanks Dee for the visit, comment, and hosting #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 12. Stay safe and well and lead a colorful life!