Chakras are circular (or flower petal shaped) vortexes of energy lying across seven different points on our spinal column. The seven chakras are connected to different glands and organs in the body and are responsible for uniform distribution of “Chi” (also called “Qi” or Praana or life energy) through them. When there is a disruption in this life energy or a blockage in any one or more chakras, the individual may suffer from health or mental issues. Thus, the chakras form the energy ecosystem of every individual. A deficiency in this ecosystem can wreak havoc in the different areas of life.
Each chakra is also associated with specific chakra colors. In this brief guide, we shall study the different chakra colors as well as the areas of life each of the chakras impact.
The different chakra colors and their meanings
Here is a description of the seven chakras and their meanings. If you want to learn more about each chakra, click the link at the end of each section.
1. The Root Chakra – Red Color
The Sanskrit word for this chakra is Muladhara or Mooladhara (mool means root). The chakra color associated with the Root Chakra is red. The Root Chakra defines our relation to Earth. It impacts our vitality, passion and survival instincts. The red chakra color is also indicative of our need for logic and order, physical strength and sexuality, as well as the fight or flight response when faced with danger. The sense of smell in the human body is connected to the Root Chakra. The gland to which the Root Chakra is attached is the gonads.
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2. The Sacral Chakra – Orange Color
The Sanskrit word for the Sacral Chakra is Svadhishthana or Swadhisthana. The chakra color associated with the Sacral Chakra is orange. The Svadhishthana chakra relates to the water element in the human body. The chakra color orange impacts sexuality, reproductive function, joy, desire and even creativity and compassion for others. The sense of Taste is associated with the Sacral Chakra. Glands and organs impacted by this chakra include the lymphatic system, female reproductive organs, large intestine, pelvis and bladder.
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3. The Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow Color
The Sanskrit word for this chakra is Manipura, which literally translates to “city of jewels”. Thus, the Solar Plexus Chakra is the personal power chakra that is responsible for one’s personal and professional success. The chakra color yellow of this energy vortex is associated with fire, energy and charge. This element of fire, when balanced and harmonious, allows one to feel more confident, cheerful and energetic, along with a right amount of respect for self and others. Our sense of sight is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra. The glands or organs associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra are the adrenal glands.
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4. The Heart Chakra – Green Color
The Anahata chakra or the Heart Chakra is associated with the chakra color green. This chakra influences our relationships and is related to the element of air. A weak Heart Chakra is responsible for sabotaging relationships through distrust, anger and envy. Sense of touch is impacted by the Heart Chakra and the glands connected to it are thymus and lymph.
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5. The Throat Chakra – Blue Color
The Vishuddha or Vishuddhi chakra refers to our true voice. As the name suggests, the Throat Chakra with its chakra color blue is associated with the ability to communicate and listen. The glands to which the Throat Chakra is attached are the esophagus, ears, throat, thyroid, jaws, teeth and neck vertebrae. The ethereal element of the Throat Chakra, when balanced, allows an individual to have a pleasant voice, artistic abilities, expressive ways and also the ability to be in a higher place spiritually. People with a balanced Throat Chakra are able to meditate well and use their energy efficiently and artistically.
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6. The Third Eye Chakra – Indigo Color
The Ajna chakra literally translates to “centre of knowing or monitoring”. This chakra is associated with the chakra color indigo and is connected to the pineal or pituitary gland. Those with a well-balanced Brow or Third Eye Chakra can have telepathic abilities, a charismatic personality and they often do not have any fear of death. The element of electricity or telepathy, along with the chakra color of indigo, are associated with our sense of Thought.
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7. The Crown Chakra – Violet Color
This chakra is known as the Sahasrara chakra in Sanskrit and is associated with the chakra colors of violet or purple. The Crown Chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, nervous system, and the brain and head region, with its element of light. In its balanced state, this chakra can render individuals the ability to perform miracles, transcend the laws of nature, and have a heightened awareness of death and immortality.
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Once you are aware of the 7 Chakras and their chakra colors, you can consider the methods of awakening and strengthening them in order to balance all areas of life. Doing so can help you stay mentally and physically fit, and also improve your financial/professional life.