The chakra system is a fundamental part of Indian spirituality, and it’s one that has become very popular in the west. But unless you’ve had training in this tradition, it can be hard to understand what the chakras are and how they work.
What is the chakra?
The chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “disc.”
It’s a spinning vortex of energy that runs along our spine, connecting us to higher realms and healing our bodies. Because we exist in a 3d reality, we can only perceive a slice across the plane of it, so we see it as a spiral, but extensive research shows it is more likely to be spherical.
According to Eastern wisdom, there are seven chakras (the first one being closest to the feet and the seventh being closest to the head), each with its own color and meaning. All seven chakra centers have a color that corresponds to the rainbow. These seven colours represent everything from our deepest emotions to our physical health. They’re often referred to as power points in our body that can be used for healing or energizing ourselves or other people.
We each take our own interpretation of what our chakra means although this article will be a good start to understanding about chakra alignment and your chakra health.
How do I use the chakra to find my life purpose?
You can use the chakras to find your life purpose, career, relationships and health. There are many ways to do this but here is one example.
To find your Life Purpose:
- You can use the colour of your Crown Chakra to find out what you are meant to be doing with your life. For example if you have a blue crown chakra then that means you should be creating beauty in some way (e.g., writing books or painting). If you have white at the top then it means that getting yourself known for creating things is important to you (e.g., writing articles on Medium).
- The same goes for your career. If you have a purple crown chakra then that means that helping people is important to you, so perhaps becoming a counsellor would be good for you. If your Crown Chakra is green then it means that being around nature or animals is important (e.g., working as an outdoors person).
- Red is the colour of love and relationships. If you have red in your Heart Chakra then it means that you are connected to people and want to be loved by them. If your Heart Chakra has a pink colour then this means that you are very emotional about love. If your Sacral Chakra is orange then this means that you need to express yourself with someone (e.g., through art or music).
- If your Root Chakra is brown then this means that sex is important to you, so you need to find a partner who feels the same.
- If your Throat Chakra has the colour of blue then this means that you need to listen to your body more and pay attention to what it is telling you.
- If your Third-Eye Chakra is yellow then this means that you need to focus on yourself rather than being focused on others too much.
- If your Solar Plexus Chakra is gold then this means that you are full of energy and happiness, which makes you attractive to others.
What are the 7 different Chakra energy centers and colours?
Muladhara – the red chakra of survival
The root chakra is the first of seven energy centers, or chakras, that are located along the spine. It’s also known as Muladhara and it’s associated with survival and security.
The colors of this chakra are red and yellow.
- Red is the color of survival because it represents our needs for food, shelter, clothing and companionship.
- Yellow is associated with earth due to its abundance in nature: we can find yellow flowers blooming along a meadow or even yellows within our own bodies (the liver produces bile).
This color also refers to blood since it carries oxygen throughout our body; blood cells are red because they contain iron which gives them their crimson hue! Both these colors can be seen in rocks like iron ore or sandstone where iron-based minerals have been exposed over time by erosion from water run offs causing them to corrode into rust stains on stone surfaces when washed away by rainstorms; these staining patterns appear as bright yellows against dark browns due to weathering effects caused by windblown sands accumulating over time around cracks where moisture may seep through cracks present within rock substrates.”
Svadhisthana – the orange chakra of pleasure and creativity
Orange is the colour of creativity, pleasure and creativity.
The color orange represents a happy medium between red (passion) and yellow (intellect). The orange hue indicates warmth, balance and vitality; giving off an inviting glow while being comforting at the same time!
Manipura – the yellow chakra of power
Yellow is the colour of the sun, and therefore it represents power. The sun is what gives life to plants, animals and people; without it we would all perish. Yellow also represents intellect and mental clarity. Yellow stimulates your mind and body’s ability to process information quickly.
This chakra is associated with the solar plexus, which controls digestion, metabolism, growth hormone production and respiration rate (among other things). When your Manipura chakra is out of balance you might experience problems with digestion or have difficulty eating enough food to support yourself physically or emotionally (for example feeling full after only one bite). In addition to these physical symptoms an imbalance in this area can lead to anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or panic attacks as well as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Anahata – the green or pink chakra of heart-centred love
The heart chakra is located in the centre of your chest and is green or pink. It’s also known as Anahata, which means ‘unstruck’ or ‘undisturbed’. The energy of this chakra helps you to feel unconditional love for yourself and others.
This colour represents the heart chakra, so if you want to bring more love into your life then wear it as a scarf, tie it onto your bag or even hang it on a wall in your home.
Vishuddha – the blue chakra of communication and expression
The throat chakra, usually represented by a blue lotus flower, is associated with the element of ether. This means that it controls the mind and senses. It also influences your ability to communicate with others.
The throat chakra is the center of self-expression, creativity and communication—the two things we use most in life!
If this chakra is out of balance or blocked in any way then you may experience issues related to speaking up for yourself (and others), listening actively and communicating clearly across all mediums including body language/facial expressions etc..
Ajna – the indigo or purple chakra of intuition and insight
The sixth chakra is the third eye. In Vedic philosophy, it’s a symbol of inner sight and spiritual awakening. It’s also where you’ll find your sixth sense—the psychic vision that helps you see beyond the physical world to glean insight into your own life and others’. When this chakra is open and clear, it allows for clairvoyance (clear seeing) and clairaudience (clear hearing).
You can locate your third eye by closing both eyes gently and looking between them with a soft gaze. You may see sparks of light, colors or shapes; some people feel pressure at their brows when they do this technique. You might even become aware of sudden insights about yourself or other people who cross your path—thoughts that seem to come from nowhere!
Sahasrara – the violet vortex of consciousness itself
The seventh chakra is the crown of your head. It’s located above the head, at the top of your spinal cord and it’s also known as sahasrara: an indigo-violet vortex of consciousness itself. This chakra is a gateway to higher consciousness and it’s where you enter into enlightenment. It’s also known as the center of the universe because this is where everything originates from.
In order to activate this chakra, you must raise your vibration through meditation, prayer or using crystals (the color violet). You can use essential oils such as lavender and frankincense which help to clear any obstacles in order for you to connect with spirit guides or angels on their path towards enlightenment.
In conclusion, the chakras are an essential part of our being and our health. They govern all aspects of life, from our physical health to our emotional wellbeing. By understanding the meaning and purpose of each one, we can work on improving ourselves in a way that aligns with who we truly are as individuals. And who knows? Maybe it will even help us find out what that really means!