Chakras are energy centers that spin like a wheel in our body pulling energy in and sending out energy. They are not physical body parts but do affect our physical body. They are part of our field of energy that extends out from our physical body. There are seven basic chakras. In the pictures below I show what color each one is associated with and what the chakra does. Our chakras react to the world in which we live and can affect our lives in positive or negative ways depending on what we do or don’t expose ourselves to. I learned about chakras a long time ago but I thought it might be a good idea to review the subject and work on simple ways to help ourselves stay positive !
Walk barefoot in your yard to make that connection to the earth . Stand with your feet firmly planted on the grass or dirt and just breathe for a few minutes . If you can not stand it’s okay to sit down with your bare feet resting on the ground. Relax and let Mother earth share her energy with you. Make this a daily practice and make a note of how you feel on the first day and how you feel a month later. You decide is it helpful.
Bring the color orange into your life: a pillow, a rug, a picture, plant orange marigolds or zinnias in your garden or put a bowl of oranges on your table. Orange is a lively fresh color. The color orange is also associated with sunshine and happiness. What pleasure can we take into our lives when we not only notice the color orange but we bring into our daily life. I like to wear solid yellow shirts, solid yellow short sleeve t-shirts and solid yellow long sleeve shirts, 100% cotton is my preference. I call them my “I can” shirts. I use a pastel yellow color rather than a deeper yellow. I have always loved that color because as soon as I put it on, I feel good ! It wasn’t until I learned that the color yellow was associated with the solar plexus chakra that I began calling them my “I can” shirts.
The color green : what is a common thing that we all do when someone is in the hospital ? We take them some flowers or a houseplant. This is an expression of empathy. When we have houseplants in our homes are we open to the possibilities of growth ? I’d say yes, in more than one way. Take care of your houseplants because they are sending you positive energy. If you don’t have one you can consider getting one or grow one from a clipping from your neighbor or friend.
The color sky blue is awesome ! The communication chakra helps us with our creativity, intelligence, musical and verbal abilities. The throat chakra connects to our heart chakra and our forehead or 3rd eye chakra bringing in feelings and thoughts. This connection enhances our relationship with sound. Language and sound play important roles in how we communicate with others and ourselves.
The color indigo is one of my favorite colors. Although this picture shows a purple martin the color I see on it’s back in this picture is indigo. Lighting is important when photographing birds because only when the sunlight hits them just right do you get the true colors of the bird. (They are said to be a dark blue purple.) One idea is to simply purchase a square of indigo fabric from the quilting section of a fabric store or a cutting of it from a bolt of indigo fabric. Make a scarf or a potholder with the fabric. Hang the scarf on a corner of your mirror when your not wearing it as a way to see it everyday.
White or gold , both are found on the white cosmos flower above. I have a friend who says wear gold jewelry! Earrings , bracelets, etc. But I like white gold and silver, so that doesn’t work for me. Instead I painted white cosmos with a blue sky background with inexpensive acrylic paint to include white and gold in my home for daily viewing.
To optimize the energy field around our body we can use these colors to increase the positive energy flowing in and the energy that we send out. Take a look around you and notice the colors you already have in your home, what are your favorite colors ?