How the chakras and colour work with Reiki
We have seven main chakra (or energy) centres and each main centre is connected to our being on several different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level each chakra governs a main organ or gland, which is then connected to other body parts that resonate the same frequency.
Every organ, gland and body system is connected to a chakra and each chakra is connected to a colour vibrational frequency. For example, the heart chakra governs the thymus gland and it is also in charge of the functioning of the heart organ, lungs, bronchia system, lymph glands, secondary circulatory system, immune system as well as the arm and hands. And the heart chakra resonates to the colour green.
When one part of a chakra center is out of sync it may eventually effect its other parts and possibly its neighbouring chakra. When a chakra centre is out of balance it generally means that it is over-active or under-active, or possibly congested or blocked. If this happens it is usually felt on a mental, emotional or physical level.
Read more below to understand how this could be affecting you and what you can do to help yourself.
Root or Base Chakra
Colour Association - Red
Location - Base of spine, coccyx
Lesson Survival–The right to exist. Deals with tasks related to the material and physical world. Ability to stand up for oneself and security issues.
Imbalances - Anaemia, fatigue, lower back pain, sciatica, depression, frequent colds or cold hands and cold feet.
Root Stimulants - Physical exercise and restful sleep, gardening, pottery and clay. Red food & drink. Red gemstones, red clothing, bathing in red, etc. Using red oils such as ylang ylang or sandalwood essential oils.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Sacral or Spleen ChakraTitle
Colour Association Orange
Location - Below navel, lower abdomen
Lesson Survival -The right to feel. Connected to our sensing abilities and issues related to feelings. Ability to be social and intimacy issues.
Imbalances - Eating disorders. Alcohol and drug abuse. Depression. Low back pain. Asthma or allergies. Candida & yeast infections. Urinary problems. Sensuality issues as well as impotency and frigidity.
Spleen Stimulants - Hot aromatic baths, water aerobics, massage. Embracing sensation (such as different food tastes). Orange food & drink. Orange gemstones and orange clothing. Using orange oils such as melissa or orange essential oils.
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Colour Association - Yellow
Location - Above the navel, stomach area
Lesson Survival–Personal power–The right to think. Balance of intellect, self-confidence and ego power. Ability to have self-control and humour.
Imbalances - Digestive problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, constipation. Nervousness, toxicity, colitis, poor memory.
Solar Plexus Stimulants - Taking classes, reading informative books, doing mind puzzles. Sunshine. Detoxication programs. Yellow food & drink. Yellow gemstones and yellow clothing. Using yellow oils such as lemon or rosemary essential oils.
Colour Association - Green
Location - Centre of chest
Lesson Survival–Relationships. The right to love. Love, forgiveness, compassion. Ability to have self-control. Acceptance of oneself.
Imbalances - Heart and breathing disorders. Heart and breast cancer. Chest pain. High blood pressure. Passivity. Immune system problems. Muscular tension..
Heart Stimulants - Nature walks, time spent with family or friends. Green food & drink. Green gemstones and green clothing. Using green oils such as eucalyptus or pine essential oils.
Brow or Third Eye Chakra
Colour Association - Sky Blue
Location - Throat area
Lesson Survival– Confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit. Releasing hidden and repressed negative thoughts.
Imbalances - personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority,. sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems,
Throat Stimulants - Thyroid imbalances, swollen glands. Fevers and flu. Infections. Mouth, jaw, tongue, neck and shoulders problems. Hyperactivity. Hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, bloating and menopause.
Colour Association - Indigo
Location - Forehead, in between the eyes.
Lesson Survival– Intuition. The right to “see.” Trusting one’s intuition and insights. Developing one’s psychic abilities. Self-realisation. Releasing hidden and repressed negative thoughts.
Imbalances - Learning disabilities, co-ordination problems, sleep disorders. Depression, thyroid imbalances, swollen glands. Fevers and flu. Infections. Mouth, jaw, tongue, neck and shoulders problems. Hyperactivity.
Brow Stimulants - Meditation. Indigo food & drink. Indigo gemstones and indigo clothing. Using indigo oils such as patchouli or frankincense essential oils.
Colour Association - Violet
Location - Top of Head
Lesson Survival– Knowingness–The right to aspire. Dedication to the divine consciousness and trusting the universe. Learning about one’s spirituality. Our connection to the concept of “God” or a higher intelligence.
Imbalances - Headaches. Photosensitivity. Mental illness. Neuralgia.Senility. Right/left brain disorders and coordination problems. Epilepsy. Varicose veins and blood vessel problems. Skin rashes.
Crown Stimulants - Focusing on dreams. Writing down one’s visions and inventions. Violet food & drink. Violet gemstones and violet clothing. Using violet oils such as lavender or jasmine essential oils.