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Chakras

By Natalie Brady, Jr. Assistant Editor

The study of the chakras is a part of many philosophical and spiritual traditions, as well as many therapies and disciplines. In eastern traditions, the theory of chakras is a central part of the Hindu and Buddhist tantra, playing an important role in attaining deep levels of realization. An important part of the chakra system is balancing the energy meridians, used in Yoga, Pranayam, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung. In the West, the subtle energy of the chakras is explored through practices such as aromatherapy, mantras, Reiki, hands-on healing, flower essences, radionics, sound therapy, color/light therapy and crystal/gem therapy. Chakra is a concept involving wheel-like vortices or force centers which are believed to emanate from the body. They are considered the points for the reception and transmission of energy forces. The most well known system in the West includes seven chakras.

The seven chakras include:

The first chakra is at the base of your spine, and is the color red. The first chakra represents your connection to the Earth. If someone’s aura is red, then the person is said to be dealing with something that has to do with his or her connection to the Earth. If it is a muddy red, they are experiencing a hard time, but if it is a beautiful, clear red the person is very much connected to the Earth.

The second chakra is the lower abdomen, and is the color orange. The second chakra represents physical enjoyment – positive or negative. It is said that if you are in a lot of physical pain, your chakra will be a muddy orange. If you are doing something physical, such as a sport that you are enjoying, your chakra will be a beautiful, clear orange.

The third chakra is in the solar plexus, which is where your rib cages meet, and is yellow. The third chakra represents your connection to other people. If you are having problems with someone, your chakra will be a muddy or unclear yellow. However, if you are bonding with people and having no problems, your chakra will be a nice, clear yellow.

The fourth chakra is the heart. While most people would think this chakra would be red or pink because it is the heart, it is actually green. If you have ever heard the saying “green with envy” or that someone was so envious their heart was being “eaten up”, this is where those sayings originated. If your chakra is a muddy, ugly green, it represents envy and jealousy. If your chakra is a grass green (beautiful, rich, and pure), it shows you love something or someone, and that can be anything from a person to something you are doing, or even a stuffed animal or song.

The fifth chakra is the throat and the mouth, and is the color blue. This represents expression. For instance, if you have a sore throat you probably feel like you cannot express yourself properly verbally, and your chakra will be an ugly and unclear blue. If your chakra is a clear, vibrant blue, you are expressing yourself in the right way.

The sixth chakra is your third eye. The color for the sixth chakra is indigo.

Finally, the seventh chakra is spirit. It is at the top of your head and represents your connection to God. The seventh chakra can be represented in three different colors (violet, white, or gold), depending on the person.

If you noticed, as you go down the list, the colors show the rainbow. First chakra – red; second – orange; third – yellow; fourth – green; fifth – blue; sixth – indigo; and seventh – violet. The chakras are reflected in the emotional aura. There are three auras: physical, emotional, and spiritual. The physical aura outlines your body and is almost always white (a sort of glow surrounding the body), unless you are dead or dying – then the aura will be gray, black, or gone altogether. The emotional aura is any color, and that color represents the chakras. The spiritual aura is outside the emotional aura, and doesn’t change often. It deals with your long-term connection with God. For example, where are you and where are you going? This aura deals with the thought of reincarnation.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the seven chakras and various beliefs concerning them.