Since time immemorial, colours have been used as powerful tools for healing and well-being
Colours and CharkasWhen a colour/chakra is balanced, it manifests the positive aspects listed below. However, when it is out of balance, the negative aspects show up. When the negative energies accumulate over a period of time, they show up as physical symptoms.
Crown chakra/Colour violet
Related to the brain and pineal gland.
Positive aspects: A reverence for all life, self-sacrificing in the service of others, an ability to see the appropriate route for the benefit of the higher self, idealism.
Negative aspects: No concern for others, feelings of superiority, lack of contact with reality.
Physical ailments: Dizziness, mental disorders like depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease.
Brow chakra/Colour indigo
Related to eyes, lower head, sinuses and pituitary gland.
Positive aspects: Highly intuitive, faithful, clear sighted, has integrity, orderly mind.
Negative aspects: Inability to trust intuition, scattered mind, inconsiderate, blinkered vision.
Physical ailments: Headaches, migraines, visual defects, sinus problems, ear defects.
Throat chakra/Colour blue
Related to throat, lungs and thyroid gland.
Positive aspects: Loyal, trustworthy, tactful, calm.
Negative aspects: Unfaithful, self-righteous, cold.
Physical ailments: Asthma, mouth ulcers, sore throat, thyroid problems, anorexia nervosa.
Heart chakra/Colour green
Related to heart, breasts and thymus gland.
Positive aspects: Compassionate, generous, balanced, loving.
Negative aspects: Jealous, miserly, bitter.
Physical ailments: Heart diseases, diseases of immune system (AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies), breast cancer.
Solar plexus chakra/Colour yellow
Related to liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine and pancreas.
Positive aspects: Confident, alert, optimistic, good-humoured.
Negative aspects: Over analytical, sarcastic, pessimistic.
Physical ailments: Diabetes, peptic ulcers, gallstones, liver disease.
Sacral (lower abdomen) chakra/Colour orange
Related to uterus, prostate, large intestine and ovaries and testes.
Positive aspects: Sociable, creative, joyous, independent.
Negative aspects: Destructive, despondent, withdrawn.
Physical ailments: PMS, irritable bowel syndrome, lower back pain, prostatic and testicular diseases, ovarian cysts.
Base chakra/Colour red
Related to kidneys, bladder, hips, legs and adrenal gland.
(The kidneys are formed within the pelvis and here they link with the base chakra energy, although prior to birth they rise to the position higher in the body with which we are more familiar)
Positive aspects: Assertive, courageous, pioneering.
Negative aspects: Insecure, aggressive, fearful.
Physical ailments: Constipation, diarrhoea, piles, colitis, frequent urination, cold fingers and toes, hypertension, kidney stones, impotence.
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