While I’m writing this, I am sitting in a small coffee shop in my hometown. As most of you know I seldom frequent coffee shops because for one I do not drink coffee but am a hot chocolate and hot tea drinker.  As I sit here and think on what I want to write, I look over to a wall where there is what this coffee shop is calling “the wishing wall”. As I look at the wall, I see all colors of the rainbow. Those colors make my soul happy. You may wonder why this is. Let’s talk about that.

Chakras are part of each of us. We have 7 chakra systems and each system has a different color and meaning. Let me touch on each of these briefly. Each of your chakras affects your physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. Physically the chakras relate to a body system (glands and organs). The emotional/mental level works with your attributes such as consciousness, choice, and will power. On the spiritual level, our chakras are attributed to such things as faith, harmony, intuition, creativity/expansion, and so forth.

Starting with the 1st chakra which is called the root chakra. The color most associated with it is Red. The root chakra is at the base of the spine. You can help strengthen this chakra by wearing red colors, eating food that is red in color, or applying certain essential oils to the bottom of the feet. It is the chakra that deals with life force, survival instincts, self-preservation, and being grounded. It is associated with the earth.

The 2nd chakra is your sacral chakra which deals with life vitality, self-gratification, and passion. Its color is orange and is located between the base of the spine and the navel. This chakra can be strengthened by wearing or eating orange colored foods (apricots, mangoes, squash, pumpkin) and its element is water. Being able to procreate and dream up creative endeavors flows from this area since the body system associated with this chakra is the reproductive system.

The 3rd chakra is your solar plexus and is yellow in color. So, eating foods yellow in color or by wearing yellow will help to strengthen this chakra that is located a few inches above the navel. It is associated with the digestive and nervous systems. It is associated with self-definition and confidence and fire element defines it.

Most people would think that your heart chakra color would be blue or red since we associate these colors with love, but the corresponding color is green and located in the low center of the chest where we know the “heart” is. We associate self-acceptance and love with the heart chakra and the element associated with it is air. It is of course our 4th chakra. And I think you can figure out what colors help to strengthen this chakra.

The 5th chakra is probably one of the hardest for most people and it is all about speaking your truth, self-expression and communication. That chakra is called the throat chakra and is associated with blue or turquoise. Its element is ether. The respiratory system is associated with this chakra. Unexpressed emotion stores up in this chakra such as a “lump in the throat.” Blueberries and plums are a couple of blue foods you can eat.

The 6th chakra is known as the third eye chakra and its color is indigo and located at the center of the forehead. The element associated with light. The third eye chakra has to do with self-reflection and knowing. Wearing indigo colors and eating black beans, black olives, or died raisins can be used to strengthen this chakra.

The last chakra which is the 7th is called the crown chakra and its color is violet and is located at the top of the head. It has to do with self-knowledge, self-will, and divine connection. Its associated element is thought. Foods eaten to help with this chakra are purple bell peppers, eggplant, purple plums, etc. Wearing violet colors or using essential oils such as wintergreen, sandalwood, or wild orange will also support this chakra.

By reviewing each of the chakra systems and working with them, can help balance them. Balancing your chakras can help ease stress and bring peace and joy back into your life. If you’d like to work with me, please go to the work with me page.