Colours to bal­ance your chakras and im­prove your well-be­ing. By Sabrina Loh.

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Colour is a huge com­po­nent of light and en­ergy that trans­mits a holis­tic ef­fect on the mind, body, emo­tion, and soul. Case in point: red is an ef­fec­tive colour to alert the eye of warn­ing signs while blue chan­nels calm­ness and tran­quil­lity. It goes with­out say­ing that feel­ings are also of­ten as­so­ci­ated with colours: “hav­ing the blues” or “green with envy”. Colour ther­apy, or chro­mother­apy, is a holis­tic heal­ing method that em­ploys the en­ergy of colour and light to re­store bal­ance in our men­tal and phys­i­cal health—a prac­tice that dates back to an­cient Egyp­tian and Chi­nese civil­i­sa­tions. Ac­cord­ing to Eve Chegne, cer­ti­fied colour ther­a­pist and founder of Colourz­work Malaysia, chro­mother­apy is based on vi­bra­tional heal­ing: “When some­one looks tired, it can be trans­lated to the colour chakra that is blocked. Each colour in the spec­trum vi­brates at dif­fer­ent fre­quen­cies and in shin­ing the cor­rect light on the chakra, this will help to bal­ance it.” With seven dif­fer­ent chakra points aligned along our spinal col­umn, each point is con­nected to a chakra colour gov­ern­ing the main or­gans of our bod­ies. Or­ange, for ex­am­ple, is as­so­ci­ated with the sacral chakra that im­pacts the func­tion­ing of the blad­der and the lym­phatic sys­tem while blue is at­tached to the throat chakra that guides our glands. When bal­anced, the chakra pur­port­edly en­ables a sound med­i­ta­tive and artis­tic en­ergy.

There are sev­eral ways in which the dif­fer­ent chakras can be dis­rupted and it all starts from the mind, of­ten caused by neg­a­tive thoughts, work stress, life­style changes, or even sound pol­lu­tion. “Let’s say you’re feel­ing in­se­cure about los­ing some­thing. That is an in­di­ca­tion that the red chakra is im­bal­anced be­cause red re­lates to be­ing grounded,” Chegne ex­plains. “If you don’t do any­thing about it, the red chakra in our body such as blood cir­cu­la­tion and sex­ual or­gans will start to show ill symp­toms.” Through chro­mother­apy, the dis­rupted chakra can be re­vi­talised with the ther­a­peu­tic en­ergy of colours. Sur­round­ing your phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment with the right shades can do won­ders, too. “If you’re dressed in red, or wear­ing make-up that is strong in crim­son tones, you cre­ate a vi­bra­tion of the colour to the peo­ple around you,” said Chegne be­fore adding, “When peo­ple talk to you, they look into your eyes and that’s where eye­shadow plays a big role.” In a sim­i­lar fash­ion, colours can be ap­plied to the lips, nails, and face to en­hance the other chakras and stim­u­late moods and en­ergy lev­els. While chro­mother­apy should not be used as an al­ter­na­tive to pro­fes­sional med­i­cal care, its role as a com­ple­men­tary ther­apy speaks vol­umes for the body—if not for your en­tire life.


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The seven dif­fer­ent chakra points and colours

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