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