The colour red is associated with the root chakra. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and is related to our connection with the earth. Working with the root chakra and the colour red can help ground the body, connecting us to our sense of security, stability and safety.
The colour orange is associated with the sacral chakra, located below the navel. This chakra is related to the reproductive system, kidneys and adrenals; also with sensuality, sexuality and pleasure. Working with the sacral chakra and the colour orange can help us create a healthy balance between body and mind.
The colour yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra. The healing properties of this chakra are connected with the pancreas, liver, digestive system and gallbladder and with our ability to absorb nutrition. Working with the solar plexus chakra and the colour yellow is said to encourage positive, empowered thinking and link us to our creativity, well-being, pleasure and abundance.
The colour green is associated with the heart chakra, which is also connected to our lungs and to the thymus gland, which is vitally important to our immune system. Working with the heart chakra and the colour green can balance our energy and our nervous system; help our minds focus; connect us to compassion, regeneration and empowerment; and lift our mood.
The colour blue is associated with the throat chakra, which acts as a channel connecting the heart and the mind. This chakra is associated with the thyroid and the parathyroid glands, which aid in regulating metabolism. Working with the throat chakra and the colour blue can help us express ourselves peacefully and truthfully, freeing the voice to be an instrument of healing.
The colour indigo is associated with the third-eye chakra, our seat of intuition and wisdom. This chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, the body’s master gland, and with the pineal gland, which is linked to our cycles of sleeping and waking. Working with the third-eye chakra and the colour indigo can help us develop self-esteem, inner peace, discernment, intuition, wisdom, clarity and happiness.
The colour violet is associated with the crown chakra. This chakra is related to the pineal gland in the brain. This gland is sensitive to light and produces neurohormones like melatonin that help regulate our sleep cycles. The crown chakra also bridges the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Working with the crown chakra and can stimulate dream activity, clarify our thinking and help us connect to our higher spiritual self.