A colourful illustration showing the Chakras of the human body

A Chakra is like a spiral of energy, each one relating to the others. Chakra (pronounced sha-kra) is the Sanskrit word for ' wheel '.

If you can imagine the main chakras / energy centres as a set of cogs/wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine; each cog /wheel needs to move smoothly and at a similar speed for the clock / engine to work properly.

Thus good health and well being is achieved by a balance of all these energies (or the smooth running of the cogs/wheels).

Colour Therapy uses colour to balance the Chakras of the body

Each of the spectrum colours is simply light of varying wavelengths, thus each colour has its own particular energy.

The energy relating to each of these spectrum colours resonates with the energy of each of the seven main chakras of the body.

Colour therapy can help to re balance these 'wheels' by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras. Listed below is each of the spectrum colours and the chakra which it relates to. Violet has the shortest wavelength and red the longest wave length.

Chakras and associated colours

Colour   Chakra
Violet   Crown
Indigo   Brow
Blue   Throat
Green   Heart
Yellow   Solar Plexus
Orange   Sacral
Red   Base

Violet relates to the Crown chakra, and red the Base chakra.

Colour therapy can help

Colour is absorbed by the eyes, skin and skull and our electro-magnetic field/aura.

The energy of colour can have an affect upon us on all levels, that is to say, physical, spiritual and emotional. Every cell in the body needs light energy - thus colour energy has widespread influence on the whole body.