Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chakra Balancing with Color and Sound

by Laura Hamilton

Chakras—those wonderful energy centers within the body. They provide us with vital life force and keep us healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. But like any other form of energy, these vibrations need to remain in balance. Stagnant or overactive energy in these areas can lead to discomfort and illness. While there are many ways to balance your chakras, using color and sound are fun and interesting ways to keep your energy flowing.

Chakras and Color Therapy

Each of the seven main chakras resonates in a certain color frequency. Familiarize yourself with theses energy vortexes and their respective colors.
The first chakra or root chakra, located at the base of the spine is red.

The second or sacral chakra, located below the navel is orange.

The third chakra is at the solar plexus and vibrates yellow.

The fourth or heart chakra vibrates green.

The fifth chakra is located at the base of the neck and is blue.

The sixth chakra is known as the third eye and resides between the eyebrows, vibrating at deep blue or indigo.

The seventh or crown chakra is at the top of the head and is violet in color.

Each of the seven main chakras resonates in a certain color frequency. Familiarize yourself with theses energy vortexes and their respective colors.

If any of your chakras are unbalanced, you will likely feel out of sorts in the related area of your body. Sore throat? Your fifth chakra is probably out of balance. Headache? Check your third eye. Luckily you can remedy these situations. In addition to traditional medical care, you should balance your chakras. Using color therapy is easy and fun. You can get creative with it too!

Say for instance that you’re treating your sixth chakra. You will focus on the color blue. Surround yourself with this color in any way you can think of! When meditating, visualize your throat area or your entire body in blue. Expose yourself to this color by sitting in a blue room or under a lamp with a special colored light or filter. You can even wear a blue scarf or pendant around your neck! The possibilities are endless! Some metaphysical suppliers even sell color therapy oils and special color therapy glasses for this purpose. Go online and check them out.

Chakras and Sound Therapy

Just as each chakra fits into a particular color of the spectrum, each chakra also vibrates at a certain sound frequency. In fact, each chakra corresponds to a specific musical note. The first chakra corresponds to the note C, the second is D, the third is E, the fourth is F, the fifth is G, the sixth is A, and the seventh is B.
So how do you work with sound therapy? Easy, just match the correct note or tones with the chakra you wish to balance. If you play a musical instrument, focus on that particular note or key. You can also work with tuning forks or Tibetan singing bowls. When you strike the tuning fork or bowl, the sound travels and will stimulate the chakra you are working with. The chakra will resonate with the sound and come back into balance.

If you are not musically inclined or don’t have access to tuning forks or singing bowls, there are other options. Chanting CD’s and MP3’s work well. You can either listen to tracks or chant along. Look for Tibetan chakra meditations or try Chakra Chants by Jonathan Goldman.
If you’re on a budget and money is tight, there are plenty of free YouTube videos available that focus on these topics. Some can teach you how to pronounce the chants for each chakra while others have elaborate video presentations of chakra colors and music. Take the time to explore these options. There is something for everyone!

So the next time you are feeling “chakra challenged” try one of these healing methods to bring yourself back into balance!