This past weekend the Eros Sport team spent a day in La Jolla, CA. During our visit we took some time to walk through Madison Gallery located in the center of town. This beautiful space exhibits modern contemporary art from various artists around the world ranging in different types of mediums. The crisp and ample space not only makes it easy to focus on all the materials used, but also makes it very pleasing to absorb all the colors radiating form each piece.
Color, just like fragrance, is a very personal subject. Not only is it perceived differently by each individual, but it also conveys a different emotion to the person who is emitting the color versus the person who is viewing the color. With thus said, each color has a corresponding chakra (chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel) and there are 7 chakras aligned through the center of our body. Historically, some ancient cultures practiced chromo therapy, or the use of colors to heal. Each chakra is represented with its unique color and area of the body.
Focusing on each of the chakras and their corresponding color can help bring balance to your mind and body. Each chakra and color is described below:
RED- This color represents the root chakra, located at the base of your spine. This is your life force and represents stability. Focusing on the color red and your root chakra will help you alleviate feelings of frustration, anger and raw passion. Physically, red is the color that stimulates your body and mind and increases your circulation.
ORANGE- This color represents the sacral chakra, located in the area of your naval. Focusing on the color orange and your sacral chakra will help you with issues involving sensuality, relationships, physical pleasure, emotional self-expression and creativity. Physically, orange is the color that stimulates your nervous system.
YELLOW- This color represents the solar plexus chakra, located just below your breastbone. Focusing on the color yellow and your solar plexus chakra will affect your happiness, optimism and thought processes. Physically, yellow is the color that helps increase your overall vitality, mental alertness and analytical thought.
GREEN- This color represents the heart chakra, located in the center of your chest. Focusing on the color green and your heart chakra stimulates peace, love and nurturing. Physically, green is the color that induces healing.
BLUE- This color represents the throat chakra, located at the base of your larynx. Focusing on the color blue and your throat chakra helps you with your self-expression and confidence. Physically, blue is the color that controls your thyroid gland and your lymphatic system, and affects your throat, neck and voice.
INDIGO- This color represents the third eye chakra, located in the middle of your forehead. Focusing on the color indigo and your third eye chakra increases your intuition and your peace of mind. Physically, indigo is the color that affects your endocrine system.
VIOLET- This color represents the crown chakra, located at the top of your skull. Focusing on the color Violet and your crown chakra helps you align with universal consciousness. Physically, violet is the color that affects your pituitary gland.
Through the use of colors and chakras, we can focus on dealing with emotional and physical dilemmas we may be facing. Finding our own meditative settings and surrounding ourselves with visual stimulants is essential to our everyday well-being. Regardless of what your needs may be, there is a color fit for everyone. Places such Madison Gallery are great source of inspiration and color therapy.
Enjoy the spectrum.