Chakra Colors

Chakras are energy centers within the body that help to regulate all its processes. The chakras are positioned along the centerline of your body, from the base of your spine to the crown of your head. Each chakra governs specific processes such as organ function, immune system response and emotions and is represented by one of the seven chakra colors.

The word chakra meaning "wheel" comes from the Vedas, which are the oldest written tradition in India, dating from 1,500 to 500 B.C. The chakras, recognized in alternative healing and spiritual practices, are often described as spinning wheels of energy.

In the illustration above you can see the chakra colors and location of each individual chakra. If you explored the area of the body around each chakra you would find the nerve ganglia branching out from the spinal column as well as the glands and organs influenced by each chakra.

Chakra Colors Sahasrara

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Violet: (purple) is the color of the Crown chakra, also known as Sahasrara. This chakra is located at the top of the head. The Crown chakra is linked to the crown of the head, nervous system, and the brain, and is representative of pure thought. This chakra connects one with the infinite consciousness. Opening this chakra will help tap into a deep spiritual understanding. Gemstones that will aid the Crown chakra include diamond and clear quartz.

Chakra Colors Chakras Ajna

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Indigo: The color of the Brow or Third-Eye chakra, also known as Ajna. This chakra is located between the eyebrows. This chakra is our link to the universal unconsciousness. Opening this chakra can aid in clear sight, intuition, integrity, and lessens feelings of despair. Gemstones amethyst, moonstone and augilite.

Chakra Colors Visuddha

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Blue: The color of the Throat chakra, also known as Visuddha. This chakra is located in the throat. It is linked to the throat, neck, hands, and arms. The Throat Chakra is connected with speech and hearing, and encourages spiritual communication.Opening the Throat chakra improves clairaudience. Gemstones that will aid the Throat chakra include turquoise, aquamarine, lapis, sodalite, quartz, angelite, aqua aura.

Chakra Colors Anahata

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Green: The color of the Heart chakra, also known as Anahata. This chakra is located at the center of the chest area and is linked to this entire area, the heart, lungs, circulatory system, and cardiac plexus. The Heart Chakra bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. Opening the Heart chakra allows a person to love more, empathize, and feel compassion. Gemstones that will aid the Heart chakra include emerald, tourmaline, aventurine, malachite, rose quartz, and rhodonite.

Chakra Colors Manipura

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Yellow: The color of the Solar Plexus chakra, also known as Manipura. This chakra is located in the stomach area and is linked to organs &muscular system in that area. The Solar Plexus chakra is representative of vitality and will. When this chakra is open, it acts to empower a person and help them find their personal strength. It will help turn dreams and goals into reality. Gemstones that will aid the Solar Plexus chakra include amber, topaz, citrine, yellow calcite, yellow jasper.

Chakra Colors Svadhisthana

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Orange: The color of the Sacral chakra, also known as Svadhisthana. This chakra is located beneath the naval, close to the genitals. The Sacral Chakra is linked to the sexual organs and reproductive system. Opening this chakra will free fertility and inherent creativity. The Sacral chakra stimulates sexuality and emotions. Gemstones that will aid the Sacral chakra include carnelian, coral, orange jasper, orange jade.

Chakra Colors Muladhara

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Red: The color of the Base or Root chakra, also known as Muladhara. This chakra is located at the base of the spine and allows us to be grounded and connect to the universal energies. First chakra, base of the spine. Groundedness, trust, belonging, lessens feelings of mistrust. Gemstones that will aid the Root chakra include lodestone, ruby, garnet, smokey quartz, obsidian, hematite and onyx.

Additional Energy Centers And Chakra Colors

Some practitioners believe that the 7-chakra system is just part of a larger 12-chakra system. The 7-chakras connect you to the earth and keep you grounded physically, spiritually and mentally.  The 12-chakra system expands upon that idea and connects you to the universe of all living beings as part of a greater whole.

For further study of the chakras and chakra colors we recommend, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy that was used as a reference for this article.

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  • Michael says:

    This was a well written article and contains much helpful information. One thing, though. When listing the gemstones associated with the Crown Chakras, only clear quartz and diamond are listed. However, there are purple stones such as amethyst, tanzanite, selenite, moonstone and others that are closely associated with the crown chakra.

    • Kate Smith says:

      Thank you for sharing that additional information, Michael. When I have a few moments, I’ll update the article to include more gemstones.

  • stephy wintes says:

    Thanks for sharing! Each chakra symbol incorporates the powerful circle as a reminder of our connection to the universe.

  • Kate Smith says:

    I’m sorry but I don’t know the answer to that question, Marilyn.

  • Marilyn Anquetil says:

    What does it mean when the green Chakra stone turn almost white?

    • Kate Smith says:

      I’m sorry, Marilyn, but I don’t know what that means. šŸ™

  • Jessie says:

    I love research, and with all going on around me today this article bring so much light to these thing/conditions.

    • Kate Smith says:

      Wonderful, Jessie. Thanks for letting us know.

  • maize says:

    I found the article very informative. I have been experiencing seeing
    mostly pastel colors for some time in shape of square box or rectangle boxs

    • Kate Smith says:

      Maize, we often see or notice particular colors and shapes that correlate to something that is on our mind or something we are experiencing emotionally. These connections can help you to gain deeper understanding.

  • Jerris says:

    What a nice surprise to find this article about the chakras! Color happens on the inside as well as the outside.

  • Harikrishnan says:

    Excellent research and write up. However, I would like to point out one discrepancy. The Ajna Chakra is located between the eye brows and not on top of head as is written in text. Kindly correct this. I loved this article about colors. Thanks for sharing your erudition.

    • Kate Smith says:

      So right you are, Harikrishnan. I must have mistakenly but the location of Sahasrara rather than Ajna. I appreciate you taking time to let me know of the error and for leaving the nice compliments.

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