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The Colours of Health

Previously, I looked at the impact of colour and its effect on us. I would like to continue my focus on the subject of colour, but this time from a spiritual perspective. Colour has long been associated with chakras and each chakra is associated with aspects of our health.

The word ‘Chakra’ comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and means ‘circle of movement’ or ‘wheel’. A Chakra is believed to be an energy centre and they are found at different places in our bodies. For this piece I am focusing on the colours connected with the main seven chakras.


Reinforces our physical energy and is said to help cure anaemia, constipation, strengthen the reproductive system and aid the circulatory system. This colour is linked to the root chakra and associated with the spine, lower back, leg and foot issues


A warm colour linked to the sacral chakra and connected to our emotions, feelings and the reproductive systems. Also said to aid allergies, epilepsy, menstruation problems and indigestion. Orange can also help relieve muscle strain and is related to the adrenal glands.


The colour yellow is also connected to emotions and is linked to the stomach, liver and gall bladder. It can assist issues with the bladder, kidneys, spleen, rheumatism, diabetes, good for digestive problems, and the lymphatic system.


This hue is said to reduce anxiety, stress, exhaustion, asthma, hay fever, back problems, boosts the immune system, tissue regeneration and general healing. This colour relates to the heart chakra and connects to the heart, lungs, liver, circulation system and the thymus gland.


Connects to the throat chakra, the centre for communication and links us with our throat and lungs. It can also benefit the following conditions: diarrhoea, epilepsy, skin rashes, jaundice and headaches. Blue can also aid issues with the throat, mouth, oesophagus, teeth and thyroid.


Associated with the third eye chakra and linked to the nervous system, hypothalamus and pineal gland. Violet can benefit ailments linked to the endocrine and immune systems and enhances our sense of smell.


This colour is connected to the crown chakra and relates to the pituitary gland. White can also aid skin rashes, wounds, coughs, strengthen bones and the nervous system.

So how can colour help with my health? You could try wearing clothes and accessories in colours that could benefit your chakras or help specific health conditions. Adding colour to your wardrobe could also enhance your emotional state and general well-being.

I would like to point out that this entry is from a holistic point of view and is not supported by any scientific evidence. I am not suggesting in any way that wearing colour is a substitute for conventional medicine. However, colour does impact our well being and mood.


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