Chakra Colors and Their Meaning

The 7 Chakra Colors and Their Meaning

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For those who know of energy healing and spirituality, the concept of Chakras may be quite familiar. However, for those of you just starting on your energy healing journey, this concept might be completely foreign. Let’s take a closer look at the 7 Chakra Colors and their meaning.

The human body has 7 Chakras starting from the base of the spine to the top of the head. These Chakras are the powerhouses of energy and keep us active, vibrant, and healthy. 

Chakras are wheels of light that distribute life energy to all the parts and the glands of the body equally. This life energy is also called “Qi,” (pronounced as Chi) and governs our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 

When there is a disturbance in the energy distribution due to any misaligned or closed Chakras, you are prone to develop severe illnesses and diseases. In such a case, you are likely to find yourself weak, distracted, and lost. However, learning about the 7 chakra colors and their meaning can help you clear your energy blocks and regain your optimal health and calmness. 

Understanding the 7 Chakra Colors

“Every Chakra is associated with a different color to establish a connection between the mental and the physical state of the human body.” 

Colors are a universal language that is easy to understand. They often represent and symbolize things and concepts. For clarity and ease, all 7 Chakras are shown using the colors of the Rainbow (every color in the spectrum vibrates at a certain frequency.) 

Chakra Color Illustration

The Chakras connect to those respective colors and create specific vibrations at physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The 7 Chakras and their corresponding colors are as follows.

  • The Muladhara or the Root Chakra is the color Red
  • The Svadhisthana or the Sacral Chakra is the color Orange
  • The Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra is the color Yellow
  • The Anahata or the Heart Chakra is the color Green 
  • The Visuddha or the Throat Chakra is the color Blue
  • The Ajna Chakra or the Third Eye Chakra is the color Indigo 
  • The Sahasrara Chakra or the Crown Chakra is the color Violet

Remembering the Rainbow colors (ROYGBIV) is the simplest way to memorize Chakra colors.

So, these are the Chakras and the colors that link to them.

Let’s get a little deeper and understand the significance of these 7 Chakras and their meaning, and learn how they impact our lives.

1. The Muladhara or the Root Chakra – Red Color

Root (Muladhara) Chakra is based at the lowest point of the Spinal Cord; hence, the name Muladhara Chakra. Mula in Sanskrit refers to Root in English, and the gonad glands connect to this Chakra.

Also known to be the powerhouse of energy, the Muladhara Chakra is represented by the color Red. The color red is associated with passion; thus, this Chakra shows our relationship with the earth. This Chakra is the main reason for our survival instincts, passion, and energy. It reflects how safe and secure we feel in this world. 

This Chakra boosts the energy that drives deep passion in a person. Sexuality, strength, and also our reflex system is dependent on the Root Chakra. Our sense of smell also connects to the Root Chakra.

2. The Svadhisthana or the Sacral Chakra – Orange Color

The Chakra impacts the emotions, joy, desire, and compassion for others. It is the seat of our sexuality, sensuality, and creative flow.   This Chakra is also responsible for the proper functioning of the reproductive system.

The imbalance of this Chakra can result in problems related to sexuality and reproductivity. Thus, it’s essential to keep this Chakra healthy and active. 

The glands that connect to this Chakra are mainly the female reproductive organs, the lymphatic system, the large intestine, pelvis, and bladder. Also, the sense of taste is dependent on this vortex.

3. The Manipura or the Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow Color

If you are experiencing tremendous success in both your personal and professional lives, it could be due to Solar Plexus or the Manipura Chakra’s normal functioning. 

Yellow is a color that represents our personal power, identity, mastery, and co-creation, energy and power. Thus, the color yellow symbolizes this Chakra. A person with a strong aura, confidence, and strength would generally have the Solar Plexus Chakra working absolutely fine. This Chakra is also responsible for creating a sense of self-love and respect for others and links to our sense of sight.

Adrenal glands are connected to the Manipura Chakra. Activating this Chakra regularly can instill poise in a person.

4. The Anahata or the Heart Chakra – Green Color

Also called the Anahata Chakra, the Heart Chakra represents healing, healer, healed. This chakra is crucial in keeping your relationships and your love life intact. If the Heart Chakra grows weak or closes altogether, you may end up having failed relationships. Such situations may involve issues around jealousy. Trust issues might become a problem, getting in the way of healthy happy relationships… This Chakra connects to the Thymus and Lymph, and it impacts the sense of touch.

5. The Visuddha or the Throat Chakra – Blue Color

The Visuddha or the Throat Chakra deeply connects to one’s communication and listening abilities; thus, it’s associated with Thyroid Glands. This chakra represents finding your truth, speaking your truth, and learning to communicate it in a creative way. When the Throat Chakra activates, the thyroid glands can function optimally. This Chakra connects to the ears, jaws, teeth, neck, and the spinal cord.

Those who have problems persuasively expressing themselves often have a blocked Throat Chakra. 

Those who speak their truth are more balanced and healthy overall.

6. Third Eye Chakra or the Ajna Chakra – Indigo Color

Ajna Chakra, or Third Eye Chakra controls the intuition, psychic reception, and vision, as well as the intelligence of a human being. It is the second topmost Chakra, it is located between the eyebrows, and it is represented by the color Indigo. The Pineal or pituitary gland connects to this Chakra.

Ajna in Sanskrit means “center of knowing”. One’s compelling personality is mainly dependent on the proper functioning of the Ajna Chakra. If the Ajna Chakra is clean and has an appropriate flow of energy, it will help to create a great sense of intellect and telepathic abilities.

7. The Crown Chakra or the Sahasrara Chakra – Violet Color

The Crown Chakra controls the pituitary gland, nervous system, brain, and head region.

This chakra is found on the topmost part of the human body and it is shown as being an indigo color. It is responsible for our connection to the source. Additionally, this chakra also controls the proper functioning of our brain impacting the clarity of thinking to a great extent. People in a meditative state generally possess a strong control over the Crown Chakra. This Chakra is responsible for creating awareness and enlightenment in individuals. 

The Importance of The 7 Chakra Colors and Their Meaning

We must remember that the human body is nothing but a mass of flesh that vibrates under specific frequencies. When your Chakras are healthy and activated regularly they will help keep your body free of ailments and diseases. You can achieve this by integrating yoga into your daily routine.

Thus, Chakra healing and activation is the key to a healthy and happy life. Learn more about healing your Chakras here.

Now that you understand the 7 chakra colors and their meaning, you might be looking for more! Are you ready to dig deep and align your Chakras? Find out how by contacting us. Write to us at or contact me here. 

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  1. Ladyjorns

    The question could be: When and how do you see these colors? I sometimes see colors in the darkness of my meditation behind closed eyes. If I do see colors, what does that mean? If I don t see any colors, what does that mean?

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