Chakras are the body’s energy centers. The main seven chakras run up the spinal cord – beginning at the base of the spine and ending at the crown of the head. They each correspond to different needs and emotions (starting with basic survival and ending with a connection to spirit and the universe), and they each have their own colour.

The colour for the root chakra, Muladhara or 1st chakra, is red. It signifies health, home, childhood, safety, grounding, trust, stability and abundance.

The colour for the sacral chakra, Svadhisthana, or 2nd chakra is orange. It signifies creativity, desires, individuality, sexuality, flow, emotions, pleasure, and change.

The colour for the solar plexus chakra, Manipura, or 3rd chakra is yellow. It signifies autonomy, determination, self-discipline, personal power, motivation, transformation, boundaries, ego and confidence.

The colour for the heart chakra, Anahata, or 4th chakra is green. It signifies compassion, empathy, love, forgiveness, joy, acceptance, gratitude, and generosity.

The colour for the throat chakra, Vishuddha, or 5th chakra is blue. It signifies expression, communication, purpose, integrity, creativity, acceptance, honesty, and authenticity.

The colour for the third eye chakra, Ajna, or 6th chakra, is indigo. It signifies intuition, self-realization, awareness, imagination, dreams, clarity and connection.

The colour for the crown chakra, Sahasrara, or 7th chakra is purple or white. It signifies oneness, faith, awareness, understanding, enlightenment, transcendence, surrender and wisdom.

Unblocking and balancing your chakras can be a powerful way to release or heal stagnant energy, and understanding these colours can aid in your chakra work.