Have you ever looked at a prism’s reflection and noticed how the colors line up? Red is on the bottom, next orange, yellow, green, baby blue, and deep purple. The Chakra system brought to us by ancient Indian masters, assigned these 6 color values to each part of the human body including white which emanates from the top of the head. The chakras can be thought of as vortexes spinning either clockwise, counterclockwise, back and forth, diagonally or being at rest.
Color breathing is a fun exercise that gives your mind a focus as you move further along the meditative process. Tomorrow I’ll describe the chakras system and their relationship to the body, mind and spirit.
To begin, I would start sitting comfortably in a chair, feet flat on the floor. Start with a big exhale moving the stale air out of your lungs using the sound Huh. Look at the first day and review the three clearing breath sequence remembering to concentrate on belly breathing and increasing your lungs capacity. Next take in a gentle breath seeing the color red as a ball of energy at the base of your spine. Notice if it is moving, or at a still point. As you gently exhale let the red ball fall back down to your feet. Visualize an orange ball under your belly button. Take one or two complete breaths and send the ball down to your feet and back to the earth. Next see a yellow ball in the center of your stomach, notice what it is doing. If you don’t physically see these colors, imagine them in your mind’s eye. Take two or three complete breaths and send the ball down to your feet and out. Next see a green ball at the level of your heart. Breathe into it a few times and send it out moving this time upward through your throat and out at your top of your head. Next, see a blue ball at the level of your throat. Remembering to note any movements. Let the blue ball float upward and out the top your head. Next see a purple ball, let it rest in between your eyes, breathe gently in and out and send it upward and out the top of your head. Lastly see a white ball at the top of your head. Breathe in and out and send it upward to Spirit.