Awareness of color in your life helps you to balance your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. This is because each color is associated with specific attributes, which are harnessed by using that color in an effective way, such as meditation. If you focus on a color while meditating, it helps to keep your mind calm as the chosen shade becomes your focus. In addition, meditating on a particular color allows you to draw the energies and vibrations of that hue into your aura and physical body. You can choose any color in the spectrum to aid your meditation, depending on the result you want. For example, if you want a more optimistic outlook, choose yellow, or if you are searching for a feeling of peace and harmony, focus on green.
Color meditation to stimulate the chakras
Each of the chakras (the body’s seven energy centers) is stimulated by a different color. Meditating with colors is, therefore, an excellent way to achieve balance. You can stimulate a specific chakra by visualizing the corresponding color during meditation, helping you to absorb its positive attributes. Each chakra has an associated color that you can focus on during meditation.
This color visualization exercise is an easy introduction to meditation as the candle helps you to maintain your focus on your chosen color. You can use any colored candle you wish, but the candle itself is simply a point to concentrate on – in time you may wish to adapt the meditation so that you close your eyes and imagine a color without needing the candle in front of you. For best results, imagine the color flowing within your body, passing in and out with your breath, cleansing your chakra and easing physical tension as it moves through you.
Prepare your meditation space
Choose one of the seven colors that correspond to the particular attribute you would like to focus on. Find a place where you can sit peacefully for 20-30 minutes without being interrupted. Switch off your phone, clear away any clutter and put some gentle music on. Create soft lighting by using a colored candle.
Relaxing the body
Take deep breaths feeling your chest expand and contract naturally. When you breathe properly, you increase the flow of oxygen in your bloodstream, and this helps you relax.
Focus on your breathing
Concentrating on your breathing is a good way to help you focus your mind. As you exhale, count to 10. Breathe in again and then relax, again, counting to 10 as you exhale, never forcing your breath.
Focus on the candle
Now focus on the candle in front of you and consciously “inhale” the color of the candle into your heart center (your heart chakra). Continue rhythmically breathing in and out.
Visualize the color
Feel the color of the candle enter your heart and lungs, and feel the color start to spread throughout your body. Close your eyes and visualize the color beginning to fill your aura and physical body. Try to remain aware of your breathing pattern, and feel the color flowing into and out of your physical body.
Sealing your aura
Now, visualize a golden bubble of light, like an egg, surrounding the whole of your body, sealing in the color you’ve been focusing on.
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