Chakra and skin:  how our body’s subtle energies directly affect the health of our skin

First of all, what are the Chakras?

Chakras are energy poles located along our spinal column. We can call them the gateways through which the cosmic energy called Prana is processed. 

The term Chakra translates as wheel or circle, because these energy poles are in the shape of small spirals with the apex pointing towards the spinal column and develop towards the front of our body and towards the back, except for the first one which projects downwards and the last one, which projects upwards.  

There are seven main Chakras, six corporeal and one extracorporeal; on a physical level they correspond to specific glands in our body and have a perfect correspondence with the primary colours.  

How do the Chakras show up?

Invisible to the human eye, the manifestation of the Chakras occurs through vibrational maturation.  

The energy of the Chakras originates from below, from substance, and is strengthened by rising upwards influencing the next Chakra.

Starting from the bottom, the 1st Muladhara Chakra (Root Chakra) has the red colour vibration and is located at the perineum. It is related to the adrenal glands and on the physical level influences the spine, the lower limbs, the blood, the end of the intestines, the external genitals. 

2nd Chakra Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra) is located at the level of the internal genitals. The vibration is close to that of the colour orange. It is related to the gonads and affects the internal genital system, reproductive system, lumbar vertebrae, sciatic nerve and the lower part of the intestine. 

3rd Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra) is located at stomach level. Its vibration becomes more subtle by aligning with the vibration of the yellow. It is related to the pancreas and affects the stomach, digestive system, liver, gallbladder, spleen, muscular system, immune system, nervous system. 

4th Chakra Anahata (Heart Chakra) is at heart level and is the chakra that aligns with the vibration of green, the colour of balance. It is related to the thymus and affects the heart, thoracic vertebrae, lower part of the lungs, breast and blood circulation.

It is the Chakra that divides the lower (matter-related) from the higher (spirit-related) Chakras.  

5th Chakra Vishuddha (Throat Chakra) is located at the base of the throat. Its vibration aligns with blue. It is related to the thyroid gland and affects metabolism, throat, ears, vocal cords, upper lungs, upper limbs, cervical vertebrae.  

6th Chakra Ajna (Third Eye Chakra) linked to the pituitary gland, it has a double correspondence developing from the column towards the centre between the eyebrows and towards the pituitary gland along an inclined straight line. 

The vibration corresponds to the colour indigo which is a combination of blue and violet: blue at the back and violet at the front. It affects the eyes, cerebellum, central nervous system and medulla. 

The 7th Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) is located at the top of the skull. The vibrational sum of all colours makes its vibration equal to white, the manifestation of light, spirituality and purity. It is connected to the brain and its influence is on a subtle level. 

It is the only Chakra external to the physical body.

Which Chakras affect our skin? 

The well-being of each organ in our body is influenced by the proper functioning of all the Chakras, by their overall harmony; however, some have a greater influence due to their intrinsic characteristics. 

The 1st Chakra is particularly affected because it influences the blood in general and our skin is made up of numerous blood vessels through which it nourishes itself to stay healthy.  

The 2nd Chakra affects because it is linked to hormonal aspects: is there a woman who has never had the classic pre-cycle pimple?  

The 3rd Chakra because it affects all the organs related to digestion, food processing and body purification and is certainly the one that affects our skin the most. 

A separate note goes to the 4th Chakra which has no direct connection on the physical side, but affects our emotions; here it depends very much on each one of us, because some people have emotional repercussions on the lower chakras (stomach and intestines are generally the most affected organs) and others on the upper ones (headaches or cervical tension).  

Are you wondering if your chakras are working well?

To understand whether there are imbalances that are blocking the natural flow of the vibrational energy of our chakras, we must learn to listen to our body: we may have a physical problem that goes to unbalance a Chakra or vice versa. 

We could also be in a time of great stress that, by causing an energy imbalance in one Chakra, goes to alter our physical functions. 

If your skin is suffering you can also take action to rebalance your Chakras

To act on our Chakras, we can use colors in a variety of ways: through food i.e. by eating foods of specific colors, or by wearing or surrounding ourselves with the right colors, by having color therapy sessions, or by supporting our daily meditation through the Mandala-Chakras, which are the geometric representation of the different Chakras.

 

AUTHOR  

Arch. Giada Mete  

Specialist in Holistic Design  

Creator of the innovative path of Home Coaching 

Vastu consultant 

Interior Chromotherapist  

Student of Yoga and Ayurvedic medicine  

Author of the book Color Your Home with the Chakras Wide Editions  

Creator of the wallpaper line “the surfaces of harmony” related to the 7 chakras for Pixie projects and products 

BIBLIOGRAPHY  

  • Giada Mete, Colora la tua casa con i Chakra (Coloring Your Home with the Chakras), Wide Editions 
  • Attilio Marcolli, Teoria del Campo (Field Theory), Sansoni  
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe, The Theory of Color, The Assayer Bodo J.
  • Baginski – Shalila Sharamon, Manuale dei chakra. Teoria e pratica (Handbook of the Chakras. Theory and practice), ed. Mediterranee  
  • Marlene Silvera – Pier Luigi Lattuada, Lavorare con i Chakra (Working with the Chakras), ed. MEB

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