|What Colors Say About Us:
Colors and Chakras
Chakras are spinning vortexes of energy that correspond to different aspects of life. There are seven chakras total, spanning from the base of your spine to the top of your head.
Each chakra radiates a specific color. Some people believe that you can help harness the power of a chakra -- and thus work on specific areas of your life -- by bringing that color out in your environment (and clothing).
Likewise, if you find yourself drawn to specific colors more than usual, you can research the corresponding chakra and see if it corresponds to current issues in your life.
Red: Corresponds to the first chakra, which is at the base of your spine. This chakra relates to survival and your basic needs.
Orange: Corresponds to the second chakra, which is located at your abdomen. This chakra controls our ability to feel.
Yellow: Corresponds to your third chakra, which is located at your solar plexus. This chakra controls your will and ability to think rationally.
Green: Corresponds to your fourth chakra, which is located at the center of your chest. This chakra controls your heart, personal power, and healing.
Light blue: Corresponds to your fifth chakra, which is located at your throat. This chakra controls creativity, expression, leadership, and who you are in the world.
Deep blue, or indigo: Corresponds to your sixth chakra, which is located between your eyebrows. This chakra controls your intuition and is often referred to as your "third eye."
Purple: Corresponds to your seventh chakra, which is located at the top of your head. Called the "crown" chakra, this acts as our own personal guide in life.
If you're interested in learning more about chakras, go to healing.about.com.
Table of Contents
Additional Color Resources
Books about Dyeing
Introduction to Natural Dyes
Gallery of Kool Aid-Dyed Yarns
Where to Buy Natural Dye Kits
Carol Leigh’s Natural Dye Kits for Natural Fibers
Earthues / Color Trends Natural Dye Extract Kit
Where to Buy Natural Dyes (pick your own)
Hillcreek Fiber Studio
The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center
Where to Buy Acid Dyes
One-Step Country Classic Dyes
Wash Fast Acid Dyes