Understanding chakras can lead to increased self-awareness, clarity, and creativity. They have been an avenue to improved physical and mental health for centuries and continue to be used in that fashion today. Part of maintaining good physical and emotional health is keeping your chakras unblocked. This allows your life energy to flow freely through every aspect of your body and mind. In this article, we’ll show you how using art can unblock your chakras and give you more artistic freedom than ever before!
What Are Chakras?
The chakras are seven energy points that align in a column from the pelvis to the top of the head. These energy points are like little generators, constantly spinning and creating the energy our body needs to be mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually balanced. In fact, the word “chakra” means “wheel” in ancient Sanskrit.
Each chakra is named to represent the area of the body it controls. Because of their locations, each chakra has a different meaning and influence. Additionally, each chakra is represented by a color.
Where Are the Seven Chakras in Our Body?
The seven chakras run from the base of the spine, through the torso, neck, and face, to the top of the skull. Here are their locations, along with their meaning and color.
|Base of the spine
|This chakra influences your sense of safety, security, stability. It helps you stay grounded and face life’s challenges.
|Right below the belly button
|This is the energy center for sexual and creative energy. It affects how you express your emotions and relate to others’ emotions.
Solar Plexus Chakra
|This is the chakra responsible for your self-esteem and confidence.
|Center of the chest
|This chakra influences your ability to love and have compassion for others.
|This is the chakra that allows you to verbally communicate with others effectively.
Third Eye Chakra
|Between the eyes
|This is the center for intuition and imagination.
|The top of the head
|This is the chakra that connects you to your spirituality.
Why Is It Important to Keep Chakras Open?
When the chakras are open and unblocked, their energy has a clear pathway throughout the regions in which they are nearest. This means that any organs, tissues, joints, or nerves in those areas stay functioning at full capacity and are as healthy as possible. The same goes for those chakras that affect thoughts and emotions. When these are open and clear, you are better able to focus and concentrate as well as be centered and rational.
On the other hand, when a chakra is blocked, you can feel the effects within its region of influence. This could present itself as a malfunction, aches, pains, or an increase in insecurity, anger, sadness, and anxiety.
It’s important to include ways to unblock your chakras in your daily life. This can be accomplished with meditation, yoga poses, deep breathing, crystals, and intentional art.
How to Unblock Chakras with Art
If you’ve noticed you keep using a particular color in your art making, it may be a sign of a blocked chakra. To unblock that chakra, lean into its color by applying it loosely while focusing on its meaning. For instance, if you keep using blue, the color of the throat chakra, maybe you need to sit down and have a talk with someone about something that’s bothering you. If yellow keeps popping up, your solar plexus chakra is making itself known, telling you that you may need to gain more control of something in your life.
Unleash Colorful Creativity with Meditation
Another way to use art to unblock chakras is to meditate before you begin. Use deep breathing to settle yourself and clear your mind. Envision each chakra in its place along your spine as a spinning disk of color. Let the colors wash over and through you. When you begin your work, you should feel more focused and intentional about which colors to use.
Combining Mandalas & Chakras
Mandalas are also a great way to unblock chakras. These circular, spiritual symbols represent the universe. Their intricate interior designs combined with the meanings and colors of the chakras creates an interactive experience that can clear chakras and increase creativity. In fact, each chakra has a symbol, much like a mandala. If you find one of your chakras is blocked, it may be helpful to find its symbol on the internet, print it out and then using its color, fill it in.
Arteza Products to Get Your Chakra Art Started
Start your chakra art practice with these products in the colors of the chakras.
1. Root Chakra - Chenille Stems, Assorted Colors - Set of 650
Create 3-D works of art in root chakra red that can be displayed at home or in your office to remind you to stay grounded.
2. Sacral Chakra - Mica Powder, 0.18 oz (5g) Small Bottles - Set of 60
Mix the color of the sacral chakra, Tangerine Orange or Royal Orange into slimes, resin, paints, polymer clay, and candle decorations to enhance your creative energy.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Metallic Fabric Paint, 60ml Bottles - Set of 14
Heighten your self-esteem and confidence with Pearl Canary Yellow or Pearl Sapphire Yellow, the hues of the solar plexus chakra, on t-shirts, jean jackets, tote bags, shoes, and accessories.
4. Heart Chakra - Outdoor Acrylic Paint - Set of 20
Choose from three different green shades, Lizard Green, Persian Green, and Jungle Green, the color of the heart chakra, to use to get in touch with your loving and compassionate side.
5. Throat Chakra - Liquid Chalk Markers, Bright Colors - Set of 16
Use the color of the throat chakra, Olimpic Blue and Ultramarine, for eye-catching designs or phrases on your blackboard to communicate clearly and effectively.
6. Third Eye Chakra - Mica Powder, 0.35 oz (10g) Large Bottles - Set of 35
The Iris Purple powder is just the color to help unblock the third eye chakra and stir your imagination for your next artwork.
7. Crown Chakra - Kids Finger Paints, Assorted Colors, 30ml - Set of 30
Let your kids unblock their chakras using this assorted set of finger paints, including white, the color of the crown chakra.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this blog about chakras and how you can balance and clarify yours using art. We’d love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment in the section below.