There are a lot of beautiful, colorful objects in this world to appreciate, from rainbows to artwork to jewelry. I’ve always enjoyed looking at colorful items, although since I’m colorblind, I’m never sure if I’m seeing a colorful object the same way that someone else does. Recently, I seem to keep coming across the word “chakra”—an ancient Sanskrit term—and maybe you do too. If you are not familiar with this word and the spiritual meaning behind it, I thought I would give you a little insight so the next time you encounter it, you will have some background.
The word “chakra” (pronounced “cha” – “kra”) refers to centers of energy within the human body that are believed to help regulate all its processes. According to tradition, there are seven chakras positioned throughout the body, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra is depicted through a certain chakra color and is said to govern specific functions in the body that help make us human.
The chakra colors follow the order of the colors of the rainbow, from red to purple plus white. These colors reflect the different frequencies of light and energy associated with each energy center.
The colors of the seven primary chakras, their locations within the body, and the emotions they are thought to control are:
- Root Chakra – Base of the Spine – Security
- Sacral Chakra – Lower Abdomen – Family
- Solar Plexus Chakra – Upper Abdomen – Self confidence
- Heart Chakra – Center of Chest – Love
- Throat Chakra – Throat – Truth
- Third Eye Chakra – Between the Eyes – Insight
- Crown Chakra (white) – Top of the Head – Awareness
Although the power of the chakra is steeped in Eastern tradition, Annie Wealleans of Black Dragon Crafts has magnificently merged this ancient belief with her Celtic heritage to create a stunning line of Celtic Chakra jewelry. Ever Irish Gifts carries a full range of Annie’s Celtic Chakra jewelry, as well as many of her other fine handcrafted beady creations.
Now that you are an expert on the meaning of “chakra,” we invite you to consider Celtic Chakra jewelry for yourself or as a gift for someone special—woman or man—and display the rainbow of your Irish pride.
Stay Ever Irish,