Courtesy of jury member Denise Turner
Chakra, or energy center, is a Sanscrit word, mean ing “Wheel of Light”. It refers to the body’s seven major energy centers which are positioned along the spinal column. Each chakra (pronounced “shah-krah”), h as a unique function that corresponds to a specific color and essence, beginning with the Root Chakra, at the base of spine, and continuing up to the Crown Chakra, on top of the head. These energy portholes regulate the flow of energy in and out of our body. When one chakra malfunctions, its neighboring chakras are also affected, causing illness. Chroma Therapy assists in rebalancing the body to its optimum wellness.
Here’s an explanation of what each chakra does, and how chroma and aroma therapy supports them. We’ve also chosen a Vanceva® Color Studio for laminated glass color to represent each of the chakra’s below:
First Chakra – located at the base of the spine
Association: Strength, courage, health, vigor, sexuality, physical survival instinct, will, and vitality
Controls: Adrenal glands, produce adrenalin, which is essential for “Fight or Flight”. They secrete a variety of hormones such as those that regulate the metabolism of fats, proteins, carbohydrates and the ones that control and balance salt.
If you are a procrastinator or in a sluggish time of your life, paint your room in Red. Bring in the essence of Cedar and get ready to take off!
First Chakra in Glass:
Vanceva® Deep Red (Color Layer: 000C)
Solar Transmittance: 0.36
Visible Light Transmittance: 0.14
Shading Coefficient: 0.59
Second Chakra – located below the naval.
Association: Sexuality, passion, confidence, enthusiasm, striving and self-motivation
Controls: Reproductive organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostrate, womb, ovaries and testes
Designing a room for people to socialize and play in ? Paint it in Orange and bring in the essence of Gardenia and let the party begin! Orange and Red stimulate the appetite (which is why they’re used in fast-food restaurants). They can work well in a kitchen or dining room, unless you’re watching your weight. If you are, you might consider using green, a color associated with health and harmony.
Second Chakra in Glass:
Vanceva® Tangerine (Color Layer: 000E)
Solar Transmittance: 0.54
Visible Light Transmittance: 0.41
Shading Coefficient: 0.75