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”), has 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:
Fifth Chakra – located at base of throat.
Color: Cobalt Blue
Association: Communication, speech, self-expression, creativity, inner peace, hope, loyalty and truth
Controls: Thyroid gland, neck, larynx, trachea, which manufacturer’s thyroxin that controls the body’s metabolic rate
Feeling nervous about doing a presentation? Then wear a blue suit and anoint yourself with the essence of Rose. You will speak more clearly and your audience will be more receptive.
Fifth Chakra in Glass:
Vanceva® Caribbean Blue (Color Code: 6666)
Solar Transmittance: 0.42
Visible Light Transmittance: 0.26
Shading Coefficient: 0.68
Sixth Chakra - located in the center of forehead.
Association: Psychic awareness, intuitive thought, spiritual insight and clairvoyance which are the ability to “see the big picture”
Controls: Pituitary glands and eyes. The pituitary glands influence growth, metabolism and general body chemistry, such as hormones that produce contractions in child birth and release milk from breasts.
Having a creative block? Then paint your studio Indigo and Violet and bring in the essence of Jasmine. This will get your creative juices flowing again.
Sixth Chakra in Glass:
Vanceva® Indigo (Vanceva code: 7567)
Solar Transmittance: 0.21
Visible Light Transmittance: 0.05
Shading Coefficient: 0.46
Seventh Chakra - located above the head.
Association: Spiritual connection, transcending of self, bliss and psychic inspiration
Controls:Pineal glands, skin, cerebral cortex. The pineal glands produce melatonin which regulates the body’s internal “Body Clock”. Melatonin has anti-aging properties; it affects pituitary thyroid, adrenals and gonads.
Desiring a more blissful meditation ? Create your sacred space in hues of violet and bring in the essence of Sandalwood; they will calm your anxious nerves and allow you to connect with the higher source.
Seventh Chakra in Glass:
Vanceva® Violet (Color code: 5165)
Solar Transmittance: 0.51
Visible Light Transmittance: 0.31
Shading Coefficient: 0.74
The colors in light, like those achieved using laminated colored glass, have a deeper and more penetrating effect than pigments used in paint. Light makes an impact unconsciously, directly on the body cells, whereas paint colors affect only the conscious mind. Colored lights and natural daylight through colored glass can be powerful in milder color schemes.