HAPPY HOLI TO ALL OF YOU.... On account of Holi, India is awash with color today. The festival announces rejuvenation in the form of spring. It is the beginning of rejuvenation for mind, body and soul. What is the relevance of colors to Ayurveda, and their impact on our health and lives? Each color is associated with a different energy center, or chakra, in the body. As a result of this, colors have an impact on our body's energies. They can help to clear negative emotions and energy and restore balance. The balance restored could be of doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha. Chakras are our energy centers, which are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. Their function is to vitalize the physical body, to bring about the development of our self- consciousness, and are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions. Vata, pitta, and kapha have direct interaction with the chakras on account of being physical in nature. There are 7 major chakras. CHAKRA 1 : Base of Spine for movement CHAKRA 2 : Navel to Lower Abdomen for emotional connection CHAKRA 3 : Solar Plexus for mental understanding of emotional life and self CHAKRA 4 : Heart for emotional empowerment CHAKRA 5 : Throat for responsibility for own needs CHAKRA 6 : Third eye (forehead) for insight and mind development CHAKRA 7 : Crown, top of the Head for intuitive knowing and connection to spirituality. Each color is associated with each chakra, nature of which coincides with a dosha. Physical characteristics may be that of 5 elements which body is composed of i.e., ether, air, water, fire, and earth. IMPACT OF COLORS ON CHAKRAS AND US Red color is associated with the first ‘root support’ or muladhara chakra. It is a hot color that represents our life energy, our physical strength and vitality. Red is used to increase vitality and to send warmth. Too much red can overexcite and even cause anger. People with high blood pressure or anxiety may wish to avoid wearing too much red. This color can be used therapeutically for energy conditions associated with low blood pressure, inactivity, and impotence. Orange is associated with the second ‘sweet’ or svadhisthana chakra. It is a warm color that energizes, invigorates and nourishes. Orange can bring self- confidence. Orange can stimulate the respiratory and nervous systems and bring joy, making it useful for depression or melancholy. Since it is associated with the sacral chakra, so it can benefit the kidneys and urinary systems. The sacral chakra is also related to the adrenal glands, so orange can help to balance adrenal depletion or exhaustion resulting from chronic stress or overwork. Yellow is associated with the third ‘lustrous’ manipura chakra. It is a warm color that can stimulate the nervous system and effects the mind and emotions. Yellow can help with mood elevation and alleviates exhaustion and burnout. It can be used therapeutically for people with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis due to its vibrational link to calcium metabolism. In addition to the metabolic system, the solar plexus affects the digestive system and is related to the eyes. Green is associated with the fourth ‘creative’ anahata chakra. It is a cool color and a great balancer. Green can help soothe and bring harmony. It is related to the heart chakra, so it can help with issues stemming from too much or too little self-love or rejection. Blue is associated with the fifth ‘purified’ or vissudha chakra. It is a cool color and brings lightness, peace and calmness and helps prevent sleeplessness. It can help to balance energy when there is high blood pressure, migraine, asthma, anxiety and skin irritation. It is a protective color that helps to protect you during challenging times by strengthening intuition and insight. Indigo is associated with the sixth ‘absolute’ ajna chakra. It helps build a positive outlook and bring inner strength. Violet is associated with the seventh ‘thousand petaled’ sahasrara chakra. It is a regal color and is the color of inner power. Violet can bring higher understanding and calmness, and can help when personal transformation is desired, and can also help to bring self- respect and inner wisdom, which is a vital aspect of self-healing. It builds white blood cells in the spleen. This is a colour that promotes spiritual growth. Violet is a very good color for people who suffer from aids, hepatitis, cancer, lupus and other illness that affect the immune system. White is a nurturing colour. It is a pure colour and is the best colour to wear to perform any spiritual activity. It is a healing colour and this is why it is warn in hospitals everywhere. It heals fevers and infections, calms mind, heart and nerves and soothes the emotions. If used excessively it can be suppressing to the emotions or make one feel inhibited, lazy or hypersensitive. Black is a colour that creates obstruction, depression, paranoia; it cannot be used in healing as no light passes through it. Yours - Dr. Hemant Adhikari

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Colourful Post On Festival of Colours Holi Happy Holi Sir.Nice Post About Colours And Associate Chakras(Energy Center's in body) Very Detail Study about Yogic Chakras and Colours.@Dr. Hemant Adhikari sir. thanks.

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Same to u and ur family@Dr. Hemant Adhikari sir

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अति सुन्दर प्रस्तुति है धन्यवाद देता हूं।

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informative sir happy holi

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Happy belated Holi.. Very Informative references @Dr. Hemant Adhikari ji

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Superb interpretation sir

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Very helpful post thnx sir for sharing

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Very nice and informative post. Thanks for sharing@ Dr Hemant Adhikari Sir.

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Informative post sir, thanks and wish you and ur family d same.

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Nice explanation

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