Chromotherapy: Crowned in Violet

Violet is the highest color in the visible spectrum, and represents the spiritual union with your higher self and higher consciousness.  It inspires us towards originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking, invoking a higher vibration and reverence for all life.

Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation ten-fold by meditating under the gentle rays of Violet. It is a freeing and purifying agent to your bloodstream and nervous system, and controls the pineal and pituitary glands that give way to our higher intuitive functions. Governing both physical and spiritual perception, purple paves the way towards personal evolution and our ability to feel connectedness with all things. It will inspire us towards contemplation and mysticism, giving us a longing to ascend and dissolve polarities.

Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
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Colibri
Colibri
Photograph courtesy of Anderson Muñoz
Passion Flower
Passion Flower
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Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon
Photograph courtesy of Scott Ackerman
Norway Aurora Borealis
Norway Aurora Borealis
Photograph courtesy of Alex Shar
Thailand
Thailand
Photograph courtesy of Admella
Hunt's Mesa
Hunt’s Mesa
Photograph courtesy of 500px
Jacarandas
Jacarandas
Photograph courtesy of 99 Travel Tips
Violet Archways
Violet Archways
Photograph courtesy of Deco Crush

The  T h i r d  E y e  +  C r o w n  Chakras

A J N A

Ajna

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The sixth chakra, Ajna, translated from Sanskrit as both “command” and “perceiving, is located at the “third eye,” in between and just above eye level. The third eye chakra does not just reside over sight and visual perception, it governs our capability for higher intuitive and communicative powers.

 A third eye out of balance with result in physical as well as psychological symptoms such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, confusion, indecisiveness, and apathy. As the third eye opens, you will proceed without the projection of the ego, will full capacity to feel and perceive even the subtlest realities.

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Third Eye Diet

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For optimal health of the sixth chakra, integrate more purple foods like figs, grapes, raisins, blackberries, prunes, eggplant, purple cabbage, purple kale, purple potatoes, purple carrots, and purple asparagus.

Experiment with the use of essential oils like geranium, basil, jasmine, lavender, and rosemary to achieve openness of mind and sight.

 

S A H A S R A R A

Sahasrara

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Sahasrara, the seventh and most divinely oriented energy center located at the crown of the head, is translated as “the thousand petaled lotus.” According to tantric traditions, Sahasrara connects us directly to the source of energy and consciousness in the Universe.

With the realization that everything is connected at a fundamental level, this energy center allows us to experience immense gratitude and mystical oneness with everyone and everything in nature.

Sahasrara transcends all blocks of the ego. It is not intellectual knowing that we experience through seventh chakra, but a profound sense of serenity, joy, and wealth of peace.

The Crown chakra is directly associated with the brain, nervous system, pituitary and pineal glands, and the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland work in unison to regulate the endocrine system.

Through this energy center, we can begin to open the gateway to the cosmic or the divine self, to universal consciousness, the infinite, and the universal. We are enabled to absorb and perceive profound wisdom, and experience bliss for Being.

The health of this chakra is not nourished with food, but with detoxification through fluids and mindfulness practices. The use of sandalwood, jasmine, lotus, and saffron essential oils can aid the opening of this energy center.

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Artwork courtesy of Angelina Samadhi

Y O G A

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Yogic postures that will benefit the sixth and seventh chakras are Balasana (child’s pose, as shown above), Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose), Parva Balasana (threading the needle pose), Ardho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog pose), Sirsasana (headstand, only recommended for a more advanced practice!), Durga Pranam (breath movement of the Goddess Dirga), and Trikonasana (extended triangle pose).
The physical practice of yoga postures are intended to prepare our minds for optimal transition into Sadhana (daily spiritual practices)  and Dhyana (meditation), which are the keys to activating these chakras, and experiencing a more blissful existence. Take ten minutes out of your day to sit quietly with intention, let your thoughts and worries melt away, and focus your energy on your breath and the gratitude you feel for your Being.

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Violet   L i f e s t y l e

Violet Flame
Violet Flame
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Jungle Flower Modern Pillow
Jungle Flower Modern Pillow

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Purple Reign
Purple Reign
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Florite Modern Pillow
Florite Modern Pillow

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African Violet
African Violet
Photograph courtesy of Fresh Idées
Mendoza Modern Shower Curtains
Mendoza Modern Shower Curtains

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Jungle Flower
Jungle Flower

Photograph courtesy of My Domaine

Crystal Light
Crystal Light
Photograph courtesy of Savannah Luciani
Peaceful Palatinate
Peaceful Palatinate
Photograph courtesy of Loom Brand
Persian Berry
Persian Berry
Photograph courtesy of Marwa
Tangier Lavender
Tangier Lavender
Photograph courtesy of Decoist
Modern Grape
Modern Grape

Photograph courtesy of French by Design

Barcelona Modern Pillows
Barcelona Modern Pillows

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Exotic Spice
Exotic Spice
Photograph courtesy of La Boheme
Persian Mulberry
Persian Mulberry
Photograph courtesy of La Boheme
Boho Pansy
Boho Pansy

Photograph courtesy of Casa de Fifia

Modern Agate
Modern Agate
Photograph courtesy of A Kailo Chic Life
Bohemian Royal
Bohemian Royal
Photograph courtesy of Brit Morin
Navy Picos Modern Pillows
Navy Picos Modern Pillows

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Ultra Violet Luxury
Ultra Violet Luxury
Photograph courtesy of Pinterset
Nordic Modern
Nordic Modern
Photograph courtesy of My Delightfull
Deep Iris
Deep Iris
Photograph courtesy of Ignant
Bejeweled
Bejeweled
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Flourite Modern Pillow
Flourite Modern Pillow

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Electric Mulberry
Electric Mulberry
Photograph courtesy of Brocante Lab
Ultra Violet Moroccan
Ultra Violet Moroccan

Photograph courtesy of Obumex

Royal Velvet
Royal Velvet
Photograph courtesy of Daily Mail
Port-au-Prince Modern Pillows
Port-au-Prince Modern Pillows

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Delicate Thistle
Delicate Thistle
Photograph courtesy of SRTA Pepis
Kentra Modern Pillows
Kentra Modern Pillows

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Desert Amethyst
Desert Amethyst
Photograph courtesy of Almertime Decor
Splash of Lavender
Splash of Lavender
Photograph courtesy of Decoist
Mid Century Orchid
Mid Century Orchid
Photograph courtesy of The Visual Vamp
Rosemary Modern Pillows
Rosemary Modern Pillows

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Mid Century Amethyst
Mid Century Amethyst
Photograph courtesy of My Domaine
Florite Modern Wallpaper
Florite Modern Wallpaper

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Velvet Plum
Velvet Plum

Photograph courtesy of Doris Leslie Blau

Sleek Lilac
Sleek Lilac
Photograph courtesy of Elle Decor
Soft Heather
Soft Heather
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Midnight Modern Pillow
Midnight Pine Modern Pillow

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Luxe Indigo
Luxe Indigo
Photograph courtesy of Luxe Daily
Rainforest Modern Pillow
Rainforest Modern Pillow

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UV Midnight
UV Midnight
Photograph courtesy of Luxe Daily
Australian Plum
Australian Plum
Photograph courtesy of The Design Files
Royal Edge
Royal Edge
Photograph courtesy of Watershed Design
Midnight Heliotrope
Midnight Heliotrope

Photograph courtesy of Est Living

 

 

 

Amethyst
Amethyst
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Wisteria Park, Japan
Wisteria Park, Japan
Photograph courtesy of Noe Arai
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
France
France
Photograph courtesy of Pins Populars

Integrating color therapy into your modern home is essential to an abundance of blissful vibes. Check out our other articles and read about how each color creates a particular mood!

What colors do you use in your home, and what have you noticed about their impact on your well-being?

 

Check out our articles on the effects of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue !

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