RED relates to the BASE chakra situated at the base of the spine. The organs to which this chakra
relates are the kidneys and bladder .(The kidneys are formed within the pelvis and here they link with the base chakra energy,
although prior to birth they rise to the position in the loins with which we are more familiar). The vertebral column, hips
and legs are also areas related to this chakra. The endocrine gland to which this colour relates is the adrenal gland.
On the psycho-spiritual level, this chakra relates to self awareness. That is to say our awareness of ourselves as human
beings and our place on earth. It is the area of survival and relates to our basic human instincts of fight or flight. Red
gives us courage and strength. The colour relates to stability and security.
|Some problems associated with the base chakra are:- constipation, diarrhea, piles, colitis, Crohn's disease,
cold fingers and toes, frequency of urination, hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney stones, impotence, problems with
hips, legs and feet.|
|Positive and negative aspects of Red|
|Some positive aspects of this colour
||Some of the negative aspects of this colour|
||Fear of progress |
||Self pitying |
||750 - 610 nm|
||480 - 405 thz|
Red is the lowest of the seven colours in the visible spectrum and is known as a "warm" colour. It is stimulating and energising
therefore it is helpful for tiredness and lethargy, to stimulate low blood pressure, to boost sluggish circulation. NB Red
should not be used on anyone, with hypertension/high blood pressure since this colour increases blood flow. (That is to say
as a colour treatment). Pink may be used instead in such cases.
Red, in its most positive sense, is the colour for courage, strength and pioneering spirit. However, in the most negative
aspect, it is the colour of anger, violence and brutality and, interestingly, before world war two it was noted that a lot
of red was being worn.
Using colours well in the home is a way of creating a balanced environment. Red is energising and excites the emotions,
and can stimulate the appetite.(Often used in restaurants). It can be used in any activity area but red needs careful choice
of tone and depth and the space in which it is to be used as it can make a space look smaller and can be claustrophobic or
oppressive. However, used well, red and its variations, can make a space feel warm and cosy.