Many forms of leggings were worn by men up until the 18th century when they faded from men's closets only to reappear in the 20th century as an indispensable item for women. And, as with all fashion that goes around through the centuries, leggings are now finding their way back into men's fashion, not only for sporting activities, but for casual wear as well.
The idea of Chakras is ancient but the concept of seven Chakras connected with rainbow colours was first written about in the16th Century by Swami Purananda. Some cultures and healing methods say that there are 13 main Chakras (or energy centres) with Hindu Vedic1 healing and Chinese QiGong2 recognizing a whopping 114 Chakras in the human body! This blog covers the most recognized seven Chakras that correspond with the seven colours of the rainbow.
Each Chakra has its own colour and the colour of Heart Chakra is green. Wearing garments in this colour will help you open up and strengthen your Heart Chakra.
In the part 2 of the Magic Chakras - Colour Heals blog we will continue to tell you how wearing specific Chakra colours affects us and how to use this knowledge to our benefit in the opening the 4th, 5th and 6th Chakras: the Heart, Throat and Third Eye. When blocked or misaligned all Chakras affect negatively our physical body and/or psyche one way or another but wearing specific colours attributed to them and performing certain Yoga poses, mantras and exercises helps in restoring Chakras, opening and balancing them.
In this blog we will summarize the healing attributes and colours of the first four Chakras: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart, corresponding respectively with the colours of red, orange, yellow and green.