Animals have the same chakras as we do and their chakras perform some similar functions. They are energy centers and important convergence points on the body. Although there are myriad minor chakras (basically at every joint) we’ll focus here on the seven main ones, as labeled in the chart below:
Undoubtedly, many of you will know that colors have been assigned to them; each has a reason for its unique assignment. The website, http://www.lifescript.com/, presents an excellent explanation for the color assignments and they are summarized as follows, along with an interpretation of the significance of each chakra:
- Root = red for the passion to survive, as it is the survival chakra. It is the first structural chakra for animals, communicating the integrity of their hind joints.
- Sacrum = orange for vibrancy and celebration. It is the second structural chakra, relating to the lower spine and hip joints.
- Solar plexus = yellow for …”the physical energy of the sun manifested as self-will, intentions and self-direction.” The solar plexus is the third structural chakra, relating the health and well-being of the spine and forelimbs.
- Throat = light blue for self-expression and communication. For animals, this chakra relates to their sense of “their being heard and their feelings considered.”
- Heart = green for “…personal ideals, inner nurture and forgiveness of the self and of others.” This chakra communicates the animal’s passions, love, and receptiveness to interact with others.
- Brow = violet for inner vision and intuition. This is the thought center, the site of understanding and interpretation.
- Crown = white for the spiritual connection, transcendence, as well as the culmination of all the chakra colors. This is the chakra of spiritual awareness, connection to the universe, to what has gone before and is yet to come.
A great deal can be learned about your animal by becoming sensitive to the subtle variances in the chakras. They can alert you to structural issues that may pain the animal; they can also indicate distress or withdrawal. Try holding your hand on or slightly above each chakra and noting what you feel and any differences between one chakra and another. As you become more sensitive to the differences, you can begin to interpret what issues might be at work. Then you’ll be able to aid your animal more readily; in addition, you’ll be more attuned and aware, which can only deepen your bond even more.