Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chakra Energy to Deal With and Heal Depression

There are many successful treatments for depression. Many of them are non-conventional and require no medical or psychological assistance.  There are many things you can do on your own to learn how to deal with depression and eliminate it form your life.  One such method is called chakra.

Our body and mind need energy to grow, think, work, play, listen, emote and climb out of depression.   Depression sucks the energy out of us causing us to feel sad, fatigued, lethargic, anxious and many other negative feelings.  Fortunately there are many sources of energy we can draw from to help overcome depression.  We have control over the energy we feed ourselves thus controlling our depression.

One such source of energy is color.  Scientists have proven that color can calm the mind, stimulate activity and help us deal with depression.   Science has also proven that throughout our body we have main energy channels that are connected to our organs.  Each energy center is referred to as a chakra.  Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel.  Basically each chakra is a spinning wheel that sucks in what we give it and transfers it to our glands (which produce and secrete hormones that boost mood) and the rest of our body.  Each of our seven chakras draw in coded information from our environment.  Coded information such has color vibrations, ultra violet rays, or another person’s aura.   When all seven chakra's, channels of energy controlling our entire body, are flowing smoothly, we feel great physically, spiritually and emotionally.  But when one, two or three of our chakra's are disturbed or filled with negative energy, we feel weak, out of sink and depressed. 

The sun is the ultimate energy source.  It sustains all of life and the Earth.  Without it, we would not exist.  Using the sun or certain kinds of light is actually a very effective treatment for depression that we will discuss in later posts and pages.  But for the sake of chakras, understand that the sun has very powerful visible light rays that can be turned into colorful light.  If you place a prism in front of the sun, we get the seven colors (light rays) that make up the chakras.  And since we know that light and color are effective treatments for depression and chakras are energy channels in our body that feed off the energy derived from color, light and other sources, we can effectively use color to help treat depression.    The goal is to feed all seven chakras with positive energy thus helping us cope with depression.  Since each channel is connected to specific glands that produces and secrete certain hormones, we know which chakras to treat for depression and what colors to focus on to help us deal with depression.

 If you look at the depiction and corresponding chart below, you see that it is important to focus on all seven channels in order to effectively cope with depression.  Specifically, the 1st, 2nd and 7th channels, Red(physical needs) , Orange (emotions) and Violet (understanding), are especially important to feed positive energy as you learn how to deal with depression and eventually rid it form your life.  

The Red channel is connected to the Adrenal Gland which is responsible for producing adrenaline.  As you know, people who are depressed lack adrenaline, motivation.  If we can find ways to tap into the Red channel and thus the adrenal gland, you can learn to create the adrenaline necessary to produce the motivation needed to combat depression.

The Orange channel is connected to the Gonad Gland which is responsible in part for helping produce the hormones that regulate emotion and energy; testosterone and estrogen etc..  A depressed person naturally is in the low spectrum of mood and has a difficult time climbing out of depression.  By feeding the orange channel positive energy, one can learn to produce the hormones necessary for us to climb out of the depressed mood spectrum and into the high end, happy mood spectrum.  

The Violet channel is connected to the Pineal Gland which produces the serotonin derivative melatonin.  Melatonin is the hormone that makes us feel sleepy and regulates our sleep patterns.  Depressed people often feel sleepy during normal wake times, thus unmotivated to act and crawl out of depression.  Essentially they are producing too much melatonin, they are feeding the Violet channel/chakra too much negative energy, thus producing too much melatonin.  Melatonin is used to treat seasonal mood disorders such as depression.   By feeding the Violet Channel positive energy one will theoretically decrease the production of melatonin, feel more energetic/less depressed and  regulate their sleep patterns.  

 Continue to read beyond the depictions below to learn how to feed your chakras positive energy thus effectively learning to cope with and treat depression.

Watch the video below daily and it will help drive positive energy to your red channel/chakra increasing your adrenaline, providing you with the strength to fight and overcome depression.  Once you hit the arrow in the middle, it will begin to  play.  Once it starts playing, you can make it full screen by hitting the full screen icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video.

Watch the video below daily and it will help drive positive energy to your orange channel/chakra increasing your energy, boosting your mood and providing you with the strength to fight and overcome depression.  Once you hit the arrow in the middle, it will begin to  play.  Once it starts playing, you can make it full screen by hitting the full screen icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video.

Watch the video below daily and it will help drive positive energy to your violet channel/chakra decreasing your production of melatonin and providing you with the strength to deal with and overcome depression.  Once you hit the arrow in the middle, it will begin to  play.  Once it starts playing, you can make it full screen by hitting the full screen icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video.

I've included the other four Chakras below as they too can have a positive influence on your depression and overall emotional, physical, spiritual and physiological well being.

3rd Chakra – Yellow Chakra – Solar Chakra
Color Association
Personal power–The right to think (The ability to overcome your depression). Balance of intellect, self-confidence and ego power. Ability to have self-control and humor
Digestive problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, constipation. Nervousness, toxicity, parasites, colitis, poor memory.
Taking classes, reading informative books, doing mind puzzles. Sunshine. Detoxication programs. Yellow food & drink. Yellow gemstones and yellow clothing. Using yellow oils such as lemon or rosemary essential oils.

Watch the video below daily to help drive positive energy to your Yellow Chakra.  By doing so, you will drive the energy necessary to your 3rd Chakra to develop the thought patterns necessary to deal with depression.  Additionally, you will increase your memory and help prevent the above mentioned imbalances.


4th Chakra – Green Chakra – Heart Chakra
Color Association
Relationships–The right to love. Love, forgiveness, compassion. Ability to have self-control. Acceptance of oneself.  Ability to control your emotions, feel, forgive and thus deal with depression.
Heart and breathing disorders. Heart and breast cancer. Chest pain. High blood pressure. Passivity. Immune system problems. Muscular tension.
.Nature walks, time spent with family or friends (being with others is a proven method of overcoming depression). Green food & drink. Green gemstones and green clothing. Using green oils such as eucalyptus or pine essential oils

Watch the video below to help drive positive energy to your green Chakra thus creating the energy necessary to love, forgive, accept yourself, be with others and ultimately overcome your depression.

5th Chakra – Blue Chakra – Throat Chakra
Color Association
Relationships–The right to speak. Learning to express oneself and one’s beliefs (truthful expression). Ability to trust. Loyalty. Organization and planning.  Learn to express yourself and you will assuredly learn how to deal with and overcome your depression.
Thyroid imbalances, swollen glands. Fevers and flu. Infections. Mouth, jaw, tongue, neck and shoulders problems. Hyperactivity. Hormonal disorders such as PMS, mood swings, bloating and menopause.
Singing (in the shower), poetry, stamp or art collecting. Meaningful conversations. Blue food & drink. Blue gemstones and blue clothing. Using blue oils such as chamomile or geranium essential oils.

Watch the video below and drive positive energy to your Blue Chakra. By doing so, you will learn how to effectively and efficiently express yourself thus giving you the power to control your feelings and depression.

6th Chakra – Indigo Chakra – Brow Chakra
Color Association
Intuition–The right to “see.” Trusting one’s intuition and insights. Developing one’s psychic abilities. Self-realization. Releasing hidden and repressed negative thoughts.  Once you learn how to accept and then release your negative thoughts, you are well on your way to coping with and overcoming depression.
Learning disabilities, coordination problems, sleep disorders.  Plenty of sleep has proven to balance our mood and make us feel happy and less depressed.
Star gazing. Mediation Indigo food & drink. Indigo gemstones and indigo clothing. Using indigo oils such as patchouli or frankincense essential oils.

Watch the video below and send positive energy to your Brow Chakra thus increasing your ability to recognize and battle your negative thoughts.  Once you learn to control your thoughts and not be paralyzed by them, you will surely learn how to deal with your depression and any feeling.