The chakras are represented by the seven colors of the rainbow: red – orange – yellow – green – blue – indigo – violet. As one goes up the ‘shushumna’ through the chakras, there is an increasing energy level, an increasing vibration just as the colors of the rainbow increase in their vibration as they move from red to violet.
Categorizing the above colors and sounds into 7 elements is essentially creating artificial boundaries and limiting what is really an infinitely vast spectrum of light and sound. It is a simplified way of conceptualizing the energy work that is being done and it is intended to help develop a beginning understanding of sound healing.
All your experiences in life are stored energetically in your body. Memories can be triggered through one of the 5 senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, or auditory. The impact of life events can alter our energetic power centers – our chakras. Our heart closes; our mind does not learn new things; our sense of safety is perpetually awry. We can have an intellectual understanding of our past life events (through therapy, or self-help groups and other forms of healing), but often times, these experiences remain ‘stuck’ within our bodies – the energetic misalignment of chakras remains the same.
I like to call the soundwork that I do ‘chakra massage’. It does not involve an actual physical massage, but rather an energetic massage through the use of the monochord and energy work through my hands.