Have you ever met someone for the first time and literally felt their energy? Someone who made you feel really happy for no clear reason, or perhaps very calm? Maybe you’ve met someone who made you uneasy too.
As living beings, we radiate energy out to the world every day. In fact, some people believe that everything is surrounded by a field of its own energy – people, animals, plants, and places.
The term “Aura” is often used to describe this field of energy. To be able to read someone’s Aura is considered a psychic skill. Those that can see Auras say it looks like a band of light wrapped around a person; a band filled with many different colours.
Being able to read someone’s Aura can reveal a lot of information about a person, particularly their emotional or energetic state. Our Aura is a reflection of our “True Nature” in any given moment. That is, who we really are when our habits, stereotypes, manners, superficial behaviour and pretending are all discarded. What is left is our fully conscious, truly natural and spontaneous self.
Aura Colours and Their Meaning
Reading someone’s Aura is usually done against a plain light background, like a wall, and involves concentrating on the individual’s third eye (the space between the brows).
In general, the lighter, cleaner and more colourful the Aura, the more spiritually advanced a person is. And the more uniform the energy distribution, the more balanced and healthy that person is.
At a very high level, here’s a guide to some of the different Aura colours, and the chakras and feelings associated with them:
Violet is linked with the crown chakra – the area right at the top of the head. It’s associated with peace, idealism and spiritual wisdom.
Purple is linked with the third eye chakra. It’s associated with divinity, mysticism and intuition.
Blue is linked with the throat chakra. It’s associated with expression, particularly verbal expression.
Green is linked with the heart chakra. It is associated with unconditional love.
Yellow is linked with the solar plexus. It’s associated with confidence and dynamism.
Orange is linked with the sacral chakra. It’s associated with creativity.
Red is linked with the root chakra. It’s associated with sensuality, passion and also groundedness or security.
White represents Higher Consciousness, THE SOURCE, Destiny, Intense Energy, Cosmic Wisdom.
Black pertains to pulling and transforming energy. It also indicates an unforgiving nature, previous life problems, health problems, and unreleased anger or grief.
Capturing Auras Through Photography
Another way to read Auras is through Kirlian photography (Aura imaging photography). In 1970, a man named Guy Coggins created a camera that could capture people’s Auras, otherwise known as the electromagnetic field surrounding the body. It works by using a double exposure – first taking a portrait of the person, and then the Aura, while using silver-laced hand sensors that sit in your lap, sending a charge through the body.
The result is quite remarkable. Take a look at this example below of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Aura using Kirlian photography:
Another way to capture an aura is by using infrared photography. This requires a standard camera that uses infrared sensitive film. What’s unique about this kind of photography is that it can capture the energy surrounding the subject. For example, when you take a shot of a dead animal in a room, the photo will show black color around the subject. On the other hand, the photo of a living person will show white color surrounding the subject.
Here’s an example of a living tree’s Aura using infrared photography:
And the energy field of a forest floor using infrared photography:
Find Out Your Aura
Curious to know what colours are in your Aura? Come and have your Aura read at Yoga City on June 12, 13 and 15! All the details are below. Reserve your spot at email@example.com
Debbie is a Yoga Instructor at Yoga City, Mississauga. She has been practicing yoga since 2008 and completed her 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 with Yoga City. Debbie has a professional background in writing and digital marketing, with a passion for Health, Wellbeing and Personal Growth. She is thrilled to be able to combine both as the Editor of the Yoga City blog. You can follow Debbie on Instagram @yoga.bee