It is believed by some that different notes or tones of the scale have special effects on us. There are seven notes of the major diatonic scale, and there are seven chakras (wheels of energy) surrounding the body, according to yoga philosophy. The chakras are located from the base of the spine to the top of the head. When a certain note of the scale is produced, this is said to activate a certain corresponding chakra. When activated, this energy or aura is sent to the physical body. The Hindus call this subtle, divine energy prana; the Chinese call it chi, and the Japanese know it as ki. It is sometimes called kundalini. Many people report seeing a spinning wheel of light in a certain color for each chakra. Everyone has certain chakras or energy centers activated at different times. Here is a description of the seven chakras, notes and their colors.

Musical Note C – Red   The root chakra located at the base of the spine. It is associated with survival, ambition, grounding one’s physical energy.
Musical Note D – Orange  The sacral or water chakra located just below the navel. It is associated with creativity, sensual and sexual energy, and relationships.
Musical Note E – Yellow  The solar plexus or fire chakra is located midway between the heart and navel. It is associated with physical energy, traveling, personal power and emotions.
Musical Note F – Green  The heart chakra is located in the center of the chest. It is associated with compassion, understanding, love, and healing.
Musical Note G – Blue  The throat chakra is located at the base of the throat. It is associated with communication, speaking one’s truth, clairaudience, and taking away pain.
Musical Note A – Indigo or Purple. The brow or third eye chakra is located in the center of the forehead. It is associated with clairvoyance, intuition, understanding, and inner vision.
Musical Note B – Violet or White. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It is associated with spirituality, meditation, and cosmic awareness.

When you want to enhance certain energies, find the corresponding note with a tuner or instrument. Hum or listen to that note while visualizing the part of the body where that chakra or energy center is located. There are therapists who use crystal bowls and other methods to create the vibrations and specific tones that you need.

Many massage therapists, chiropractors and other holistic practitioners now have a patient’s table with built-in speakers. Various tones and frequencies allow you to hear music through your bones and skin as well as with your ears. This type of vibrational therapy is often incorporated with other types of healing.

Listen to some healing harp music. Choose a song that your intuition says is right for you.