Many people report seeing colors when they close their eyes and meditate. Often times, during moments of deep meditation, some people will see intense visions. Others will have feelings or sensations they are unfamiliar with. So what does it mean?
Deepak Chopra, in the “Ask Deepak” section of his Chopra Center website recommends that you don’t pay attention to the colors or shapes you see while meditating. He says they are a distraction and will dilute the effectiveness of your practice. The Chopra Center explains:
Seeing colors during meditation is a common, healing experience. According to the ayurveda and other Eastern healing systems, each color relates to a specific chakra or energy center in the body, so when you see a given color, it means that healing is taking place in that area of the body. If you see green colors, for example, your heart chakra is being rejuvenated and renewed. Visions of blue indicate that the throat chakra area is healing itself.
When Buddhist Spiritual Master, Anandmurti Gurumaa was posed with the same question, she responded:
When you sit and find this [colored] light coming to you, well… it is nothing very spectacular. It is a very normal thing. Many aspirants find these colours, see these colours. It is a sign that somehow the concentration level has gone to the occipital lobe in your brain and that is why these different colours can be seen by the person who is meditating.
So, if you see colors when you meditate, don’t be alarmed. It is common and may signal that your body is healing. Try not to be distracted by them, but instead, accept them.