Phoebe Ng. Follow my journey @Pianista_Phoebe @YogaWithPeachy
One of the most challenging parts of my YTT has been the morning meditation. I am not
necessarily a morning person, so getting up for 8am class on a daily basis can be a pain.
For the first few days, I either fell asleep or felt restless. As the training goes on, I start to
pick up the dynamics and become more comfortable.
Then something strange happened. I began to see colours. It started off as rainbows, then it
revolves into royal blue patches that appears and disappears along with my breaths. The
colour danced like what I always refer to as “screensavers”. As soon as I started paying
attention to the colours, they disappeared.
For the next few days, I focused on my meditation practice on “searching for colours”. It
doesn’t work. Only when I finally listened to my teacher Jess’s instruction – which is to focus
on the breathing – I can see my “screensavers” again. The colours remained predominantly
royal blue, which comes and goes in different shapes.
After several recurrences of the “screensaver”, I have been told it is probably a sign that
royal blue could be my “aura”. Everything has an aura, an energy field that surrounds it. Aura
exists scientifically, yet the interpretations varies among different philosophies.
In yoga, it’s believed that aura can say a lot about your current state of mind, as well as your
purest essence as a human being. The colour originates from one of the seven chakras in
your spirit. For instance, my blue colour represents the Vishuddha Chakra, or the throat
As your mood and perspective changes over time, so does the nature of your aura. It also
reflects your current progress. After a restorative yoga session, green colour emerges during
my meditation, which is a sign of healing.
You don’t need to be psychic to be able to see your own aura. Some people can see it by
softening and slightly squinting their eyes and looking in a mirror. Some people can see it
during meditation like I do. Although it needs some practice. An easier way is to have your
aura photographed using a specialised camera. There are also online quizzes that test your
aura, although it’s not the most precise method. If you have a clairvoyant friend, you can get
him or her to read your aura too. So what is your aura? Tell me about your story.