What is an Aura and How do You See Them?

Despite the fact that there is an internationally recognized awareness day and even a hashtag dedicated to auras, the truth is most people don’t even know what an aura is, much less what it means. If this sounds like you, then keep reading to learn what auras are and how to see them.

What Is an Aura?

All living things emit energy, or as science calls it, an electromagnetic energy field. And while some of us may not be able to see this energy, we can definitely sense it. It’s this field of energy that is considered an aura. 

Another way you can think of an aura is as the vibe that someone around you puts out. For example, you know how being around some people relaxes you, while others make you nervous? This has a lot to do with the energy or aura that they radiate.

What Does an Aura Look Like?

An aura is often perceived as an oval or egg-shaped area surrounding your physical body. This auric field emits out from your body about 6 to 18 inches on all sides. Some people see auras as glowing colors, while others see white brightness. 

Your aura is made up of seven different layers that correspond to the seven chakras. While each of these layers has its own unique frequency, they’re all interrelated, and each one directly affects the others.

How to See An Aura

People everywhere have been seeing auras for thousands of years. While you don’t have to be a psychic to see them, you do need to have a good understanding of them as well as an open mind.

There are several methods you can use when learning how to see auras, and all take practice. However, since the layers of our auras correlate to different elements of our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health, learning to see and read auras can help us learn and understand ourselves (and the people around us) better.