The CHAKRA Diet

AYURVEDA is all about balance. And part of staying in balance is also keeping our chakras balanced, and operating efficiently. We can do this in many ways – with meditation, with color, and also with the foods we eat. Keeping that in mind, here are some suggestions for foods for fuel your Chakras.

The base, or Root Chakra, is all about keeping us chakrasgrounded. It’s about our connection to the earth, stability, survival in the world. A good way to energize this chakra is by eating root vegetables like beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, and garlic. Red is the color associated with the root chakra, so red foods are also helpful. Pomegranates are a good example. Also red spices like cayenne pepper or hot paprika are good for stimulating the root chakra.

The Sacral Chakra is associated with both creativity and creation. This includes sexuality, and reproduction. Orange is the color that goes with the sacral chakra, so orange foods will help to keep this chakra healthy & flourishing. Fruits like mango and oranges are great. And fruits that have lots of seeds are also good, like passion fruit, and strawberries. Cinnamon, vanilla, and sesame seeds also help to stimulate creativity.

The Solar Plexus Chakra is where we hold our willpower and self-esteem. Whole grains, flax, and rice help with this. Also, since yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra, look for yellow foods. Yellow lentils are particularly helpful, since they can aid in digestion, which is also located in the area of the solar plexus chakra. Yellow spices like ginger, chamomile and turmeric help with this as well.

The Heart Chakra helps us to process emotions. To keep the heart chakra healthy, favor green foods, as green is the color for this chakra. Kale, spinach, broccoli are particularly good, but really any green vegetable is helpful. Green tea also works wonders, as well as green spices like basil, sage, thyme, coriander and parsley.

The Throat Chakra helps us with communication, self-expression, and speaking our truth. The throat needs lots of liquids to stay clear and moist, this can come from water or herbal teas. Adding a bit of lemon or lime to the water is effective for clearing out energy. Fruit juice is also effective, particular when the juice comes from fruit that is grown on trees: apples, pears, peaches, or apricots. Plums, which can reflect the blue-ish color of the throat chakra, are very helpful. A little bit of sea salt or lemon grass is also good for the throat chakra.

The Third Eye Chakra is all about wisdom and intuition. Since indigo is the color for this chakra, look for dark blue or purple foods to help gain clarity and focus. Blueberries, blackberries, raisins, prunes and purple grapes are especially good. Grape juice works as well. Poppy seeds and lavender also help us to stimulate our intuition and to tune in to the wisdom of the Universe.

The Crown Chakra is our connection with Spirit, the Divine, or our Higher Self. The color of the crown chakra is light violet, so violet foods are helpful in keeping the channel open and clear. But the crown chakra also likes a rest from food. So giving the body a break by eating light meals, like soups and broths, for a day helps the crown chakra to become energized. Meditation, yoga, journaling, and pranayama are also good for stimulating the crown chakra.

P.S. to your Happiness & Health

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