If you were to take a class on chakras, the first lesson would probably be a breakdown of the seven main chakras and their meaning.
In Lesson 2, you’d learn how blocked or unbalanced chakras can affect you. Chakras are interconnected with a universal energy known by its Japanese name, Reiki. As a result, chakra balancing impacts all areas of your life. If your chakras are not flowing, the imbalance will show up as physical, emotional, or spiritual symptoms that can affect both you and those around you. Which raises the question: how can you restore your balance?
Your hypothetic teacher would then face quite a challenge. The art of balancing chakras can only be learned through lifetime practice. The good news, though, is that you have several good options to do so. The vibrations from sound baths can help clear energy blockages. You can tap into the power of crystals. Or you can try our Chakra Meditation Balancing app. You just have to find the method that works best for you.
There are several ways to modulate your energy flow. But there is one that most people overlook, and that is actually pretty accessible and effective. It’s eating for chakras.
Feed Your Chakras
Most diets focus on giving up foods you love, and it’s hard to get excited about dietary sacrifices. Feeding your chakras, instead, is all about discovering the benefits of a wide array of colorful foods, mostly fruits and vegetables. Each chakra is associated with a specific color, following the same pattern as a rainbow. But colors also represent the compounds in our foods – which all serve a specific purpose. Nature is ingenious, and this color system is a little guide that we can use for our own health.
Root Chakra Foods
The root chakra’s symbolic color is red. Also, this chakra is our power base, where we’re able to pull in energy. To nourish our root, it’s then essential to eat foods rich in protein that give us a strong sense of substance. Red meat obviously comes to mind. Red fruits and vegetables are also helpful since they’re so often high in vitamin C, which helps our stress response. Strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, and red bell pepper are all valuable root chakra foods.
Sacral Chakra Foods
The sacral chakra embodies our creativity and sexuality, and it’s aptly linked to the warmth of the color orange. Orange-colored foods are rich in carotenoids and other nutrients that have positive effects on cognitive functions. They also help with the reproductive system. Mangos, oranges, apricots, peaches, and persimmons will provide a boost of energy to this fiery chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra Foods
This system governs the digestive system that gives you energy. Yellow foods like bananas, ginger, and lemons are known to help aid digestion and boost your solar plexus.
Heart Chakra Foods
This chakra is all about love. It governs the heart and blood vessels, and it’s associated with the color green. Green foods often contain naturally occurring nitrates, which can help lower your blood pressure. Spinach, lettuce, and arugula are all good for your heart health.
Throat Chakra Foods
This chakra is all about self-expression and clear communication. If your throat chakra is feeling a little stagnant, you can nosh on blueberries to your heart’s content.
Third Eye Chakra Foods
This system represents intuitive insight and is physically associated with your brain. Nutrients in blue-purple foods support the brain, with growing evidence of anthocyanins delaying aging-related dementia.
Crown Chakra Foods
Unlike the other chakras, the crown chakra isn’t actually on your body. With it, we move away from the physical aspect of food as we enter a realm of spirituality, purification, and meaning. To balance it, you can consider introducing periods of fasting into your routine.
While every chakra will need some extra attention from time to time, you can maintain balance by feeding your chakras regularly. Eat a varied diet full of colors, textures, and taste qualities. Your body and spirit will be nourished.