Life can get hectic and crazy. It’s hard to find time for yourself and that can cause you to feel anxiety, stress and make you feel overwhelmed. Even though I exercise every morning sometimes I need some quiet time just for myself and I have been listening to Chakra mediations every night. I do it in the evening to release the craziness of the day to allow myself to relax and it has helped me sleep better. I have been focusing on my Crown Chakra, Heart Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. I learned that you can eat foods that will help balance your Chakras.
First of all, what are Chakras?
Chakras are in the center of our bodies where energy flows. We have seven Chakras, the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. Your Chakras can get disrupted/blocked by things in your daily life-like using your mobile phone too much, from stress and emotions that are out of balance. We often have to center our energy and align our Chakras again and we can do that with meditation and the things we eat. This will help keep the energy flowing.
Root Chakra is associated with the color red and is the base of your spine. It is the Chakra that is closest to earth and is what helps keeps us grounded. It’s our foundation. If you are feeling fear, you procrastinate a lot, or if you have low self-confidence your Root Chakra may be blocked.
Sacral Chakra is associate with the color orange and is located at your navel. This Chakra effects your kidneys, bladder, reproductive organs, and lower abdomen. If you lack of creativity, emotional problems, or feel obsessive/compulsive your Sacral Chakra may be blocked.
Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow and is located right above your navel. This Chakra is connected to your emotional life. In your body it affects your digestive system, muscles, and if it is blocked it can make you feel frustrated, angry or feel like you have a lack of direction. When it is balanced you will feel joy, centered, and have a sense of more personal power.
Heart Chakra is located in our heart area and is connected to our ability to love. The color connected with the Heart Chakra is green. It is connected with compassion, harmony and peace. In your body it is connected to your lungs, heart, arms, and hands. When it is blocked it can affect your immune system making you feel run down, it can also make you feel a lack of compassion and also affect your ability to have relationships with others.
Throat Chakra is associated with the color blue or turquoise and is located in the throat and neck area. It helps our ability to communicate, our creativity, and self-expression. It effects the neck, shoulders, arms, hands and thyroid. When the Throat Chakra is blocked it blocks our creativity, our ability to have clear ideas, healing and our ability to communicate.
Third Eye Chakra is associated with the color Indigo and is located in the pineal gland which is the center of the forehead. Our ability to focus on, see the big picture, and our intuition. When your Third Eye Chakra is unbalanced it will lead to selective memory, you could feel depressed and lack the ability to see things clearly.
Crown Chakra is located on the top of the head and is associated with the color violet. It is our highest Chakra and affects the ability to be fully connected spiritually. It is connected to our nervous system. If it is disrupted or blocked it will affect the way we process information, understanding and acceptance.
Foods that heal Chakras:
Root Chakra Since this chakra is all about grounding you to the earth, root vegetables are a good choice. Beets, garlic, ginger, turnips, potatoes, and parsnips are just a few of the many options for root veggies. Red colored foods like apples and beets, Hot spices like red cayenne peppers and Tabasco sauce, Vegetables from the ground like potatoes and carrots, Animal proteins like red meat and eggs, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, etc. Protein-rich foods like beans, tofu, soy products, peanut butter. Spices like horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper all help balance the Root Chakra.
Sacral Chakra Orange colored foods like oranges and tangerines, nuts, Liquids in general are a good especially transparent liquids like teas and broths. The color of this chakra is orange. Carrots and orange juice, can be healing. Fruits like melon, mango, or strawberries for a sacral chakra boost. P assion fruit and coconut can also give the Sacral Chakra a boost. Honey and nuts such as almonds, walnuts are also great. Spices like cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds are good to balance the Sacral Chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra Yellow colored foods like corn, grains and fiber like granola and whole wheat bread, Teas like peppermint and chamomile tea help balance the Solar Plexus Chakra. Yellow peppers, yellow lentils, yellow curry and bananas help to clear and balance this chakra. The Solar Plexus Chakra converts energy, it needs foods that are not absorbed too quickly, so avoid sugar, white flour, and processed foods. Granola and grains are also great to boost this Chakra so pastas, breads, cereal, rice, flax seed, and sunflower seeds. Also, milk, cheeses, and yogurt are good to balance this chakra. Spices like ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint), chamomile, turmeric, cumin, fennel and great to add to foods.
Heart Chakra Green colored foods like leafy vegetables and spinach, and green tea are good to balance the Heart Chakra. Other green veggies that are good for the Heart Chakra are kale, lettuces, chard, bok choy, collard greens, and broccoli. Foods that will also heal the Heart Chakra are cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash and spices like basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley.
Throat Chakra Juices and teas are great for the Throat Chakra. Fruits work to balance this chakra like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and plums. Other fruits that help balance the Throat Chakra are lemons, limes, grapefruit, and kiwis.
Third Eye Chakra Purple colored fruits like grapes and blueberries, black berries and raspberries. Chocolate, and lavender help clean the Third Eye Chakra. Also, red wine, poppy seeds and grape juice are great to balance the Third Eye.
Crown Chakra Since the Crown Chakra represents our spiritual connection to our surroundings, this Chakra does not benefit from healing foods. The Crown Chakra is more likely to benefit from breathing clean fresh air and sunshine. So take a walk, hike or just sit outside.