There is a lot of information about the Chakra’s out there, but if you have been reading my post you will, if not already, understand that vibration and energy is everything! Even down the foods we eat. There are specific foods that you can choose to help heal and awaken the chakras.
It is natural that our physical state changes as our consciousness expands. And though there is no proper diet prescription for expanding consciousness, there is, however, a diet (your diet) that should fit your goals, needs, and body type.
Most commonly, a vegetarian diet is recommended for developing sensitivity and raising the vibrations of your consciousness to higher states. Yet, this diet is not for everyone and can even be harmful in nutritional balance is not maintained.
And the way food is prepared plays a key roll for the energy going into our bodies.
A home cooked meal prepared lovingly from a family member or loved one is far more beneficial than food prepared by some one who dislikes their job at a dine in, carry out, or even fast food restaurant.
I thoroughly and firmly believe that we are what we eat; what we put into our bodies effects the way we think, feel, and perform.
So, Let’s begin!
Root Chakra: Meats and Proteins
The root Chakra is the first chakra in the energy center in which supports our entire foundation. It connects us to the earth and everything around us. It is the most common chakra to experience blockage or weakness. It controls our survival instincts, security, fight-or-flight and fear.
Physically, it supports our legs, feet, digestive system and emotional imbalances that cause to feel a lack of support, insecurity, loneliness or fear.
To balance this Chakra- Think Red! From flesh to flesh, meat is probably the most physically oriented food you can eat. Meat takes longer to digest than most other foods and, therefore, stays in the digestive tract longer. For this reason, it occupies energy in the lower part of the body, often limiting or dominating energy that might flow upward towards the other chakras. Meats and proteins are great for grounding! However, too much of them leaves the body sluggish and over tamasic.
On the other hand, if one feels weak, disoriented, or out of touch with their body and the physical world, a good meal of fleshy foods will do the trick.
It is not necessary to eat meat to be grounded. It is the protein that is most important for the structural tissue associated with the first chakra. A vegetarian diet with proper protein can provide enough foundation food to keep the chakra happy, too.
Fruits: Red apples, beets tomatoes, pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries.
Don’t forget your Root Vegetables!
Root vegetables grow beneath the ground, absorbing a high amount of vitamins and nutrients from the soil and are rich in folate, vitamin C, antioxidants and beta-carotene.
Sweet Potatoes, carrots, turnips, beets, garlic, parsnips, onions, rutabaga, ginger, turmeric.
Vegetarian: Eggs, beans, nuts, tofu, dairy products
Spices: Paprika, cayenne and horseradish
Sacral Chakra: Liquids
The emotional body is calling!
The Sacral Chakra is the center of all pleasure principals and is what allows you to feel your emotions, be open and friendly to other people, and to be in touch with your sexuality and sensuality. This chakra is the essence of life as seen in bodily fluids like blood and tears and lymph. There is no life on earth without water; while the first chakra challenges you to create structure and hold your ground, the second chakra wants you to let go so your creativity can flow.
Pure water: It is the best thing you can ingest as a sacral chakra healing food.
Clear liquids: Such broth or tea, will also help to clear and balance your second chakra. If you are looking for some spices for your tea, cinnamon and vanilla are good choices – and you can even add a bit of honey to keep your sacral chakra fluid and flowing.
Vegetables: That help heal your sacral chakra include carrots, peppers, and squashes. When cooking sacral chakra vegetables, try adding spices like turmeric, ginger, or cumin for an extra dose of healing power.
Orange sweet fruits: Such as melons, mangos, tangerines, and oranges — will all help charge your sacral chakra. In addition to their color, these orange chakra fruits also have a high water content which will help keep this energy center open and flowing.
*Liquids pass through the body more quickly than solids and help cleanse the body and keep the kidneys from becoming overloaded with toxins*
Solar Plexus: Starches
Hello Ego and Self-esteem. When did you get here?
The Solar Plexus is the furnace to your personal power, and is the home to your authenticity and sense of self. When it comes to foods, the solar plexus can benefit from foods that help transform the energy from the first two chakras and send it to the heart chakra.
The third chakra is located halfway between your navel and sternum and is the source of your ego and self-esteem. As the furnace of your personal power, your solar plexus chakra is home to your authenticity and sense of self. When it comes to foods for your solar plexus chakra, you should focus on foods that help transform the energy from your first two chakras and send it up to your fourth chakra.
When thinking of starches, whole grain starches rather than processed starches are assimilated in the body more slowly and more thoroughly.
More quickly absorbed food, such as simple sugars or stimulants, also provide energy, but prolonged use of them depletes the general health of the solar plexus. Addiction to “energy foods” shows an imbalance in the third chakra; sugar addictions can point to (and cause) imbalance.
Sunny yellow fruits and vegetables: Yellow peppers, corn, lemons, and bananas.
Complex carbohydrates and whole grains that are digestive-friendly: Kefir, kombucha, and yogurt. will replenish the good bacteria in your gut and help keep the energy in your solar plexus chakra moving.
Herbal teas: Mint, ginger, Chamomile
The center of love and compassion lies within your heart chakra – Both for yourself and others.
This is the very bridge between the lower three and upper three chakras maintaining and seeking balance. By tuning in to the heart chakra’s energy, you then are coming into balance within yourself as well as with your relationships and the environment around you.
Vegetables are a product of photosynthesis, something that our bodies are incapable of producing. Vegetables trap the vital energy of the sunlight, as well as a good balance from the earth, air, fire (sun) and water.
Which means vegetables are the very product of cosmic and earth processes in natural balance, reflecting the balanced nature of the heart chakra.
Vibrant green nutrient-rich vegetables: Especially leafy and cruciferous ones like kale, lettuces, spinach, chard, bok choy, collard greens, and broccoli, will really ramp up the energy of your heart chakra and help to heal it. The fourth chakra is all about balance, and green veggies are neither yin nor yang in Chinese medicine, so they maintain the equilibrium that is essential to the health of this chakra.
Green water-based alkalizing fruits: Limes, green apples, and avocados, will also help balance your heart chakra so that you can become more contemplative and more conscious.
Green beans: lima beans and mung beans
Spices: Basil, thyme, and cilantro will help charge your heart chakra.
Throat Chakra: Fruits
If you take your finger and touch the center of your throat, you will find your throat chakra! This chakra connects the feels in your heart center with your thoughts in your brow chakra allowing you to express your emotions and thoughts. Being the first of the spiritual chakras, this is the first chakra portal through which you bring spirit into the physical realm, connecting you to your true essence.
This chakra represents will power and responsibility – and when unhealthy one can manifest cold symptoms or a soar throat due to an inability to express oneself.
Keep in mind when considering theses foods, the best remedy for the throat chakra is speaking your truth!
Fruits are said to be the highest food chain because when ripe, they drop to the ground and not require the killing of plants or animals to harvest them. Fruits are rich in vitamin C and high in natural sugars. They pass through the system the most quickly out of all solid foods and leave the energy free to travel to the upper chakras.
Liquids: Water, fresh 100% fruit juices (with no added sugars), and herbal teas will help to keep your throat chakra healthy.
Blue foods: That occur naturally are rare. However, blueberries are one type of throat chakra healing food that is widely available.
Fruits that grow on trees: Apples, peaches, pears, apricots, and plums.
Third Eye and Crown Chakra:
It is more difficult to recommend food for these higher chakras because they are not linked with bodily processes, but more mental states. Fasting would be most relevant when it comes to the upper chakras.
The third eye, also known as the sixth chakra or brow chakra, is where your master mind plugs into a new type of wisdom from beyond this realm providing amazing insights that will allow you to solve any problem.
This chakra is located just above your eyebrows in the center of your forehead. And because this chakra is located in your head rather than the torso, it has a slightly different nature and is the control center for powerful gifts such as: wisdom, physic gifts and intuition. It is all about your intuition, your ability to plan, forecast, sense and know.
Though, it is more difficult to recommend foods for the higher chakra’s, you can always associate the brow with its natural color essence of indigo, and try these recommendations:
Nuts, seeds, and legumes: Especially raw walnuts, sprouted almonds, and poppy seeds — are nutrient-dense and packed with antioxidants that will help heal your third eye chakra.
Metal detoxers from the ground: Harvest grains and mushrooms, work to remove heavy metals that are in your body as a result of your environment and everyday life activities.
Purple fruits: Goji berries, acai, concord grapes, and blackberries all supply a megadose of nutrients.
As far as the crown Chakra:
This is the last and major chakra that is home to your radiant spiritual center and connection to source. Your crown chakra is more spirit than earth, so its nourishment really comes from sources other than food including love, and a strong connection to the divine.
It is located on the topmost part of your head; eating light meals while engaging in a spirit-boosting activity like meditation can energize your crown chakra.
Incense and smudging herbs like sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper, can help awaken your crown chakra to the highest form of spiritual communication.
The good news!
You can clear, charge and balance your chakras to heal them before physical symptoms ever develop. That is one of the best things about energy medicine! And if you feel unsure about how to determine which chakra or area of the body would need extra attention, you can check back with the refence chart found with this link.
Still feeling unsure? Working with a local spiritual teacher or energy healer can help target your efforts toward the energy center(s) that needs the most help.
Just keep in mind, that it must be understood that mere ingestion of meat will not make someone automatically grounded, nor will eating a diet of pure vegetables open the heart chakra that is otherwise closed. The objective is is to obtain a balance among all chakras and with a balanced diet, this can help obtain and aid in what your body needs.
The previous listings are merely offered as a guideline for correcting imbalances. The body runs on energy, not food. And while that energy is maintained from food, we will find that energy from the other chakras is obtained from other sources such as love, power, or higher states of consciences and will often decrease our need for food.