Balance Your Chakras With Food
We all go through moments when we feel lazy, unconfident, unsuccessful, fatigued, depressed, anxious, frustrated, emotional, burnt out, etc. But what if there was a way to overcome these feelings free of addictive tendencies, pharmaceuticals, or therapy so that we could get back to our awesome, motivated, rockin’ selves?
We have all heard about the benefits of eating the rainbow, right? Well, this philosophy based on Ayurveda, takes it to another level. It’s all about eating foods of certain colours that help to realign us emotionally. If you are into chakras, you will understand even more how certain colors encourage healing within your body.
Here’s how it works:
RED for ENERGY (Root Chakra) – If you are feeling run down, fatigued, burnt out, lazy or lethargic, red foods such as tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries and beets will help to boost your energy levels and body temperature.
ORANGE for CONFIDENCE & SELF-WORTH (Creativity Chakra) – If you are low on confidence, doubting yourself or feeling unworthy of love, get yourself some oranges and do it fast! Things like mandarins, mangoes, carrots, squash, pumpkin and yams will all make a big impact on your feelings.
YELLOW for JOY (Solar Plexus Chakra) – If you are feeling depressed, sad or emotional, hook yourself up with some bananas, sweet corn on the cob, some fresh pineapple or some yellow peppers and watch how your mood changes. Yellow is a natural mood enhancer, so skip the Prozac or the bottle of red and make yourself something bright!
GREEN for REJUVENATION (Heart Chakra) – Feeling low on vital energy? Are you stressed? Overworked? Experiencing adrenal fatigue, acidity or toxicity? Then green is the color for you! Throw your favorite organic greens in to a juicer or make a gigantic salad and feel what happens to your feelings of stress. Likely they will melt away due to the live enzymes, oxygen and chlorophyll.
BLUE/BLACK for CALMING (Throat Chakra) – Experiencing anxiety? Enjoy a bowl of blueberries or blackberries. Blue and black foods help to tonify the kidneys and help to elicit honest communication.
VIOLET for PEACE (Third-Eye Chakra) – These foods will help to calm your energy and bring you peace if you are feeling frustrated, angry or unable to forgive. Foods like eggplant, purple kale, concord grapes, purple carrots etc., will help to bring you peace and calm! Whip up a fresh smoothie with your favorite purple foods!
WHITE for STRENGTH (Crown Chakra) – Things like mushrooms, garlic, ginger, onion, lychee, coconut and other tropical fruits help to give you strength and power. If you are feeling defeated or down on yourself then enjoy some white foods and experience a surge in your own inner strength.
7 Chakras: What You Need to Know About Chakra Alignment
Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word for wheel and is more commonly translated to mean a point of physical or spiritual energy in the human body.
If you picture yourself sitting cross-legged in Lotus pose, the 7 chakras are located on one’s body from the top of one’s head to the base of one’s spine. Each chakra has a specific location and several unique attributes. While they are aligned with the physical body, they are not something you can touch, but are something you can feel and sense.
One thing that most people don’t realize is that your chakras can both be too closed or too opened. Leaving your chakras too open or vulnerable is just as unhealthy as having closed chakras. As you read the descriptions of the 7 main chakras below, be thinking about how they relate to you.