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Chakra Foods: What To Eat To Balance The Seven Chakras

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Gemma Clarke

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There are many ways to balance your chakras, from yoga to meditation to crystals. However, did you know that your food choices can also determine the condition of the seven energy points?

Specific foods can be beneficial for clearing and unblocking a particular chakra. Therefore, by mindfully consuming chakra healing foods, you can improve the flow of chakra energies and potentially even aid mental and physical ailments.

Ready to find out the best healing foods for the seven energy centers? Let’s dive in.

Root Chakra – Muladhara

The first chakra in Sanskrit is called Muladhara, which translates to root support. The root chakra relates to earthly energies. It is all about our core needs, survival instincts, safety, security, and groundedness.

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This chakra is located at the base of the spine and is the foundational support of our entire energetic system. Even so, it is common for the Muladhara to have blocked or stagnated energy. An imbalanced root chakra can cause various physical symptoms such as constipation, cold fingers and toes, frequent urination, and pain or disease in the colon, bladder, low back, legs, knees, or feet.

Root Chakra Foods

Red is the associated color of the root chakra, and earth is its element. Thus, red foods, particularly those from the earth, are excellent for strengthening and healing root chakra energy.

Add lots of root vegetables to your diet for root chakra healing, such as potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and onions. When vegetables grow below the ground, they absorb a high amount of vitamins and nutrients from the soil, particularly folate, vitamin C, antioxidants, and beta-carotene.

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In addition to root vegetables, choose naturally red-colored foods like red apples, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, pomegranates, and radishes. Protein-rich foods, including lean meat, eggs, beans, and nuts, are also great for root chakra support.

Root Chakra Herbs

The herbs dandelion root, ginger, and sage benefit the root chakra. Therefore, you can add sage to your cooking and drink dandelion root and ginger in tea.

You can also find ready-made herbal teas specifically for the first chakra, such as this Organic Root Chakra Tea by Buddha Teas. It contains raspberry leaf, ashwagandha root, dandelion root, and hibiscus flower, all sourced organically. I recommend drinking this tea mindfully while meditating on the root chakra or repeating root chakra affirmations.

Sacral Chakra – Svadhisthana

The second chakra is located just below the navel. It is associated with our passion, creativity, pleasure, sensuality, and sexual desires and governs our emotions, connection, and intimacy.

If we have a healthy sacral chakra, we can express our desires, experience deep relationships, and pursue our passions. However, an imbalanced sacral chakra not only stifles our creativity and sex drive but can cause many issues, particularly related to the reproductive system.

Signs of a blocked sacral chakra include menstrual issues, frequent bladder infections, lower abdomen pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, chronic lower back pain and problems with the spleen and kidneys may also be associated with this chakra.

Sacral Chakra Foods

The color of the sacral chakra is orange, and the associated element is water. So the best foods for the second chakra are orange foods like carrots, mango, oranges, peaches, passion fruit, apricots, pumpkin, butternut squash, papaya, orange peppers, and sweet potatoes.

To nourish this chakra, you should also consume foods high in Omega-3s. These include eggs, salmon, nuts, and seeds (almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, and sesame seeds). In addition, because it’s associated with the water element, staying hydrated will help keep this energy center healthy. Coconut water and herbal teas are particularly hydrating.

Sacral Chakra Herbs

Consuming certain herbs as a supplement or tea can help treat issues associated with a blocked sacral chakra. For example, chamomile, lady’s mantle, black cohosh, and mint are all associated with the second chakra.

You can also try spices considered aphrodisiacs, like ginger, orange peel, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. Chai tea is a good choice as it contains many of these spices. I like the NAMHYA Ayurvedic Chai Tea, which contains ashwagandha, Brahmi, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, and star anise.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura

The third chakra, Manipura, is the center of our personal power. It is located just above the belly button and is associated with everything regarding our self-worth and self-belief. Thus, someone with a healthy solar plexus chakra will feel confident, strong, and determined with high courage.

On the other hand, someone with an imbalanced solar plexus chakra may lack ambition, energy, and drive and suffer from low self-esteem. They could also have some physical symptoms, many of which are related to the digestive system, which this chakra governs. Constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, stomach pain, ulcers, and poor digestion are common.

Solar Plexus Chakra Foods

Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra, and fire is the associated element. So choose yellow foods like lemons, bananas, pineapple, corn, and yellow peppers to strengthen this energy center.

In addition, be sure to include plenty of complex carbohydrates and whole grains, including oats, brown rice, and beans, as these provide fiber for digestion and sustainable energy.

Solar Plexus Chakra Herbs

The spices ginger, turmeric, cumin, and fennel can help heal and strengthen the third chakra. I recommend Lemon, Ginger & Manuka Honey Pukka Tea and the Buddha Teas Organic Solar Plexus Tea, an uplifting citrus blend with lemongrass, ginger root, orange peel, and marshmallow leaf.

Heart Chakra – Anahata

The fourth chakra governs our capacity to feel and show love, compassion, empathy, and gratitude. It is also related to joy, inner peace, and kindness. It is located at the center of the chest rather than in the physical heart. A healthy heart chakra allows you to enjoy healthy, fulfilling relationships with others and yourself.

However, an imbalanced heart chakra can cause feelings of jealousy, inability to trust, and a general lack of connection. In addition, because the heart chakra is energetically connected to the thymus gland, lungs, shoulders, upper back, and heart, you may also experience ailments in these areas.

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Heart Chakra Foods

The heart chakra’s associated color is green, and the element is air. Thus, raw, light, green foods are the best heart chakra healing foods. Choose leafy greens like kale, spinach, broccoli, and other green vegetables, including asparagus, cucumber, zucchini, and peas. , Green fruits like green apples, kiwis, and avocados are also great.

It is best to consume organic products raw to get whole, balanced nutrients. Thus, an easy way to get many heart-chakra healing foods is by drinking green fruit juices and smoothies.

Heart Chakra Herbs

Mint, spirulina, and other green herbs are excellent for the fourth chakra. You should also drink lots of Matcha and green tea, like the Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder by Jade Leaf or the VAHDAM Organic Green Tea Bags from the Himalayas.

Throat Chakra – Visuddha

The throat chakra governs our communication and expression, located at the center of our throat. It is also associated with intuition, integrity, honesty, and openness. When healthy, we can express ourselves freely and confidently, speak our truth, and create honest, open relationships.

However, an imbalanced throat chakra can cause us to feel unable to speak up or say what we think. As a result, we may decide to stay quiet or say things to please others or keep the peace. We may also fear speaking in public.

As the fifth chakra governs the throat and neck, physical ailments in these areas, along with the jaw and teeth. For example, a blocked heart chakra may cause issues like sinuses, swollen glands, and neck or shoulder pain.

Throat Chakra Foods

Blue is the throat chakra’s color, and its associated element is space/ether. Therefore, blue foods like Blueberries are particularly good for the throat chakra and are a high source of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. Fruits that grow on trees, such as apples, pears, and plums, are also beneficial.

In addition, drink lots of water, coconut water, and herbal teas to keep your throat well-lubricated. Honey and lemon teas are the most soothing drinks for the fifth chakra.

Throat Chakra Herbs

There are many herbs that can be therapeutic for the heart chakra and help with the physical ailments associated with its blockages. Sage, clary sage, peppermint, and chamomile are great options. The Buddha Teas Organic Throat Bliss Blend is also very good at helping to clear and soothe the throat.

Third Eye Chakra – Ajna

The sixth chakra, known as the Third Eye or Brow chakra, is located between the eyebrows. It is known as the center of our intuition and imagination. This chakra helps us tap into our inner wisdom and assist our journey of self-realization.

A balanced third eye chakra allows us to see the “truth” in things and “the bigger picture.” We can see things from different perspectives and our guided by our inner knowing, which helps us make the right choices.

Suppose our third eye chakra is closed or blocked. In that case, we may experience a lack of purpose and a pessimistic, closed-minded attitude. We will likely also suffer from headaches, migraines, and sleeping problems. Poor vision and issues relating to the eyes are also common.

Third Eye Chakra Foods

The third eye chakra is Indigo, so dark blue or dark purple foods are excellent for this center. Add lots of purple grapes, kale, blueberries, blackberries, purple cabbage, goji berries, plums, purple carrots, and eggplant to your diet.

Brain foods like nuts and dark chocolate are also excellent chakra-healing foods for the third eye. They help you cultivate more mental focus, stamina, and energy.

Third Eye Chakra Herbs

The superfood Acai is excellent for increasing energy flow in the third eye chakra. I recommend buying Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder and adding it to smoothies and shakes. Specific herbs like dill, thyme, rosemary, juniper, star anise, and valerian are also beneficial. In addition, the Buddha Teas Organic Pure Mind Blend can help to clear your mind of clouded thoughts and increase clarity.

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara

The seventh chakra sits at the top of the head. It is responsible for spiritual health, connection with the divine, and inner knowing. The crown chakra must be open for one to become enlightened.

When it is open we will feel immense peace, faith, trust, gratitude, and oneness with the universe. We will be clear on our life purpose and be able to remain present with no worries about the past or future.

An imbalanced crown chakra can create feelings of disconnection, confusion around our life purpose, and depression. We may also feel cynical, sarcastic, and selfish. Headaches, sensitivity to light, and nervous system disorders are possible ways for a crown chakra imbalance to manifest in the physical form.

Crown Chakra Foods

Rather than adding certain foods to your diet, the best way to open or heal the seventh chakra is fasting or detoxing. This helps remove all the nasty toxins from our bodies while clearing our minds and boosting our energy so that we are in a better state for spiritual connection. However, when fasting, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of mineral water and herbal teas.

Crown Chakra Herbs

Sage, chamomile, saffron, frankincense, and juniper can help support the crown chakra. The Ayurvedic herb, Bacopa Monerii, is also a great option as it aids brain function, improving focus and memory. You can take this herb as a supplement like this one by Himalaya.

Final Thoughts On Chakra Healing Foods

It’s important to note that chakra foods require intention for them to work on the energy centers. Therefore, it is not enough to simply eat the suggested chakra healing foods; you need to consume them with intent.

So when cooking or eating chakra healing foods, bring your intention to the energy center you are working on. I like to visualize the chakra’s color in the location of the body. It is also beneficial to imagine the food nourishing the unseen energy points while chewing and swallowing them.

About Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke is a certified and experienced yoga & meditation instructor. She has been practicing meditation since 2014 and teaching since 2018. Gemma specializes in yoga and mindfulness for emotional wellbeing, and she has taught in Thailand, Cambodia, and the UK. Gemma is passionate about sharing her expertise and experience with meditation to inspire others to live more mindfully, becoming happier, healthier, and calmer. Follow me: Instagram | LinkedIn

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