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Foods That Will Clear & Balance Each Chakra

We rarely think of food as something that can help balance our emotions or even increase creativity and intuition but they can. Food is what we are made of and can help you open your mystical third eye to the unseen world even. Why would we want foods to help balance our emotions?

In metaphysics, we know that emotions are the charge to our intentions that help us co-create with the universe. The secret ingredient to manifesting may very well be, eating to get your biology to support your energy field.

In less esoteric terms, eating to balance our chakras can make us easier to deal with. If we are more pleasant to be around, people might be more inclined to recommend us for jobs, promote us to manager or invite us to social gatherings.

Additionally, when we eat these high nutrient and high fiber foods that help our chakras, the systems in our body synchronize decreasing sickness, improving digestion, lowering painful inflammation and improving mental clarity. If you want more energy, eat a balanced plant-based diet that nourishes your mind, body, and soul.

Root vegetables like potatoes and beets.

Root Chakra

The root chakra helps us with finding housing, food, and work. A balanced root chakra helps us feel stable and safe. It also links to our elimination, legs, knees, and feet. You can balance this chakra by eating root vegetables or vegetables grown close to the ground like celery, carrots, turnips, radishes, and potatoes.

Garlic, onions, and ginger are also helpful for this chakra. You can eat red plants that resonate with the red vibration of this chakra as well such as pomegranate, beets, and cranberries. Also effective are red peppers, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes.

Your root chakra may be out of balance if you’re constipated frequently or are having trouble finding a job, being financially stable or feel like you don’t have a stable home environment.

Also, try this Root Chakra Meditation to Balance and Ground Yourself

Orange slices.

Sacral Chakra

This chakra is associated with our need to connect with others and create relationships. It represents the creation, of both art and the world around us. It is associated with the emotional body and the foods eaten for this chakra are very important.

To balance this chakra stick to orange foods like carrots, oranges, sweet potatoes, etc.

Additionally, fish, nuts, seeds, and coconuts are foods that are rich in healthy fats that feed the emotional body and therefore promote creativity, relationships, and intuition.

Pineapple sliced.

Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus is in charge of our willpower and confidence. If you are overconfident or lacking in confidence, this chakra is out of whack. Or if you have problems with the nervous system, small intestines, the liver and stomach it also needs balancing.

Other indicators of an imbalanced solar plexus chakra are addictions to stimulants and nervousness. This chakra is linked to yellow and eating yellow foods can help clear it. Pineapple, yellow peppers, garbanzo beans, corn, banana, oats, rice, and lemons are all foods that can help activate this chakra.

If you find yourself being overly serious without a sense of humor or extremely pessimistic, this chakra needs balancing. Mugwort is a great herbal tea that can help your nervous system.

Kale in a brown basket.

Heart Chakra

This chakra is linked to the color green. It’s the area we are said to give and receive love of all kinds. We feel open and willing to make new friends when this chakra is balanced. With a balanced heart chakra, we feel harmony, self-acceptance and have healthy relationships. Balancing this chakra can bring more forgiveness and gained trust.

Eating green foods like kale, spinach, avocado, celery, arugula, asparagus, chlorophyll, kiwi and similar foods will help balance your heart chakra.

An unbalanced heart chakra can stem from guilt, fear of loneliness, jealousy, and anger. Health problems linked to an unbalanced heart chakra can include heart problems, chronic fatigue, respiratory issues, chest pain, high blood pressure or hypertension.

Blueberries

Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is the control center for speaking our truth and communicating what we need and want. Our throat, tongue, jaw, thyroid, lymph nodes, menstrual cycle and vocal cords are linked to this chakra as well as our neck and shoulders.

An imbalance in this chakra can cause health issues such as OCD, toothaches, PMS, the flu, thyroid problems, and speech impediments. Blue is the color associated with this chakra and we can eat blueberries and blackberries. Pears and apricots, ginseng and echinacea are also helpful for your throat chakra.

You can expect good creative expression, wisdom, and organization with a healthy throat chakra.

People that don’t speak up for themselves, have lots of neck and shoulder tension, jaw tension or a soft voice are likely to be suffering from a shrunken throat chakra and those who talk too loudly or too much may have an overactive throat chakra.

Purple Cabbage.

Third Eye Chakra

This chakra is linked to your pituitary gland which is the gateway to your intuition. Ear, nose and throat issues are associated with an imbalance in the third eye energy center. A balanced third eye chakra can offer you psychic abilities, fearlessness, strong imagination, and strong memory.

The color associated with this chakra is indigo and eating foods that are purple can help bring this chakra into balance. Blueberries, plums, eggplant, purple cabbage, red grapes, chia seeds and other foods high in omega threes will help your third eye chakra.

Other issues that can come from a blocked third eye chakra include migraines, sleep disorders, depression, nightmares, schizophrenia, vision problems, and blindness.

Coconut sliced in half.

Crown Chakra

Your crown chakra is in charge of spiritual awakening and experiencing universal love. We saved the best for last with this one because this chakra is what connects your true nature as a spirit. You can even communicate with other spirits through this chakra.

The body areas linked to this are the brain, blood, and central nervous system. A balanced crown chakra leads to self-realization and cosmic consciousness. This white chakra can be balanced by eating white foods like coconut, chamomile, water, mushrooms, garlic, and onion can help your crown chakra.

An unbalanced crown chakra could be indicated by confusion, blood problems, skin rashes, depression, and mental illness.

Conclusion

When we speak of a healthy chakra it means that it’s not overactive or underactive. Another way to help balance your chakras is by visualizing light the color associated with each chakra spinning at the area associated with it roughly the size of an orange.

Stretches and exercises in yoga will help balance and activate your chakras and you can learn poses that target areas you want to work on. Breathwork also called Pranayam in yoga, is another great way to balance your chakras. This involves specific techniques of breathing that will help move stuck energy and give you more energy.

Reiki is another way to balance your chakras. A Reiki practitioner who is intuitive will often be able to tell which chakra is blocked. We can even use crystals that correspond to the color of our chakras to help balance them. Overall, eating lots of natural foods that are unprocessed and still nutrient dense will help us stay healthy and happy.

Understanding the chakra system and its corresponding colors helps us see why eating a multi-colored diet of natural foods can improve our emotional and physical health. Knowing the emotions and body parts associated with the chakras can also help us figure out what foods to eat to find optimal wellness.

Read this next: 7 Teas to Balance Your Chakras
Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry

Trusting her intuition has brought Shannon a wealth of gifts and she brings this wisdom to Daily Life … daily! Instead of following the "norms" of career development, Shannon followed her gut. It's led her to some extraordinary places and experiences as a healer, clairvoyant, metaphysical teacher and Kundalini yoga instructor.... Read More

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