Today is the last day in our mindful eating series. Sad, we know. Today, we are going to talk a little about eating for chakra health. Well, first lets start by talking about what the chakras are.
The Sanskrit word Chakra literally translates to wheel or disk. In yoga and meditation, this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body.
There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet.
These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So is too with our bodies and the chakras.
There are lots of ways to balance the chakras and eating is one of them. In general, we balance the chakras by eating foods that are the same color of the chakras we are seeking to balance.
Take a look at the chart below to see which foods correspond to which chakra. Of course this list is not exhaustive, but it’s a good start. Happy Healing.