What to Eat According to Your Chakras
How eating the proper foods according to your energy centers can transform your life
Chakras need a good clean occasionally so that they can let the energy in and out. When they are balanced, it’s like smooth sailing. But when they are weak or damaged, that’s when physical and emotional issues occur. Having a healthy lifestyle; drinking a lot of water throughout the day, moving your body, sleeping correctly at night, meditating, sunbathing, and eating fresh, colorful food can help you restore the energy through your blocked or jammed chakras.
Imagine the life-force energy running through you, like electricity. Chakras are the transformers that connect your solid, physical body to the energy of your nonsolid layers. They are portals between your physical body and your energy body. They are our energy centers. There are seven major chakras in total; three lower chakras and four upper chakras. Each chakra is associated with a specific color; the Root Chakra is red, the Sacral Chakra is orange, the Solar Plexus Chakra is yellow, the Heart Chakra is green, the Throat Chakra is blue, the Third Eye Chakra is purple, and the Crown Chakra is violet-white. Eating according to your energy wheels’ associated color can help you tend to their health. Georgia Coleridge, professional healer and author, explains thoroughly in her book “The Chakra Project” how the healing power of energy and healthy chakras can change your life.
I am grounded
The Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is the foundation of all chakras. Located at the base of the spine, in the perineum, it points downward, connecting us to Mother Earth. It is associated with the physical body, the survival instincts, the basic needs, the connection to the tribe. When this chakra is balanced, we feel grounded, stable, satisfied, and comfortable in our own skin, full of energy, and in good health. When it is weak or damaged, we feel anxious, spacey, physically weak. It often results in us having problems with our legs, feet, knees, bones, and lower digestive issues. To heal the Base Chakra, you can also look out for root vegetables. Energetically, it helps that they grow in the ground, and there is something particularly comforting and earthy about them. Focus on eating red foods such as
Red lettuce leaves
I am experiencing
The Svadhishthana, or Sacral Chakra, is like a delicious orange, full of sweetness and juice. Located in the lower belly and lower back, it connects us to the joy of being alive. It is associated with physical pleasures, emotions, the flowing movement, our creativity, and sexuality. When this chakra is balanced, we are able to feel pleasure, take joy in life, accept change, go with the flow, and enjoy our sexuality. When it is weak or damaged, we feel numb in our body, emotionally cold and distant, afraid of change, ashamed of our physical appearance, physically stiff. We suffer from a lack of appetite and creativity and feel the need to isolate ourselves more. We might develop addictions and physical problems in the pelvic area. To heal the Sacral Chakra, focus on eating orange foods such as
I am powerful
The Manipura, or Solar Plexus Chakra, is linked with energy, willpower, and the element of fire. Located in the upper stomach, between the belly button and breastbone, it is associated with your personal power, sense of purpose, ego, psychic abilities, and intuition. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is balanced, you feel energetic, confident, and focused. You stand up for yourself, get things done, and trust your gut intuition. When it is weak or damaged, you struggle to make decisions, you lack energy and sense of direction, you suffer from stomach pains and inability to digest properly. You might start feeling anxious, angry, obsessive, and workaholic, or perfectionist tendencies might come up to the surface. To heal the Solar Plexus Chakra, focus on eating yellow foods such as
I am loving
The Anahata, or Heart Chakra, represents unconditional love, healing, and a compassionate connection with the world. It is the midpoint between earth and heaven. Just like the famous quote in Moulin Rouge: “The greatest thing you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return,” it has two equally important aspects; the ability to love and be loved. Located in the middle of the chest, when the Heart Chakra is balanced, you have the ability to maintain emotional boundaries, feel respect and kindness to yourself and others and think well of other people. When it is weak or damaged, you have low self-esteem, and you have difficulty giving or receiving love. You can be highly sensitive, burned out by giving away too much love, and you can easily be drawn into other people’s emotional dramas. To heal the Heart Chakra, focus on eating green foods such as
I am expressive
The Vishuddha, or Throat Chakra, is all about communication. Located in the neck, it is also related to the shoulders, the mouth, and the sinuses. When this chakra is working well, you can speak your truth, express your emotions freely, and you are in harmony with yourself and with the world. Your words flow out easily, and you can speak and write eloquently. It is also linked to your ears; you can listen to yourself, others, and to the divine. When you can hear clearly, you can trust your inner guidance. When weak or damaged, your voice is constrained and you dislike confrontation. Physical problems from a jammed Throat Chakra can include sore throat, mouth ailments, blocked sinuses, stiff neck and shoulders. You may feel like you have a lump in your throat. To heal the Throat Chakra, it would be beneficial to cut down on processed food, alcohol, cigarettes, and focus on eating blue foods such as
I am clear-sighted
The Ajna, or the Third Eye Chakra, is located on the forehead, between and just above the eyebrows, and is also related to the eyes, the brain, and the pineal gland. This chakra is in charge of your sixth sense, perception, imagination, inner wisdom, logic, and intuition. When this chakra is working well, you feel clear-sighted, brain clarity, and a balance between logic and intuition. When the Third Eye Chakra is open, you might get spiritual messages via clairvoyance, clairaudience, or telepathy. When it is weak or damaged, you feel overwhelmed and confused, and you struggle to concentrate and be creative. You can suffer from paranoia and delusion, and you feel detached from your spirituality. To heal the Third Eye Chakra, focus on eating purple foods such as
I am connected
The Sahasrara, or the Crown Chakra, is the highest of the main chakras. It is located at the top of the head, pointing upward, representing your awareness, connection to the divine, and the divinity within you. When in balance, you can feel a sense of euphoria, wonder, calm, spaciousness, bliss, benign detachment, peace, and light. Life has meaning. Everything is part of the great whole. You feel spiritual and connected to Source. It can be the portal to a higher state of consciousness. When this chakra is weak or damaged, you can feel like you are cut off from your spirituality or even hostile to it, and you have this sensation of meaninglessness, loneliness, and depression. You feel disconnected from reality. To heal the Crown Chakra, focus on eating violet-white foods such as
“Energy flows where thought goes.” By being aware and conscious of the food you put in your body, you practice mindful eating. Purposefully consuming fresh, organic, colorful food helps you bring your thoughts and focus to your physical body and energy centers. This can only help you heal and transform your life. Like Coleridge says, “As well as giving you pleasure, eating your food mindfully is good for your digestive system and overall health. When you eat these foods, set the intention to use their wonderful, optimistic color to strengthen your chakras.” Start noticing the color of your food, and make sure you eat your rainbow every day!