[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s you delve deeper into the journey of self-development, you will likely hear about chakras, or “wheels” of energy located throughout the body that help us stay balanced and connected to our spiritual selves. We have 7 chakras through which energy flows through our physical and energetic bodies; when aligned properly, you will feel lighter, more vibrant, and connected to all that is.
However, many people’s chakras are out of alignment due to many factors, including a poor diet, stress, and overall disconnection from their highest selves. Luckily, you can help rebalance your chakras by eating certain foods specific to each energetic field in the body (pretty cool, huh)?
These 70 foods can help heal chakras and get the energy flowing freely throughout your body. Also use the following list of included affirmations to help balance each chakra.
70 Foods You Can Eat To Bring Your Chakras Into Alignment
1. Root Chakra
If you picked the apple, you were being guided to pay attention to the root chakra…
Located at the base of the spine, the root chakra corresponds with the vibrational frequency of security, stability, and basic human survival. To balance this chakra, connecting to Gaia and meditating on “I AM” affirmations are vitally important – after all, we must first connect with our earthly home before moving up through the other chakras to higher realms. In addition to grounding yourself through walks with nature and meditation, you can also eat certain foods to aid you in the process of feeling closer to Earth and connected with your Spirit Tribe.
Foods to eat: red colored foods such as apples and pomegranates, root veggies such as carrots, radishes, and beets, red beans, quinoa, almond/cashew butter, and spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili powder
Affirmation: “I am safe, secure, and grounded within my body. I am connected to myself and Mother Earth, and all is well.”
2. Sacral Chakra
If you picked the orange, you were being guided to pay attention to the sacral chakra…
The sacral chakra is located right under the belly button in the lower abdomen, and governs our sexuality, creativity, and emotions. It’s represented by the color orange, which correlates with living a vibrant, joyous life. When balanced, you will feel better able to go with the flow in life, express yourself creatively, have a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and love and respect your body.
Foods to eat: Obviously, eating orange foods is best for this chakra. Oranges, cantaloupe, passion fruit, and mangoes should be your go-to fruits, and you should also consume healthy fats, such as almonds, walnuts, cashews, and sesame seeds. Also, use spices such as cinnamon, carob, and ginger in your tea or morning coffee.
Affirmation: “I feel vibrant, beautiful, strong, and passionate about life. I am emotionally connected to myself and others, and let the universal energy flow through me freely.”
3. Solar Plexus Chakra
If you picked the banana, you were being guided to pay attention to the solar plexus chakra…
Colored bright yellow, this chakra helps us in digesting foods, controlling our egos, mastering self-confidence, learning, and growing as spiritual beings. It lies in the stomach area, and serves as sort of a gateway between the lower and upper chakras, therefore transforming our fiery, egocentric desires into a more harmonious and balanced energy. This chakra helps us express ourselves to the world while also allowing us to connect with others, aligning our inner and outer environments.
Foods to eat: complex carbs, such as whole grains like pasta, cereal, bread, rice, and legumes. Also, yellow vegetables and fruits like bananas, yellow peppers, squash, and corn. For spices, go for coriander, fennel, turmeric, cumin, and anise.
Affirmation: “I see myself as a successful, confident, and powerful being capable of overcoming any challenges I may face.”
4. Heart Chakra
If you picked the dark chocolate, you were being guided to pay attention to the heart chakra…
Located in the center of the chest, this chakra spins with an earthy green color, representing renewal, rebirth, and transcendence of emotional pain into feeling loving kindness toward ourselves and others. It is here where many imbalances occur, because our hearts carry a lot of weight from past pain and emotional scars. To cleanse ourselves of this emotional blueprint, we must meditate on unconditional love and compassion toward our past selves, current selves, and every other being on the planet.
Foods to eat: Green, cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, swiss chard, mustard and collard greens, romaine lettuce, and cabbage. Green tea, dark chocolate, celery, basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, and parsley are great for this chakra, also.
Affirmation: “I give and receive love unconditionally, and know that love can heal all emotional wounds.”
5. Throat Chakra
If you picked the blueberries, you were being guided to pay attention to the throat chakra…
Located in our throats, this chakra is represented by a pale blue, and governs our ability to speak truthfully and openly. It also relates to our free will, ability to make sound decisions, and surrender to our highest selves. This chakra serves as the medium through which our thoughts and feelings from other chakras move through our bodies and ultimately out into the world in the most pure, expressive form.
Foods to eat: Sea plants, fruits, juices, soups, blueberries, plums, lemons, limes, grapefruits, kiwis.
Affirmation: “I allow truth to move through me effortlessly, and express my thoughts clearly and honestly.”
6. Brow (Third Eye) Chakra
If you picked the grapes, you were being guided to pay attention to the brow, or third eye chakra…
Right in the middle of our foreheads, it spins with a dark blue hue and helps us tap into our divine wisdom and universal truths. It allows us to see beyond the earthly limitations and connect with our spiritual selves; it also represents our intuition and internal guidance, which we must use in order to follow our own special life purpose and fulfill our duties on Earth as spiritual beings.
Foods to eat: Purple potatoes, red onions, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, acai berries.
Affirmation: “I am guided, inspired, and deeply connected to the divine universal wisdom flowing through me. I see myself as a spiritual being here to serve Earth on my own unique life path.”
7. Crown Chakra
If you picked the water, you were being guided to pay attention to the crown chakra…
Located at the top of our heads, this chakra fuses our physical body with our higher self, or energetic body, allowing us to connect completely with Source energy. It moves us further into the higher realms, taking us away from Earth and into a beautiful, peaceful state of being with the Oneness of the universe.
Foods to eat: Since this chakra connects us so much with Spirit and less with our physical bodies, no foods are recommended for balancing this energy force. Purple foods can help, similar to the third eye chakra, bit it mainly thrives on the lightest forms of energy possible – lots of water (to detox), sunlight, air, love, and meditation.
Affirmation: “I know my highest self and ultimate purpose, and am One with all of the universe and Source energy. I Am Light.”