“The Chakras are thought to vitalize the physical body and to be associated with interactions of a physical, emotional and mental nature. They are considered loci of life energy, or prana, (also called shakti, or chi), which is thought to flow among them along pathways called nadis. The function of the Chakras is to spin and draw in this Universal Life Force Energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.” -Wikipedia
Chakras are energy centers within the body. There are seven major Chakras.
Here is a list of their location, color, foods and function starting at the bottom and working our way up, as well as daily affirmations.
Name: Root Chakra.
Location: The base of the pelvic bone.
Function: This Chakra represents the physical, root, survival, security, your base.
A healthy diet greatly influences all of the chakras and your level of consciousness because food, like everything else, breaks down into energy. All foods vibrate at a different rate and influence the different chakras. Some foods that stimulate the base chakra are:
coffee and cola
peppers and hot spices
spinach (because of its iron content)
Of course, if your base chakra is overly stimulated, common sense dictates that you avoid food and drink that stimulate this chakra even more. It will cause you to overemphasize survival On the other hand, if your chakra is under-stimulated, then adding these foods to your diet will stimulate your consciousness and help you better connect your soul with your body and raise your vitality.
Daily affirmation: I have a beautiful physical body. I assume responsibility for my body. I am safe inside my body and I take good care of me. My base chakra is open, balanced and I am fully grounded and comfortable being me.
Name: Sacral Chakra.
Location: The groin area, lower abdomen. If you have an underactive second chakra, you may feel or have felt a scarcity of love, especially when you were a child, which may have shut down your natural feeling centers altogether. If this is the case, you may be afraid of positive sensations and keep yourself from allowing good vibrations in your life. Often people with an under-active second chakra deny themselves sensual pleasure, believing that sensuality is not spiritual. There is no spiritual benefit to denying you have a body or enjoying it. Your body is not the problem — balance is.
Function: Emotions, sexual energy, creativity.
Foods that stimulate the second chakra are:
fruits such as bananas, watermelon, pears
bread and butter
milk and dairy products
If your second chakra is overactive or you are addictive avoid these foods. If your second chakra is shut down and you have trouble feeling, then eat more of these foods.
The second chakra also responds well to other sensory input such as classical music, art, gardening, flowers, cooking and dancing. All of these activities are naturally sense-balancing. Sex with someone you love is great for balancing the second chakra. If you have sex with someone who doesn’t love you, however, you don’t need to be psychic to know it is very disturbing for both your first and second chakras, and is not a happy experience for your soul.
Daily affrimation: My feelings are healthy. Part of the miracle of being alive is having the capacity to feel, to learn and experience the world through my senses. I do not confuse this wonder with the greater wonder of love. I can allow myself to feel without fear. I am guided by the voice of my Higher Self, not controlled by my body. My body seeks only genuine and healing pleasures that are healthy and balanced.
Name: Solar Plexus.
Location: The stomach or gut.
Function: Personal power, control, freedom, mental energy.
If this chakra is off balance, it also makes you wishy-washy, unable to say no, or unable to stand confrontation. You may be a daydreamer, lack concentration or have to be policed by other people. You may constantly feel anxious, dwell on past events or fear the future. You may also be lazy and/or passive-aggressive with people in your life. Your ego will drown out the voice of your Higher Self.
Foods that stimulate the third chakra are:
Eat these foods to activate your third chakra. Stay away from fish and chicken if you are overly egocentric or have a difficult time picking up any psychic energy.
I am receptive to Divine energy moving into every cell of my body. I am committed to expressing my creativity, to accepting my responsibilities, and to making decisions that are balanced and supportive to my spiritual growth. I am guided and receptive to Divine will at all times.
couscous and other grainsmiso, soy and bean proteins
Eat these foods if your heart is closed. I don’t think you can ever eat too much of these foods and there can never be too much love.
Remember that all the chakras serve to both give and receive energy. In working with the loving feelings of the heart chakra, focus both inward as well as outward, allowing you the experience of loving yourself. This also opens the way to your being able to receive love from others.
Daily affirmations: I am loved. Everything I do, I do with love. I am receptive and open to receiving love. My heart is healing, my needs fulfilled. I let go of all resentments. I forgive others and ask forgiveness and lovingly let go of the past. I allow the abundance of the universe to pour into my heart. I feel others but do not attach to their lives.