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    Food & nutrition for healing & energising the Chakra system

    Here is some information to help you choose good things to eat for your chakras:  

     ROOT

         Any red or dark brown coloured food or drink; foods that are good for bones, teeth, and blood

         Any foods that have an earthy taste or a 'grounding' quality 

         Root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, radishes, beets, onions, garlic.  Also red peppers, beets, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, cranberries, raspberries and cherries

         Protein-rich foods: eggs, meats, beans, tofu, soy products, almond or peanut butter 

         Herbs & Spices:   burdock, cloves/clover, dandelion, rosemary, horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne, pepper

         Cell Salt:  Calcium phospate

         Vitamin:  D

         If underactive (eg. depressed): eat spinach, lean meat and avoid heavy foods.

         If over active ((eg. aggression): eat root vegetables, fruit and avoid alcohol & stimulates


    SACRAL

         Any orange coloured foods. 

         Any foods related to water or with a high water content, and those that benefit the reproductive system or that nourish the sexual/creativity centre. 

         Fats and oils, Fish (especially wild salmon). 

         Nuts & Seeds: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, sunflower and pumpkin seeds 

         Vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potato.

         Sweet & Tropical fruits: melons, mangos, strawberries, passion fruit, oranges, tangerines, coconut, papaya, apricots, peaches.  Honey is also beneficial. 

         Herbs & Spices:  coriander, calendula, fennel, gardenia, liquorice, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, sweet paprika, sesame seeds, caraway seeds 

         Cell Salt:  Calcium Fluoride

         Vitamin: B 

         If underactive (eg. repressed feelings):  eat melons, cucumbers, seaweed and avoid carrots, cabbage, asparagus

         If overactive (eg. addictions): eat cabbage, carrots, asparagus and avoid alcohol, dairy, salty foods


    SOLAR PLEXUS

         Any yellow or gold coloured foods. 

         Any foods that benefit the liver and aid digestion, and those that boosts energy or self esteem. 

         Foods rich in complex carbohydrates - fibre, whole grains, legumes 

         Granola and Grains: pasta, breads, cereal, rice, oats, rice, flax or hemp seed, millet, spelt, sunflower seeds

         Dairy products: milk, yogurt, cheese 

         Herbs & Spices:  anise, celery, cinnamon, lily of the valley, marshmallow, mints, ginger, mints (peppermint, spearmint, etc.), melissa, turmeric, cumin, fennel 

         Cell Salt:  Potassium Phosphate 

         Vitamin: K

         If underactive(eg. passivity):  eat lemon, kale, ginger and avoid meat & dairy products

         If overactive (eg. bossy):  eat root vegetables, chilled fruit and avoid alcohol & spicy foods


    HEART

         Any green coloured herb, spice or food 

         Any foods that benefit the cardiovascular system and lumbar region, and any warming or comforting foods that one particularly enjoys or loves:  Leafy vegetables: spinach, kale, dandelion greens, chard, salad greens 

         Raw foods and foods rich in chlorophyll; plant compounds like phytoestrogens and phytosterols 

         Herbs & Spices: cayenne, hawthorn berries, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, basil, sage, thyme, cilantro, parsley 

         Airy vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, squash                                              Green Tea is also beneficial

         Cell Salt:  Magnesium Phosphate  (Kali Phos)

         Vitamin: D 

         If underactive (eg. cold hearted): eat ginger, leafy vegetables and avoid spicy or fatty foods

         If overactive (eg. people pleaser): eat cruciferous vegetables, green foods and avoid fatty foods & red meat

     

     

    THROAT

         Any blue coloured foods

         Any foods that benefit the lungs or that sooth the throat or voice, helps shoulders & arms 

         Variety of foods;  ethnic or exotic foods; also asparagus, green beans, spinach 

         Tart or tangy fruits/tree growing fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi, apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, oranges

         Herbs & Spicescoltsfoot, peppermint, red clover blossoms, sage, salt, lemon grass, eucalyptus, anise 

         Liquids in general:  water, fruit juices, herbal teas (especially chamomile and red clover); sea plants, foods with high water content, soups and sauces

         Cell Salt: Potassium Chloride   (Kali Mur)

         Vitamin: C

         if underactive (eg. dishonest): eat vegetable juices, raw foods, ginger, lemon and avoid stimulants & dairy foods 

         if overactive (eg. distracted): eat fruit, soups, sea plants, any blue food and avoid alcohol, sugar, coffee


    BROW

         Any Indigo or dark bluish coloured foods 

         Any herb, spice or food that benefit the mind, nervous system, and eyes/vision, and those that strongly enhance or awaken the senses.  Also green peppers, turnip greens, almonds, grains, pine nuts, dark chocolate 

         Liquids: red wines and grape juice, and herbal teas: mint, star anise, eyebright, gotu kola, lavender

         Herbs/Spices: eyebright, juniper, mugwort, poppy, rosemary, lavender, poppy seed

         Cell Salt:  Silica

         Vitamin: E

         if underactive (eg. insensitivity): eat lemon, garlic, greens and avoid meat dairy products & alcohol

         if overactive (eg. spacey): eat cucumbers, root vegetables and avoid alcohol & salt
     


    CROWN

    Any violet, purple or white coloured foods. 

    Any foods that are considered holistically healing or sacred;  those that have spiritual cleansing or energizing benefit and that support the circulatory system, and the human energy field (aura)

    Spirit or Prana:  sunlight, clean water, fresh air 

    Fasting / Detoxing

    Herbs & Spices:  gotu kola, lavender, lotus, sage, chamomile, valerian root, catnip                                                               

    Cell Salt:  N/A

    Vitamin:  B12  

    Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper (only to be consumed in raw, natural form in small quantities, otherwise used for ritual, ceremony or cleansing purposes especially during a fast)

    if underactive (eg. disconnected): breathwork, mantras, chanting, visualization, water

    if overactive (eg. over analytical):  meditation, fresh air, water 

    Sources:

    www.naturalchakrahealing.com

    www.totalwellness.club

    www.robinvinge.wordpress.com

    Additional information:

    The following is summarised from Anodea Judith’s description of Food & the Chakras in Wheels of Life pp80-82:

    Root/Chakra One:  Meats & proteins:  good foods for grounding, but too much leaves the body sluggish.  For vegetarians grounding foods are tofu. beans, nuts, eggs & dairy products.

    Sacral/Chakra Two:  Liquids, especially water:  These pass through the body more quickly and help cleanse the body.  Juices & herbal teas aid this process.

    Solar Plexus/Chakra Three:  Starches:   Easily converted energy food – eg. whole grains for slow assimilation.  Simple sugars and stimulants also provide energy but in the long term deplete the general health.  Addiction to ‘energy foods’ indicates an imbalance in this chakra.  Sugar addiction indicates third chakra imbalance, as well as causing it.

    Heart/Chakra FourVegetables:  they trap the vital energy of the sunlight and contain a good balance of the elements from the earth, air, fire (sun) and water.  The product of cosmic and earth processes – naturally balanced (the nature of this chakra).

    Throat/Chakra FiveFruits:  Rich in Vitamin C and high in natural sugars they are the quickest natural foods to pass through the system, leaving energy to flow to the upper chakras.  No animals or plants have to be killed to harvest fruits.

    Brow & Crown/Chakras Six & Seven:  Not linked to bodily processes, but with mental states; certain mind-altering substances affect these centres (for good and bad).  Fasting is relevant for the Crown chakra.

    NB.  The most important thing is to have a balance among the chakras, and with the diet generally.  The foods listed may help with imbalances, eg. a person who lacks protein may feel ungrounded. She states;  “The body runs on energy, not food.  While much of that energy is obtained from food, we will find that energy from other chakras, such as love, power, or higher states of consciousness, often decreases our need for food.”

    And the Chakra menu created last year:  each chakra receives appropriate nutrition with this menu:  

    "A Complete Rainbow Chakra Menu"                                                     

    devised by Fran, Georgina, Jane and Helen following the inspiration of Delcia

     

     Hot beetroot with horseradish and butter

                            Or

    Vegetable Melange with herb crust                                                      

    (potato, onion, carrot, parsnip, mushroom)

                      *

    Salmon Mousse with green and white asparagus                                      

    on a bed of mixed leaves with lemon oil and pomegranate dressing                                                         

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    Herb Frittata with spinach, red /yellow peppers, courgettes and peas                  

    accompanied by lightly steamed broccoli and French beans

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    Fruit salad with apple, cherries, pears, plums, blueberries, strawberries,  persimmon and pineapple accompanied by banana and mango yoghurt ice cream with apricot jam swirl

                                    *

    French cheese with cherry jam, Sheep/goat’s cheeses, Stilton, Lancashire accompanied by multi seed Ryvita thins, Oat cakes, Red, White and Sable Grapes

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    A selection of dark chocolates (70% +)

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    A Glass Jug (tied with a heart crystal )of Filtered Tap water

     

    ENJOY!

     

     

                        

  2. Your Autumn ChakrasAutumn is upon us – seems quite sudden!  Perhaps this is a time to draw back a little, take stock and prepare ourselves for more snuggly, cosy times.  Shorter days for you may mean less time
    to be out doing, though the wonderful colours of autumn certainly keep me focussing on what’s going on outside in the natural world.
     
    I wonder how our chakras are affected by the changing seasons?  If we think about colour this autumn-time then the golden yellows, deep rusty orange and red colours and the changing greens of the trees and foliage will energise our solar plexus, sacral, root and heart chakras. 
    The soft whites and greys, milky blues of the skies, which can be deep, deep dark blue at night, feed our crown, throat and brow chakras. 

    Next time you go outside or look through your window where you may see a plant or a tree, or when you look at a house plant, take in its colour and see how it affects your experience of your body, especially at the locations of your seven major chakras.  Breathe in the different colours,
    one at a time, and have a few moments of wonder, and maybe peace.

    (the photo above is of my window sill).