The Chakras are energy centres in the body. Chakra literally means wheel in Sanskrit. It is also alludes to physical pressure points in the body where kundalini (potential) energy rests in a dormant state. When activated, the circular flow of energy across the body (and spinal cord) is enhanced. Depending on the state of being, the Chakras can move clockwise (positive) or counter clockwise (negative). Here is a short introduction to the seven primary Chakras, its corresponding colours, what its rules and the food that helps facilitate balanced Chakras.
Crown Chakra – Connection with the Divine or Higher Self. Purple foods can assists, but it is also calls for an occasional detox or fast. The other option is eating light meals, drinking juices of fresh fruits and vegetables plus plenty of water.
Third Eye Chakra – Associated with intuition and perception. Recommended foods include bluish or purple foods that facilitate clarity and focus like blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, red or purple grapes, prunes and raisins.
Throat Charka – Responsible for communication. Recommended foods include fruits such as apples, apricots, peaches, blueberries, pears and plums. Lemon and lime are also excellent.
Heart Chakra – Centre of love and compassion. Recommended foods are greens including broccoli, kale, kelp, lettuce, spinach or sprouts and green beverages like green tea.
Solar Plexus – centre of willpower and self-esteem. Recommended foods include grains like whole grain bread, cereals, flax seed, buckwheat or quinoa, plus dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.
Sacral Chakra – Associated with sexually, reproduction and creativity. Recommended foods include fruits with seeds including mangoes, oranges, carrots as well as nuts and honey.
Root Chakra – Responsible for grounding and survival. Root vegetable like beets, carrots, garlic, onions, potatoes or radishes, plus eggs and lean meat are recommended.