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Which Foods to Eat Per Chakra

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 6/15/2017 to Health & Wellness

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Which Foods to Eat Per Chakra

 

Each chakra associates with a specific part of our body, applying energy to the organs within and around it. After heeding knowledge from various yoga instructors, yoga nutritionists and enthusiasts, it has been concluded that eating foods associated with each chakra’s prime color representation is a good method towards healing and nourishing that specific part of the body.

 

From Root to Crown, each chakra is listed below with knowledge of internal placement, energies and associated foods to improve your yogi diet:


 

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Red (Root) Chakra | Base of Spine

Meaning: Cleansing and Balancing

Name: Muladhara

Element: Earth; Grounding You

Organs: Vertebral column, Foot, Blood, Leg, Bone, Tooth & Skeleton

Yoga Poses: Shavasana, Tadasana & Virabhadrasana l

Mantra: LAM

Essential Oils: Rosewood, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Cedar, Cloves & Ginger

Red Fruits: Red Apples, Blood Oranges, Cherries, Cranberries, Red Grapes, Pink/Red Grapefruit, Red Pears, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Goji Berries, Guava, Hibiscus Flowers & Red Plums

Red Veggies: Beets, Red Peppers, Radishes, Radicchio, Red Onions, Red Potatoes, Rhubarb, Tomatoes, Red Corn, Dulse (seaweed), Kidney Beans, Pink Beans, Red Cabbage & Red Currants

Red Spices: Cayenne  


 

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Orange (Sacral) Chakra | Pelvic Area

Meaning: Creativity and Sexuality

Name: Svadhisthana

Element: Water; Emotional Identity; Self-Gratification

Organs: Kidney, Reproductive System, Urinary Bladder and Genitals

Yoga Poses: Balasana, Natarajasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana

Mantra: VAM

Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Rose & Jasmine

Orange Fruits: Apricots, Cantaloupe, Kumquat, Mangoes, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches & Tangerines

Orange Veggies: Butternut Squash, Orange Carrots, Orange Marigold Flowers, Orange Peppers, Orange Tomatoes, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash & Persimmons

Orange Nuts: Almonds & Walnuts

Orange Spices: Paprika



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Yellow (Solar Plexus) Chakra | Between Navel & Solar Plexus

Meaning: Core of Your Being; Strength, Will and Personal Power

Name: Svadhisthana

Element: Fire; Energy & Self-Confidence

Organs: Liver, Pancreas, Stomach, Lung, Adrenal Gland, Digestive System & Large Intestine

Yoga Poses: Dhanurasana, Virabhadrasana l and Virabhadrasana ll

Mantra: RAM

Essential Oils: Rosewood, Rosemary, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Rose, Myrrh & Chamomile

Yellow Fruits: Bananas, Golden Apples, Golden Raisins, Grapefruit, Lemons, Pears, Pineapple & Yellow Raspberries

Yellow Veggies: Bamboo Shoots, Corn, Evening Primrose Flowers, Garbanzo Beans, Parsnips, Spaghetti Squash, Squash Blossoms, White Carrots, Yams, Yellow Beans, Yellow Marigold Flowers, Yellow Peppers, Yellow Summer Squash, Yellow Tomatillo, Yellow Tomatoes, Yellow Wax Beans & Yellow Zucchini

Yellow Nuts: Anise Seeds, Golden Flax Seed & Most Nuts

Yellow Spices: Turmeric, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Dill, Honey, Lemongrass, Saffron & Vegetable Oils


 

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Green (Heart) Chakra | Center of Breastbone

Meaning: Love, Relationships & Transformation

Name: Anahata

Element: Air; Health, Prosperity & Abundance

Organs: Heart, Lungs, Circulatory System (skin)

Yoga Poses: Uttanasana, Ustrasana & Bakasana

Mantra: YAM

Essential Oils: Lavender, Rosemary, Angelica, Frankincense, Marjoram, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Chamomile, Hyssop and Melissa

Green Fruits: Green Grapes, Honeydew, Kiwi & Limes

Green Veggies: Alfalfa, Asparagus, Avocados, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cactus (Nopales), Celery, Chives, Collard Greens, Comfrey, Cucumber, Dandelion Greens, Edamame, Fennel, Green Beans, Lima Beans, Green Cauliflower, Green Eggplant, Green Olives, Green Peppers, Green Tomatoes, Green Zucchini, Kale, Leafy Green Vegetables, Lettuce, Okra, Nettles, Opo, Peas, Sinqua, Spinach, Swiss Chard & Tomatillo    

Green Nuts: Pistachios & Pumpkin Seeds

Green Spices: Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Tarragon, Wasabi & Wheatgrass


 

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Blue (Throat) Chakra | Throat

Meaning: Faith, Trust & Relationships

Name: Vishuddha

Element: Akasha; Peaceful, Serene, Content & Tranquil

Organs: Thyroid, Neck, Shoulder, Mouth, Arm, Tooth, Parathyroid Gland, Esophagus, Trachea, Cervical Vertebrae & Vocal Folds

Yoga Poses: Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana & Simhasana

Mantra: HAM

Essential Oils: Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Rose, Jasmine & Neroli

Blue Fruits: Blue Grapes, Blueberries & Juniper Berries  

Blue Veggies: Blue Potatoes, Borage Flowers, Catnip, Cauliflower, Chicory Flowers, Blue Corn, Hyssop, Kelp, Pansy Flowers, Purple Broccoli & Purple Carrots



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 Indigo (Third Eye) Chakra | Between Eyebrows

Meaning: Center of Knowing; Openness & Imagination

Name: Ajna

Element: Supreme Element (combination of all elements): Intuition; Spiritual Eye; Divine Wisdom

Organs: Eye, Brain, Pineal Gland, Pituitary Gland, Nervous System & Ear

Yoga Poses: Balasana, Janu Sirsasana, Ardha Pincha Mayurasana

Mantra: AUM

Essential Oils: Vetiver, Rosemary, Angelic Root, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Marjoram, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper & Bay Laurel

Indigo Fruits: Black Cherries, Black Raspberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries, Plums, Prunes & Raisins

Indigo Veggies: Black Beans, Black Currants, Black Olives, Black Soybeans, Vanilla Beans & Violet Flowers

Indigo Spices: Tamari (soy sauce)


 

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Violet (Crown) Chakra | Crown of Head

Meaning: Source of Creation

Name: Sahasrara

Element: Cosmic Energy; Revelation of Supreme Consciousness 

Organs: Pineal Gland, Nervous System & Pituitary Gland

Yoga Poses: Shavasana, Vriksasana, Sirsasana, Half Lotus Pose

Mantra: AUM

Essential Oils: Lavender, Rosewood, Vetiver, Frankincense, Myrrh, Jasmine, Gurjum, Sandalwood, Neroli, Rose, Cedarwood, Helichrysum, Galbanum & Spikenard

Violet Fruits: Elderberries, Mulberries, Passion Fruit, Purple Grapes & Purple Plums  

Violet Veggies: Basil Flowers, Black Tomatoes, Dulse (seaweed), Kohlrabi, Marjoram, Mint Flowers, Passion Flowers, Purple (red) Onions, Purple Cabbage, Purple Eggplant, Purple Green Beans & Purple Peppers   

Veggies: Basil, Lavender, Mint, Rosemary, Sage & Thyme

 

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