Food sustains our prana, the life force that flows within our body. Prana can also be described as the the fuel, the juice if you will, that sustains our chakra system. When we’re eating foods that nourish our body we can enhance our prana and help revitalize and balance out our chakras.
The root chakra, the space that connects us with Earth energy, is responsible for manifesting our sense of security, of comfort. When we eat healthy food, our basic needs are met, and we are more able to fully express our original, true selves. To take this one step further we can actually eat specific foods that bring more pranic energy to a particular chakra, which can be helpful with dealing with blockages and stagnant flow.
When it comes to healing chakras with foods the best tip to keep in mind is making your meals colorful and taking in more foods that match the color of specific chakra you’re working on. So choosing red foods for the root chakra is beneficial for the healing and balancing of the energy center.
The sight of colorful and thoughtfully prepared meals can be extremely uplifting and healing for our mind, body and soul. Food carries subtle energetic vibrations that can enhance our sensory experience which directly affects how you feel on the inside whether you are aware of it or not.
Foods that are good for the health and well-being of the root chakra include those that have similar characteristics as this center.
Feeding Your Root Chakra
Root Vegetables: radish and beets are best (because they’re red), however, other root veggies such as garlic, onions, parsnips, and potatoes are good options as well.
Protein: Proteins can also enhance our connection to our physicality, and therefore to the earth. Much of our body is made of protein and proteins have a grounding effect. Protein-rich foods include eggs, beans, lobster and red meat.
Spices: Cinnamon, paprika, cayenne, and saffron.
Fruit: Pomegranates and red apples. Throughout history the Pomegranate and apple has personified abundance, rebirth, immortality, fertility and metamorphosis in many cultures, depicting it as a symbol of oneness & eternal life. Red berries, cherries and watermelon are also great juicy substitutes!