Learn what healing foods for the root chakra can help to stimulate an underactive root chakra and calm an overactive root chakra. Change the energy (prana) of the food you put in your body to change your life.
The root chakra is concerned with survival, and eating is one of the most basic needs there is. In order to feel safe and secure, we must first meet our own physiological needs of food, water, warmth, and rest.
We can feel how the body shifts when it is hungry. Emotions become less stable and thoughts become less clear. Thus, hanger is a very real and natural function. Hanger is the expression of an underactive root chakra.
On the other hand, people can easily become overly consumed in the sensory experience of eating. Eating too much causes the body to become heavy and sluggish. Overeating is the expression of an overactive root chakra.
Food is medicine and by choosing healing foods for the root chakra, you can help to bring your energetic body into alignment.
Nuts, Oats, & Seeds
Nuts, oats, and seeds help to balance the root chakra whether it is underactive or overactive. They provide the body with healthy fats, plant protein, fiber, and essential vitamins.
These quick snacks have almost all of the prana (life force energy) that the body needs to balance an underactive root chakra, making them the perfect antidote for hunger. So, if eating falls a little low on your priority list or hanger is an emotion you often resonate with, try keeping some nuts or granola accessible to you for snacking throughout the day.
For an over-active root chakra, nuts, oats, and seeds have a very calming effect as they are more connected to the Earth and less connected to the world of senses. The balancing effects of these legumes make them excellent healing foods for the root chakra.
Calming an Overactive Root Chakra
The first energy block, or psychic hurdle, one must overcome in order to tap into the more subtle frequencies of the higher chakras, is called 'Brahma's Knot'. Brahma's Knot is located in the root chakra (Muladhara) and is associated with being trapped in the world of senses.
Withdrawing from the world of senses and redirecting attention inwards helps in re-focusing the mind and breaking up this knot. Fasting is a great detox to begin with. Try cutting back on or eliminating caffeine, alcohol, drugs, and strong flavors like garlic . These are low vibration sensory indulgences which feed Brahma's Knot.
Avoid Allium Vegetables: Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Scallions, & Chives
Buddhist Monks will not eat these five pungent vegetables from the allium family?
✧ Green Onions
Avoid Stimulants: Coffee, Maté, Chocolate, Wine, Beer, & Soda
By withdrawing from the world of senses, we create space for new types of energy. So as you change your diet, focus not on what you are giving up, but on what you are inviting in. For example, perhaps you are inviting in more clarity regarding your life's purpose and the energy to carry it out or maybe you're inviting in more intuition and psychic gifts .
Stimulating an Underactive Root Chakra
For individuals who neglect their bodies needs, a symptom of an underactive root chakra, red foods may be the perfect antidote. Specifically, red fruits are a great healing food for the root chakra.
Red is the color of many things. It is the color of the root chakra for one and the color of attraction for another.
While the link between the color red and attraction is not fully understood, studies have shown that the color red enhances both a man's and woman's attractiveness to the other gender. Humans share this subconscious predisposition with many species in the animal kingdom. Among other primates, female baboons and chimpanzees display redness on their chest and genitals to make their ovulation known publicly. Among many species, the dominant male displays bright red colors to signify fertility and sexuality.
It is helpful for someone with an underactive root chakra to keep red fruits in their home as it draws attraction to a place where attention does not naturally flow... food.
With so many amazing red fruits available, I can not list them all, but here are some.
✧ Red Cherries
✧ Red Grapes
✧ Bell Peppers
✧ Cherry Bomb Peppers