By Channa Serenity
We are taught how to love and nourish our minds and our bodies through healthy thoughts and food, and to accept all that makes us unique. I personally love to take an energetic approach to mealtimes. Food can also be used to balance the etheric body. Our etheric body consists of 7 chakra centers. Fueling the chakras is about the color, vibration and energy of foods, not solely its nutritional value. Color is a vibrational energy that radiates from the sun. Each hue has a different electromagnetic frequency, as do our chakras, and when matching frequencies align they harmonize and become balanced. This is based on the scientific principles that all matter vibrates to a precise frequency and that by using resonant vibration balance of matter can be restored.
There are 7 foods that I eat daily to calm my spirit, release my mind and naturally allow my body to harmonize.
Pomegranate: to balance the root chakra.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and governs the immune system, legs, bones, feet, base of the spine and the rectum. This chakra is all about how one feels towards security and survival. When we fear for our security and our survival, whether physical, financial, etc. we lose energy and create a blockage.
The root chakra controls the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction that triggers the adrenal cortex.
We can increase the flow of energy by tapping into our courage and our desire to live, find your inner strength.
Carrots: to balance the sacral chakra.
The sacral chakra is located 2 inches below the navel and governs the ovaries and testes. This chakra is all about how one feels towards sensation and pleasure and our deservedness of it. It controls our appetite for food, sex and pleasure. It also controls our physical health and wellbeing. When we make our lives too complex we strip away the pleasure from our experiences. We must find the balance between control and letting go.
The sacral chakra controls our motion and emotion and is ruled by the element water. When we retain our emotions, we also retain water in the body. This creates bloating and puffiness, also known as idiopathic edema.
Yellow peppers: to balance the solar plexus chakra.
The solar plexus chakra is located directly below the sternum and over the stomach. The solar plexus is associated with self-identity and governs the pancreas. This is the home of your gut instinct, your inner knowing about things and people, and in some cultures it is referred to as your second brain.
This chakra is all about how one feels towards one’s self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, personal power and freedom of choice.
Develop a sense of who you are. You are radiant and worthy simply because you exist.
Kale: to balance the heart chakra.
This chakra is located in the middle of the chest and governs the physical heart, lungs and thymus gland and is vital to our physical supply of energy and nourishing our spirit. The heart chakra wants to expand; it seeks love and promotes peace and unity. Experiencing a lack of love in childhood may make it difficult in adulthood to allow this chakra to blossom. Sometimes we can be distracted with temporary attractions such as sex, money and power, but true and long-lasting fulfillment comes from experiencing ever-lasting love for yourself and others. The heart chakra opens with love and joy and closes with pain and loss.
Nourish yourself with positive energy and be aware that there is love in everyone and everything. Find the joy and spark of light in all of your experiences
Blueberries: to balance the throat chakra.
This chakra is located at the throat and governs the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The throat chakra is associated with communication, honesty, creativity and integrity. An open throat chakra allows us to put words to our feelings and enables us to stand up for what we believe in and to express our truth the best we can, even if it means being different and standing apart from others. This chakra is the gateway to the higher realms, and when the mind is free, and spirit is open we are able to receive guidance and spiritual inspiration; you can hear the angels whisper in your ears.
Black grapes: to balance the third eye chakra.
The third eye chakra is located between the eyebrows and governs the pituitary gland. This chakra stimulates both hemispheres of the brain, uniting the creative with the rational and opening us up to wisdom, imagination, intuition and knowledge. An open third eye chakra enables you to find the positive and joy in all of your experiences whether good or bad and to use this wisdom to assist others along their path in life.
Purple cabbage: to balance the crown chakra
The crown chakra is located at the top of the skull and governs the pineal gland. This chakra is the essence of spirituality; when it is open you are able to receive spiritual insights. You will have an understanding as to what your greater purpose is and who you really are; this is often coined as ‘enlightenment’. The energy of life flows through you in perfect harmony as you walk your spiritual path.
The Chakras act as a ladder to spirituality and healing, from the root chakra up to the crown chakra. The root chakra anchors us to life and the crown chakra connects us to the divine .It’s important to find balance in between. We are here to be happy and to fulfill our soul’s purpose. Engage in Love, Peace and Happiness.
Channa is a Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach. She’s dedicated her life to studying the healing arts and holds certificates in many different modalities. Her passion is to help women take control of their bodies, minds and spirits, and create balance and harmony in all aspects of their lives. She wants to empower women to make lifestyle changes necessary for their best possible health. She has special interest in bringing spiritual and energetic principles into the fitness industry, as well as helping those living with chronic disease.
Channa has authored “12 weeks to Raw-some, Diva edition” and is currently working on her first children’s book.