The 7 Chakras

Energy flows through the seven Chakras in our bodie. Any blocked energy in our seven Chakras can lead to illness, that is why it’s important to understand what each chakra represent and how to keep this energy flowing.

 

 1st Chakra

The Root Chakra, represents our foundation and is all about feeling grounded and secure.

Location: Base of spine in tailbone area

What affects it: Survival issues, such as money and food

Color: Red

Healing Exercises: The Root Chakra is all about feeling grounded. Stomping your bare feet on the ground is a great exercise for this. Practicing Kundalini Yoga and doing Bridge Pose will help to open up your lower spine.

Healing Foods: The color of Root Chakra is red. Therefore eat,

  • ·         Red colored foods like apples and beets.

  • ·         Vegetables from ground like carrots and potatoes.

  • ·         Hot spices like red cayenne peppers and Tabasco sauce

                    

2nd Chakra

The Sacral Chakra relates to our ability to feel creative, sexual, accept change and accept others and new experiences.

Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.

What affects it: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality, lack of activities.

Color: Orange

Healing Exercises:

  • ·Pelvic thrusts

  • Cobra Yoga Pose

Healing Foods: The color of Sacral Chakra is orange. Therefore eat,

  • ·         Orange colored foods like oranges and tangerines

  • ·         Nuts

 

3rd Chakra

The Solar Plexus Chakra, represents our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.

Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.

What affects it: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem, low immunity and weakness in core muscles.

Color: Yellow

Healing Exercises:

  • Kundalini Yoga, Boat

  • Dancing.

Healing Foods: The color of Solar Plexus Chakra is Yellow. Therefore eat

Yellow colored foods like corn

  • Grains and fiber like granola and whole wheat bread

  • Teas like peppermint and chamomile tea

 

4th Chakra

The Heart Chakra, represents our ability to love

Location: Center of chest just above heart

What affects it: Love, joy, inner peace and anger

Color: Green

Healing Exercises:

  • Bikram Yoga

  • Love, just opening up our hearts to others is the best healing exercise.

Foods: The color of Heart Chakra is Green. Therefore eat

  • Green colored foods like leafy vegetables and spinach

  • Green tea

 

5th Chakra

The Throat Chakra, represents our ability to communicate and express ourselves.

Location: Throat

What affects it: Communication, self-expression of feelings, speaking the truth, holding secrets and inability to express oneself.

Color: Blue

Healing Exercises: Singing, chanting, speaking, and standing up for others but especially for yourself. Do Shoulder stand when doing yoga.

Healing Foods:

  • Juices and teas

  • All types of fruits

 

 6th Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra, is related to our ability to focus on and see the big picture.

Location: Forehead between the eyes

What affects it: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think, make decisions, lack of insight, and feeling lost

Color: Indigo

Healing Exercises:

  • Child's Pose or other forward bend yoga poses

  • Eye exercises

  • Herbal oil treatment

Healing Foods: The color of Third Eye is Indigo. Therefore eat

  • Purple colored fruits like grapes and blueberries

  • Chocolate

  • Lavender flavored spices or tea

 

7th Chakra

 The Crown Chakra, represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.

Location: The very top of our head

What affects it: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss, fear, and disconnection

Color: Violet

Healing Exercises:

  • Running or cardio

  • Meditation

Healing Foods: The Crown Chakra represents our spiritual connection to our surroundings and does not benefit from healing foods. The Crown Chakra is more likely to benefit from breathing clean and fresh air and sunshine.

 

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