Now that we have gone through each of the 7 energy centers individually, I would like to take a moment to provide an overview and some of my thoughts on how to tie everything together.
First, I would like to say that chakra work is a giant field of work one could spend several years on. Learning to fully clear out and open up one’s chakras when they have been programmed by society to be shut down is not an easy task. However, it is a worthwhile one. There are several good books on the chakra system out there that i would recommend. These are listed for anybody who wants to learn more about this ancient practice.
-“Eastern Body, Western Mind,” Anodea Judith
-“Anatomy of the Spirit,” Caroline Myss
Ok, so on to the summary. In general, it would appear that the chakra system follows a distinct pattern. It starts with the heavy and dense root chakra and moves all the way up to the light crown chakra. This seems to correlate with the foods and energetic practices that feed these centers as well.
ROOT: Energetically related to family, grounding, security, physical vitality. Fed by primarily heavy type foods. This includes root vegetables and meats.
SACRAL: Energetically related to sensuality, sex, creativity, emotions. Fed by fluid things but also by fat. Not so much meat fats as much as things like avocado, nuts, coconut, olives. Also tropical fruits are excellent here.
SOLAR PLEXUS: Center of willpower, identity, self-esteem, individuality. Fed by carbohydrates and yellow foods. Things like potatoes, properly prepared grains, eggs, onions/garlic, olive oil.
HEART CHAKRA: Energetically related to non-sexual love, forgiveness, kindness, heartache, acceptance. Foods correlate to green vegetables primarily. Also, anything prepared with a “good heart” will have this energy with it. Eating with gratitude and purpose help here as well. Really “EAT.” Taste, smell, savor, see, etc.
THROAT CHAKRA: Center for self-expression, voice, speaking your truth. Is shut down when we don’t speak our mind or go against our own integrity. Foods correlated here are fruits and light vegetables. Apples, kiwis, lemons, peaches, pears, etc. Light flaky fish can also be good.
BROW CHAKRA: Energetically related to trusting your intuition. Learning to trust your own feelings over what someone tells you or what you read in a book. Trusting that you have an ability to “SEE” what you need to from your environment and not doubting this ability. Foods here keep getting lighter and lighter. Things primarily to this center include delicate fruits. Berries, raspberries, cherries, red grapes, and plums.
CROWN CHAKRA: Your connection to the source. Think of it as an information download point. From here you can see past your human programming and see things more as God sees them. This also will get rid of a lot of needless stress in your life when you can accept that God’s ideas are a lot different than our own. Food no longer applies much here. This is fed directly from higher-level energy sources. There is a whole other field of medicine called “vibrational medicine.” I will do a post on this soon. But for now, the main sources for this type of energy would include sunlight, fresh air, clean water, prayer/meditation, affirmations, and positive thinking. Fasting or eating lightly can help us get more in touch with this center as well.
So there you have it folks. The chakra system and what to feed it energetically and physically. This is a very basic overview. I believe that the chakra system is a very good way to learn about how the world works. It can also be a hard thing to get into as it forces you to look at things as they really are. This may include looking at aspects of yourself that you don’t like. You may not even be aware of some of the things that you are doing. I will leave you with a quote that sums up the basic point of the entire system from my perspective. Hope you guys enjoyed the series. Let me know if you have any questions.
“Warriorship is a continual journey. To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.” Chogyam Trungpa