The root chakra is the foundation of the chakra system and our body’s most fundamental energy centre. It’s about feeling connected with the earth and nature. Feeling that we can integrate into society and communicate with all the other beings on earth. The root chakra is also responsible for our instincts and our sense of safety and support.
Muladhara chakra has the lowest and densest vibration and as a result, it takes more time to heal than other vibrations we carry. The good side though, is that the root chakra will stay strong and durable once changes have been implemented.
OPEN AND WELL-BALANCED ROOT CHAKRA
When the root chakra is healthy and balanced, you feel grounded, safe and fully empowered to provide all the primal human needs for your survival.
Being grounded often provide healthy boundaries, a strong feeling of life purpose, and a feeling of worthiness or right to exist.
You are strong and courageous to face life’s challenges with confidence and transform them into opportunities to grow.
IMBALANCED ROOT CHAKRA
Since the root chakra governs our basic needs for survival and sense of security, an underactive Muladhara can trigger fears such as going broke and lose all belongings or the fear of changes.
An underactive Muladhara chakra can also lead you to have difficulty surviving in the daily world.
You may feel like fighting everyone or that the world is against you.
You may feel unloved, neglected, insecure, angry, impatient or fatigued.
FOODS FOR GROUNDING
There are several foods and nutrients that can strengthen the earthly vibration within us and help us to keep our feet on the Earth.
Protein is the main nutrient to help us feel centred, balanced and present in our lives.
All proteins are made of building blocks of proteins, also called amino acids, but not all proteins contain the amino acids our bodies require. Of the 20 amino acids that our bodies need to function properly, about nine are classified as essential and can’t be made by our bodies, which means they must be obtained from food.
According to nutritionists, animal foods, like meat, eggs and poultry, have the best sources of essential amino acids as our body absorbs these proteins more efficiently.
Plant-based foods have a lower protein content than animal-based foods, however, soybeans are an excellent source of proteins packed with abundant amounts of essential amino acids.
On a spiritual level, each animal carries its own energy and vibration so when we eat its flesh, we take on the energy of that animal. For example, a sheep represents humbleness and community whereas a pig shows compassion and loyalty.
KEEPING THE ROOT CHAKRA BALANCED
A high-protein diet can help people with issues, such as loss of trust or safety, to stabilize the energy of their root chakra. However, eating too much protein can lead to an overactive root Chakra and consequently, a physical, emotional and spiritual imbalance.
For example, drinking too much warm milk can lead you to a sleepy state due to its content of the amino acid tryptophan. Physically, a high-protein diet can result in an excess of uric acid leading to gout, this proves that too much connection with the Earth leads to accumulation in the feet and pain.
Any vegetable that root itself is a great source for grounding. Root vegetables represent durability, toughness and determination, so it’s not surprising that their energy gives us a sense of protection and safety.
Nutritionally, root vegetables are a great source of minerals and fibres and help with the functionality of the organs governed by the root chakra. For example, sweet potatoes contain beta-carotene and vitamin C, this means that regular consumption can strengthen the immune system, help develop resistance to infections and, combat free radicals in the body that cause skin ageing.
Shiitake, oyster, portobello, button, enoki, morel and cremini are superfoods for grounding us in our physical bodies.
- They help fight cancer.
- They help lower cholesterol.
- They’re rich in B and D vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant called selenium, which helps to support the immune system and prevent damage to cells and tissues.
- Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory powers.
Micronutrients have also a huge impact on the organs governed by the root chakra. The main nutrients that resonate with the root chakra the most are calcium, iron and zinc.
Calcium is a good example of a root chakra nutrient as it is stored in our bones and teeth.
Iron is in charged of carrying oxygen in the haemoglobin of red blood cells throughout the body so cells can produce energy.
Zinc is another essential element necessary for the growth and maintenance of the human body, such as immune function, wound healing, blood clotting or thyroid function.
Since the energy of the Muladhara chakra holds the same energy and vibration as the colour red, eating red-coloured foods restores the vibration of the root chakra and help us get align with our body and soul.
On a nutritional level, red colour creates the vibration necessary to heal the organs relating to the root chakra. For example, lycopene, a carotenoid that gives red vegetables and fruits their colour, can help lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Red plant foods also contain high levels of vitamin C, which help the growth, development and repair of all body tissues, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Whether you eat animal-based or plant-based foods, remember: The vibration of food is always interacting with the vibration of your chakras. Listen to your body and choose foods to eat in alignment with your soul.Omm foods
RECIPES FOR THE ROOT CHAKRA
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