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Fresh-picked beetsTHE CHAKRA DIET, STARTING AT THE ROOT

Located at the base of your spine, the first chakra, the Root Chakra, is the very foundation of our identity, so it’s always wise to start your Chakra Diet with attention there. This chakra is associated with basic survival and security in the world, groundedness, trust and boundaries.

Body weight issues are commonly associated with the Root Chakra. When the Root Chakra is balanced, you feel strong and supported, safe, grounded, and peaceful… no reason to reach for comfort food when you’re not hungry.

Foods, especially that share colors with the chakras, carry vibrations that can activate or balance your chakras.

Root Chakra Healing Foods: Animal protein, root vegetables, edible and medicinal mushrooms, and red-colored foods (beets, apples, pomegranates, etc.) nourish the root chakra, and will help balance it.

Root Chakra Healing Activities: Gardening is the #1 activity I recommend for Root Chakra grounding AND for weight loss. The University of Utah did a study that agreed, showing that burying your hands in the earth can help you bury excess pounds as well. The researchers found that the average body mass index (BMI) of female gardeners was 1.84 lower than that of their non-gardening neighbors, or approximately 10 pounds less for a woman 5’ 5” tall. For men, the difference was even greater, so bend down and dig in the soil, guys. Male gardeners had an average BMI difference of 2.36, which translates to 16 lbs. less for a 5’ 10” physique.

These research results, reported in the American Journal of Public Health, showed that spouses of the gardeners also had lower BMIs, which was attributed to eating more fresh produce and possibly helping with pulling weeds and other gardening activities.

When we balance our chakras, we craft our lives the way we want them to be, rather than living in constant reaction to forces outside of us. These spirals of energy are wheels that heal, feeding the body good energy and profoundly affecting our metabolism, as well as emotions, sensations and behaviors. The way we handle stress depends on our chakra balance… and we can eat our way into balance with healthy whole foods (unhealthy processed foods just cause the body more stress).

Two of my favorite recipes for the Root Chakra are for Borscht (beet soup), Turkey and Bean Chili. Get a complete list of foods, recipes, yoga poses, and meditations for each chakra… in The Chakra Energy Diet, available now on Amazon Kindle.

Namaste,

Becca Chopra, author of Chakra Secrets, The Chakra Diaries and Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life

www.thechakras.org

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Comments on: "The Chakra Diet – to Balance Your Root Chakra and Lose Weight Too!" (2)

  1. many thanks for These useful tipps. I am very interested and will try to use it. I wish you a lot of success with this side.

  2. Becca, I like this post. So happy you are taking on the diet challenge. I don’t have a weight issue but then I spend most of my exercise time in the woods cutting up fallen trees, picking up branches, making new trails, celebrating the uniqueness of the trees, etc…it keeps me fit and grounded. I’m lucky because I have 200 acres of woods to play in. That said, I think our exploding weight problem is also related to conditioning and habit. The food industry barrages us with “eat more” messages. Restaurants serve giant portions (at least those in Wisconsin do) and people are lost. They complicate matters by mindlessly eating in front of the TV, in the car and while on their computers. These habits are tough to break. From my experience, it takes a lot to get people past all the “noise” and on a healthy path. I hope you address some of that in your book. I can’t wait to read it!!!

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