Healing The Root Chakra – the All-Important First Step to Balance
If your Root Chakra is out of balance, you may feel all alone in the world, or like you don’t have solid ground to stand on.
Connection is key in healing the Root Chakra… connection with family, friends, nature, and your higher self.
What kind of “connecting” do you need to heal? Those with Root Chakra imbalances often feel estranged from their family or society in general, unrooted, and ungrounded.
I often recommend gardening to ground oneself, and planting root vegetables is probably the ultimate healing activity for the Root Chakra.
How are your connections with others? If you love helping others, practice the act of receiving for a change, and this will help heal this chakra.
If you usually let others take care of you, share some wisdom, some kind words, be someone else’s sounding board, or make a meal for a friend to build a stronger connection.
It’s a sizzling hot summer day at my house today, so I’m making this light lunch for a few friends. Let me know if you think this should be included in my upcoming CHAKRA COOKBOOK.
This can be a green-free salad (except for the parsley) or you can add chopped raw spinach or other greens as well. If you want added protein, feel free to add walnuts or some crumbled goat cheese. The main ingredients are still organically-grown root veggies – beets and carrots, and red in color – beets, apples and umeboshi vinegar (found in the Asian section of health food stores), all healing to the Root Chakra:
Scrumptious Summer Salad of Beets, Carrots and Apples
1 lb. beets, peeled and cut in matchsticks
2 large carrots, peeled and cut in matchsticks
1 red-skinned apple, cut in small bite-sized pieces
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, cilantro or baby spinach leaves
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 T. umeboshi plum vinegar
Black pepper to taste
Toss all salad ingredients together right before serving.
Note: A food processor that has either a julienne blade or large shredding blade makes prep of this salad a breeze.
I hope you enjoy this scrumptious salad and share it with your family or friends – as a main course or side dish. Pay attention to the beauty of the colors and flavors provided by nature, stay in the moment, and notice how grounded and connected you feel.
When balancing your chakras, it’s all-important to start with a focus on the Root Chakra – it will generate great results for you.
Learn more about which foods and activities can balance each of your chakras – download The Chakra Energy Diet FREE today on Amazon Kindle, readable on all smart devices.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance the Chakras, Balance Your Life, and The Chakra Energy Diet
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