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How To Nourish Your Chakras and Find Balance With Food

I was introduced to chakras when I began to study the healing art of reiki, a form of energy healing. I had just begun my journey to cleanse my system of added chemicals and was starving for alternate forms of physical and spiritual therapy. The idea that I had the ability to manipulate these power sources to my advantage intrigued me.

Chakras are energy centers within and adjacent to the body. The body houses many energy centers but the major chakras run from the head to the base of the spine.

Focusing on the seven main chakras and their likes and dislikes seemed like an entertaining and beneficial exercise. With a combination of modalities including crystals, meditation, essential oils and reiki, I found my balance. I find my balance again and again because just like going to the gym, it is a lifelong process.

It's so important to remember that we are all spiritual beings in human form. Flaws and challenges exist to allow us to continue to grow and ascend. But we have some cool ways to advocate for ourselves along the way and chakra work is one.

In addition to chakra therapies, certain foods can be eaten to assist in the balancing of each chakra. Let’s run through a brief cheat sheet to kick off your journey!

The Root Chakra

Color: Red

Location: Base of spine

Element: Earth

Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Hematite, Onyx

Oils: Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Myrrh

Signs of imbalance: Jealousy, Greed, Fear of security, Addiction

Signs of balance: Patience, Vitality, Strength, Trust

Food: Nuts, Seeds, Grains

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The Sacral Chakra

Color: Orange

Location: Below the naval

Element: Water

Crystals: Agate, Quartz, Orange topaz

Oils: Jasmine, Orange, Ylang ylang

Signs of imbalance: Compulsive, Negative, Inability to communicate emotionally or sexually

Signs of balance: Receptive, Kind, Nurturing, Expressive

Food: Orange foods, Sweet foods, Carrots

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The Solar Plexus Chakra

Color: Yellow

Location: Navel

Element: Fire

Crystals: Citrine, Amber, Topaz

Oils: Lemon grass, Peppermint, Bergamot

Signs of imbalance: Passive, Stubborn, Lack of confidence, Judgey

Signs of balance: Tolerant, Confident, Goal-driven

Food yellow: Food, Tea, Bananas, Healthy fats

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Heart Chakra

Color: Green, Pink

Location: Heart

Element: Air

Crystals: Rose quartz, Ruby, Diamond

Oils: Rose, Lavender, Cedarwood

Signs of imbalance: Resentful, Bitter, Depressed, Lack of self-love

Signs of balance: Peaceful, Generous, Ability to say no without feeling guilt

Food: Green veggies and fruit

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Throat Chakra

Color: Blue

Location: Throat

Faculty: Sound

Crystals: Aquamarine, Lapus lazuli, Topaz

Oils: Frankincense, Chamomile, Geranium

Signs of imbalance: Fear of speaking, Lying, Inability to express self

Signs of balance: Confident, Integrity, Honesty

Food fresh: Food, Broth, Blueberries

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Third Eye Chakra

Color: Indigo

Location: Between eyes

Faculty: Light and inner sound

Crystals: Clear quartz, Moonstone, Sapphire

Oils: Rosemary, Frankincense, Sweet pea

Signs of imbalance: Unimaginative, Nightmares, Inability to trust intuition

Signs of balance: Independent thought, Clear vision, Peaceful sleep, Connection to universe

Food: Beats, Blueberries, Nuts

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Crown Chakra

Color: Violet

Location: Top of head

Faculty: Flow of thought

Crystals: Clear quartz, Amethyst, Rhodonite

Oils: Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood

Signs of imbalance: Anxiety, Selfishness, Ego-based choices

Signs of balance: Gratitude, Bliss, Ability to live your truth

Food: Light, wholesome food

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I hope that I have inspired you to continue to explore the world of chakras and would be happy to help you find balance through reiki work, mediumship and advice. Many services are also available virtually.




Learn more about the author of this article, Reiki Master Teacher Courtney Champagne, at

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I learned so much reading this Courtney!

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