Lifestyle, Nutrition and Diet based Recommendations for optimal chakra Health and Healing.

 Back in 2012 I began my training and education into the field of personal training.  After I received my PT certification, I quickly moved into Sports Nutrition.

Fast Forward to the present I felt guided to plot out a spiritual based lifestyle, nutrition and diet-based cleanse for chakra healing. It is as follows. Please Enjoy.

Located at the base of the spine
colors: red, black
energy focus: Stability, grounding, physical energy, will, security.

 Teas and Herbs for Root Chakra: dandelion root, sage, ginger, elderflower

 Protein has a grounding effect and strengthens the physical body: Lentils, tofu, black beans, quinoa, amaranth, soy milk, green peas, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, tempeh, hemp milk, edamame, spinach, black-eyed peas, broccoli, almonds, spirulina, tahini, chickpeas, and peanut butter are all excellent sources of vegan proteins. The root chakra’s element is Earth, so therefore a mineral-rich diet creates stability — hence a plant-based diet is recommended.

Red Colored Fruits and Vegetables help the root chakra in many wonderful ways. The root chakra is red, and interestingly, eating red can help regulate the root chakra. Most red fruits and vegetables are a good source of Vitamin C. The root chakra is connected to bone, skin, and the adrenals which all need Vitamin C to thrive. Red apples, strawberries, pomegranates, cherries, tomatoes, red cabbage, beets, and many more are beneficial. Root Vegetables are a vital resource because they are grown in Earth’s soil and contain the grounding and stabilizing energy of Earth. Potatoes, beets, carrots, onion, garlic, and parsnips can have a positive effect on the root chakra.

It is the first chakra. This chakra is responsible for the grounding. When it doesn’t work properly you may feel down, tired, sleepy, fatigued. To balance your root chakra, you need to consume more of these foods: beets, carrots, tomatoes, strawberries, onions, radish, spinach and garlic.


  • Bright red foods from the earth (check sugar content if appropriate), including red apple and cranberry, foods with roots such as radishes, red potatoes, beets; red beans and lentils. 

  • Red fruits, including watermelon, pomegranate, cherries, all red berries.

  • Food grown with deep tree roots or on a vine. Red herbal teas such as rooibos or hibiscus. 

  • Harvest grains and other deeply rooted grains and proteins. 

  • Earthly mineral stews and broths.

Beneficial practices:

  • Grounding down to earth by walking barefoot on soil, sand, or grass.

  • Doing strong, grounded yoga poses, such as tree and mountain. 

  • Reestablishing roots by learning to forgive those mistakes or transgressions committed by caregivers in early childhood and learning to provide those things that instill a feeling of safety, security, and basic needs being met on a daily basis

Crystals and stones for root chakra healing:
Black Obsidian
Black Tourmaline
Red Zincite
Smoky Quartz


Located below the navel
colors: orange, blue-green
energy focus: Creativity, healing, sexuality and reproduction, desire, emotion, intuition.



Teas and herbs for the Sacral Chakra: Calendula, hibiscus

Fish: fish rich in omega 3’s such as wild caught salmon and ocean trout.

Nuts: Good for both the root and sacral chakras, nuts have qualities that strengthen (think protein) and flow (think oils).

Seeds: Flax, poppy, sesame, hemp, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are all therapeutic for the sacral chakra.

Coconuts: A sturdy fruit filled with a soft flesh and nourishing milk; the coconut embodies the feminine qualities of the sacral chakra. The fact that it is also full of good fats and oils make it appropriate for this energetic vibration.

Orange foods: Oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, peaches, apricots, mangoes, papayas, pumpkin and mandarins are all sacral foods. Eaten with fats to help absorb they’re vitamins and minerals they are excellent at restoring an unbalanced sacral chakra.

It is the second chakra. This chakra is linked to sexuality and reproduction. When it doesn’t work properly you may feel unworthy of love. An imbalance can cause you to doubt yourself and to have a very low self-confidence. The sacral chakra can be balanced with mostly orange colored foods. Balance your second chakra with: oranges, papaya, mango, pumpkin, honey, whole grain pasta, quinoa and chocolate.


  • Foods with a high-water element in them.

  • Orange foods like cumin, turmeric, and ginger. 

  • Spices and teas that soothe elimination and balance hormones. 

  • Carrots, peppers, squashes, oranges, tangerines. 

  • Foods with vitamins C, B, and A.

Beneficial practices:

  • Self-affirmation.

  • Listening to what your body tells you it needs. 

  • Yoga for balance. 

  • Walking, swimming, slow hikes. 

  • Journaling feelings of desires, destiny manifesting, and dreams. 

  • Intimate touch.

Crystals and stones for sacral chakra healing:

Orange Calcite
Blue-green Turquoise
Blue-green Fluorite
Imperial Topaz


Solar Plexus:

Located at solar plexus, below breast bone
color: yellow
energy focus: Intellect, ambition, personal power, protective.

Teas and Herbs for the Solar Plexus Chakra: rosemary, fennel, cinnamon


Whole grains: oats, spelt, rice, rye, and teff are great for fire energy but make sure you soak them first for easy digestion.

Legumes: lentils, chickpeas and beans are a great addition to curries, and soups. I always suggest choosing the dried variety over the canned variety and just like grains make sure you soak them first.

Spices: turmeric, ginger, cumin and cinnamon are all heating yet still anti-inflammatory spices which make them perfect for nourishing the third chakra.

Yellow foods: bananas, corn, pineapple, yellow capsicums, chamomile and lemons.


 It is the third chakra. This chakra is connected to your willpower. When there is an imbalance you may feel depressed and very emotional. You can also feel melancholic and sad most of the time. To balance third chakra, you need to consume mostly yellow foods. These Chakra Balancing Foods are: corn, bananas, apricots, pineapples, whole grains, cereals, yogurt and cheese.


Supportive foods:

  • Gut healing foods like kefir, yogurt, oat bran, cinnamon. 

  • Lemon, yellow vegetables, and healthy fats and oils. 

  • Light-green vegetables with a high-water base (celery and cucumber). 

  • Aloe juice. 

  • Avocado. 

  • Fennel and mint. 

  • Soothing chamomile and herbal teas.

Beneficial practices:

  • Chakra Meditation

  • Slowing down and doing gentle exercises without outside distractions. 

  • Belly breathwork such as Lion's Breath, and yogic twists. 


Crystals and stones for Solar Plexus Chakra healing:

Yellow Jasper
Golden Calcite
Yellow Apatite
Gold Tiger eye



Located in the center of the chest
colors: pink, green
energy focus: Love, compassion, universal consciousness, emotional balance.

Teas and Herbs for The Heart Chakra: hawthorn berry, rose petals, jasmine

Green Vegetables: spinach, zucchini, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, Asian greens, beans, silver beet, peas and asparagus

Green fruits: kiwi fruit, green apples, green grapes, cucumbers, avocado and limes.

Green superfoods: spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, barley grass, matcha powder and green tea.

Herbs: coriander, mint, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, basil and sage.

It is the fourth chakra. The heart chakra is responsible for love, compassion, kindness and security. In case of an imbalance you may feel stressed, overwhelmed, unloved, and low on vital energy. You can bring back the balance in your fourth chakra by consuming mostly green foods. Consume more broccoli, kale, green beams, lettuce, brown rice, lentils, bean sprouts, etc.

Supportive foods:

  • Vibrant green nutrient-rich vegetables (like limes, green apples, zucchinis, and celery).

  • Clear water.

  • Healthy fats like raw nuts and avocados. 

  • Green beans, lima beans, mung beans.

Beneficial practices:

  • Yogic heart and chest openers

  • Exercises that stimulate the limbic system (such as rebounding). 

  • Long, slow walks.

  • Shoulder and neck massage. 

  • Warm baths.

Crystals and stones for heart chakra healing:

Rose Quartz
Cobalt Calcite
Pink Danburite
Pink/Rubellite Tourmaline
Watermelon Tourmaline
Green Aventurine


Throat Chakra:
Located at the neck above collar bone
color: blue
energy focus: Communication center, expression, divine guidance.


Teas and Herbs for the Throat Chakra: red clover, lemon balm, eucalyptus


Blue foods: Blue is a color rarely found in natural foods. Blueberries and blackberries are your best bet and when blended into a smoothie with hydrating coconut water make a very healing throat chakra tonic. 


Fruits: Particularly fruits that grow on trees like apples, pears, oranges, peaches, apricots and plums – and listen to the reason why… they are said to be 100% authentic by falling off the tree when they are ripe and ready – love it!


  1. Blueberries

  2. Blackberries

  3. Yogurt (mix this with the first two for a super throat healing food)

  4. Seaweed

  5. Brazil Nuts


Blue and Black for Calming (Throat Chakra) – Experiencing anxiety? Enjoy a bowl of blueberries or blackberries. Blue and black foods help to tonify the kidneys and help to elicit honest communication.


It is the fifth chakra. The throat chakra is connected to psychic abilities and communication. When this chakra is out of balance you may feel anxious, and/or like it is hard for you to express yourself, and communicate in general. To bring the balance back it’s advisable to consume mostly blue colored foods such as blueberries or blackberries and dragon fruit. But herbal teas, ginseng, mushrooms and barley are also great for your throat chakra.

Supportive foods:

  • Blueberries. 

  • Clear liquids or broths. 

  • Herbal teas. 

  • Alkaline or mineral water.

Beneficial practices:

  • Speaking truthfully and with brevity. 

  • Deep diaphragmatic breath. 

  • Visualizing speaking your truth to a loved one, friend, or authority figure. 

  • Looking at images of favorite bodies of water. 


Crystals and stones for throat chakra healing:

Blue Calcite
Blue Kyanite
Blue Chalcedony
Blue Turquoise

Third Eye Chakra:

Location centered above eyebrows, at medulla
color: indigo
energy focus: Spiritual awareness, psychic power, intuition, light.


Teas and Herbs for the 3rd Eye Chakra: mint, lemon, jasmine

VIOLET for PEACE (Third-Eye Chakra) – These foods will help to calm your energy and bring you peace if you are feeling frustrated, angry or unable to forgive. Foods like eggplant, purple kale, concord grapes, purple carrots etc., will help to bring you peace and calm! Whip up a fresh smoothie with your favorite purple foods!

As the color for the third eye chakra is indigo, purple foods can be very helpful. Grapes, eggplant, purple kale, blueberries, purple sweet potatoes and blackberries can all help. Omega 3 rich foods like salmon, walnuts and avocado can also assist as they give the brain a much-needed boost.


Cacao: dark chocolate helps with mental clarity and causes the body to release serotonin (the feel-good hormone). The flavonoids in cacao have been shown to improve blood flow to the brain and the magnesium in cacao helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation. 

Purple foods: grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, purple kale, purple cabbage and purple sweet potatoes. 

Omega 3-rich foods: salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds all contain high levels of Omega 3’s which are perfect for boosting brain power and balancing the third-eye chakra.

 It is the sixth chakra. The third eye chakra is linked to imagination, visualization, intuition, creativity and the 6th sense. When this chakra is not in balance you may feel angry and frustrated. The imbalance also causes you to not be able to forgive. You need to consume mostly purple foods such as eggplant, plums, purple lettuce, purple carrots. But you can also introduce prunes, black currants and wheat germs into your diet.


Supportive foods:

  • Raw nuts especially walnuts.

  • Purple and purple-red fruits (in small amounts) such as goji berries and acai.

  • Cruciferous vegetables especially broccoli. 

  • Clean, organic meats.

  • Freshwater fish. 

  • Pineapple and papaya.

Beneficial practices:

  • Yoga or long stretches. 

  • Simple repetitive movements such as hiking, swimming, or tai chi.

  • Visiting majestic landscapes that put the greater picture into perspective.

Crystals and stones for Third Eye Chakra healing:

Lapis Lazuli


Crown Chakra
Located at the top of the head
color: violet, golden-white
energy focus: Enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, energy, perfection.


Teas and Herbs for The Crown Chakra: lavender, lotus root

 (Crown Chakra) – Things like mushrooms, garlic, ginger, onion, lychee, coconut and other tropical fruits help to give you strength and power. If you are feeling defeated or down on yourself then enjoy some white foods and experience a surge in your own inner strength.

Think carrots, mango, oranges, orange peppers, peaches, apricots, and sweet potatoes. Foods rich in Omega-3s, such as salmon, also work well to balance this chakra. Nuts and seeds such as flax, almonds, walnuts, and sesame provide additional fatty Omega-3s, which aid in cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation.

It is the seventh chakra. It is linked to consciousness, inner wisdom, spiritual awakening or enlightenment. The crown chakra is in imbalance when you are feeling defeated or getting down on yourself. The bad news is that it can’t be fixed with physical food. You have to nourish the seventh chakra in spiritual ways. It can be balanced with meditation, prayers, and contemplation. You can also try fasting for 1-3 days. Not eating anything physical can raise the vibration of the crown chakra.

Your diet is very important for the health of your chakras. Chakra Balancing Foods will help you to keep the balance. Try to eat colorfully. And try to introduce a period of fasting into your diet. One day a week is a great way to fast. Or, you can choose to fast three days in a row each month. You can also try a diet where you dedicate a day to every chakra. Enjoy it!

Supportive foods:

  • Aloe Vera

  • Seeds like chia and sesame

  • Bone and vegetable broths.

Beneficial practices:

  • Asking for help from spiritual guides above and all around, including loved ones passed.

  • Gratitude practices.

  • Awareness of breath.

Crystals and stones for Crown Chakra healing:

Herkimer Diamond
Quartz Crystal
White Calcite
white Topaz
White Danburite



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