The foundational energies of the first three chakras are the soil in which our lives grow. Making sure this energy is cultivated and nourished is vital to the success we will know in our lives. If we do not have fertile soil, the harvest of our dreams will suffer. This is why there is such value in understanding where you are in the moment and devoting yourself to learning tender ways to care for yourself when difficulty appears.
The food we eat helps us in this nurturing process.
Svadhisthana is the Sanskrit name for the sacral chakra. The literal translation is “one’s own base.” Everything we consider individual starts here: our passion, our power, our creative energy, and adversely, our anger, our resistance, and resentment. Even something as simple as a meal can balance these complex emotions.
Second Chakra Snacks
Orange is the color that helps strengthen this chakra. This is an easy reference to remember when you at the grocery store. Orange colored fruits and vegetables are full of phytonutrients and vitamin A which support the release of toxins. This nurtures the reproductive system and energetically encourages the flow of creativity through the second chakra. I also advise you to do your best to eat organic produce whenever possible.
- Orange colored melons
- Raw carrots
- Orange peppers
Nuts and seeds are another beautiful way to heal and revitalize the second chakra. This is easy for me to remember because I think of the seeds as planting there nutrients in my life. The second chakra embodies reproduction and creativity, so I bring an intention to what the seeds are planting in my life as I eat them.
Gluten Free Granola Toasting Bread from The Kitchn
I found The Kitchn’s beautiful recipe last week full of nuts seeds and fruit and made it during one of our huge East coast winter storms. It is absolutely delicious and well worth the time and effort. Enjoy!
Start with a cup of water, coconut milk, or almond milk. Add a frozen banana, a papaya, a lemon and a splash of orange juice. Whip it up in a blender and imagine it healing and strengthening you at all levels.