Updated: Aug 28, 2019
Today, we are going to talk about root chakra healing as well as a balancing Mediterranean-Inspired Stuffed Potatoes with Tahini-Dill Sauce Recipe!
My first experience with root chakra, Muladhara, healing was around two years ago when I began practicing yoga. As with anyone who begins a spiritual practice or journey, you are introduced to many new concepts, like chakras, and it can feel overwhelming and very confusing.
When I first began my healing journey, the topic of chakras seemed a bit bizarre because it felt like I was looking at a rainbow drawn in a straight line on a body. It wasn’t until I began interacting with them, that I began to understand what it all signified.
My first real engagement with it was when I tried a yoga flow dedicated to one of the chakras. In this case, it was the root chakra. At this point in time, I was up for anything to make the feelings of anxiety and depression that were plaguing parts of my essence to leave, so I tried a chakra-specific yoga flow along with chakra specific meditations. The root was the most powerful for me.
The guided meditation I practiced, which you can find here, was about releasing blocks surrounding the root chakra and clearing negative energy. Within the first few minutes, I felt swirling energy take over my body. I was feeling incredibly dizzy and thought that I was going to get sick, but I stuck with it. After the meditation was over, I felt a huge relief as if a weight had been released from me. From then on, I began researching what the chakras meant and have implemented balancing practices when I am feeling out of alignment.
So what does any of this mean? Well, let’s start with the most basic question, what are chakras?
If you are unfamiliar with the term chakras, they are the various focal points in the body that hold energy and are used in a variety of ancient meditation and healing practices. In total, there are seven in the body. Today, we are going to begin with the first chakra, that is located at the base of your spine and is a bright fiery red aka the root chakra.
What is the root chakra?
Foremost, the root chakra is the first of the chakras and sits at the base of the spine. Its color is seen as bright red. This chakra is all about grounding and stability.
Basic Needs Ex: Food, Water, and Shelter
Emotional Needs Ex: Feeling Safe and Secure
I believe that many of these feelings, especially regarding safety and security, stem from childhood and should be addressed either with a therapist, journaling, or any other route that you feel comfortable exploring these blocks and their causes. The more you acknowledge these blockages and their causes, you will experience a greater level of healing. I like to do subconscious work for this because that is where I have experienced the deepest healing. One of the journaling techniques I like to use can be found in my How to Reduce Stress Post.
What are some imbalances in the Root Chakra?
Imbalances in the root chakra can manifest in the physical body, as well as in the mental state.
For instance, imbalances can include:
Feelings of insecurity and unsafe
Rigid or Poor Boundaries
Pain in the Lower Back and Legs
Addressing the root chakra head-on can help alleviate some of these issues along with other additional healing practices. There are numerous ways that you can balance your chakras, maybe it is through essential oils, meditation, yoga, etc… The list would be too long if I continued, but you get the point. Since I, of course, love creating recipes, I thought it would be perfect if I shared some balancing foods and a Healing Root Chakra Recipe.
But first, what are some Root Chakra Balancing Foods?
Some root chakra balancing foods are those that are rooted in the Earth, like potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, or really any foods that are red in color.
Lentils or Red Beans
For this, I decided to create this Mediterranean Stuffed Potatoes with Tahini-Dill Sauce Recipe. This recipe requires only 13 ingredients and is insanely delicious!
These 30-minute stuffed potatoes are topped with sauteed mushrooms and lentils, a simple tahini-dill sauce, diced tomatoes, and greens. Although this isn't exactly an authentic Mediterranean-Style recipe, it is greatly influenced!
This Mediterranean Stuffed Potatoes with Tahini-Dill Sauce recipe is:
Plus, it is naturally vegan and gluten free.
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