The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Feeding Muladhara--the Root Chakra

Muladhara, the Root Chakra, (base of the spine), when "fed" properly, keeps us feeling grounded, connected, nurtured and protected.  It gives us a sense of Being with the Earth.  Physically,  Muladhara governs  sexuality, mentally it provides stability, emotionally it nurtures sensuality, and spiritually, Muladhara creates security.
While Yoga and our spiritual practices help keep Muladhara robust, we can also provide sustenance in the way of foods.
Winter, it seems to me, is a particularly satisfying time of year to make a big pot of stew using all the ingredients that feed the Root Chakra!  Experiment with some of these specific ingredients, then share the meal with your beloved!
These are some of the foods that support a healthy Muladhara Chakra:
*Root vegetables (surprise!) such as potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, beets, etc.
*Proteins such as  eggs, meats, fish & poultry, soy, legumes, peanut butter
*Spices--try  horseradish, hot paprika, chives, cayenne pepper

*from Dietary Guidelines for Nourishing Your Energy Centers--Holistic Healing,

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