ROOT CHAKRA - Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl


chakras

7 Main Chakras


Chakra is a sanskrit word that translates to wheel or disk. This term Chakras is used in yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, to refer to major wheels of energy in the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the body through to the crown of the head. Chakras are at points in the body where major nerves and organs bundle. They are directly correlated with our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Keeping the chakras in balance helps keep the mind, body, soul, and spirit in balance.

 

Root Chakra

Root Chakra (muladhara)
The root chakra (muladhara) is located at the pelvic floor of the spine. Your root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security. It is your base support for all feelings of being grounded and secure. If you are experiencing anxiety, fears, nightmares or issues with the reproductive organs or elimination, these are all signals that your muladhara chakra is experiencing blockages.

Ways to balance the root chakra:

MEDITATE

Meditate and focus on your sense of smell as the root chakra is associated with the sense organ smell. Focus on the tip of your nose and follow the breathe as it enters and exits your nose.

YOGA ASANA

Practice moving with your breathe into postures that bring a nourishing, nurturing, grounding and stabilizing sense. Feel connected to the earth and open your hips. Some postures to play with:

    • MULA BANDHA: Practice engaging mula bandha. The root lock where you contract the muscles at the pelvic floor. This will help bring a sense of stregth to the area of the first chakra and 
    • Balasana (childs pose)
    • Dandasana (staff pose)
    • Baddha Konasana (Bound angle)
    • Ardha virabhadrasana 1 (low warrior 1)
    • Catuspadapitham (crab)
    • Ardha pavana muktasana (half wind relieving pose)
    • Setu Bandhasana (Bridge)
    • Shalabhasana (Locust)
    • Agnistambhasana (fire log pose)
    • Supta baddhaa konasana (reclining bound angle pose)
    • Ananda Balasana (happy baby)
    • Savasana (corpse pose)

SOUND / MUSIC / MANTRA HEALING

Practice chanting the mantra sound that corresponds to the root chakra: LAM. Silently or outloud, both will bring you to a calm sense of presence and help you calm the mind while awakening the root. Chanting outlloud does send creative vibrations throughout the body which is a powerful healing tool, so if you do feel comfortable chanting out loud...GO for it!

HERBAL

You may consider the medicinal benefits of Kava Root or Ashwagandha.

Kava

Kava Plant

Kava is commonly used to relax the mind and body. It induces a sense of tranquility and relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress, restlessness and insomnia.

 

Ashwagandha

 Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that synergizes the mind, body and spirit. It is common to ayurvedic medicine and known for its rejuvinating and tonic effects on the nervous system. It is especially balancing for vatta and kapha dosha types. The root of the plant is the keeper of the medicinal properties, so you are literally ingesting a part of earth.

 

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Ginger ashwagandha

A simple solution to stress management is our capsule combination: ASHWAGANDHA GINGER. This combination of herbs is known to also enhance cognition, have anti-aging properties, aid with digestion, boost the immune system and act as an aphrodisiac.

ashwagandha extract

Ashwagandha liquid extract is another option we offer for strengthening the body and reducing stress. You can take alone, mixed with water, juice or smoothies, such as the delicious smoothie bowl recipe we offer below.

COLOR

The muladhara chakra is associated with the color red, so start thinking red. Wear red, look at red, sleep with red, visualize red and eat red. This brings us to our recipe:

 ROOT CHAKRA - Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl

beet berry smoothie

A fun, delicious and different way to eat the beet. Beets are a deep magenta root vegetable high in Vitamin C, fiber and essential nutrients like potassium and manganese. It also contains vitamin B folate. Their loving cells work together to give you a big immunity boost and awaken your root chakra. Beets are known to boost stamina, help detoxify the body (especially the liver, which is associated with emotional holdings of stress, anxiety and depression), and lower the blood pressure. We aren't nutritionists, but from what we've gathered in research, the beet (in moderation) seems amazing. Many people juice beets, but you miss out on a lot of important fiber with this method. Fiber helps normalize bowl movements, lower cholesterol levels and control blood sugar levels. Thats a lot of good to miss out on inside.
We blended the beet, berries, greens, banana, mint, dark chocolate and a few other ingredients with love to make a rooting, rich and refreshing smoothie bowl. Try it for yourself, here is the recipe:

BERRY BEET SMOOTHIE RECIPE

This makes one hearty portion or two small portions, feel free to experiment with the ratios or increasing the size of the recipe. The best part about smoothie bowls are the toppings. See notes for additional garnish options.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raw red beets, diced small {approximately 1 medium sized beet}
  • 2 small apple bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 2 handfuls Kale
  • 10 mint leaves - adds a nice cooling effect
  • 2 chunks of peppermint chocolate
  • 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk

Optional Garnishes:

  • Hemp seeds
  • Bee Pollen
  • Fresh Berries
  • Frozen banana slices
  • Coconut chunks
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Lilikoi
  • Gluten Free Granola

Enjoy, share, let us know what you think.

Mahalo, aloha, and lots of love,

Miss Bristol

Miss Bristol Music