Answer these 22 below questions to find out which Chakra is in need of work so you can improve!

  1. Do you ever find yourself bored with life? Yes / No
  2. Do you often struggle to focus on the task at hand? Yes / No
  3. Do you often have difficulty being honest with yourself and others? Yes / No
  4. Do you sometimes find it difficult to talk about your emotions? Yes / No
  5. Do you sometimes feel powerless to create change in your life? Yes / No
  6. Do you avoid others for fear of not being able to relate to them? Yes / No
  7. Do you avoid others for fear of not being able to relate to them? Yes / No
  8. Do you overwork, over eat, or overachieve to compensate for something else? Yes / No
  9. Do you feel fearful about moving forward with your life? Yes / No
  10. Do you find yourself in relationships that are based on looks or sex? Yes / No
  11. Are you easily angered or irritated? Yes / No
  12. Are you sometimes discomforted by human touch? Yes / No
  13. Are you critical of others or the world? Yes / No
  14. Are you a moody person? Yes / No
  15. Do you feel constantly tired or worn down? Yes / No
  16. Are you confused about what you believe? Yes / No
  17. Are you sometimes not able to stand up for yourself? Yes / No
  18. Do you find yourself talking too much and not listening to others? Yes / No
  19. Are you cynical or overly analytical about life? Yes / No
  20. Do you lack self-confidence or self worth? Yes / No
  21. Do you derive your self-worth from pleasing others? Yes / No
  22. Do you feel like you can’t connect with the people around you? Yes / No

Take the quiz to find out which Chakra is in need of work so you can improve! According to ancient yogic tradition, the chakra system describes the presence of seven energy junctures along the spine through which your life force energy (aka “prana”) moves. Each chakra is also associated with a specific color and as a result, adding more of a particular color to your life–especially by ingesting foods of that color–can have a positive balancing effect.

1. Muladhara (Root Chakra)

The energy of this chakra lays the foundation for all your energy systems. It governs safety and security, as it relates to our most basic survival needs and sense of belonging. Physically, it is centered around your hip area and the base of your spine.

Element: Earth

Color: Red

Specific Foods
Since red is the color of this chakra, all red foods help boost and balance its vibration, including red apples, red pears, red cherries, strawberries, red tomatoes, radishes, red- skinned potatoes, red beets, red onions and red bell peppers. The lycopene found in tomatoes is a protective antioxidant. Beets assist in healthy red blood cell formation, which is critical to the distribution of oxygen throughout the body.

Power Tip
Release your fear of not having enough. Recognize that you will be able to eat when you want and you will have access
to food when you need it. If you grew up in less fortunate circumstances, in a family where you had to fight to get your share at the table, or with parents for whom food was scarce at one time, you may now have to overcome this “lack” mentality.

2. Svadasthana (Sacral Chakra)

The sacral chakra holds the energy of your creativity. Creativity comes in many different forms, including thinking creatively and finding new, innovative approaches for any undertaking. This chakra also governs self-worth, desire, sexuality and sensuality. Physically, the sacral chakra is centered just below your navel, in your lower abdomen, and it includes your reproductive organs.

Element: Water

Color: Orange

Specific Foods
Because the element associated with this chakra is water, hydration is key to keeping movement at an optimal level in your body. Fluids are essential for flushing out old waste and toxins through your kidneys and bowels.

Power Tip
Prepare your own meals as much as possible, which reinforces the notion that you are worthy of proper nourishment. Tune in to and feel aligned with specific foods and dishes, and be aware of which foods are calling to you on any given day. Prepare your food lovingly and in a relaxed way. Simple is totally fine.

3. Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra)

Balanced energy in this chakra gives you the “fire,” confidence and inspiration to accomplish what you seek to do. The relationship between your sense of self and the external, material world plays out here. Energies related to your career, business affairs and personal ambitions are processed through this chakra. Physically, this chakra is centered in your gut, or solar plexus, which is the area right above your navel.

Element: Fire

Color: Yellow, gold

Specific Foods
You need enough “digestive” fire to ensure that you are absorbing nutrients and breaking down food to the maximum extent possible. Include foods with warming properties, such as ginger, cayenne, turmeric and cinnamon, in your diet regularly.

Power Tip
This chakra’s element is fire, and it is responsible for the transformative processes involved in digestion. Efficient digestion is a big topic in the Beauty Detox lifestyle. Be sure to eat raw plant foods at the beginning of each meal, such as green salads and veggie sticks, as these are filled with enzymes, water and fiber, and improve digestion all around.

4. Anahata (Heart Chakra)

The energy of this chakra is derived from pure, unconditional and expansive love, compassion and empathy. The heart chakra is the first of what are considered the more ethereal, higher vibration chakras, the ones that correspond to air or space or to no element at all and reside higher up on the spine. The heart chakra is anatomically located right in your chest, around your physical heart.

Element: Air

Color: Green

Specific Foods
Since green is the main color vibration of the heart chakra, you can guess which foods are most important for this chakra! Green foods vibrate with the frequency of nature and cultivate healing. Leafy greens, including spinach, kale, chard, romaine, mustard greens, arugula, mâche, mixed greens, collard greens and others, will help open up the heart chakra. Other beneficial green foods include broccoli, brussels sprouts, chlorella, spirulina, green cabbage, sprouts, bok choy, green peppers, green beans, scallions, zuc- chini, green apples and various herbs.

Power Tip
When you eat in a loving, compassionate, relaxed and open atmosphere, you actually digest your food better. Share your meal with your loved ones, or if you are eating alone, enjoy your food in a non-rushed, peaceful way. Avoid talking about politics or stressful work or family issues while eating. Treat your meals, even when brief, as sacred time.

5. Vishuddha (Throat Chakra)

This chakra governs self-expression, self-knowledge and communication. It enables us to gain wisdom from our inner truth and experiences, rather than relying on analytical sources alone. Through the throat chakra we allow our authentic expression to flow through us and into the world. Physically, this chakra is centered in our throat area.

Element: Ether/Space

Color: Blue

Specific Foods
There aren’t too many foods that correspond to this chakra’s color, which is blue, but not dark shades of blue (darker blues, such as the blue of blueberries, belong to the sixth chakra). Foods that are balancing for the energy of this chakra often combine different elements, like water and earth, from the other chakras. Soups, stews, fruits with a high water content, and sea vegetables are examples of such foods.

Power Tip
Physically connect with your foods the minute you start to smell them and put them in your mouth. Chewing thoroughly is key, not only for the assimilation of nutrients, but also for
a truthful connection to what you are doing at that exact moment

6. Agna (Third Eye Chakra)

Your third eye’s energy is associated with higher intuition, perception, insight, wisdom, dreams and psychic abilities, as well as with visualization, focus and concentration. Tuning in here will enable you to purify ego-based, limited and selfish attitudes and tap into your higher self. Physically, this chakra is located behind the center of the forehead. It represents the “inner vision” and is not associated with a specific element.

Element: Not related to a specific element

Color: Indigo

Specific Food
Certain spices, herbs and spice blends, such as ginger, turmeric and curry, have stimulating qualities, but they are also protective. They help balance blood sugar levels and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Power Tip
When you talk to people, try to tune in to more than their words. Notice their body language, the expression in their eyes. Determine their emotional or mental state based on more than what they say. Don’t judge them in any way, but just focus on being more present and “seeing” more with your inner vision. As you practice this, it will foster more powerful and effective communication with your friends, family and coworkers.

7. Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)

The energy of Sahasrara is associated with feeling the unity between oneself, universal energy and a divine presence. It sits on the crown of the head and represents all-encompassing energy. Though it’s technically not considered a chakra, we characterize it as such here. It is not associated with an element.

Element: Not related to a specific element

Color: Violet

Specific Foods
Adhering to The Beauty Detox Solution principle of eating 80 percent alkaline-forming foods, which increases the oxygen circulating in the body, is of utmost importance. Eating this way also fosters greater detoxification, the removal of heavy old matter, and this makes more room for lightness and space to circulate through the body.

Power Tip
Stay curious to cultivating new knowledge and experiences, as this keeps energy flowing freely. To help open new pathways and neurons in your brain, take up crossword puzzles and/or brain games, or take a class in a subject that interests you.

Stay curious to cultivating new knowledge and experiences, as this keeps energy flowing freely. 
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To help open new pathways and neurons in your brain, take up crossword puzzles and/or brain games, or take a class in a subject that interests you.

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