The word chakra in Sanskrit means “to wheel.” In Ayurveda, this term relates to the wheels of energy within our bodies, from the base of our spines to the top of our heads. Each chakra relates to specific emotional and mental characteristics and can be either excess or deficient, similar to the Doshas. We can use foods, along with lifestyle practices, to bring our chakras back into balance.

root chakra (muladhara)

Related to Kapha Dosha and Earth Element

The root chakra is our home-base, relating to the most primitive instinct—survival. ...

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