Healing the Throat Chakra (Visuddha)
The Throat Chakra is located in the base of the throat and is associated with the throat, the neck, the arms and the hands as well as the brachial plexus. This chakra is connected to expressing and receiving, to communication and to creativity through sound. In Sanskrit the word for the Throat Chakra is Visuddha which means purification.
When the Throat Chakra is in balance, it will spin at the correct vibrational speed. A person experiencing this should be a good communicator and be contented in their lives. If a person’s Throat Chakra is too active, if it spins too fast, the person may be overly talkative, dogmatic, self-righteous or arrogant. If a person’s Throat Chakra is blocked, if the chakra spins too slowly or not at all, the person may hold back from self-expression, they may be unreliable or inconsistent in their views.
Yoga exercise to balance the Throat Chakra.
To do this pose, lie flat on the floor. Bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor and move them close to your buttocks. Lift your lower back slightly and bring your knees toward your head. Bring your trunk and knees up and at the same time bring your hands up to support your lower back. Stretch your legs out, so that they are above you. Inhale and exhale slowly though your nose. Hold this pose for as long as it is comfortable. When you are ready to come down, slowly, vertebra by vertebra, lower your spine to the ground and then lower your legs.
Meditation for the Throat Chakra
Find a nice quiet place to lie down. Get in a comfortable position and breath slowly and deeply through your nose. Now put your attention on your head and neck and imagine a beautiful white mist washing inside your mouth and bathing your throat cavity. See it moving around your ears and neck, relaxing your neck, and softening your jaw, so that the whole area becomes relaxed and free.
Be aware of any tension and if you feel some, bring the mist to that region, allowing the tension to dissolve. Allow the mist to bring strength and healing to these areas, allowing you to speak your truth and to express your feelings honestly, openly and with compassion. Then ask yourself, what do I want? What do I need? What am I not saying? And allow the answers to these questions to be revealed. Determine to speak out for yourself, to be true to yourself and to say the things that need to be said. When you are finished and the area is feeling relaxed and free, you can slowly and gently open your eyes.
These exercises will release blockages in the Throat Chakra, and will help a person to be freer with their communication.
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