Today we'll chat a bit about the Throat Chakra or Vishuddha, which is the Sanskrit term and means 'purification'.
If you missed previous posts on the Chakras in this series, you can start here with the Root Chakra.
The Throat Chakra is located at the center of the throat. The physical body areas associated with this chakra are the neck, jaw, throat, ears and mouth.
The color associated with this chakra is sky blue and is symbolized by a lotus flower with 16 petals. The petals are arranged around a circle with a downward facing triangle with another circle in the center representing a shining full moon.
The color blue is associated with trust, wisdom, faith, purification and is said to benefit the mind and body.
The main theme of this chakra is expression; to express ourselves freely and openly.
The element associated with this chakra is space. Think of the qualities of space --> subtle, vast and expansive.
The associated sense is the sense of hearing and the seed sound is Ham.
When we are balanced in this energy center, we communicate clearly, we are able to express our feelings honestly and we become a very good listener. We will also feel a flow of creative ideas and expression.
When this energy center is blocked or unbalanced, we have a difficult time communicating our truth and/or finding the words to express ourselves and our feelings. We may experience a low or weak voice or on the opposite spectrum, we may talk too much or too fast without saying much of anything and also engage in gossiping.
We may also not engage in conversations, feeling our opinions are worthless and possibly experience a block in creative expression.
The main function of this chakra is to help you speak your truth, release limiting beliefs and align with your authentic being.
As you begin to become more aware of Vishuddha, the fifth chakra, you will break the silence and freely express your truth and start aligning with your authentic nature. You will come out from behind the mask and not only be seen, but be heard.
Know now that expressing your emotions is important and you are increasing your ability to openly and honestly express yourself. Acknowledge that you are confident in communicating your emotions to others and in sharing the wisdom deep within you.
Feel joy in both your personal and creative expressions that flow from your heart, (and your throat).
I speak my truth.
inhale - enjoy - exhale,
Ps. One thing I keep in mind when I speak my truth is that it's my truth, not anyone else's. I am respectful of others opinions and beliefs. And if I do not agree with someone, I agree to disagree. :)
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