The Throat Chakra
by Regina Ann
According to Wikipedia, Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning.” The chakras are considered to be a number of wheel-like vortices that exist within the subtle body being the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies. It is generally accepted that there are seven main chakras in the body system which include the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.
Many traditions, therapies and disciplines have found connections between the health of each chakra and the health of specific areas of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. When life energy is allowed to flow through the energy points, chakras, with ease and in balance, the body systems respond in balance and harmony. Through life experiences and daily life we may develop blockages that become trapped in one or more chakra resulting in imbalance and disharmony. Those of us who work in the fields of healing commonly see the physical, mental and emotional results of these blockages.
In an effort to promote healing we will look in depth at each of the commonly accepted chakras over the next few months. Along with information that is widely accepted pertaining to each chakra, each article will also include some real world pertinent experiences with that chakra.
The Throat Chakra ~ The Throat Chakra center is located in the center of the throat. According to Wikipedia the Throat Chakra is related to the thyroid, the gland which produces the thyroid hormone responsible for growth and maturation.
Communication, creativity and self-expression are seen physically from a balanced and healthy Throat Chakra. Emotionally it governs independence, mentally is results in fluent thought and spiritually it ushers a sense of security. The organs affected by the Throat Chakra include the throat, thyroid gland, upper lungs, arms and digestive tract. In Tibetan Buddhism this chakra plays an important role in the art of lucid dreaming.
Symptoms of blockage may include: sore throats, lack of creativity, indecision and thyroid issues. The most common complaints I see in my practice related to the Throat Chakra include: difficulty swallowing, thyroid and thyroid related illnesses, recurring sore throats, acid reflux, and difficulty breathing (including asthma type symptoms).
Balancing and healing the Throat Chakra includes healing affirmations, believing that it is safe to express yourself and communicate openly, allowing your creativity to flow, singing, writing and talking to people who will lovingly listen.
Crystals for healing the Throat Chakra include Turquoise and Aquamarine.
Essential oils recommended for the Throat Chakra include Rose Geranium, Clary Sage, and Lavender.
Meditating on the vibrational sound HUM is an Ayurvedic technique for balancing the Throat Chakra.
~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit IntegrativeWholisticSolutions.com to learn more.
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