Chakras (energy wheels) are responsible for the transmission and reception of energy within us. They also govern our psychological qualities. Our throat chakra is responsible for verbal and non verbal self expression, truth, speech and communication. The element is ether. Spacy. Trippy. Strengthening the throat can allow us to tap into akashic records.
Distorted communication is the root cause of many struggles in life. Keeping an open throat chakra improves our ability to express ourselves. Give your vocal chords some love and belt out your emotions through singing, chanting or even screaming!
Shout out the sound “eeeeeee.” Say hello to or compliment a stranger. Does this sound familiar? “Where do you want to eat?” “I don’t care. Where do you want to eat?” “I don’t care. Where do you want to eat?” I’m guilty of this and I do care! It’s important to say what we mean.
Low energy in this chakra can lead to neck stiffness, teeth grinding, throat ailments and fear of speaking.
Yoga postures recommended to help strengthen this chakra are shoulder stand, back bends, neck stretches and plow pose.
Don Miguel Ruiz says it beautifully in his book ‘the Four Agreements.’ “Speak with integrity. Say what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”