Ever have trouble saying what you really mean, starting difficult conversations, or expressing yourself in words or writing? My last #weeklywisdom Facebook live was all about how balancing the throat chakra can help you speak your truth with kindness and compassion.
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Connect to the throat chakra and speak your truth
Do you have trouble saying what you really want to say? Maybe that manifests as difficulties voicing your opinions at work, or having a tricky conversation with a loved one. Maybe you hold yourself back from writing the book or blog you’ve always wanted to. Perhaps you yearn to sing but are scared of judgment. Or maybe you find you talk TOO much.
Physically, do you have a constant sore throat or problems with your thyroid?
This is ALL associated with the throat chakra, the fifth energetic centre of the body which is responsible for authentic communication.
When the throat chakra is balanced, with a healthy flow of energy running through the energetic channels, we tend to be:
And have an inner beauty that reflects in our words, faces and actions.
Imagine being able to express yourself clearly, authentically and kindly, without worrying about emotional outbursts or being taken advantage of? What would THAT be like? How would it change your relationships, and your work life?
The 3 gateways of communication
Ancient wisdom says that there are three gateways we should cross before speaking.
How to balance the energy of the throat chakra
Work on the lower chakras will help prepare you for this level of communication.
For example, when you align the first and second chakras, it helps with overcoming fear and being rooted so you have the inner security to say what needs to be said.
Opening the third chakra helps you to feel your personal power and have the confidence to express yourself.
Knowing what’s in your heart comes when you align the fourth chakra.
Then, when it comes to verbalising your needs, desires, and opinions you’re better able to determine how to be truthful to yourself and others.
In yoga we talk about daily sadhanas, or spiritual practises, that help to move the energy around our body.
Your sadhana might be throat opening yoga asana, chanting, pranayama breathing techniques, or even daily singing or journalling.
Find a practice that feels right for you at this moment, and see how it grows. Soon you might not have to save your singing just for the shower.
If you want to dig into this more, my 6-week journey through the chakras is back in the spring, starting on Sat 2 March. I’d love you to join me.
The Curious Souls blog is a place to learn more about creating rituals in your life that serve you, connecting with your natural rhythms so life becomes easier, and living consciously so we can create a more peaceful world.