Opening The Throat Chakra
It can be argued that your throat chakra is one of the most essential of all, connecting and bringing forth the ability to harness the use of the other six chakras. Without your voice and true expression, the health of the other chakras can fall away. A balanced throat chakra can change the way you approach life and the way life responds back. The ability to express ourselves to others purely through ideas, beliefs, and emotions becomes an easy flow of energy and our capacity to connect with others and listen is strengthened.
From a young age, I often found myself struggling to maintain friendships and felt isolated from my peers.
I suffered from constant sore throats, tension headaches, and migraines. I was at a loss for a way to cope. I had been feeling dormant in my career and unable to communicate to myself and others what needed to change in order for me to feel at ease and happy. What was wrong with me? It was not until recently that I was able to understand and channel the power of my throat chakra to create a balance within my mind and spirit. I first approached the chakra system through yoga practice. My yoga teacher structured an entire class focused specifically on opening up our throat chakra through physical postures. The physical poses, or asanas, work to release stagnant energy from the body while activating and balancing fresh energy.
As a vital element of our entire chakra system, the harmony of a stabilized throat chakra is revolutionary.
From the moment I focused my awareness on my throat chakra, I felt a physical and mental shift within me. It was as if I took an eraser to a chalkboard and removed a lengthy mathematical equation that had finally been solved.
The biggest shift came when I began expressing myself through writing. I finally had the courage to launch my own blog and share my voice on a number of topics I am passionate about. Within a month, I was able to land two different writing and media gigs for organizations I was enthusiastic about. The awakening within me and moments that came from my ability to communicate, express my true self, and put myself out there were, and continue to be, uncanny. There are a number of ways to open your throat chakra including singing, visualization, and aromatherapy. I like to start with a simple yoga practice since asana first guided me in the direction of balance. Here are three easy yoga poses you can try at home today to help open your throat chakra!