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Namaste November: Throat Chakra

Namaste November: Throat Chakra

Photo by Black Zheng

In a very broad sense, the throat chakra relates to communication. Communication is both spoken and heard. When our throat chakra is balanced, we feel a sense of peace and stillness. When out of balance, we feel restless and anxious. Sky blue corresponds with the throat chakra, symbolizing peace and tranquility. Consider the calming effect of staring into the sky or being close to the ocean. Sky blue also offers cooling and healing to parts of the body that are inflamed. Consider what is used for sore throats, cough drops; and inflammation, ice.

As the last chakra of the 7 to correspond to a physical body part, the throat chakra relates to the mouth, throat, and ears. Similarly, the throat chakra functions as a tool of communication to the spirit realm. The throat chakra is connected to ether element, the same plane our ancestors reside. We remember our ancestors, our family who have passed on, through listening to oral stories. We connect to the divinity in ourselves by listening to the spirit. Our ancestors act as our spirit guides and are readily available to answer any questions.

Mindful Meditation

For Thursday’s 10-minute throat chakra meditation, I invite you to still yourself. Sit in a quiet place making sure you are grounded with your feet planted on the floor. Set your intentions on connecting to the spirit. Then close your eyes and envision a circle. Focus your attention on the circle, then see the black dot at the center of the circle. As your mind inevitably wanders, just bring your focus back to the present, noticing any sensations you feel in your body. If you have any negative thoughts, without judgment, send them away and continue. When you feel focused and steady, communicate your heart’s desires aloud. If you have questions, this is the time to ask them. Trust your gut. I do want to note that the voice of God only responds in grace, healing, and transformation. If it doesn’t feel or sound like grace, it is not the voice of God.

If you do not wish to meditate, do some self-reflecting. For 15 minutes, write out your story. Writing down the narrative you have of yourself, judgment free. Doing this offers you an opportunity to feel lighter and can help you move pass any false narrative you may be holding onto about yourself.

Affirmations

I speak my thoughts clearly.
I am aligned with my highest truth and express this with love and honor.

You can recite any one or all of the affirmations at any point during your day. When you wake up, during lunch, or right before bed are the easiest.

Foods (the fresher, the better)

Blueberries
Blackberries
Herbal teas
Mushrooms
Barley
Ginseng

Namaste November: Third Eye Chakra

Namaste November: Third Eye Chakra

Namaste November: Heart Chakra

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