Understanding the Throat Chakra, and it’s role in our bodies
The throat, or “vishuddha” chakra, has long been associated with language, speaking, and expressing ourselves.
It is the place where the needs of our bodies or lower chakras are vocalized by the thoughts of our minds or higher chakras.
When in balance, the throat chakra helps us speak our minds to benefit our earthly needs and health. Whether it be speaking up to express the symptoms of a disease to a doctor or speaking the words, you hope to gain the attention of someone you like – the throat chakra is where our internal expressions manifest from in our external world.
As we like to do, let’s try to relate this to the body’s physical anatomy. Here it may be the most obvious how the throat chakra relates to our body functions, as the vocal cords in our throats are the literal instrument we use each day.
Our previous blog about Sound Healing knows that sound is vibration. This process is exactly how your vocal cords operate in order to create sound and speech. Yes, the tone and meaning of our voices can have an impact, much like sound healing on ourselves and others.
For a simple example, let’s look at what happens when we stub our toes. The lower parts of your body or chakra are the source of the pain. This is moved throughout our bodies until the crown and third eye chakra process it, where it is then manifested in our physical world as an utterance through the throat chakra, usually in the form of a cathartic curse word or two.
This is where the balance in our throat chakra is important as it is influenced by the balance above it in the higher chakras. The difference between cursing the world for your folly and perhaps the balance found in cursing yourself, as an honest admission, you should watch out for that table’s edge.
Therefore, what our throat chakra ends up manifesting in the real world is determined by our overall balance and wellbeing in life. While stubbing our toes is rather trivial of a life experience, this idea is easily extrapolated to everything we say as an expression of our internal, mental, and spiritual state.
Do we remain conscious of how our utterances will affect others or are we blinded by ignorance or a specific point of view into saying harmful things, which only further our own imbalance and potentially that of others?
In all things in life, striking a balance is important, and here with the throat chakra, we can really see how that balance can positively or negatively track from other places of the body to our daily lives and attitudes.
If working on how you express yourself while trying to achieve inner balance is something you’re interested in, please let us know today or schedule an appointment; the Inprana team is always ready and eager to help you achieve balance and your ultimate state of wellbeing!
– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro
Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing
*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.