November 7, 2011
Vishuddha Chakra (Throat, Purification)
This week’s practice brings us to our throat energy center. This is where our sense of expression, and listening is centered. We can bring balance to our bodies energy at the throat by maintaining awareness of the breath at the throat area at each moment throughout the day.
With a well-balanced throat chakra, we allow truthfulness to guide us in both speech and action, and have awareness of our self-expression in all ways. We can speak, and we can really listen. Balance is the key. As so lovely stated by Shirdi Sai Baba: “Before you speak, ask yourself: is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?”
The repetition of mantras is helpful in guiding balance to the throat chakra, as well as surrounding yourself in the bright color of blue. We are filling our classes this week with deep breathing techniques, creating awareness of all of the muscles in the throat, the jaw, neck, and mouth. Allow your voice to be felt and heard!