Kundalini has now crossed the bridge, through the gateway to the spirit. Visuddha, the Throat Chakra is where we begin to leave the physical attachments we have, behind us. This wonderful serpent of creation is on her way to meet her partner Shiva, Kundalini is also known as Shakti the Goddess of creation, whereas Shiva is known as the god of destruction, together they dance the eternal dance of life while keeping the universe in balance.
This Chakra represents our communication and creativity centres, sound, vibration and telepathy are also linked to the throat chakra. Physically, Visuddha is related to our neck, shoulders, arms and hands. When we feel that our voice is not being heard, do we not say “our hands are tied”? While at work, and we are not being honoured for our creativity, do we not feel the tension and stiffness in our shoulders? Two glands are connected to this chakra, the Thyroid and Parathyroid. The Thyroid promotes body/brain growth and cell repair while the Parathyroid assists with calcium and phosphate metabolism.
The element sound is related with the throat chakra. Sound travels at 1159 km per hour and is received through the eardrum. Both the ear and the throat are linked and acting as one entity, our speaking skills are only as good as our listening and vice versa. Our actual audible capabilities range somewhere between 40Hz – 18kHz and comes with limitations from hearing loss or our ego sometimes gets in the way and may have already passed judgement before we have even heard the words spoken.
I also believe that particular crystals and minerals can help with our speaking and listening skills and bring balance to our throat chakra. The stones that I would suggest are: Kyanite, Blue Lace Agate and Turquoise. Blue Lace Agate is my “go to” stone when I can’t afford the other two and I want to balance my throat chakra or preparing to give a speech to a large audience.
You can learn much more in my workshops that I conduct regularly at different yoga studios, or from my home.
Yesterday, I participated in my first flute circle, it was such a magical experience that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you.
I have long been aware of the healing power of music, even as a child, I knew that watching Bugs Bunny with classical music brought a sense of everlasting calm to me. Today, I include music as part of my own teachings on Chakras; that the Chakras actually resonate to different musical keys and vise versa. We can activate closed Chakras by playing or listening to music in particular keys. Again, I believe that everything in the universe is a vibration, or wavelength, which can be felt or experienced in one way or another. And by chanting, meditating with music, or just easily listening throughout your day can bring further awareness and mindfulness. Some would say that you need to go to a studio to practice Yoga, I agree, but add that Yoga really is “Being Mindful In Everything You Do”, and one of our most important skills is listening to our inner voice. So our practice never really ends when we leave the studio, or depart from our teacher or guru, it is continual in every step we take.
Here is a list of our 7 main Chakras and their associated Keys
Root Chakra – C, Sacral Chakra – D, Solar Plexus Chakra – E, Heart Chakra – F, Throat Chakra – G, Third Eye Chakra – A, Crown Chakra – B
I have a couple of unique instruments that I feel bring that calmness and opening that we all need, I enjoy playing the Native American Flute and the Didgeridoo. My playing is amateur, as I am no professional, but I do play from the heart, and for the greater good of my mind, body and soul.
Being part of the Flute Circle yesterday made me feel connected and mindful of everything around me, that community is of utmost importance, sharing in the story telling, friendships of new and old, and the beautiful sound of the flute, for her voice heals the world vibrationally.
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