"Pie in the Sky" Yogini... Confidence in thoughts and words!
How confident are you in your thoughts, actions and words? Do you feel as though you have to watch what you say to certain people or feel dejected if someone says something about you? Don't feel bad if the answer to these questions are a resounding yes. Most of us are not firmly rooted and confident in our actions and words. By and large, this happens as a way of programming. I can guarantee someone during your informative years preached the words; "Be careful what you say otherwise people won't like you." Sound familiar? So how do we get past this 'tip-toe' through the proverbial tulips. For one, we need to understand what energy centers can catapult us into a stable point when it comes sharing our thoughts confidently.
The throat chakra is formally know as the center of purification. In Sanskrit the word for this purification center is Visuddha. It is a point that can successfully resonate with the vibrational energy of the word "Truth." When we engage with our own truth it can be very liberating. When you can own your words you gain full perspective of the truth. If not, then you are not living your word but rather wearing it as a garment. Garments have a funny way of going out of style or simply fading from true form.
One of the easiest ways to activate the throat center is to delve deeper into who You are and the language that defines you. You can do this many ways including; writing intentions about the perfect you, a walking meditation, or simply wafting some eucalyptus oil during a seated meditation.
Once you discover the true language about you, it is time to root it into your being. This is where the root chakra embeds into the throat. You begin to find your beliefs and words become a strong anchor. You no longer worry about hurting others feelings and you don't take things to heart. You find freedom in exploring what you hear and what you speak. There is a confidence that is unbreakable, as the very fabric of your being is woven into the fabric of the universe.
Suggested Yoga Poses:
Three Powerful Throat Openers:
1. Camel Pose: In this pose the heart and throat immediately open so prana (energy) can circulate more readily. Hold this pose for several breaths.
2. Bow: This pose allows the throat to cast forward in opening. Hold for several breaths.
Here's to owning your words!