🌈 ☁Visshuda Chakra - the throat: thyroid, creativity, truth 🐚☁🌀
This week's class theme, as we continue to work up the chakra column of the spine week by week in class, is #vissudha
chakra, the throat. .
When balanced, communication and creativity in a flow without impediment or over-interpretation.
When unbalanced it manifests as #cunning
, deceit, frustration with communications, utilising mind over emotion (akin to emotional repression or interpretation), shyness or even its opposite! .
is often associated with this #chakra
(Physically - #thyroid
- the little glands forging a direct connection between body and mind to show you HOW YOU FEEL. How do you feel?)
Often we suppress emotion by creating elaborate mental stories to explain stuff away. This is the cunning of the mind (and ego) just seeking to protect us from ourselves! So we can strive to make sure we really feel what we feel, and that we are not contriving an elaborate, if well-meaning, story. #Presence
, slowing down and #mindfulness
are key.. just, slow down.
That is why we get on the mat!
We do not deceive ourselves because we are bad and stupid people. Through my explorations in neuro-biology and the effect of trauma in early childhood I am beginning to understand that we are wired to switch on the survival instinct when we feel threat.
And often that survival instinct manifests as self-deception. Yoga helps us communicate to ourselves with clarity and reveal a bigger picture – but first you have to stop in order to listen. And when we drop the stories and begin to accept how we are in our pure and raw vulnerability - well, we have done well to be clear in the realm of vissudha which literally means – purification.
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