Chakra – Throat

Today I would like to focus on the Throat Chakra, which is out of balance when we can’t find a way to express ourselves.

The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha (vi-shu-ddha) is located at your throat, the larynx to be more specific, and the associated color is blue. The usual emotional associations are self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, and smell. In the Eastern teachings, the animal is the Elephant.

The Wolf is the animal that I see most clearly for this Chakra. When I think of a wolf, I think of their howling and how expressive they are with each other. Through a vast array of yips, growls, barks, and howls, they communicate clearly what they want from each other or simply about whatever is going on around them.

HowlsnowIn many teachings, the Wolf represents the need to follow your instincts. It also represents a powerful intellect and a desire for freedom. This freedom, when associated with the Throat Chakra, is the freedom of expression, the freedom to speak what is true in your heart and mind. The Wolf also represents loyalty, social needs, and stamina.

Read this next part over and use some of these suggestions during your daily meditation for a week and see what happens. I would love to hear what your results are. (I won’t tell you the best way to meditate because I know that it’s different for everyone. I am still learning what my best method is.)

Set up your meditative space the way that is best for you. I prefer a light shawl over my shoulders, sitting cross-legged on my bed, with a pillow between me and the wall. I sometimes light incense, but more often I do not. I usually have my headphones in and am playing a variety of tracks (I’ll get into that later). Most of the time I meditate while my daughter is busy doing her own thing.

Once you set up your space and are ready to begin, take a deep, cleansing breath, holding for a moment then slowly let it out. To help myself stay focused on breathing, I will count to four on the inhale and eight on the exhale. Continue breathing in this manner, letting your body relax with each breath. Place your hands over your throat and feel the warmth from your hands seeping into that area.  Imagine a bright, blue glow flowing from your hands to your core. When you reach a state of relaxation, ask whatever guide you have (Spirit, Universe, God, or just your own Self) that you be introduced to Wolf. Visualize the Wolf pack running together or the songs that they sing out when they are announcing a successful hunt. Imagine the social structure of the pack and how they adhere to that. Also envision the freedom they have as they roam the mountains. Allow whatever thoughts that might come your way to float up to the surface so that you can see them more clearly. This will give you the chance to increase the energy in your meditation.

When you begin to lose focus on the meditation, whether it’s five minutes or fifty, thank the energy of the Wolf for coming to you that day. Take another deep breathe and stretch body as if you were a wolf stretching in the winter sun. If you did not feel a connection to Wolf during this meditation, do not be discouraged. Try again tomorrow at a different time of the day.

Thank you for sharing this with me. May your day be blessed.


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