Happy Friday my lovely rays of sunshine!
So go ahead and do your happy Fri-yay dance!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on the Chakra’s, but I’ve really been thinking about the energy of the 5th Chakra recently.
I personally believe that those of us that consider ourselves artists, writers, or creatives are vulnerable to blocks in the Throat Chakra because it is the powerhouse or the energy focused on communication, self-expression, and speaking your truth.
I know I’ve personally felt like I had something big I wanted to share and while the energy to want to create was there, every time I went to put it into words, I felt blocked or disconnected. Then there’s the moment when you experience “imposter syndrome” and think “who am I to be sharing with others on this subject” or you are afraid of how your message might be received.
As creatives, I’m sure we’ve all experienced these feelings at one point or another. I know I’m personally most susceptible when I take on too many projects and stretch myself too thin, forgetting to take time to slow down and breath. When this happens my voice feels diminished and weak because I’ve forgotten to listen to my inner voice and wasn’t taking sufficient time to nourish my mind, body, and spirit and recharge my energy.
This is a practice I’ve especially been focusing on over the last year or more, and while I’ve gotten much better at being mindful and self-aware, there are time where I may have taken on a few extra things over the course of a few days or a week and begin to notice “flare-ups” in the energy field of my throat chakra. When this happens I tune in, I make sure to take the time to get quiet and listen to my inner voice and find out what I need to do get back in balance and recharge my batteries.
There a lot of different ways to recharge and unblock the 5th Chakra, what works for one person may not work for another. A few of my favorite things are meditating, journaling, and doing yoga. I share how I use these tools to help me connect with my inner voice or intuition in my blog post 5 Steps to Help You Connect with Your Intuition.
For some people, the term meditation means sitting still trying to block out all the thoughts that come and go in our mind. They find this intimidating and don’t feel like this is for them. While this is the “traditional” version of meditation there are many different styles of meditation.
In nature meditation, you may sit in your favorite spot outside or go for a walk and focus on one of the five senses. You try to really tune into the visual details, sounds, smells, touch or the taste of nature.
Art Meditation: *For balancing the throat chakra using soothing blue colors is recommended
There are a lot of wonderful apps for meditating. In my post, Master the Skill of Self-Love: Become Your Best You, I share a few wonderful meditation apps, as well as talk about the benefits of self-care and loving yourself to be the best version of you.
Of course, there are lots of wonderful physical and mental health benefits to yoga and it’s something I do on a regular basis at least a few days a week. Here are a few wonderful yoga videos focused on opening up the throat chakra to help you feel refreshed and recharged. I’ve personally done each of these and highly recommend them!
Okay, my list could literally go forever, so I’ll just leave you with a few my tidbits, a few articles that I’ve read on healing the throat chakra also talk about singing as a way to open your throat chakras as well as listening to music. There are others, but I know that these are ones that many of us creatives are most likely to find appealing. Again, what works well for one person may not work for another, so find one or a combination that suits you and makes you feel ready to rock your own creativity!
I hope you find this post helpful and it inspires you to “cleanse and recharge” your expressive energies this weekend.