When i first started studying the chakra system, it surprised me that voice and communication could be one of the 7 vital energy centres in the body. Was the art of conversation and listening as important as unconditional love? self esteem? grounding? reasoning? As someone who never had an issue getting their message across, I took for granted that a deficiency in this area has many repercussions on a journey towards a more enlightened state. It’s taken many years of teaching, and learning from my students that communicating doesn’t always come naturally. In fact, for those intending on becoming yoga teachers, this is a vital chakra to open and energise. Many of my most academic TTs have had to work specifically on this area as communicating their thoughts didn’t come naturally.
Even at a physical level, the throat chakra’s positioning is vital in terms of reaching enlightenment. It is the narrow passage that leads from the love-giving heart chakra to the intuitive third eye and inspirational sahasrara chakras. Often when energy in this area is blocked, sore necks, throats and tension headaches occur.