"Let your beauty manifest itself without talking or calculation.
You are silent.
It says for you: I am.
And comes in meaning thousand fold,
comes at long last over everyone.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
While the throat chakra is most often associated with sound, as our vehicle for communication, our ability to listen is also inherently connected into this energy center. We tend to be a culture of stimulus, we are constantly plugged in--to our TV, to our phones, to music and to our computers. Its hard to get away from stimulation and noise in our busy lives. I sometimes forget how much noise I have gotten use to experiencing. When my partner and I take a weekend away out of the city, I am always amazed at the sheer expansiveness of being in an environment without all the bustle of the city. Its amazing how it shifts my energy and my mood simply to find a quieter space in my life.
The throat chakra needs this same nurturing. Its important we find times for quiet and solitude in our lives. Not only does this give us give the opportunity to recharge our overstimulated systems, but it also gives us the opportunity to listen. If we are plugged in to constant input of noise and stimulation its hard for our intuitive messages and guides to speak to us (or at the very least to be heard). I invite you to take some more quiet time in your yoga practice these next few weeks and see what bubbles up to the surface. You can also explore these other practices as a way to connect with the benefits silence has to offer:
Yoga teacher, sound healer and explorer of the inner landscape. Join me!