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Improve creativity with Throat Chakra balance
Hi everyone! Jessica here. In this podcast today, I am going to talk about how you can improve your creativity with throat chakra balance. Is your throat chakra blocked? Have you struggled with self-expression, creativity, or speaking the truth? If so, then it may be time to tune- up your throat chakra. The Throat Chakra is the first energetic center that differentiates man from all other life forms. This single human attribute gives us the power to express ourselves on every level of experience 1.
This chakra tends to shut down with grief or unexpressed feelings such as anger and fear.2If you have caught yourself lying or gossiping, this chakra will also shut down. Keeping this chakra in balance will also help with your keto diet and metabolism. The reason for this is because this chakra is closely related to your thyroid gland. If the throat chakra is left out of balance, then you can develop thyroid problems! I will explain this further in a little bit.
Overview of the Throat Chakra
Now, I’m going to give you a brief overview of the Throat Chakra. As I mentioned earlier, this chakra is closely related to your creativity and self-expression. The other name for this chakra is Vishuddha. The throat chakra directly affects the quality of our communication. It is linked to our personal integrity and sense of honor. If we deepen our commitment to expressing the truth, the Throat Chakra expands and becomes an invincible ally of the spirit, channeling energy for our physical vitality and spiritual development3.
The location of this chakra is near the internal and external throat4. It is directly related to our thyroid and parathyroid glands. Later on in this podcast, I will go through how it can affect thyroid function which can in turn affect your ability to do the keto diet.
How do you know if your throat chakra is blocked?
Medical conditions of a blocked Throat Chakra
As I mentioned before, you may know that the Throat Chakra is blocked if you experience a creativity block or inability to express yourself. You may find it hard to tell your best friend or husband how you feel! Some physical effects may include fatigue, weakness, and dissipation. You may even suffer from thyroid problems. Conventional medicine teaches us to always blame our family history for having a “thyroid” issue. What if it is not that, and it is a Throat Chakra block? Some other conditions that can manifest from this chakra being closed off include raspy throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, TMJ, stiff neck, scoliosis, swollen glands5.
Never stop your medical treatments, but do things to help balance your Throat Chakra
Now that we have discussed some of the physical manifestations, I will reiterate something for you. When I talk about an imbalanced chakra’s physical dysfunctions, I am warning you of things that can potentially occur if these chakras are not in order. I would never suggest you stop any treatments if you’re under the care of a provider. However, that being said, I still think you should do interventions that I will mention to help your chakras. Who knows maybe some of these are a direct result of an imbalanced chakra. Incorporating these interventions are suitable, and you never know, you may start to heal and need less of your medications naturally.
What can cause your throat chakra to be off-kilter?
Put down that beer and stop overeating, these things will cause Throat Chakra imbalance
Did you also know that your throat chakra can become imbalanced if you consume alcohol, do other recreational drugs or overeat? Yes, that’s right. This chakra is damaged by all forms of substance abuse that pass through the throat. Alcohol, smoking, recreational and allopathic drugs, and over-eating all pass through the narrow opening of the throat and profoundly disrupt the energy flowing from the lower chakra up to the crown and third eye chakras5. The main reason for this is that substance abuse diminishes the will and prevents us from fully harnessing our vitality. It mutes our feelings and confuses and disorients our minds. It cuts us off from expressing our highest truths when they are most needed5.
Being under stress and trauma can lead to poor self-expression and creativity.
Chronic stress, trauma, conflict, and unaddressed issues create chakra imbalances that lead to significant physical, emotional, and mental health problems. Self-care is, therefore, of the utmost importance7. Many times, we tend to put ourselves last and take care of others first. Even though it is beautiful to give, you need to remember to show up for yourself. Carve out at least 30 minutes per day to do the things you love and express yourself. Remember, you are in the driver’s seat of your body and can improve your creativity for throat chakra balance!
Throat Chakra Balancing
Improve creativity with meditation by balancing your Throat Chakra
Meditation is excellent to improve your creativity with Throat Chakra balance. There have been times where I have struggled to be creative and feel sluggish. Sometimes, I may have a writer’s block or don’t feel very inspired. When this happens, I know that I need to take a time out. That is when I make it a point to stop everything I am doing and go meditating. Afterward, I usually feel so refreshed and can pick up where I left off with no problems. All it takes is at least 5-10 minutes of your day! If you can do more, then I would do it. Meditation is like vitamins for your body. During the day, our sympathetic nervous system is on constant overdrive. We are thinking about bills, our health, jobs, kids, the list goes on! It puts us in a fight or flight mode, which is not suitable for our nervous system or adrenal glands! Consistently, being in this state can lead to disease.
It seems the only time we get downtime is when we go to sleep! We need a break during the day too! As a matter of face, it is mandatory to take a nap during the day for restoration in some other countries. If you don’t want to meditate, then that’s another thing you could do! I understand that a lot of you work full time and a nap is just not feasible, that’s why I say choose meditation. Just go into your break room or turn off the lights and close your eyes if your at-home goes into another room. Get yourself into the zone and do it! Your body will sincerely thank you.
When meditating, I like to say affirmations to help to balance this chakra. When we say these words, our bodies believe them! A study done by the University of Pennsylvania used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that affirmations activate the brain’s reward centers. These areas, specifically the ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex, are the same reward centers that respond to other pleasurable experiences, such as eating your favorite food or winning a prize. This just confirms that these affirmations work!
Some affirmations for the throat chakra include, ” I speak”, ” I live in my truth”, “I communicate my truth” and ” I am the truth8. These affirmations can really help a Throat Chakra become unblocked! Say these affirmations over and over when you meditate, wash the dishes, do laundry, do yoga. Whatever! I like to make flashcards and carry them around to refer to them frequently throughout the day. If you want to read a good book on affirmation, I would recommend Heal your body by Louise Hay. You can find the link to her book under my recommendations page. These affirmations can help to improve your creativity with throat chakra balance!
Using essential oils and gemstones during meditation
I think you should always have essential oils and gemstones in your toolbox to help your throat chakra become unblocked. They are beneficial during meditation, and you can also carry them around in your pocket or purse. The essential oils that are tailored to this chakra include lavender, rosemary, frankincense, German chamomile, and hyssop.9 The gemstones for this chakra include turquoise, blue kyanite, aquamarine, celestite, iolite, sodalite, and lapis lazuli10.
When it comes to these essential oils and gemstones, you can purchase them separately or buy them in a kit. Earlier this year, I bought a package that included the gemstones and the essential oils that are tailored to each chakra. For example, if I know my throat chakra is out of balance, I use an essential oil out of the kit and gemstone out of the kit that is specific to balancing that chakra. This kit is fantastic and just makes things easier for me. If you are interested in purchasing it, you can go to my recommendations page, and it is under chakra balancing.
It is important to remember always to cleanse your stones after you first purchase them and from time to time. These precious gemstones are working hard to absorb negative energies from your body. You have to take time out to tend to them. I like to burn white sage to cleanse mine. Usually, I will burn this sage and direct the smoke towards the gemstones and say words such as, ” please cleanse these stones from all old energies.”
Improve creativity with Throat Chakra balance by doing yoga
Yoga is a wonderful intervention to help improve creativity if your Throat Chakra is blocked! I have found yoga to be perfect for helping to get me inspired on those days that I struggle with this chakra. If I lack motivation or creativity, I just stop whatever it is I am doing and do yoga. I could be writing for the blog or teaching my kids, and realize, “wow, I need a time out.” If this is the case, I just go in my room and turn on a 30-minute yoga video from youtube or Cat Meffan’s soul sanctuary series. Afterward, I feel so much better and find that it helps in terms of being creative.
The Throat Chakra is about speaking your truth, so neck flexibility helps with fluency here. Great poses for opening the throat chakra include Warrior II, Camel pose, Bridge pose, Triangle Pose, Extended side angle, shoulderstand, and plow pose11.
Other throat chakra opening tools
First, I am going to talk about sleep! If you don’t get adequate snooze time, it will be hard to be creative and can contribute to a blocked throat chakra! When you sleep at night and go into your different sleep cycles, your brain refreshes itself and decodes all the day’s information. If you don’t restore your mind, then it will be challenging to find that creativity. In fact, there is research led by a leading expert on the positive benefits of napping at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep enhances creative problem-solving.12
You need good sleep hygiene!
You may have heard of the expression, ” let me sleep on it. ” Well, that is very literal! You need to do whatever you can do get the best sleep possible! There are many factors involved in a good night’s sleep. It is all comes down to sleep hygiene and core body temperature. Please go to thatorganicmom.com, as she has an excellent section on sleep hygiene. I have recently altered my sleep hygiene and made sure that I go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time. This may sound boring, but for me, it helps me function better. I also limit electronics before bed and do not drink any caffeinated beverages after noon.
Low core body temperature is essential for sleep!
When it comes to core body temperature, it is essential to be cool for sleep if your Throat Chakra is blocked. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the suggested ideal temperature for sleep is somewhere between 15.5 degrees C (60 degrees F) and 19.4 degrees C (67 degrees F). When I first learned this, I thought, wow, I am going to run up my electric bill during the summer to keep my room cool! Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended a Chilipad. I purchased this about a month ago and have been very happy with it. I have found that it has allowed me to sleep through the night by keeping my body cool and also helps to save my electric bill! If you are interested, go to show notes, and under sleep, click Chilipad.
Singing is excellent if your Throat Chakra is blocked! You can incorporate songs with your affirmations. First, find a mirror, and then practice speaking from deep in your abdomen while creating a deep vocal resonance as you say, “I live in my truth.” If you want to sing in the shower, just do it and don’t feel embarrassed. Maybe sing while driving in a car. I know I prefer to sing when nobody is around. If you have a good voice, sing in front of people. Singing is so good for strengthening this chakra!
I love it when my five-year-old son sings because I know he is opening up his Throat Chakra! He has speech twice a week, so he has struggled with throat chakra opening. I know he is starting to open this chakra because his speech is starting to improve, and he is revealing his self-expression.
Some other tips for opening up the throat chakra include reading aloud and chanting the mantra sound, “Hum.” It is also good to drink teas, which help to soothe the throat, such as peppermint, slippery elm, and spearmint. Even wearing the color blue will help to open up the Throat Chakra13.
Get a healing practitioner
Also, I didn’t mention this in my other podcasts, but I would also recommend you see a homeopathic physician, Reiki practitioner, chiropractor, or naturopathic doctor if your Throat Chakra is blocked. The reason for this is because they can give you flower essences which are a combination of natural herbs to help open up your chakras. I have an excellent homeopathic physician and a chiropractor, who I see. The homeopathic physician uses a tool on me called an electrodermal scan. This is a special device that is used to measure energetic imbalances. It is beneficial for identifying problem areas even before the disease can manifest itself. It is a known fact that early detection of energy changes in acupuncture points will direct us to where attention needs to be, which will allow us to intervene homeopathically before needing conventional medicine.
My chiropractor has also been wonderful! A lot of people don’t realize this, but chiropractic care is not just there to adjust your spine. When you get regular adjustments, it really helps in terms of energetic balance, which will in turn align your chakras.
Now, I have not gotten a Reiki practitioner yet because my homeopathic physician has been able to help me with the chakras with the electrodermal scan. However, having one is always a good option, because they really can help to heal your chakras. They usually do this in a session. If you want to read both about electrodermal screening or a Reiki practitioner, you can go to my show notes and I have links to both of them. Currently, I am working on a Reiki certification myself!
Keto diet and throat chakra balance
The keto diet goes hand in hand with helping to improve creativity if your Throat Chakra is blocked! First of all, when you produce those feel-good ketones, they are beneficial for your brain function. The brain actually prefers ketones instead of glucose. When you are making ketones, your mind is sharper, which will allow creativity to blossom. As I mentioned in my previous podcast, the ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carb diet that substantially changes the energetic matrix of the body including the brain. Preclinical studies, case reports, and case series have demonstrated antidepressant and mood-stabilizing effects of KD.
The indirect relationship between thyroid function, throat chakra, and the keto diet
Overall, there is an indirect relationship between the thyroid function, throat chakra, and ability to do the keto diet. As I mentioned earlier in this podcast, there is a direct relationship between the Throat Chakra and thyroid. If your Throat Chakra is off, then your thyroid may be off. If you cannot follow the keto diet and are not producing those wonderful ketones, you will not be as creative. This, in turn, will directly affect your throat chakra, which can then change your thyroid. If your thyroid is affected, your body’s basal metabolism will be impaired, which can also affect your mental status.
So, as you can see, it is a delicate balance. Everything feeds off on each other! The keto diet can help you feel good to be more creative, which in turn will help your throat chakra, and then your thyroid!
Start the keto today and start balancing your chakras
Overall, I have noticed improved benefits in my life with the keto diet and energetic balance. That is specifically why I have dedicated an entire blog to this lifestyle! These two concepts are very connected and work together like a feedback system. Through my own experience, I have found improved health and well-being my doing a keto diet in combination with interventions to help improve my energetic body. I want you to feel this way too. The keto diet alone is just not good enough; you need to get nutrients from taking out precious time for yourself as well. This can be with meditation, yoga, walking, prayer, singing. Whatever you choose! After all, you are the driver here. I just lead you to the water, and you drink it up! Please sign up for my email list and join me on a journey towards wellness. Go to my Start Here page on my blog and begin your seven-steps towards wellness! You got this!
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