Today was sponsored by the Throat Shakra..  The shkaras .. as you probably know .. ar ethe energy centers the vedics envision along our spines.. there are 7 primary ones.. (I beleive). Diane is doning a yoga series on them all.. and tonight was the throuat .

Wikipedia tells me that the throat chakra is

“also called Vishuddhi, is the fifth primary chakra according to Hindu tradition.


Vishuddha is positioned at the neck region near the spine, with its ksehtram or superficial activation point in the pit of the throat. This chakra is white with 16 purple or smoke coloured petals, and within the pericarp is a sky-blue downward pointing triangle, within which is a circular region which is white like the full-moon, representing the element of akasha or ether. This region is represented by the deity Ambara, who is white in colour, with four arms, holding a noose and a goad, making the gestures of granting boons and dispelling fear, and seated upon a white elephant.  The bija mantra (seed sound) is the syllable हं haṃ, and is written in white upon the chakra. Vishuddha has sixteen purple petals upon which are written the 16 Sanskrit vowels in golden;

अ a आ ā इ i ई ī उ u ऊ ū ऋ ṛ ॠ ṝ
ऌ ḷ ॡ ḹ ए e ऐ ai ओ o औ au अः ḥ अं ṃ

Vishuddha chakra is known as the purification centre. It is associated with the element Akasha or Æther, And the sense of hearing, as well as the action of speaking.

This is interesting to me.. because everything today has been centered on my throat..

Today I was speaking with my friend M.. she was talking to me about finding balance between heart and mind.. She suggested I find a mid point between.. Ahhhh HA   !the throat.. ..

Then tonight in yoga, the whole evening was devoted to the  throat . The throat shakra is the thing that I most felt after Sam’s death.. It burned whenever I thought of him, and compelled me to say his name or speak about him. Tonight in yoga when we talked about the throat shakra.  it took me right back there and  brought me  to (good) tears.

Be nice to your throats people..

Speakign of which, I gotta go watch the presidential debate..

nite all, nite sam






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