This week, we take a closer look at the Throat Chakra.
As I mentioned in last week's blog post, the Throat Chakra, called Vishuddha chakra, is the 5th chakra located at the base of the throat. It is associated with the Space element, our sense of hearing and governs physical issues in the throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth and neck, as well as the thyroid and para-thyroid glands.
Throat Chakra first develops around age 7 - 12, and represents our creative identity - how we e
Since I will be teaching a workshop at The Personal Wellness Center next month on the Throat Chakra, I decided to write a blog post about the Chakras! The word Chakra can be translated as "Wheel". These are energy centers located along the spine from our tailbone to our crown. In different traditions, the number of chakras vary. Some traditions speak of 12 chakras, which includes the traditional 6 lower chakras from tailbone to 3rd eye or forehead, plus 6 higher chakras, incl
Last Sunday, I completed my 800 hour training in Yoga Therapy with Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) at Kripalu, and earned my 1000 C-IAYT certification as a professional yoga therapist. I have blogged a few times already about what yoga therapy is, and how it can help people struggling with chronic health concerns. (See "What is Yoga Therapy?" https://www.shiningwatersyoga.com/single-post/2016/02/08/What-is-Yoga-Therapy and "Yoga Therapy is a Practice!" https://www.shiningwater