They say the things that finally break you Are the words caught in your throat. - Erin Hanson

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

Monday Circle Reflections November 23, 2020

The most concentrated energy in today's group was centred around the throat chakra. My throat felt dry and the image that came to me was a desert. It was an arid and lifeless place that seemed designed to starve words of any life. It struck me, not only did most words die here before they could be uttered, any words that did make their way into the world were weak and flat.

This week, pay particular attention to nurturing your throat. Drink soothing herbal teas, like Bayberry, Borage, Chamomile, Peppermint, Red Clover, Skullcap. Add honey to help coat your throat and soothe it as well.

I also get a strong impulse to tell you to pay particular attention to stimulating your vagus nerve, which is connected to your vocal cords and the muscles at the back of your throat. Singing, humming, chanting and gargling can activate these muscles and stimulate your vagus nerve.

The vagus nerve is also connected to your breathing, digestive function and heart rate, all of which can have a huge impact on your mental health. Click here to learn more about this nerve and how to stimulate it in support of your parasympathetic nervous system.

My last note on today's treatment is that I had trouble breathing throughout the session. Especially in a COVID world, I strongly encourage you all to be proactive about taking care of your lungs and respiratory function. Herbs and teas which can help protect your lungs and antiviral, antimicrobial, or antibacterial properties include Tulsi (Holy Basil), Elderberry, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Thyme, Oregano and Mullein.

As always, please do be sure to take care of yourself, drink lots of water, and be gentle. If you find yourself in need of support, feel free to reach out to me.

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