Sex and The Chakra System: The 3rd Eye & Throat Chakras
The Chakra System
This blog post is part of a continuing series. If you would like a short introduction on the Chakra system be sure to check out the first blog post in this series here.
The 3rd Eye Chakra
This Chakra is located roughly between your brow line and is often represented by the color Indigo. The 3rd eye is believed to be associated with one’s intuition, focus, and clarity. Although the Chakras are energetic points on the body, this Chakra does correlate with a physical point on the body, the pineal gland, a pea size gland in the brain which releases melatonin and plays an important role in keeping our reproductive hormones and circadian rhythms on track. Did I miss anything? If you have a fun fact you’d like to share about the 3rd eye Chakra please let us know in the comments below.
Something’s not quite right…
According to Candice Covington, author of “Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements.” When the 3rd eye chakra is blocked or out of balance one may feel a sense of confusion, uncertainty, a lack of purpose and cynicism.
Shambhavi mudra is the mudra of fixing your inner gaze toward the center and slightly up to the spot between your eyebrows—the point known as the third eye. Focusing on this spot is believed to promote mental peace. If you are interested in yoga as a tool to clear energetic blockages check out this Kundalini sequence.
The Throat Chakra
As you may have guessed, the Throat Chakra is located in the neck. It is often associated with the color blue and the ways in which we communicate, our honesty, and our ability to express ourselves. Of course this applies to our relationship to others and it also is about our relationships with ourselves. Non verbal communication is just as important during sex as verbal and this form of communication may be impacted as well.
Are you being honest with yourselves? What kinds of messages are you repeating to yourselves? What might you be unconsciously communicating to others?
If your Throat Chakra is out of balance you may find yourself struggling with expressing yourself, low mood, irritability and perhaps low self esteem. You may also experience physical symptoms in the area supporting the Throat Chakra including sore throat ,shoulder and/ or neck pain, or tension in the throat.
Whats this have to do with sex?
Many believe that when the 3rd eye is unblocked the individual will experience a deepened spiritual connection as well as wisdom, insight and harmony in every aspect of life. I agree with this sentiment and would add that learning about the Chakras and the ways in which you can bring yourself into closer alignment with your values can only better the relationship you have with sex. Clearing energetic blockages may lead to a more mindful approach to sex and make it easier for you to express your desires and communicate boundaries. Are you able to be honest with yourself about the kind of sex youd like? Are you feeling confused or uncertain about what you’d like from relationships? Your answers to these questions may help you see more clearly where you may be experiencing an energetic block. If you have learned something new about the Throat or 3rd Eye Chakra please let us know below.
Meet yourself with patience and loving intention
Clearing energetic blockages throughout your Chakra system is a task that requires patience and intention. Developing a regular mindfulness practice is one way to grow your awareness of any potential energetic blockages. Learning about the Chakra system is about practicing tuning into your body and mind and noticing what is present. Remember that this is not a process of self optimization, but more about how you can achieve a better quality of life for yourself.
Check out this Throat & 3rd eye chakra meditation and remember to check back in June for the next part of the series.