The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vishuddha--The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, Vishuddha, is governed by the thyroid, which is responsible for physical growth and maturation.  With Vishuddha's power, we speak our truth, out of our creative identity.  Vishuddha is the chakra of language, song, chanting, whisper, the vibration of self created sound.
Physically, Vishuddha is the throne of communication.  Mentally, it controls fluid thought, spiritually, a sense of security.
Not surprisingly, the Throat Chakra responds happily to liquids in general, and most specifically, to:

*Herbal teas, juices, water
*Tree Growing Fruits, such as apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries and apricots
*Tart/Sour Fruits, such as lemons, limes, grapefruit & kiwi
*Spices: salt, lemon grass

Haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sounds delicious.  Share it with your buddies!

**Chamomile Tea with Cranberry & Ginger
1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
7 bags chamomile tea
3 cups cranberry juice
2 Tablespoons honey

1.  Bring 6 cups of water and ginger to a boil in large pot.  Remove from heat, add tea bags, cover & steep for 5 minutes.
2.  Strain into a container, stir in juice and honey, serve immediately, or chill.  Serves 6

**from Vegetarian Times 
* from Dietary Guidelines for Nourishing Your Chakras

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