This is the sixth article in our “Chakras and the Body-Mind-Soul Connection” series. In our last article, we discussed the connection between the heart chakra in keeping us connected to the flow and protecting us from the things that might harm us and the function of the heart and thymus in keeping the flow of blood going and protecting us from both autoimmune disorders, viruses, and other internal dangers. In this article, we will examine the thyroid and what it can tell us about the throat chakra’s role in helping us to tap into our intuition.
The Function of the Thyroid
The thyroid’s primary function is to regulate the speed at which digestion and blood flow take place through the T3 and T4 hormones it releases into the blood stream. It acts by monitoring the levels of blood sugar and sodium that are in the blood and instructing the heart and other organs to either speed up the process or slow it down based on that information.
When the Thyroid Malfunctions
If the thyroid is failing to produce the hormones that are needed to tell the body to release more blood sugar, the body begins to feel sluggish and fatigued. Night sweats, depression, and sensitivity to heat are common as the body slows itself down in order to conserve energy. Concentration is impacted. Body fat accumulates.
If the thyroid is producing too much of the hormones, it is impossible for the body to gain weight. Everything that is eaten is consumed nearly immediately. Anxiety, irritability, and sensitivity to cold are common symptoms.
The Throat Chakra
The throat chakra’s primary function is to regulate the flow of energy into and out of you. It monitors how much energy is coming into you and then switches your reception centers off when you have received too much so you can process what you’ve gotten. It opens them up again when it detects that there isn’t enough energy coming into you so that you can process more.
A Blocked Throat Chakra
If the throat chakra is blocked and not open to receiving the energy coming into you, you feel depleted and diminished. You feel like nobody is listening to you. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and stressed out, as if everything were up to you. You may be prone to outbursts of anger at the injustice of how you see yourself as being treated. Resentment can begin to foster in your heart because you believe that nobody is willing to give despite all your giving.
A Throat Chakra That Is Too Open
When the throat chakra is too open, you can’t seem to get enough from the people around you. It doesn’t matter how much they give, it’s never enough to fill the emptiness in your life and in your soul. Relationships do not last long and do not satisfy. No matter how much you have, you can’t find contentment in it.
In the next article, we’ll discuss how the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus glands work together and what they reveal about the third-eye chakra.