Treating TMJ issues: music to heal the throat chakra

Last week, I shared two links to YouTube recordings of music to heal the throat chakra in this post, in case you missed it.

Today, I want to share more about this. I use the free smart phone app Insight Timer for meditation. It has a timer for silent meditation, chanting, and breathing among other practices, as well as thousands of guided meditations and music for meditation.

In the app, you can click the earphones icon and do a search on “throat” to find guided meditations and music for the throat chakra. I found seven musical meditations, ranging from 4 to 35 minutes in length. The one I’ve listened to most is Throat Chakra Singing Bowls, by Sonic Yogi (29 minutes).

(If you don’t want to use the app, it’s also available on Bandcamp here.)

Which ones do you enjoy?

Sound penetrates our bodies. We’ve probably all felt the vibration in our bodies when we were near a large bell being rung or a gong being struck or loud music being played. Since sound travels in waves, and we are made of waves as well as particles, of course it enters our tissue, fluid, and energy fields and influences us.

The human love of rhythm and music must go way back, long before writing and perhaps before language. Harmonic sound is pleasing. I believe it can harmonize our bodies at a cellular level, creating higher coherence, which means our various systems coordinate with each other better.

Can sound cure cancer? I haven’t heard of that, but I believe it’s possible, probably when it’s very small, before we even know about it.

In my experience, sound can definitely create a sense of inner peace.

In my training and observation, healing takes place when we are relaxed, when our parasympathetic nervous systems (rest and digest) are dominant. If music can get us there, our bodies can work on healing.

To take your self-healing further, while you listen, visualize sky blue or turquoise light surrounding your neck and jaws. Imagine a sense of spaciousness. Deliberately relax the tight muscles with each exhalation.

If you are suffering from TMJ pain and discomfort, I hope you will find some relief from listening to music designed to clear and heal the throat chakra.

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Come in for a session before it becomes a full-blown migraine.

Craniosacral therapy can stop a migraine in its tracks when treated during the prodrome period, 2-6 hours before onset. This is when you feel the aura or a premonition of a pending migraine.

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We still don’t always know what causes migraines: hormones, stress, dehydration, food, alcohol, weather, eye strain, noise, bright or flickering lights, or genes.

How craniosacral therapy helps: it activates the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system to help your body-mind system relax. By gently and slowly decompressing your cranial bones, you feel more spaciousness inside your head. Cranial nerves are decompressed and blood flow improves.

Craniosacral work can also help with the endocrine system (pituitary and hypothalamus), helping your hormones become more balanced.

If you regularly suffer from migraines, regular craniosacral therapy can be beneficial.