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1/15/20 4:49 PM
I'm looking for suggetions on working with the throat area that others have found helpful and healing. 

In recent weeks my practice has begun to center around the area of the throat, shoulders and upper torso. This focus began one day while sitting-- suddenly there was a pleasant release in the crown and brow area and my attention seemed to "telescope" down from the head into the neck region. Now, whenever I'm sitting or relaxed in daily life, attention will often want to rest there. 

In this area there is ongoing, tight, muscular contraction, like being choked or a sense that the neck is throttling the amount of breath that can go between the head and the chest area. It is quite painful at times, especially in the area at the base of the chin. 

I've found that chanting the seed mantras for the different chakras (Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow especially) in sequence can bring a sense of ease and flow to these areas. Certain yoga postures also seem to help. Any other recommedations? 

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1/16/20 5:44 AM as a reply to Zachary.
Are you referring to the warrior seed syllables or some other set of mantras? That was the suggestion I was going with. I'm interested in seeing what other suggestions may come up in this thread. 

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1/17/20 7:52 PM as a reply to Linda ”Polly Ester” Ö.
I've been using the seven chakra model seed mantras, which look to be essentially the same as the warrior seed syllables, though from a different tradition. I play audio of the seeds off of YouTube and sync my chanting to the frequency of them. Results have been very positive in the past few weeks, a definite sense of balance, healing and pleasurable feeling emerging from consistent practice.  

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1/18/20 12:51 AM as a reply to Zachary.
Cool. Thanks for sharing!

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1/19/20 5:44 AM as a reply to Zachary.
Elliot Hulse, Lowen, and bioenergetic work has been helpful for this.

Wide opening the mouth, arching back over a stool or standing, and going "aaaaaahhh" vibrate and open the whole area up.