Most people tend to think of “metabolic power” as coming from outside of us – the foods we eat or the supplements we take – but oftentimes, metabolic power is generated from within. In fact, our bodies have a built in source of wisdom and energy that’s encoded in our genetic memory, and that often goes overlooked. One such source of surprising power is in the throat. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as she discusses the Metabolic Power of the Throat in this informative IPEtv video. You’ll discover some great insights that combine timeless and ancient wisdom, modern psychology, and mind body nutrition that can serve you in your journey to nutritional and emotional mastery.
In the comments below, please let us know: Can you think of any ways that the Metabolic Power of the Throat can serve you in having a healthier relationship with food and self? We love hearing your thoughts!
Greetings friends, this is Emily Rosen COO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
Today’s topic: The Metabolic Power of the Throat
When it comes to nutrition and health, the throat is a part of the body that doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves. We give way more attention to the digestive system, to brain, liver, heart, adrenals – so it’s time to give more love to this very fascinating part of the human anatomy.
There’s a special power that exists in the throat.
This power allows us to have a more nourishing and uplifting relationship with food – which ultimately translates into better health. And this same power has the ability to impact our personal life and the world around us in some pretty amazing ways.
Let’s get right down to business:
Your throat is how you declare yourself to the world. It’s the vehicle for your voice. Words are some of the most powerful energies in all of existence. Words make the world go round, words tell the world who we are, what we believe, how we feel, what we desire, and what we wish to be. When you walk into a restaurant and tell the waiter or waitress what you want, the food magically comes out. When you tell the bank teller how much money you’d like in your hands, there it is. It’s easy to take words for granted.
Words can heal, words can create intimacy, words can bring people closer together, words can expose darkness and evil and create positive change across the globe, and of course, words can wound us as well.
Our voices are our power.
It stands to reason then, that when we hold back our voice, we hold back our power.
And holding back our power isn’t such a good thing. It’s as painful and as silly a strategy as trying to hold back from peeing.
Simply put, when we hold back our power, we tend to suffer.
In the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and yoga science, the throat chakra was considered the locus of creative power in human beings. It’s fascinating how the thyroid gland – essentially located in the region of the throat – helps regulate and control the metabolic rate of just about every cell in the body. When the thyroid is weakened, so are we. Hypothyroidism by definition will lead to low energy, low mood, unnecessary weight gain, and a feeling of powerlessness.
So when it comes to food and nutrition, here’s the punchline:
Withheld power often leads to unwanted eating challenges – food becomes the symbolic place where we play out our powerlessness.
It’s no coincidence that the voice, the throat, is connected to food. It’s all the same portal. When we hold back our voice, it’s easy to distort that throat energy into the need to eat.
We might find ourselves eating to stuff down emotions, desires, and our thoughts, and all the things that we’re really thinking and feeling. This works – to a degree, but it’s psychically painful and never takes us even close to our potential.
Most people with eating challenges are quite worried about what’s going into their mouths and how they can stop it. Better to also pay attention to what’s not coming out of your mouth – your true voice – and how to help those words find the light of day.
The more we allow the truth of who we are to come out, the less we need to have unneeded food come in.
This is one of the great ways to help transform unwanted eating habits – overeating, binge eating, emotional eating. Start empowering yourself. Sop waiting for some obscure time in the future when you’ll be the real you and start being real now. Say who you are. Declare yourself to the world. Be authentic. Speak up. Be yourself. Stop worrying about pleasing everyone, and commit to giving the world the real you.
So ask yourself the question – how can I unleash the power of my voice?
The result can be whole new relationship with food, and a whole new life.
I hope this was helpful.
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This is Emily Rosen, Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
Thanks so much for your time and interest.
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