This is the fifth in a series of posts about the 7 main Chakras. The Throat Chakra deals with the life themes of self-expression and communication. Read on to discover simple ways that you can begin to heal an imbalanced Throat Chakra.
Though your chakras are individual centres each with their own important function, they are also parts within a whole system and need to be dealt with as such.
Also known as Vishuddha in Sanskrit. The Throat Chakra vibrates at the colour Blue and is located at the base of the throat. This chakra deals with the life themes of self-expression and communication. It manages our ability to comfortably and clearly express ourselves and speak our truth.
As we balanced our lower chakras we began to understand who we really are - now with the Throat Chakra we are able to outwardly express our true nature to others. Engaging the Heart Chakra with the Throat Chakra manifests as loving and kind communication.
Emotional Issues: Self-expression, communication, truth, honesty, integrity.
Physical areas of the body: Throat, neck, jaw, mouth, teeth, ears, voice, respiratory system, thyroid.
Extra sense: Clairaudience - clear hearing. Your extra sensory information may come to you as a voice, thought or song.
Imbalanced: If your Throat Chakra is out of balance you may struggle to communicate clearly or effectively. You may find that you tell people what they want to hear. Maybe you tell little white lies, or lie by omission. You may speak harshly to others. Perhaps you find it hard to put your ideas into words. Maybe you can’t express your true desires or true feelings. You may feel like nobody listens to you. Perhaps you are overly talkative and find listening to others difficult. You may feel that it is unsafe to express who you are or what you believe. Imbalance may be experienced through miscommunication, fear of voicing your opinion, shouting to be heard in an argument. An imbalance can manifest as a sore throat, hoarseness, colds, problems with teeth, ear infections. Other problems may arise with areas governed by the Throat Chakra listed above.
Balanced: A balanced Throat Chakra will have you feeling safe expressing yourself and your ideas, and you will do so clearly. You will have integrity as you speak your truth.
Throat Chakra Healing Methods
To heal the Throat Chakra we need to address our feelings of safety around self-expression. Working towards releasing limiting beliefs through journalling, counselling, forgiveness, meditation, or energy healing methods such as Reiki and chakra healing, can really help to heal this chakra.
Here are a few other suggestions, remember to hold the intention for healing and perform the activity mindfully:
Colour The colour blue is associated with the Throat Chakra. Wear blue - perhaps a blue necklace or scarf will help you communicate more effectively at your next meeting. Drink your tea or coffee from a blue cup. Take time to look up at the sky - the crystal clear sky will remind you to communicate your desires clearly. Enjoy views of the ocean - the deep blue will help you express the depths of your emotions.
Activities Listen to the birds singing and hear them expressing themselves without fear. Sing your own song - in the shower, in the car, or give karaoke a go! Write a blog to share your ideas with others. Join a speaking group like Toastmasters. Be honest with yourself, and others. Take time to feel into what you truly want from life, then live it.
Mantra As you sit in meditation you may chant the mantra HAM. This is the Bija Mantra of the Throat Chakra and will allow you to connect to this chakra and focus your healing intention upon it.
Affirmations Create your own positively framed affirmation that is specific to your issues. Chant it during meditation or throughout your day. Some examples may be “I express myself clearly”, “I speak my truth with ease”, “My opinion counts”.
Food Eating blue toned food such as blueberries, blackberries and purple grapes will help this chakra. Ideally food should be organic and locally produced to maintain the highest frequency.
Crystals Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate and Aventurine are great for healing your Throat Chakra and are readily available at crystal shops. Each crystal has it’s own unique healing properties so it’s worth looking into each one to find the crystal that will work best with your particular issues.
As discussed in my post The Importance of a Healthy Chakra System, having an unhealthy chakra system is detrimental not only to your physical state, but also to your spiritual, mental and emotional states. It is therefore important to consider your chakras as a beautifully orchestrated system.
Discover tools to help you support all your chakras together in my Heal Your Chakras Now post.
Read next article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Third Eye Chakra
Read the previous article in the Chakra Healing series: How to Heal Your Heart Chakra
With love and gratitude,