Chakras are a system of seven energy centers located along the spine from the perineum to the crown of your head. Each chakra is associated with a particular body location, a color, a central emotional/behavioral issue, and stages of spiritual growth.
What are Chakras?
First of all, you have to consider that there are seven major chakras found in your body. Each chakra is associated with an important part of your body that needs to be balanced in order to promote spiritual balance and good health. The seven chakras are:
Crown (shasrara), Third Eye (ajna, between brows), Throat (vishudda), Heart (anahata), Solar Plexus (manipura or navel), Sacral (svadisthana), and Root (muladhara). Today we are going to be talking about the Throat Chakra.
The Throat Chakra
Vishuddha in Sanskrit but also known as the throat chakra is the 5th chakra and located at the center of the neck. The throat chakra is associated with your voice and ability to communicate graciously, effectively, and truthfully. It is said to also affect the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as the function of the throat including the voice, ears, sense of hearing. Attributes of this chakra include the transformation of thoughts into speech, a better ability to speak or sing, and an acute sense of hearing.
Blocked Throat Chakra
If afflicted, this chakra may cause thyroid imbalance, restriction in the voice as well as the inability to comprehend and understand. You will find you find it difficult to express yourself honestly and in front of crowds. You may also feel stump in the creativity department.
How to Heal Your Throat Chakra?
Here are ways to help heal your throat chakra. The best way to heal your throat chakra is by using positive affirmations. In addition to your affirmations, include the color blue in your life, do neck stretches', focus on your breath, try yoga poses, and throat chakra meditation, and find the time to journal. Check out my throat chakra meditation here.
Throat Chakra Affirmations
I hear and speak the truth.
I am expressing myself with clear intent.
Creativity flows in and thru me.
I am an important voice in the world and my voice is heard.
I speak the truth clearly.
I love to share my experience and wisdom.
I listen to my body and my feelings to know what my truth is.
I am safe and trust others to allow me to express myself truthfully.
I live in my truth, I communicate my truth, I am the truth.
I express my love and goodness each time I speak.
You should also remember that it will need the right breathing practices in order to successfully do chakra meditation. Check out my video on the importance of breathing here.
You can utilize essential oils, candles, herbs, or just the plant. Smells that are great for your throat chakra are Lavender, Chamomile, Sage, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary.
Throat Chakra Sound Therapy
Vowel: Eye (like My)
Stones for Throat Chakra -
Blue Sodalite - helps you enhance and express your creativity.
Turquoise -restoring confidence to speak honestly.
Blue Lace Agate - encourages the expression of thoughts and feelings
Azurite - encouraging clear communication in the present while verbalizing past life experiences or tending to long-standing communication issues.
Lapis Lazuli - help with written creativity and partnership
Angelite - helps you to speak your truth with compassion.