Throat Chakra Balance
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Vishuddha ~ Throat Chakra
Vishuddha, the throat chakra, is the fifth chakra in the seven chakras energy system.
The throat chakra is located at the base of the neck. It is the fifth chakra and connected with communication. The word vishuddha translates to “especially pure.” The throat chakra is all about your ability to communicate with and understand both yourself and others. It is associated with truth and self-expression. An affirmation we can associate with the throat chakra is, “I speak my truth.”
When our throat chakra is balanced we feel unafraid of expressing ourselves to the world. We know easily what we want and how to communicate that. You will feel honest and confident, and feel as if your voice is being heard. Also, you will have high quality relationships with a proper balance of listening and speaking. You will be able to say what you need to say with great tact!
Imbalances of the Throat Chakra
It’s very important to keep your throat chakra balanced and healed. If you are struggling with health concerns either physical or mental, please consult a medical professional in your area. However, when the throat chakra is imbalanced you might experience some of the following symptoms:
Feeling that no one knows the “real you”
Struggling to find the right words
Difficulty verbalizing your thoughts
Sore throat and/or ear and sinus problems
Feeling shy or anxious around others in conversation
Either overly opinionated or having no opinions at all
Feeling misunderstood and that no one listens to you
Voice frequently cracks or sounds weak
Actions might not match your words
Difficulty being honest with yourself and others
The Throat Chakra and the Endocrine System
The Throat chakra is associated to the pharyngeal and brachial plexi and is connected to the mouth, jaws, tongue, pharynx and palate. It’s is also linked to the shoulders and the neck. The gland associated with the fifth chakra is the thyroid, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and in large parts, metabolism.
On either side of the larynx is the thyroid, producing thyroxine, which controls the rate at which the body converts food into useful energy. The thyroid governs the rate of metabolism in the body. This is the area over which the Throat Chakra has dominance.
Physical Areas Affected by an Out of Balance Throat Chakra:
Asthma, Neck Problems, Lungs, Hypoactive Thyroid, Throat, Jaw, Alimentary Canal, Vocal Cords. Issues are – communication.
The Throat Chakra is associated with the Respiratory System/Thyroid Gland. It is the centre for sound, communication, speech, writing and thought expression.
The Throat Chakra governs the throat, thyroid, mouth, teeth, tongue and jaw.
This Chakra is about self-expression and talking. When it is open, you have no problems expressing yourself and you might be doing so in a creative way.
How to Balance
the Throat Chakra
The most important aspect of balancing the throat chakra is to let it all out.
So, releasing any energy or frustration that might have built up is very important.
Try screaming out loud when you’re alone in wilderness or into a pillow even.
Also, laughing, singing, or even writing down your thoughts can help you feel more confident and capable in expressing yourself.
What Affirmations Help Balance the Throat Chakra?
When strengthening the throat chakra, it might be beneficial to speak the affirmations out loud in the mirror so you can see your lips move. Try using any of the ones below daily to help strengthen and keep the throat chakra balanced:
“I have the right to speak my truth openly and freely.”
“I am always understood by others.”
“It is safe for me to honor and respect my true voice.”
“I am a great listener.”
“I find the right words to say in every situation.”
“My life is authentic and I enjoy living it.”
“I always know when to listen and when to speak.”
“I am always honest and clear in my communication.”
“Self-expression comes easily to me.”
What Else Can I Do to Heal My Throat Chakra?
It is important to master your breath when it comes to balancing your throat chakra. Try taking a deep breath in deeply into your stomach area before speaking. This will give you time to ground yourself, give you more confidence, and make sure you are communicating in a clear and calm way. Make sure to remember that communication is a two way street, you must take time to listen to others as well.
In conclusion, in order to keep our throat chakras open and balanced, we must master the art of communication. Try to find time every day to express yourself in one way or another, whether that is through an artistic outlet or writing in a diary. Drinking lots of clean water is essential in keeping your throat chakra healthy. Consider taking a vow of silence in order for you to hear your inner voice if you are still struggling and be fully involved and respectful in any communication with others.
Crystals and Their Meanings for the Throat Chakra
It is important to remember all crystals and gemstones have their own properties, including vibrational frequency, so it is important to read up on stones before using them. Take your time to find the one that best suits you as well as the energy frequency of the throat chakra.
When choosing a crystal to work with it is always important to use your intuition. One way to do this is to close your eyes and hold the crystal in your hand. Let go of any expectations and allow yourself to notice any subtle sensations arising while you are holding this crystal. Take note of the state of your mind as well.
The throat chakra is associated with the color blue. It’s thought that blue has a calming effect on the body. Some people also associate blue with communication, honesty, and empathy. Consequently, throat chakra stones are various shades of blue with slightly different energies for various usages and healing purposes.
These stones include:
Amazonite. This bluish-green crystal is used to promote emotional balance and protect against negative emotions. The stone is also believed to calm your nervous system.
Turquoise. Turquoise is an opaque blue-green gemstone. It’s thought to help you express your thoughts.
Aquamarine. This crystal is light blue to green-blue. It’s said to clear the mind, encourage honesty, and help you connect with hidden emotions.
Lapis lazuli. Lapis lazuli is a blue stone used to promote communication. It also stimulates self-expression, creativity, and mental clarity.
Practitioners say that you should choose chakra stones based on how they make you feel. If you experience a personal connection with a specific stone, be sure to use it.
Healing crystals can be used during meditation, placed under a pillow while sleeping, or carried in your pocket throughout your day. The color of a crystal directly correlates to which chakra you are working with for healing purposes.
Herbs and Essential Oils for the Throat Chakra
Essential oils that are said to help balance the throat chakra are camphor, cypress, frankincense, spearmint, clove, eucalyptus, myrrh, and peppermint. If possible, these are great to rub on your throat and imagine the chakra opening up and healing.
The following are the most commonly used throat chakra essential oils:
Frankincense is a favorite throat chakra essential oil. It has a high spiritual frequency and it is regarded as Holy oil. For throat chakra healing, this oil is beneficial in cases of under-active thyroid. There are a number of reports of people who have healed their thyroid disorder with the use of Frankincense essential oil. Rich, deep, and sweet, Frankincense increases spiritual awareness and connection with the divine within.
Sweet and citrus-rosy, Geranium is used to calm down sore throats, clear oily skin, and move stagnant energy in the body. Creating a feeling of safety and security, Geranium helps us to connect with our inner life and our emotional sensitivity. With this connection, we have more capacity for intimate communication and self-expression. Geranium essential oil helps to ease nervous tension and promotes a sense of well-being.
Known as an aphrodisiac, Jasmine is also known as one of the throat chakra essential oils for its effect on the voice. It is used in cases of hoarse voice. Penetrating the deeper layers of our soul, Jasmine opens us up to repressed emotional pain, allowing energy flow through the throat chakra. With its sweet, powerful, floral aroma, Jasmine allows for greater communication of our feelings, enhancing relationships and intimacy.
Sage has been known in ancient time as a sacred herb and a master healer. For throat chakra issues, this oil is particularly beneficial to heal gum disease. On an emotional level, the essential oil of Sage helps to ease depression and mental fatigue, opening up channels in the upper body and chest area and allowing for energy to flow more freely.
Cypress is known for its decongesting and detoxifying properties. It is used to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid, clearing build up toxins. It is beneficial for bleeding gums, bronchitis, and respiratory congestion. Fresh, herbaceous, slightly woody, Cypress helps us with transformation and inner renewal.
Minty and sharp, peppermint has long been used to freshen breath, for respiratory infections, and to ease headaches due to congestion. Peppermint invigorates and stimulates the mind and has a direct action on the intellect. It promotes creativity and self expression.
Fresh, medicinal, with a woody scent, Eucalyptus has been used to calm inflammation of the nasal passages, clear sore throat, and sinusitis. The oil promotes well-being and opens inner space when we feel overwhelmed or constricted by our environment. It promotes the feeling of inner freedom and expansiveness.
Warm and very spicy, Clove is a very strong oil that has been traditionally used for mouth, tooth, and gum tissue healing. Clove can also be used to assist in regulation of the thyroid gland, dissolving blood clots, and removing stagnation in the blood.
On an emotional level, the aroma of clove helps to create feelings of protection and safety and promote good sleep.
Teal Tree oil has a fresh medicinal aroma and has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of fungal, bacterial and viral infections. The oil is a strong antiseptic and has immune building properties. Tea Tree oil enhances, harmonizes, and can promote cleansing and purity.
Lavender as a Throat Chakra Essential Oil
The essential oil of Lavender is beneficial for all seven chakras.
Lavender is an adaptogenic essential oil, it works wherever it is needed.
For throat chakra healing, on a physical level, Lavender is useful to heal mouth abscess and oral thrush.
On an emotional level, Lavender promotes peace, love, and awareness. When we feel love in our hearts and peace, deeper layers of emotional pain can surface to our conscious awareness. This is necessary for clearing of the repressed energy and allowing free flow through the throat chakra.