In this post, we will dive deeper into the Throat chakra and discover more about this energy center such as imbalance symptoms, color therapy, aromatherapy, gemstones, and affirmations and more.
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication.
The most common Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”.
This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression.
Throat chakra Chakra Color Therapy:
The Throat chakra is most commonly represented by the color blue turquoise or aquamarine blue. The auric color of Throat chakra energy can also be seen as a smoky purple or turquoise.
Throat chakra Aroma Therapy:
Here are a list of essential oils that are great for helping to balance the throat chakra. Try using an oil below that resonates with the throat chakra during your next focused meditation.
Gemstones – Below are just a small handful of some of the gemstones commonly used to heal the Throat chakra.
Throat Chakra Affirmations:
Throat Chakra meditation Video:
Check out this video for a soothing and revitalizing meditation.
Throat Chakra Characteristics
The Throat chakra is about the expression of yourself: Your truth, purpose in life, creativity. Note that this chakra has a natural connection with the second chakra or sacral chakra, center of emotions and creativity as well. The throat chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting the creativity into the world according to its perfect form or authenticity.
Another function of the throat chakra is to connect you to spirit. Because of its location, it’s often seen as the “bottleneck” of the movement of energy in the body. It sits just before the upper chakras of the head. Opening the throat chakra can greatly help align your vision with reality and release pressure that may affect the heart chakra that is located just below.
The throat chakra is associated with the etheric body, which is said to hold the blueprint or perfect template of the other dimensions of the body. It’s an important reference point to align the energy through the whole chakra system.
Throat Chakra Imbalance:
A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. On the other end of the spectrum, an overactive throat chakra may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, and being verbally aggressive or mean. It can seem as though the filter between the discourse you have in your mind and what comes out of your mouth is not working, or missing entirely.
When the throat chakra has an imbalance, it can manifest as:
- Lack of control over one’s speech; speaking too much or inappropriately;
- Not being able to listen to others
- Excessive fear of speaking
- Small, imperceptible voice
- Not being able to keep secrets, to keep your word
- Telling lies
- On the opposite side, a closed throat chakra might manifest as excessive secretiveness or shyness
- Lack of connection with a vocation or purpose in life
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