Last week, we talked about your crown chakra. This week, we are going to talk about your throat chakra. This is the source of your authenticity and your voice. If you struggle with being yourself or communicating with people, it could be becuase there is a blockage in your throat chakra.
When you work on your throat chakra, you will be connecting more with yourself, which is important. Here are some fast facts about your throat chakra:
Name in Sanskrit: Vishuddha, which means “especially pure”
Location On Body: The region of the throat, jaw, neck, mouth, and thyroid
Color Associated: Blue
Element: Ether (Space)
How can you know if your throat chakra is unbalanced. And if it is, how can you fix it? Keep reading.
What Is Your Throat Chakra?
The swirling of energy that resides in your throat is your throat chakra. The throat chakra is known as the Visuhudda, which means especially pure. It helps to govern over the neck, tongue, and mouth. It helps with communication and your ability to speak your truth.
When your throat chakra is out of balance, you have trouble staying true to yourself and expressing what you need.
Signs Of An Unbalanced Throat Chakra
If you have an unbalanced throat chakra, you have trouble tuning into who you really are. You have an urge to hide your opinions and desires from everyone, including yourself. You tend to be gossiping and domineering in conversations. You have difficult listening to other people. You often have neck pain or thyroid issues.
If you tend to have sore shoulders or you get sore throats frequently, it could also be because you have an unbalanced throat chakra. When you feel any of these symptoms, you need to work on balancing it and clearing away any blockages that you may have.
How To Balance Your Throat Chakra
To balance your throat chakra and get back to your center, there are a few different things you can do. Most people will start by burning incense and essential oils that have frankincense, geranium, jasmine, sage, cypress, peppermint, eucalyptus, clove, tree tea, and lavender.
You can also try some affirmations about authenticity and being who you truly are. I like to say one of the following:
- “I can communicate confidently and with ease.”
- “I can feel comfortable and proud when speaking my mind.”
- “I am balanced in speaking and listening.”
- “I am an active listener.”
- “I can speak my true thoughts with ease.”
- “I can set clear boundaries.”
Try to say these when you are meditating.
You can also practice yoga poses that move your throat chakra and force you to focus on it. You want to eliminate tension in the throat and thyroid area by trying positions like camel, plow, cat-cow with lion’s breath, shoulder stand, and fish pose.
Often, when you have an unbalanced throat chakra, you need to relearn some new ways to express yourself. You can have external factors that lead to a clogged or blocked chakra.
Your throat chakra is a really important part of your life. If you have a blockage or something seems to be off with it, you need to work on it ASAP.