The 5th Chakra, or Throat Chakra, is found in the throat. It’s associated with creativity and communication.
In this article we will explore the important of the Throat Chakra and how to restore energetic flow to this important energy center.
What Does The Throat Chakra Do?
The Throat Chakra is the communication center of the body. Signs and symptoms of an imbalanced Throat Chakra include excessive talking, arrogance, dishonesty, timidity, fear, and manipulative behavior. Whereas a person with a balanced Throat Chakra is able to express themselves well.
This chakra is the seat of self-expression and can be viewed as a crossroads of the heart and the head — serving as a mediator between emotions and thoughts.
Is My Throat Chakra Open?
When the 5th Chakra is open, it offers creative expression and brings about clear communication. An open 5th Chakra allows us to express our truths, as well as listen to our inner voices.
Spiritually this Chakra is known as the “soul’s gate” and separates our internal (emotional & mental) and external (physical) strengths. The challenge of clearing the Throat Chakra is in learning how to trust your own voice while learning to speak your truth in the external world.
What Causes Throat Chakra Blockage?
If you lack confidence in expressing your feelings, ideas and thoughts, your Throat Chakra may be blocked.
If your 5th Chakra is closed or blocked, you likely experience frustration when it comes to expressing your feelings. This often means not being able to find the correct words, particularly when you are scared of losing something or someone.
Other fears may are related to being ridiculed, or a fear of offending someone close to you.
Deficiencies in the 5th Chakra often contribute to a number of physical ailments that can include thyroid imbalances, hearing problems, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, tinnitus, bronchitis, asthma and ear infections.
How Do I Heal My Throat?
While mental and emotional issues can often present physical symptoms related to illnesses, becoming physically sick also has a profound effect on the Chakra system.
Below are a few simple techniques to align and cleanse the throat Chakra:
1. Positive affirmations
A great affirmation to include in your daily mantras would be, “I willingly release all fears and negativity that block me from speaking my truth.” Or, “I lovingly speak my truth and allow my Higher Self to speak through me. I use my words to create beauty in this world.”
2. Try singing
Singing is a fantastic method to clear your throat Chakra, so start singing in the shower on your way to work or whenever possible.
3. Think blue
Have thoughts about a beautiful and bright blue light. Blue is the color of the Throat Chakra.
Inhale when you visualize this light and imagine that the light is filling up your throat area with cleansing and healthy light. When you exhale imagine that you are releasing all your stress and tension.
4. Guided meditation
Using guided meditation, one can also activate the fifth chakra. With its element as Ether or Space, it signifies your ‘purity’ or Vissudha. There are many YouTube videos and free mp3 downloads online that can demonstrate a step-by-step meditation for newbies.
A powerful breathing meditation to heal the throat chakra
- Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
- Notice and and align your thoughts with your breathing as each breath enters through the nostrils and then passes down the back part of the throat and into the lungs.
- Now exhale this breath slowly out of the mouth, making a conscious effort to listen to the “hum” sound that is associated with the air leaving your body.
- When you inhale, the sound will be different and sounds like “so.”
- Repeat this chant that comes from ancient Sanskrit and enjoy the unbroken and clear sound of your voice every time it enters and then leaves your body.
Or, try this short guided meditation video:
5. Write a journal
Expressing yourself on paper is one of the most cathartic things you can do to release your inner truth. As such, journaling is one of the best ways to invite spontaneous insight, understanding and growth into your life because you can dig deep when it’s just you and your pen and heal deeply.
How is your throat chakra doing? What tips to have about keeping your throat chakra in balance? Please share with us in the comment section below!