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Spotlight on the Throat Chakra

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

In this blog I’m sharing more on our fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra or vishuddha (its Sanskrit title, meaning purification). The throat chakra is located at the base of the throat – and unsurprisingly is responsible for governing communication and expression.

What is our throat chakra?

Represented by the colour blue, our Throat Chakra is responsible not only for effective communication (both verbal and non-verbal), inspiration and expression but also purifying the body of harmful substances and toxins. For this reason it’s one of the main contributors to the preservation of good health – and especially key given the many toxins we are exposed to as a result of modern life.

Signs of a balanced Throat Chakra

When our Throat Chakra is in balance, we feel able to communicate clearly and effectively – but in the same way we are also able to understand others deeply. We feel open and safe in speaking our truth and honour and respect others as they do the same. We are willing to take on different perspectives and can expand our minds easily when our Throat Chakra is clear.

Signs of an imbalanced Throat Chakra

An imbalanced throat Chakra can show up in a number of ways, including:

  • Hesitancy in expressing emotions

  • Not being able to find the words to describe your feelings

  • Feeling misunderstood or unheard by others

  • Negative words and language

If you often keep things bottled up or fear self-expression, a Throat Chakra blockage is usually present.

Physical symptoms can also occur, including sore throat, hormonal issues and stiffness and pain around the neck.

How can I rebalance my Throat Chakra?

Rebalancing the throat Chakra requires a multi-faceted approach which focuses on restoring freedom and empowerment, whilst recognising how communication can have an impact on all areas of our lives. Some common Throat Chakra healing techniques include:

Yoga: Certain yoga poses that encourage breathing through the throat such as Plough Pose and Shoulder Stand can help to bring energy to the Throat Chakra.

Meditation: You might like to do a Throat Chakra meditation to restore balance in this area. There are many on YouTube and Spotify you can try – all focused on restoring health to each individual chakra.

Affirmations and mantras: There are a number of affirmations specifically linked to the throat chakra. These include:

'I live in my truth'

'I communicate my truth'

'Communicating is vital to my well-being'

Reiki (energy healing): Energy healing focuses on balancing all chakras – but the practitioner’s attention will be drawn to the areas where healing is needed most. They can work on your Throat Chakra to restore balance and help release any blockages leaving you feeling lighter and calmer whilst reducing toxins.

Aromatherapy: Certain essential oils are closely related to the Throat Chakra, including Peppermint, Basil, Sandalwood and Bergamot. You might like to make your own blend or treat yourself to a relaxing aromatherapy massage to restore some balance.

You may also wish to download my free guide The Chakra Healing Guide here

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