THE THROAT CHAKRA
The Throat Chakra or Vishuddha in Sanskrit is our fifth Chakra. It is sometimes referred to as our communication center.
This Chakra connects our feelings with our reactions. It is where we communicate, listen and express our emotions and thoughts. It is where we accept our true self.
The element of the Throat Chakra is Air and is represented by the color Blue. It’s symbol is a 16-petalled lotus.
A BALANCED THROAT CHAKRA
A balanced Throat Chakra allows us to express our thoughts and feelings clearly and without fear.
We are confident in who we are and let our true personality come to light.
When our communication center is active, we are not only able to express ourselves, but we are good listeners. We communicate with sincerity and assertiveness.
AN OVER-ACTIVE THROAT CHAKRA
If a Throat Chakra is over-active, it will be filled with excess energy resulting in talking just to talk, interrupting others and not listening to what people have to say or feel.
We will carry a dominant personality, a sense of arrogance and negative self-esteem.
With an hyper Throat Chakra, we may find ourselves wearing a mask to hide our true feelings and instead acting as if everything is going our way leaving us exhausted.
A BLOCKED THROAT CHAKRA
When our Sacral Chakra (creativity, lower self-esteem) and Solar Plexus (self-identity, giving away our power) have blockages, this energy can travel up to the Throat Chakra and block it as well.
An under-active Throat Chakra can cause us to struggle with expressing how we feel, finding words and speaking up for ourselves.
We may act timid leading to us avoiding social activities. It will be difficult to accept who we are and be happy in our surroundings while we lack confidence from this blocked center.
HOW TO BALANCE THE THROAT CHAKRA
Crystals that bring balance to the Throat Chakra are:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Kyanite
- Blue Lace Agate
- Blue Fluorite
To slow down a hyper Throat Chakra or to clear it of blockages, it is helpful to meditate with these crystals. Perhaps you meditate outside and lay on the ground looking at the blue sky as if you are the connection between the two.
THROAT CHAKRA DAILY AFFIRMATIONS
Here are affirmations to repeat during the day or in meditation to activate the Throat Chakra:
I communicate clearly and imaginatively. I accept who I am. I listen to others with sincerity and compassion. I express my emotions and feelings with ease. I am assertive. I am confident. I speak my truth with ease. I have a voice in the world. I express myself creatively. I am open and honest in my communication. I listen to my body and my feelings.