Here we are at Day 5, today we focus on the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the 5th 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 & the head. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression & communication. The corresponding color is Blue & the element is Sound.
To be open & aligned in the Throat Chakra is to speak, listen, & express yourself from a higher form of communication. Faith & understanding combine the essence of this chakra. The vibration of sound can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication & expression.
A balanced Throat Chakra will give you the ability to express your inner truth & creativity through sound. The balance of this Sound Chakra will determine how honest you are. Also, a balanced Throat Chakra reflects in the ability to give good advice for friends in need. You will be very creative & helpful. You know what you want & you are able to clearly express your desires. In response, the Universe reacts like a magnet in materializing your spoken wishes.
An over-active Throat Chakra makes you express your opinion more often than necessary. You may have a strong critic sense on other’s life performance. You don’t like others to express their opinion. Your quote: “If you are not with me, you are against me”. A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, & introversion. This may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, & being verbally aggressive or mean. It can seem as though the filter between the discourse you have in your mind & what comes out of your mouth is not working, or missing entirely.
An under-active Throat Chakra you will be unable to express yourself, being misunderstood & misinterpreted by others. Because of that, people in your life may consider they cannot rely on you. You feel that you don’t have the power to accept the truth about who you are. But, you cannot lie about your own nature. Until you don’t speak the truth about yourself to others, your life will reflect the consequences of your blockages.
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.
Some most common signs corresponding to this chakra are:
- throat lump
- sore throat
- teeth problems
- jaw problems (TMJ)
- neck & shoulders problems
- thyroid problems
- sinus infections
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
- a closed throat chakra might manifest as excessive secretiveness or shyness
- Lack of connection with a vocation or purpose in life
In order to start your Throat Chakra healing process, to restore optimum balance & aliveness in your everyday life, to gain an abundant creativity & strongly felt intuition, you need to speak your inner truth. Purify your soul from lies. An open, balanced Sound Chakra allows you to experience the joy and happiness of living your truth, to be honest & non-judgmental about your desires, & to live as your authentic self.
This Chakra also controls the Thyroid, the Thyroid is the largest of all the endocrine glands, & it also is related to the pituitary gland. The Thyroids function controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, & controls how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. It regulates metabolism as well as the way calcium is absorbed into the bones. Thyroid issues can cause issues with speech such as slurring & slowness.
The corresponding color for Throat Chakra is blue. The vibration of this color can help this chakra to come back into alignment, even if it is trough blue clothes, images, food. You may also close your eyes & imagine a Blue light charging the Sound Chakra. This practice can be productively associated with lighting on a blue candle. Eat blue foods such as blueberries, plums, currents,
Visualize a Blue ball of energy spinning & glowing in the middle of your throat. Focus on that ball, now take a deep breath & visualize that ball of energy while feeling its warmth as it grows larger & expands throughout that area.
There are several stone types that have a healing effect on the Sound Chakra. The original vibration frequency of these crystals help the Throat Chakra to realign to the matching frequencies:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue calcite
- Blue kyanite
- Blue aragonite
The Ether is the representative element for this Chakra. Staying our under the blue sky, on a sunny day, may be the exact energy boost your Sound Chakra needs. Also, looking at the ocean’s blue water is another relaxing practice for balancing this chakra. Singing, chanting, singing bowls, writing a poem, writing a letter to someone you appreciate are all healing.
This Chakra is related to the element of Sound. Sound is propagated into the air. It`s vibration can be felt by the rest of our body, too.
- I AM open, clear & honest in my communication
- I communicate my feelings with ease & grace
- I speak my truth
- I listen to the needs of others
- I communicate clearly
- I express myself with clarity & confidence
- I AM true to myself
- I acknowledge the power of my words
- I always speak from the heart
- I speak only my inner truth
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Meditation in a quiet place outside (a forest or meadow versus next to a super highway) under a blue sky is always healing. Since sound is an important element of this chakra, sit quietly & just listen. Identify what you hear, both close by & in the distance. Keep your eyes closed & just listen. Are the birds chirping? Do you hear the crickets? Is someone’s lawnmower running?
Visualizations you can use when sitting quietly outdoors under a blue sky, or near a blue body of water. Visualizing a blue light coming down from the sky and encompassing you, feel it saturate your body. Breath in the blue air, hold it for a few seconds giving it time to gather toxins & then breath out watching as blockages & negativities are removed. Those who study color therapies feel that blue is analgesic & calming.
Singing and dancing are great ways to rebalance the fifth chakra and can work on several other chakras at the same time!
Speaking your highest truth doesn’t mean you’re allowed to be hurtful or critical. The truth from your spiritual essence will come across as kind & compassionate.
Listening is another aspect of the fifth chakra. The highest form of listening includes giving the other person your full attention. This means putting away electronic devices or turning them off & waiting to hear the other person completely before responding.
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