This is article five in the chakra lessons – Throat chakra. We will look at all the issues that can arise when the Throat chakra is out of balance. These issues can affect each of the bodies differently; mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. You can find the video on this blog here.
First, let us have a glance:
Key issues: Self-expression, communication, and will
Inner aspect: Expression
Physical Body: Communication
Mental Body: Fluent thought
Emotional Body: Independence
Spiritual Body: Security
Sanskrit word: Vishuddha – “to purify.”
Chakra Lessons – Throat Chakra – Intro
The throat chakra is the bridge between the heart chakra and the upper chakras. It can take us from our hearts into our higher, more spiritual chakras. This is the place that we come to speak our authentic truth, and express love. However, it can also be a place of destruction – using your voice to hurt others.
Chakra Lessons – Throat Chakra – The Bodies
When we have imbalances in the throat chakra, it can manifest itself as ear, nose, throat, and respiratory problems in the physical body. This chakra is also directly related to the thyroid gland. Physical ailments can include
- Graves disease
- Hypo/hyperthyroidism – goitres
- Digestive and weight problems
- Sore throat
- Neck pain
A deficiency in the thyroid (hypo) can make us feel afraid, timid, manipulative, and afraid of sex. In contrast, an excess (hyper) is overstimulation that brings a dogmatic nature, arrogance, self-righteousness, or excessive talking.
Respiratory problems can arise due to the disassociation with the energy of spirituality.
The energy of spirituality brings a unique breath into the body through this chakra. If there is a disconnect with spirituality, how well are you breathing?
Points to ponder:
- When we breathe, are we aware of the quality and depth of that breath?
- We take in air – oxygen – but do you consider the quality of that air?
- We can survive approximately 56 days without food, about 12 days without water, but only 3 minutes at maximum without air/oxygen.
If we go longer without oxygen, we would be considered brain dead. We spend so much time in stress, anxiety, and fear that we are only taking half breaths with little to no depth. What is that doing to our systems? This is why you hear so many gurus and spiritual leaders talk about coming back to the breath. Breath is cleansing and clearing, making an effort to breathe more deeply and slowly helps to center and align all of the bodies. It helps you open and supply your higher chakras. Connect or reconnect you to higher self, universe, God, whichever you believe. This is the breath of life.
The throat chakra is closely connected to all the different voices that belong to us as we grow up. Our voice and communication mature through this chakra. It is in what we say (or do not say) that projects the image of ourselves to others.
If communication is blocked in this chakra, it can result in depressive symptoms. When we are unable to cope and/or express our emotions, and thoughts consider seeking some form of help. Getting the bottled emotions out is vital to the health of that chakra. Talk therapy, alternative modalities such as reiki, sound healing, meditation can all help.
Keep in mind that listening is also a form of communication; ensure your emotions are not blocking you from hearing what is being said to you. If you struggle with listening to others or absorbing what they say in the way it was intended, it could just be an energy imbalance in the throat chakra.
When the throat has an imbalance of energy, on a spiritual level, it can make us feel like we are in a state of hypnosis. We just glide through the days on “auto-piolet” with no real purpose, and a lack of motivation to do/be better.
When we can breathe new energy into this chakra, as mentioned above, miraculous things can begin happening. We breathe in the breath into the spiritual body through the crown chakra, and we will gain so much knowledge about ourselves. We will be able to hear the guidance from our highest self and lead us on the path we are meant to travel.
As mentioned in the emotional body, listening is an essential part of communication; we need the throat chakra activated and cleansed so we can hear our inner guidance speak to us, lead us where we need to go next. To help yourself with listening to inner guidance, you may want to adopt some form of meditation that opens the chakra allowing guidance to flow.
Chakra Lessons – Throat Chakra – Symptoms of a Blocked or Overactive Chakra
- Unable to set healthy boundaries
- Afraid to ask for what we want
- Repressed emotions
- Resistance to being heard
- Fear of public speaking
- Difficulty accepting a compliment
- We are prone to lying, deceiving
- Unable to communicate our authentic truths
- Congestive throat, nasal, and bronchial issues
- Unable to listen/hear
- Domineering personality
- Desire to be the center of attention
- Overly talkative
- No filter – very blunt
- Tension and soreness in the neck, shoulders, and throat
- Inflammation in the throat
- physical hearing issues
Chakra Lessons – Throat Chakra – Helpful Tools
Crystals that can support the Throat Chakra
Crystals to activate this chakra (clear blockages) – Blue or Yellow Topaz
Blue Topaz – For more in-depth spiritual work, or activation before sacred singing, or performances that require the use of your voice.
Yellow Topaz – For more physical assistance. It helps to balance any potential issues in the thyroid. It also strengthens the nervous system.
Crystals to calm the Throat Chakra
Clear Quartz – Because this crystal holds all of the colours within it, it is a master healing crystal. It can draw the energy from the colour associated with the chakra and direct it where it is needed.
Crystals to balance the Throat Chakra – Turquoise, Chrysocolla
Turquoise – is a protective crystal. However, since it does vibrate at the same level as the Throat Chakra, it helps to bring balance when the chakra is overactive.
Chrysocolla – Aligns and balances the chakra – helps to dispel fears.
Essential oils that support the Throat Chakra
- Roman Chamomile
Yoga poses to open the Throat Chakra
- Bow pose
- Lion Pose
- Sitting forward bend
Healthy communication is critical in day to day life. We need to be willing to speak up, stop and listen, meditate to listen to self, when we need to.
We are not living our best life if we are taking shallow breaths, stuck on autopilot, or unwilling to speak our truths. This can impact self-esteem and self-image. Forgive yourself today if you haven’t been the best at communication and make the decision today to allow yourself to set healthy boundaries, listen to inner guidance, and come back into the heart to find compassion for yourself.
Nobody will have your back more than yourself. Be willing to take that time for you. Be strong and forge on. Book your distance reiki session with me to start your path to radical transformation.
Until next time,
Relevate the day — Anna xoxo