The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra

I am inspired to write this blog today, due to stiffness in my own neck, which probably happened due to bad sleeping posture, but I know that it’s a blockage of throat chakra.  What I would like to point out here is that there may be “n” number of reasons (medical or otherwise) of why we have pain in our body, but these symptoms manifest because of an imbalance in our chakras. Someone may have a sore throat and believe that it’s going around and they caught an infection. But the reason they got the infection is because the throat chakra was not spinning properly or was blocked. Ever heard of some people who never got covid? Those are the high vibrating people!

Out of all the 7 Chakras, or energy centers, as Joe Dispenza calls them, I feel Throat charka is the most misunderstood. Most people associate this chakra with just the spoken truth and communication. However, this chakra, also known as Vishuddha, which means purification, is a source of spiritual power and enlightenment and is often represented as a blue wheel with 16 spokes. Additionally, the sacred animal associated with Vishuddha is the white elephant, a symbol of wisdom, discernment, and steadiness. This chakra holds the power of self-expression and is responsible for honest communication and is the center of the creativity. This creativity, unlike the instinctual creativity that is located in the second chakra, is a conscious creativity. It is somehow the deep expression of our being.

Being the fifth chakra, located in the center of your neck around your throat it controls how you communicate, express, and project yourself to the world. When the Throat Chakra is balanced, you are able to communicate clearly. However, a misalignment in this energy center leads to feelings of insecurity, shyness, or self-doubt. You may also find it difficult to express your needs, wants, and creativity. Or the other way round! The throat chakra is responsible for transforming thoughts into forms of energy-bearing and information manifested through verbal communication. For this reason, the voice can have powerful therapeutical effects, but it can also become a destructive weapon by addressing accusations, reproaches, or repressed emotions. In such case, singing is a beneficial use of Vishuddha because it is an expressive form of our soul, thought and emotions.

Physically speaking, Vishuddha governs the nervous system, the pharynx with vocal cords and ears. It is also directly linked to the woman’s genital organs through the connection with the Swadisthana or sacral chakra.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A BLOCKED THROAT CHAKRA?

 A blocked throat chakra affects the throat, ear and mouth area and shows up in physical symptoms like:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Ear and mouth infections
  • Neck stiffness
  • Jaw pain
  • Sore or raspy throat
  • Laryngitis
  • Gum or teeth problems

There are many emotional signs that suggest a blockage in your Throat Chakra. These signs include:

  • Taking a stand for yourself.
  • Feeling like you can’t express yourself.
  • Hard time setting boundaries
  • Difficulty communicating your personal truth.
  • Shyness or nervousness when it’s time to speak.
  • Lack of confidence or trouble speaking up.
  • Trouble expressing your creativity.
  • Believing that it makes no sense to express yourself because you will be misunderstood.
  • Allowing others to dominate you verbally.

 

HOW TO UNBLOCK THE THROAT CHAKRA?

The most underrated practice of healing this chakra is ” Silence”.  Take a few moments in a day when you are in nature and in complete silence. Have a dialogue with your inner child.  I am also a big fan of doing creative work, which helps to keep this chakra unblocked. Another way to balance your Throat Chakra is through affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements you keep saying to yourself to reprogram your subconscious mind. With frequent repetition of affirmations, the positive ideas are embedded in your subconscious. This eventually changes how you see and feel about yourself.

Here are a few other things you can do to unblock your throat chakra:

  • Chant the ‘Ham’ bija mantra: Every chakra has its own bija mantra, which are one-syllable vibratory sounds that balance a chakra. Chanting ‘Ham’ – the mantra for the Throat chakra activates and heals it.
  • Essential Oils: Peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, and lemon oil can be used to heal the Throat chakra.
  • Herbs: slippery elm, marshmallow root, licorice root, ginger root, echinacea, and cinnamon bark can soothe a sore throat
  • Stay hydrated: Drinks like tea, honey, or lemon water keep your throat lubricated and comfort your Throat chakra.
  • Massage: Massaging or stretching your neck and shoulders can help release tension and stress buildup that may be blocking your throat chakra.
  • Yoga: Yoga poses like Camel pose, Lion pose, Fish and Plow open up the chest and throat area. This helps in better energy flow and opens up the Throat chakra.
  • Meditate: Meditation can help to quiet the mind and allow for a deeper connection to the Throat chakra. This deeper connection can help access your true desires and needs.

CONCLUSION

The throat chakra is a vital energy center that governs communication and self-expression. When it becomes blocked due to past experiences, trauma, or familial conditioning, you will shy away from expressing yourself clearly or authentically. Healing your throat chakra powers your voice, boosts creativity, and makes you feel calm and confident. By trying the techniques to balance your throat Chakra every day, you will soon start seeing positive changes in your life/1 I encourage you to apply the tricks in this blog, weekly to keep your chakra spinning beautifully!

 

-Kanika Babal

 

 

 

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