The Throat Chakra is located above your heart chakra and governs the mouth, tongue and neck. It is the chakra that deals with communication, expression and speech.
When the Throat Chakra is balanced and open we have the ability to clearly, concisely and confidently express our needs and wants, with both conviction and integrity. We are true to our Selves and can express our authentic Self with a grounded, heart centred and thought out approach.
When our Throat chakra is balanced we are able to clearly formulate and establish our goals and what it is we wish to achieve in life. We can speak up for ourselves, communicate with others with ease and use our communication skills effectively to create and maintain relationships, and to get us where it is we wish to be in life.
As it is one of the higher chakras the element for the Throat Chakra is Cosmos or Ether but I also like to work with the element of Air as this is the element that is associated with communication. Bringing in the element of Air can help to clear blockages and link us to our heart chakra to ensure that we speak from a heart centred space. Breath work can also help to awaken kundalini energy within us and this energy will ensure our throat and all of our chakras are charged and open while we focus on clearing and opening and balancing the throat chakra, this ensures we are grounded and in touch with our emotions, have the courage needed to put yourself in the vulnerable position of showing the world your authentic self and that you are connected to your higher self through your brow and crown chakra.
Symptoms of Throat Chakra Imbalance.
- Being overly critical of others or yourself.
- Inability to express yourself.
- Fear or anxiety of being ridiculed or judged.
- Feeling misunderstood by those around you.
- Feeling uncomfortable communicating your wishes, desires, needs or thoughts.
- Speaking too freely – saying things that you later regret or don’t mean.
- Lying and being deceitful.
- Being unable to set clear goals.
- Being unable to establish what you wish to achieve.
- Oral fixations – constant need to be eating/drinking/chewing gum/biting nails/smoking.
- Physical manifestations – sore or swollen throat, persistent coughing, neck pain, headaches, tension in jaw, trouble with thyroid, mouth ulcers, gum disease.
Throat Chakra Healing.
Colour: The colour associated with the Throat chakra is Blue. Blue is the colour of peace, linked to the element of Air. Blue represents communication and a calm mind. Connect to this colour by wearing blue clothes, painting with the different shades of blue, enjoying being outside when the sky is clear, especially walking up high in hills, mountains or standing out on balconies of high buildings.
Elemental Healing: The element associated with the Throat chakra is Ether or Cosmos. I believe that the element of Air also needs to be brought in to help cleanse the energy cord that links all of the chakras.
Linking the base chakra up to the crown and higher chakras helps to connect to your higher self while remaining grounded. Linking to your base, heart and third eye chakra is important while working on your throat chakra to ensure you can communicate from a place of conviction, love and integrity.
Journaling/Authentic Self Healing: When we are courageous enough to step into our own truth and express who we really are without sugar coating or hiding anything, we are living as our authentic Self and from this space of honesty and open communication we can then become clear on what our purpose in life is and begin to set our goals that are in line with what we truly want. Journaling – writing down our intentions and working out the steps we need to take to attain what we want. Expressing our true feelings and working through them as they arise – is an important part of this process.
Crystals: Angelite, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Sodalite.
Essential Oils: Blue Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint, Bergamot, Geranium, Neroli, Tea Tree.
Archangel Healing: For my throat chakra meditation I will again be calling on 3 Archangels. Archangel Michael is the Archangel associated with the Throat Chakra. He comes through on the blue ray and is the Archangel of Protection. Archangel Gabriel helps us to step into our truth and express ourselves with the energy of integrity, and Archangel Zadkiel to bring in the Violet Flame which will cleanse and balance all of our chakras which along with the kundalini energy to link up our base chakra to our heart, throat and third eye will result in a really powerful healing energy.
Watch my reading for guidance on my Throat chakra healing here: