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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Throat Chakra

Hello and welcome! Our recent discussions have been geared towards our chakra system and how it works. We've looked at the intricacies of each of the lower chakras, and in this blog I'm going to provide you with some information about the throat chakra!

Picture by Gloria Gypsy
The throat chakra, or Visuddha, is blue in color and located in the center of the throat. The throat chakra symbolizes expression and communication. When the throat chakra is open, expression comes easily and naturally. An under-active chakra causes shyness, leaving us unable to speak our truth, and causes a blockage in the chakra. In contrast, someone with an over-active chakra might talk way too much, often in a domineering fashion.

Emotional attributes affecting the throat chakra include self-expression of our personal truths, feelings, needs, and wants. When we are able to express our deepest truths and create from our soul, we allow ourselves to live in our dharma, experiencing unlimited abundance. Ailments that can manifest in the physical body due to issues in the throat chakra include sore throat, mouth problems, stiff neck and shoulders, swollen glands, and thyroid dysfunction.

To open and balance the throat chakra, tell someone a secret you've been keeping, set your boundaries and practice saying “no”, keep a journal, sing, scream, or laugh. Use your voice to speak your deepest truth. Eat fruits, and drink juices. If you are having difficulties with any of the above, use the affirmation, “I express my truth.”

Various stones and crystals work wonderfully to help clear up negative, toxic, unhealthy or otherwise stagnant energy. Aquamarine, turquoise, sodalite, blue agate, celestite, blue topaz, kyanite, and amazonite can be cleansed and charged for use in meditation or to carry with you throughout your day. Burn frankincense or benzion incense, and use essential oils like ylang ylang or gardenia.

Use the same meditation as discussed in the previous chakras, but for the throat chakra focus your awareness to the throat. Imagine a beautiful sky blue color, and use your magic paintbrush to brighten up any dull or darkened spots you may find within the blue light. Allow thoughts, feelings, and sensations to come and move freely through you.

This wraps up our discussion of the throat chakra. Next up, we'll be taking a look at the third eye chakra! Until then, my beautiful and peaceful ones~


1 comment:

  1. I've often wondered, in discussions and info about Chakras, why they are discussed from the bottom to the top and why red wasn't assigned to the head and purple to the root chakras?