This month’s chakra is the Throat Chakra, also knows as Vishuddha. This chakra moves us into the first of our upper three chakras which are the spiritual and metaphysical energy centers. It makes sense that this is the energy center of speech and communication. But did you know it is also linked to our integrity and morals? This is the energy center that helps us hear our own voice. Often, it is the still small voice that only whispers, but we can hear it, nonetheless.
This chakra holds the sum of our life experiences with regard to voice, expression, and truth. Many find that this chakra to be especially complicated because they were silenced or repressed in childhood. For many of us, being the “perfect child” is someone who speaks only when spoken to. Or you lived in a house where children were to be seen and not heard. If you experience this, you now have an opportunity to heal the silenced child within whose voice was not welcomed, sought, or appreciated.
It is in this chakra that we learn about our personal power, as it lies in our thoughts and attitudes. It is the center of our choice and consequence. When we understand the energetic consequence of our thoughts and beliefs, along with our actions, we become honest with ourselves to a new degree. Genuine and complete healing requires honesty with ourselves. Our inability to be honest obstructs our healing and seriously impacts our ability to forgive.
This chakra is obviously located at the throat. The color associated with this chakra is light blue.
If your throat chakra is blocked, you might experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Speech impediments, including stuttering and lisps.
- Sore throat or laryngitis.
- Jaw or mouth pain.
- Throat infections.
- Gum disease.
- Sores in your mouth.
- Hearing issues.
- Ear infections.
- Neck pain.
- Thyroid disorders.
- Hormonal imbalances.
- TMJ Issues.
- Sinus Infections.
- Tight Shoulders.
You might also experience emotional imbalances that would appear as:
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
You can help your throat chakra open and balance through several different exercises:
- Include the color of light blue in your life.
- Do neck stretches.
- Focus on your breath.
- Carry throat chakra crystals (light blue).
- Try yoga poses designed for throat chakra.
- Try a Reiki healing session.
- Work with the Bija Mantra, “Ham.”
- Find time for journaling and expressive writing.
- Practice saying how you FEEL.
- Check your integrity and practice being honest.
AFFIRMATIONS FOR THROAT CHAKRA:
I can communicate clearly.
I speak my truth freely, openly, honestly.
I am accountable for expressing myself clearly and truthfully.
My honesty attracts honesty.
By voicing my desires, I am able to receive.
I know it is safe and it is my divine right for me to speak my truth.