The throat chakra is the energetic center for clearly communicating with others. It governs our clear hearing system, and physically our entire ear, nose, and throat system, among others.
The throat chakra is also known as the 5th chakra, this area of our chakral body is located at the base of the neck. The throat chakra is important for speaking up for ourselves, letting our outer voice be heard, and working cohesively with other people.
I have always been known as the shy one of my family, and I am extremely empathetic. I hold onto my emotions something fierce. I always thought that speaking up meant conflict, so I swallowed my emotions and feelings every time something happened that I did not care for.
I dug myself into a hole and I knew that I was the only person who could get myself out. Meaning, I had to deal with all the problems and emotions that have built up over the years. But guess what, I am still here it took some work, it was a long process but I am here and feeling better than ever. You can do it too!
Symptoms of a Blocked Chakra:
- Frequent sinus infections
- “Lump” in the throat
- Sore Throat
- Neck Pain
How to Open Your Throat Chakra
Talk it Out
Talk openly with close friends and family. Make it a point to be open and honest with all you say. Simply speaking in a heartfelt way can work wonders to strengthen and balance the throat chakra.
Write it Down
Learning how to express yourself without censoring or editing can be very valuable. Practice mindful self-expression by journaling. Get it all out on paper and let it sit, then revisit what you have written at a later time.
As the chakra of self-expression, singing can help dispel blockages, activate, and balance the fifth chakra. If you are too shy, humming is also a great option. Just be sure to get those vocal cords vibrating with sounds.
Let it Go
How other people receive your message is not important and it is out of your control. As long as you say your message with love, you must allow the other person to feel what they need to feel. Be you. Be loving. Be open and honest, and then just let it go.
Alleviate physical and emotional signs of throat chakra imbalance by doing simple yoga poses each day. To open up and activate the throat chakra, give one of these yoga poses a try: Camel, Plow, Bridge, Fish, or standing forward bend.
Clear the Air
At home aromatherapy can help dispel negativity and restore balance to the chakras. Consider introducing one or a combination of these scents to heal and activate your fifth energy center: Jasmine, rosemary, sandalwood, calendula, or ylang-ylang.
Use Your Mouth in Other Ways
Using your mouth for more than just verbal expression is healthy! Scream, Laugh, Yawn, kiss, groan, sigh, or stick your tongue out. Just get that mouth moving.
Stop the Talking
Sometimes the absence of noise can allow the space for transformation. Try taking a sabbatical from talking and have a private retreat for a few hours or even a full day. Unplug your phone, take a break from the near incessant background noise of life by retreating into nature. Spend a day hiking, napping, gardening, walking, or really anything; just stop the noise and take a break.
The following is a guided meditation for the healing of the throat chakra. There are many helpful meditations that can be found online.