The Throat Chakra
THE THROAT CHAKRA OR VISUDDHI CHAKRA, IS LOCATED AT THE THROAT CENTER, THIS IS THE ENERGY CENTER FOR EXPRESSION, SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, COMMUNICATION.
The 5th Chakra Center
Capacity for self-expression is found here.
The element of this chakra is sound.
The color is blue.
This Chakra is the energy of communication, expression and speaking your truth. This is the chakra that allows all of the lower chakras to be expressed.
This energy center is directly related to the lower chakras , if imbalance is present below, it will be above here in the throat center. Because when you have a developed lower center, strong sense of who you are, rooted in security in self and the world, you know how to care for your own emotional needs, know your individuation and boundaries necessary , all beyond cultural conditioning, the throat will be balanced enough to express all of these from you into the world around you.
As with any other chakra use these all as indications, they are not final, they do not define you and they are always ever changing and evolving. What you experience today can all change and be different months from now - it’s important to remember to follow your body’s guidance and always be gentle with yourself.
POSSIBLE WAYS THIS ENERGY CENTER CAN BECOME IMBALANCED;
1) Feeling like there’s never enough time.
2) Not listening to the body and overriding to power through and do it anyway.
3) Not speaking your truth - be it to someone directly or out in the world - who you are.
4) Over talking and unable to listen when in communication with another person. Or forcing a point across to be heard, not feeling heard or understood.
5) Fear of setting boundaries.
6) Disconnection from lower chakras.
ORGANS IN THIS CHAKRA;
**PHYSICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF BLOCKAGES IN THIS CHAKRA;
mouth or throat ulcers
PHYSICAL PRACTICES TO OPEN THE BLOCKS IN THE 5th CHAKRA;
Chanting the sound of OM
Sing - loudly - all the time!
Visualize a blue light in your throat center - clearing and opening your voice.
Hip openers - the hips and jaws are directly connected - try any hip opener and allow sounds and sighs to release tension in these two areas.
See practices for the first three chakras.
MENTAL PRACTICES TO HEAL BLOCKS;
Choose and repeat a mantra “I AM SAFE TO SPEAK MY TRUTH” or “I RELEASE ALL FEARS THAT PREVENT ME FROM SPEAKING MY TRUTH” or “I SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES WITH EASE AND GRACE” or “I LISTEN TO MY BODY’S COMMUNICATION AND HONOR WHAT IT NEEDS” or “WHEN I FEEL THINGS, I AM MORE POWERFUL”
Journal and ask yourself:
what truth am I not saying?
what is it that I want to say? and where do I feel that in my body?
what is it that you need to hear from another to know you are being heard?
what is preventing me from listening to my body needs and honoring them?
the symptoms i haven this chakra are….they are communicating to me to……
**From the Book “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom” by Dr. Christian Northrup
“Kundalini Tantra” by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
“Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer” by Psalm Isadora