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The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is the 5th in your energy system. In Sanskrit it’s Vishuddha. It is located in your throat, neck, jaw and tongue. It governs your communication and your purity.

The color associated with this chakra is blue. The element is Sound. The sound is “ham” which you will chant during meditation. The planet is Mercury. To open up your throat chakra, you can do some various yoga poses such as Shoulder Stand, Plow Pose, Fish Pose and Corpse Pose. You can also try rolling your head back and forth, side to side, rolling it in a circular motion.  Stretching out your neck and throat muscles.

When your chakra is balanced, you have effective communication. You are able to express yourself. You are a good listener, you are patient and honest. You are able open to criticism and constructive feedback.  An imbalanced chakra can cause poor communication, cause you to be deceitful or manipulative. It can manifest as being shy or even causing you to talk excessively. When you chakra is overactive, it can cause you to spend a lot of time alone. You may feel ignored or invalidated. When it’s under-active you can shut down and be unable to express yourself.  Physical symptoms can manifest in the way of circulation problems, fast heart rate or palpitations, heartburn or relationship issues. To balance this chakra, try meditation, sound therapy and also try practicing the mantra of “think before you speak”. Buddha says “before you say anything, ask yourself is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?” Practice speaking your truth, being your authentic self.

Essential Oils to help balance and open your throat chakra are:

  1. Lemongrass

  2. Bergamot

  3. Basil

  4. Cypress

  5. Blue Chamomile

I have a rollerball pre-made specifically for the throat chakra if you would like to check it out. I recommend essential oils from my shop or from Rocky Mountain Oils – they are affordable and resourced responsibly.

Crystals to help with healing your throat chakra are:

  1. Aquamarine

  2. Sapphire

  3. Turquoise

  4. Blue Lace Agate

  5. Blue Calcite

If you are looking for somewhere to purchase quality crystals, check out Energy Muse.

Throat Chakra Affirmation: I am able to clearly express myself and speak up about the truth that is important to me.

Sound therapy is a really great tool for aiding in healing your throat chakra. This YouTube video provides sounds from Tibetan Singing Bowls that you can play while mediating.

I hope you find this helpful. Check out some of my other posts on the chakra system.

Until next time, Much AromaLove <3


Healing the throat chakra

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. My products and posts are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases. They are not a replacement for doctor prescribed treatment and medication. Not intended for use on small children unless otherwise noted. If you are pregnant, nursing or under the care of a physician for chronic issues, please consult them prior to trying any essential oil products. All products/recommendations are for external use only.

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