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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. Peppermint

  5. Cypress

  6. 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</