The moment you breathed air, you made sound. It was your most instinctive voice. But over the course of your life, you learn to moderate your natural voice, maybe even try to fit in and end up losing your true voice. The throat chakra uses non-physical energy to reveal at last your true voice thereby increasing your joy and overall well being.
Color Association: Blue
Physical Location: Between the 3rd and 5th vertebrae (at the base of your neck). Energy enters through the throat.
Your True Voice
Its Indian name is the Vishuddhi Chakra, which means “true voice.” Though it is known as the throat chakra in New Age chakra design, it actually has more to do with your ability to communicate with others and for others to communicate with you.
Communication in this sense is multi-layered; external communication with others and your internal communication with your true self. Within you, there is an internal voice that is your true and natural voice. It knows everything that you have experienced and knows the true desires of your heart and how you really feel.
Corresponding Physical Functions: Thyroid, throat, ears, neck, teeth, jaws, and esophagus.
Your Throat Chakra in Balance
When in balance, your throat chakra will emit a light energy which colors all of your communications. You will find that you are better able to express yourself whether through art or your natural voice. You will feel better and have a better disposition in your daily life.
In addition to that, the throat chakra helps you communicate with your high power. Meditation, prayer, and hypnotherapy will all be easier and more effective if your throat chakra is in balance.
An Imbalanced Throat Chakra
When your throat chakra is out of balance you may experience both physical and non-physical symptoms. Sometimes it is just that your throat chakra is not emitting enough energy resulting in a weakened throat chakra. There could be a blockage that is preventing your throat chakra from functioning properly or you could be receiving too much energy through your throat chakra.
If your throat chakra is weak, it will manifest itself in shyness. You may not feel comfortable expressing yourself or your opinions in front of other people. You will allow others to talk over you and you lack the confidence to speak up for yourself.
On the other hand, if your throat chakra is overly active, you will be the one dominating others either through aggressive or negative talk, screaming, or by ignoring the feelings or disrespecting the opinions of others. Your energy imbalance may be reflected in deteriorating physical health, including:
- Arthritis or Stiffness
- Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Sore Throat
- Pain in the Jaw or Gums
- Problems with Your Thyroid
However, if you learn how to balance your throat chakra, your interactions with people will be much more pleasant. You’ll be better able to create an artistic masterpiece. And your intuition for discerning truth from lie will be heightened.
Balancing Your Throat Chakra
There are a number of ways to help bring your throat chakra back into balance. Here are just a few steps that you can take to either bring your energy down a few notches or to increase the energy flowing to and from your throat chakra.
- Surround Yourself in Blue: The blue color has an ethereal effect on your throat chakra. Buy a blue chakra stone or crystal necklace to keep it near your throat.
- Meditate in Blue: When you meditate, focusing on the color blue can help you visualize to get deeper into a meditative state. Add incense or other pleasant smells to aid meditation.
- Get Artistic: You could help rebalance your throat chakra by simply getting back into your art. Draw, paint, sing, and do arts and crafts, whatever gets your creative juices flowing.
- Eat Fruit and Drink Water: Imbalances in your chakra could be nutrition related. Add more fruit and water to your daily diet to help balance your throat chakra.