The Throat Chakra controls the energy that enables you to communicate and is located at the top of your throat to the base of your neck. When unblocked, this energy is used to express ourselves, our thoughts, and our truths.
The Throat Chakra is the driving force behind all outward connection with others. It allows for use to spill our minds and profess our passions. The energy created from the rest of our bodies chakras help form our perceptions and feelings but the energy created from the Throat Chakra is used to express those feelings to the world. This expression can take the form of spoken words, writing, gesture, or art, It’s home to our creativity that gets put forth in our daily life.
A clear Throat Chakra leaves you in a state of openness with yourself and the people in your life. This also means you’re in a confident and independent mindset, which enables you to become inspired more easily. An open Throat Chakra helps you build better connections with others because you are able to communicate and speak your mind.
A closed Throat Chakra can cause you to feel isolated or inauthentic. To begin, this chakra can become blocked when you ignore or silence your inner thoughts and feelings. It can also become blocked when you take on beliefs and opinions of others especially if you don’t agree with them.
You can physically feel the tightness in your throat when you try to hold in the truth. In the long run, a Throat Chakra imbalance can lead to self-consciousness, timidity, anger, depression, and even physical pain in the throat, neck, and mouth area.
It’s simple to figure out if you’re causing an imbalance to the Throat Chaka. Be real with yourself and think of what you might not be telling someone. Allow yourself space and time to reflect on your actions, thoughts, and feelings to make sure they are true to you. Are you pretending to feel a certain way within a relationship? Are you silencing your voice for the satisfaction of others? Even if you are unsure of yourself, you can begin to unblock the Throat Chakra by sharing your uncertainties.
Get in touch with your Throat Chakra:
Blue is the empowering color of the Throat Chakra so lay out under the sky (which is actually the Throat Chakra’s natural element). On a smaller scale, try wearing something blue or using it in your artwork. The crystals and gemstones to wear and keep near include sapphire, aquamarine, quartz crystal, turquoise, blue topaz, and blue lace agate.
Enhance your chakra balancing with yoga and aromatherapy as well.
Throat exercises, Lion pose, Plow Pose, and Camel pose are good places to start. And whether it’s a candle, incense, or essential oils, breathe in lavender, geranium, and chamomile scents.
There are a number of things to do for yourself that will help open up and improve the balance of your Throat Chakra. Since it is the root of your self-expression get involved in a creativity activity to stir up some inspiration; anything from getting your paint out to writing a long overdue journal entry or just sing and dance to your favorite music! In order to sharpen your confidence and independence, which are also important traits of the Throat Chakra, try taking off and going somewhere on your own for a while. And no matter what you do, it is always vital to own your emotions and practice your truths.
Model Logan Ronan
There are only two chakras left to explore of the TFC Chakra Series! Don’t miss the next post where we’ll look into the Third Eye Chakra!
+Sadie (our freelance contributor)