Balance the Throat (Vishudda) Chakra

Posted on November 08 2020

Balance the Throat (Vishudda) Chakra

Do you allow your creativity to flow freely?

Do you open your life up to infinite possibilities?

What are you a stand for? And are you expressing it?

Are you clear in your communication? Or do you hold back out of fear of being heard?

Do you know your purpose in life?

Take a moment to ponder these questions or even journal on them to gain an understanding of whether your throat chakra is balanced or imbalanced.

What Is Your Throat Chakra?

Your throat chakra is your fifth chakra and is located in front of and behind the throat. To visualize this chakra, you can imagine a blue swirling light. 

In Sanskrit, the throat chakra is called "Vishudda", which translates to "pure" or "purification".

Why Balance Your Throat Chakra?

A balanced throat chakra means more than just having clear communication, although that is a part of it. It means being connected to the truth, not just your personal truth, but the truth that lies beyond time and space.

When your throat chakra is balanced, you are living creatively in your purpose. You are living in your power and will. 

Here are some additional general signs of a balanced throat chakra:

  • Expressing your truth with ease and clarity
  • Diplomatic, mindful and confident communication
  • Balance between speech and silence
  • Healthy thyroid function

How Do You Know If Your Throat Chakra is Imbalanced?

An imbalanced throat chakra causes insecurity and introversion out of a fear of speaking. You may be afraid of judgment, feel silenced or have a rather quiet voice. You might also have a tendency to speak out of turn and have a general lack control over your speech. 

A physical imbalance of the throat chakra can manifest as issues with the mouth, jaws, shoulders, neck and larynx.


How to Balance Your Throat Chakra

There are multiple ways to balance your throat chakra. If you resonated with the description of an imbalanced throat chakra, read the list below to find out how you can get it in balance.

  • Color Therapy: wear the color blue.
  • Chant the sacred ton of "hum" and listen to frequency sounds recorded at 192 Hz.
  • Diffuse or wear scents such as chamomile, peppermint, spearmint, juniper, cyprus and rosemary.
  • Recite affirmations such as, "I am clear and open in my communication" and affirmations beginning with "I speak ..." such as, " I speak clearly" and "I speak my truth".
  • Practice yoga poses such as camel pose and bridge pose.
  • Wear stones and crystals within the blue color family such as aquamarine, turquoise, and lapis lazuli.
  • Consume blue foods such as blueberries. Coconut water is also helpful.
  • Other: Chanting, Singing, Humming.

Now that you know how to balance your throat chakra, it's time to take action. Choose what  resonates from the list above and apply it to your life. 

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