Throat Chakra


throat chakra quotesThe fifth (throat) chakra is a calming, sky blue and located at the base of the throat. The Sanskrit name, Vishuddha means ‘to purify’. It refers the transformation of our negative experiences into learning, wisdom, and Pure Consciousness. It opens us to divine guidance. The throat chakra is about communication. This chakra helps us recognize the importance of purifying ourselves, by being aware of our emotions and feelings and confidently to communicating our truth.

The statement that embodies the throat chakra is ‘I speak’. The birthright associated with this chakra is the right to speak and be heard. The throat chakra develops throughout life but is most strongly influenced during the ages 35 to 42 years. 

A person with a balanced, healthy throat chakra is authentic, balanced, communicates clearly and truthfully. They listen well, express feelings with love and compassion, and maintain stable relationships. They are free to express creativity and are connected, guided, and inspired by their Higher Source. The throat chakra is referred to as the ‘cornucopia center’, the place of overflowing abundance. As we grow in love and acceptance, we realize the abundance we already have which attracts more abundance and good fortune. As we surrender our personal will to ‘what is’, our sense of personal power is reinforced, we overcome fears about authority, become more able to take responsibility, make wise choices, speak our truth, and keep our word.

When the throat chakra is unbalanced communication is difficult. We are also blocked from receiving clear guidance from our Higher Power. Every choice has consequences. Our poor choices may put us on a difficult path with hard lessons to learn from. Traumas that often block the throat chakra include; verbal and physical abuse, continuous yelling, addiction within the family, unhealthy criticism, ‘the silent treatment’, lying and domination. An underactive throat chakra attracts experiences of repression of thoughts and feelings.  We are often fearful of speaking our truth resulting in stagnation energy. This may be seen as shyness, lack of expression, depression, indecisiveness, fears, phobias, and frequent lying. An overactive throat chakra results in poor listening skills and communication, excessive talking, negative and domineering words, over- reacting, and gossiping. One is guided by ego rather than the true self, often stubborn and opinionated, keeping people at a distance.

Throat chakra questions for self-awareness:
Do I keep thoughts and feelings bottled up inside?
Do I feel like my thoughts and feelings are important and worth sharing?
Do I communicate confidence with my body?
Do I take time to truly listen to and acknowledge others?
Do I feel connected and guided by my Higher Source or Higher Self?
Do I dominate others or feel dominated by someone? 

There are physical associations to the throat chakra as well as physical ailments and dysfuntions. Read about them here. 
How can I bring balance to my throat chakra?