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Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

Sanskrit Meaning:

Vishuddha  (Especially Pure)

The Push Over Chakra

This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression.

The throat chakra is our center of truth and self expression. It governs our ability to express ourselves through our opinions and voice. Your truth, purpose in life, & creativity. Note that this chakra has a natural connection with the second chakra or sacral chakra, center of emotions and creativity as well. The throat chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting the creativity into the world according to its perfect form or authenticity.

Especially as kids, most of us run into problems with this. Adults don’t find what you’re saying as relevant, so they blatantly stop listening. We generally handle this in one of two ways.

Either we adjust our tone and volume, becoming loud and obnoxious, demanding to be heard. Or we shut down completely and become quiet and shy.

Another function of the throat chakra is to connect you to spirit. Because of its location, it’s often seen as the “bottleneck” of the movement of energy in the body.  It sits just before the upper chakras of the head. Opening the throat chakra can greatly help align your vision with reality and release pressure that may affect the heart chakra that is located just below.

The throat chakra is associated with the etheric body, which is said to hold the blueprint or perfect template of the other dimensions of the body. It’s an important reference point to align the energy through the whole chakra system.

A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion, gossiping, nonstop talking, and being verbally aggressive or mean. It can seem as though the filter between the discourse you have in your mind and what comes out of your mouth is not working, or missing entirely.

Physical manifestations:

  • Sore Throat

  • Laryngitis

  • Swollen Glands

  • Thyroid Problems

  • Voice Problems

  • TMJ

  • Gum or Tooth Issues

Mental Manifestations:

  • Addiction

  • Quiet

  • Problems with Decision Making

  • No Authority

  • Dishonest Tendencies

  • Confused about Self

  • Problems Expressing One’s Self

  • Trouble Finding Words

Quality of life Manifestations:

  • Being taken advantage of.

  • Not progressing in life, work or relationships.

  • Unable to get what you want.

Daily Mantras for the throat chakra:

  • I speak my truth.

  • My voice matters.

  • I express myself.

  • I speak with kindness.

  • I speak with love.

  • My voice is strong.

  • My voice is clear.

  • My voice is steady.

  • I have an opinion.

  • I have the words I need.

  • I take up for myself.

Healing Crystals for the throat chakra:

  • Turquoise

  • Apatite

  • Aquamarine

  • Angelite

  • Kyanite

  • Celestite

  • Sodalite

  • Blue Lace Agate

  • Lapis Lazuli

  • Larimar

  • Sapphire

  • Chalcedony

  • Blue Calcite

  • Dumortierite

  • Aqua Aura Quartz

  • Blue Topaz

  • Blue Opal

  • Tanzanite

Angels Associated With the Throat Chakra:

I love to invoke these angels when working with crystals, as this helps encourage honest communication and allows me to express my personal truths.

  • Archangel Michael –the Sword of Truth.

  • Archangel Gabriel –for creativity and communication.

Healing Foods for the throat chakra:

  • Blueberries

  • Blackberries

  • Eggplant

  • Elderberries

  • Purple Cabbage

  • Prunes

  • Black Currants

  • Figs

  • Purple Grapes

  • Plums

  • Dragon Fruit

Essential oils Throat Chakra:

  • Black Pepper

  • Blue Tansy

  • Clove

  • Copaiba

  • Douglas Fir

  • Eucalyptus

  • Frankincense

  • Ginger

  • Grapefruit

  • Hawaiian Sandalwood

  • Jasmine

  • Lemon

  • Lime

  • Melaleuca

  • Myrrh

  • Oregano

  • Peppermint

  • Thyme

  • White Fir


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