The 5th Chakra, known as the Throat Chakra, is positioned at the point of the throat or the neck and is associated with creativity and communication. This Chakra has been given a turquoise color and is known as the element of space. In this article we will discover the importance of the Throat Chakra and seek to uncover effective ways to heal it.
What Is The 5th Chakra?
The Throat Chakra is known as the communication center. When it becomes imbalanced, the effects show up in a variety of ways, including talking excessively, arrogance, dishonesty, timidity, fear, and being manipulative.
A person that has a balanced Throat Chakra is able to express themselves well, particularly in a verbal manner. It is also a seat for self-expression and can be viewed as a crossroad that occurs between the heart and the head — serving as a mediator between emotions and thoughts.
Healing Through Meditation
When it comes to healing the throat Chakra, it usually involves boosting one’s self-confidence and reassuring one’s importance and validity of their truths and ideas. It is not necessary to become an outgoing person or overly chatty in order to ensure the Vissudha Chakra remains open and healthy.
In fact, what is needed for a balanced 5th Chakra is to develop a comfortable relationship that occurs with one’s expressive side. This will include having the courage to speak what is on one’s mind in a proactive, understanding and compassionate way.
A Powerful Breathing Meditation To Heal The Throat Chakra
- Sit in a comfortable position with your eyes closed.
- Notice and and align your thoughts with your breathing as each breath enters through the nostrils and then passes down the back part of the throat and into the lungs.
- Now exhale this breath slowly out of the mouth, making a conscious effort to listen to the “hum” sound that is associated with the air leaving your body.
- When you inhale, the sound will be different and sounds like “so.”
- Repeat this chant that comes from ancient Sanskrit and enjoy the unbroken and clear sound of your voice every time it enters and then leaves your body.
An Open Throat Chakra
When the 5th Chakra is open it offers creative expression and brings about clear communication from inside yourself as well as with others. An open 5th Chakra allows us to express what our truth is as well as an easy way to listen to our inner voices.
Spiritually this Chakra is known as the “soul’s gate” and separates our internal (Emotional & Mental) and external (Physical) strengths. The challenge with clearing the blockages of Throat Chakra is with learning how to trust your own voice while you navigate to find peace with the external world as you speak the truth.
A Blocked Throat Chakra
If you struggle in the way of communicating your real feelings and thoughts and you lack confidence in expressing feelings, ideas and thoughts, you are essentially preventing yourself from achieving real happiness. The blocked throat Chakra is associated with causing issues with self-expression that often results in a battle to communicate our inner conversations.
If your 5th Chakra is closed or blocked, you probably often find yourself experiencing frustration when it comes time to express the feelings that come from your heart. This often means not being able to find the correct words in important times, particularly when you are scared of losing something or someone.
Other fears may be related to being ridiculed or your fear of offending someone close to you. However, the only individual that has a hold on these fears would be you, which means you are always imagining types of reactions even when the reaction has not occurred yet.
Deficiencies in the 5th Chakra often contribute to a number of physical ailments that can include thyroid imbalances, hearing problems, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, tinnitus, bronchitis, asthma and ear infections.
Balancing The Throat Chakra Through Mantras, Guided Meditation And Affirmations
While mental and emotional issues can often present physical symptoms related to illnesses, becoming physically sick also has a profound effect on the Chakra system. Below are a few simple techniques to align and cleanse the throat Chakra:
A great affirmation to include in your daily mantras would be “I willingly release all fears and negativity that block me from speaking my truth” or I lovingly speak my truth and allow my Higher Self to speak through me. I use my words to create beauty in this world”.
Singing is a fantastic method to clear your throat Chakra, so start singing in the shower on your way to work or whenever possible.
Have thoughts about a beautiful and bright blue light. Blue is the color of the Throat Chakra. Inhale when you visualize this light and imagine that the light is filling up your throat area with cleansing and healthy light. When you exhale imagine that you are releasing all your stress and tension.
Using guided meditation, one can also activate the fifth chakra. With its element as Ether or Space, it signifies your 'purity' or Vissudha. There are many YouTube videos and free mp3 downloads online that can demonstrate a step-by-step meditation for newbies.
Try this short guided meditation video for a start:
Write A Journal
Expressing yourself on paper is one of the most cathartic things you can do to release your inner truth. As such, journaling is one of the best ways to invite spontaneous insight, understanding and growth into your life because you can dig deep when it’s just you and your pen and heal deeply.