Guide to unlock the power of your Throat Chakra
Your chakras, or energy centers, govern the flow of energy within your body. There are seven main chakras in the body, which begin at the base of the spine and move upward to the tops of your head.
These energy centers, which you cannot see with the naked eye, also correspond to the body's major organs. When you feel out of sorts in any of the seven main chakras areas, you will likely be able to correlate it back to an energy imbalance.
The throat chakra, or Visuddha, is located behind the throat, center to our shoulders. When the throat chakra is in balance, we can express our truth with authentic and kind compassion and are confident in who and what we are. When open and clear, our creativity is strong, and our communication on point. When out of balance, one may find that they struggle with expressing their thoughts and feelings, may be fearful of speaking their truth, or to the contrary may nervously talk and share too much, or speak with a harsh tongue.
The mantra for the throat chakra is "I speak". Do you find yourself second-guessing what to say in conversation, possibly even telling little white lies to 'fit in'? Do you avoid speaking your truth out of fear of being misunderstood? At times, do you struggle to be honest with the single most important person, yourself? If so, your throat chakra may need your care and examination because our voice is essential. The world is not the same without it.
The physicality of your throat chakra out of balance can manifest as a raspy, dry, sore throat, or even a complete loss of your voice (laryngitis). I suffered from repeat bouts of strep throat until I began to speak my truth confidently and lovingly. I have not had a sore throat since.
Crystals to Support the Throat Chakra
The color associated with the throat chakra is blue. If you would like to utilize crystals to provide support, reach for lapis lazuli, blue calcite, sodalite, tanzanite, or aquamarine.
Affirmations of Support
Affirmations are positive statements that can be said quietly or out loud to challenge or work to overcome self-limiting beliefs. In the case of the throat chakra, allow yourself to be vulnerable and speak bravely with humility and benevolence. Here are a few examples of affirmations for the throat chakra:
-I speak my truth with ease and compassion.
-Creativity flows through me effortlessly, allowing me to share my gifts with the world.
-I am safe and trust that I can express myself freely and openly.
-I have an essential voice in the world and trust myself to speak with authenticity.
Essential Oils for the Throat Chakra
Juniper: The piney fresh scent of juniper berry oil promotes courage to speak your opinions and the self-awareness to know what those are. Juniper essential oil helps to move stagnant energy, which can be beneficial if you fear speaking your truth. Inhale the woody scent in a steam bowl to help assist with minor throat imbalances.
Peppermint: The minty and fresh aroma of peppermint essential oil helps keep you alert, enlivened, and confident. When you are going into a meaningful conversation or even a speech, inhale peppermint to assist in an honest and compassionate representation of yourself and your beliefs.
Rosemary: Rosemary essential oil may be the first oil that we think of to boost memory and increase focus, but it is also beneficial for the throat chakra. Inhaling the crisp medicinal aroma of rosemary helps to ground you and bring you back to center, allowing the mind to feel clear and the voice to speak without quivering or shaking.
If your throat chakra is out of alignment, try and incorporate a few of these practices into your life.
-Practice putting your vocal cords to good use through humming, singing, and chanting. These practices will assist in moving stuck and stagnant energy.
-Let your inner child out to play and be creative more often. Make time to do the things you love, whether painting, crocheting, gardening, or flower arranging. The more you can get in touch with yourself and what you love, the easier it will be to communicate with others.
-Allow yourself to share your feelings, thoughts, and ideas more often. Begin with a journal to discover what you have to say and learn what is important to you. Once you have a solid understanding of your truth, practice telling others when the opportunity presents itself. Be sure to listen as well.
These tools and practices will help keep your throat chakra clear and open, allowing you to confidently and compassionately speak your truth.
All our blends have layers of meaning. Each come with affirmations and coordinate to a Chakra center to help you stay balanced and be your best self!
Our Detox essential oil blend also helps to balance your throat chakra.
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