The Throat Chakra, in Sanskrit Vishuddha which translates to “pure,” is the energetic center located in your throat which is the essence of truth, clarity, expressiveness, communication, and creativity. Not being able to speak up about your personal truths, an imbalance between talking and listening, and misunderstanding within communication with others are all issues that manifest when the Throat Chakra is out of center. In the physical body, the energy of the Throat Chakra encompasses the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, mouth, and the gland it is connected with is the Thyroid. Throat cancer, sore throat, strep throat, laryngitis, hyper- or hypo- thyroidism, and goiter are all dysfunctions that are caused by ignoring the energetic block or over-activity of the throat chakra that have in turn manifested into a tangible disease. If you find yourself suffering from any of these ailments, please seek the help of a doctor immediately and work with the chakra balancing alongside your doctor’s recommended treatment. A Doctor of Naturopathy can do wonders when it comes to balancing the glandular systems, organ systems, and energetic system in a holistic way so, I recommend researching your area for an N.D. who’s qualified to treat these disorders.
The Vishuddha Chakra resonates at the frequency of the color blue, just like the ocean, and the sky on a clear day. Blue translates to tranquility, peace, and clearness, and using this color as a tool through visualization can help you clear your throat (ethereally, and literally).
The mantra that corresponds to the Throat Chakra is “HAM.” Chanting this mantra 108 times along with doing the following exercise will center you back into a space of lucidity, and translucence.
Exercise: Visualizing as you breath in and out, a blue lotus flower unfolding and blossoming from your throat. On every in breath you visualize oxygen pouring into your throat and cleaning out the area with new life force. On the out breath chant “HAM” and imagine all that no longer serves you leaving with your breath. As the breath releases, see how the blue lotus flower becomes brighter and brighter. Do this 108 times using Mala beads, or until your lotus flower is shining vibrantly and your throat feels cleansed and renewed.
Essential oils can be an excellent tool in anointing the physical body and simultaneously clearing any blockages in your energy by stimulating feelings relating to the chosen aroma. The olfactory gland is responsible for two things, smell and memory. With this connection, aroma can trigger reactions in the brain and create feelings of crystal clarity. Sold at your local health food store or apothecary, I recommend trying Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus, and Blue Chamomile.
Exercise: Carry one of these essential oils with you throughout your day and when you feel inability to express yourself clearly, and lovingly drop 1 drop into your palms and inhale deeply for 5 seconds, then exhale for a count of 5 seconds. Repeat this 7 times or until your throat center feels clear and purified. You can also purchase an essential oil diffuser and allow the aroma to fill your home or office.
Mastery of the Throat Chakra comes from “spiritualizing the energy center” as Cyndi Dale, author of “The Complete Book of Chakra Healing” has stated. This means that through the tasks of the Throat Chakra such as expressing your truth to others in a healthful way and using communication as a tool to move towards your purpose, you are able to find a sense of connection to spirit by doing and learning from these lessons. If you haven’t mastered your the four chakras below the Throat, I recommend working your way up by reading these articles below in order:
For more information about the 7 chakra system most commonly known in the west read my article by clicking here. I also recommend listening to binaural beats as you sleep that help to program your body, mind, and spirit to align and balance your Throat Chakra. Meditative Mind and Nu Meditation Music on YouTube have amazing binaural beat tracks for each chakra or even all 7 that you can play as you sleep at night. Also, with a quick search on YouTube of “guided meditations for the Throat Chakra” you will find an array of meditations which you will find extremely beneficial as you start to clear your ethereal throat.
by: Mindy Sheppard