Name: Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is associated with your Self
Expression and Communication.
When it is in balance, you are able to listen and
communicate well. When you are having trouble expressing yourself, or
having trouble with communication (being unable to say what you want to
say to others and/or not truly listening to what you are being told) the
throat chakra becomes imbalanced.
An imbalance will first resonate as a tingle, ache
or sensitivity in the throat region. (Stemming from the base of the neck
to the ears).
Aches and Pains
Even small tingles and aches can be a sign that
something needs to be addressed. As soon as the emotional issue has been
resolved, the ache WILL clear up or simply completely vanish.
Can manifest quickly as an unexpected cough, or
manifest as feeling like a lump is in your throat (feeling choked up)
and/or trouble when swallowing.
Aches, tingles and pain located around the Throat,
Mouth and Neck. Including toothache, sore tongue, sensitive gums, tonsils,
sore throats and tickly coughs.
Physical/ Medical issues
Sore throats, loss of voice, coughs, mouth ulcers and ear
If the issue is left unattended to, may lead on to
more serious issues such as.
- Thyroid problems -
over active/ under-active;
- Anorexia nervosa
- hearing problems, tinnitus
- problems of the upper digestive tract,
- mouth ulcers, sore throats, tonsillitis.
When in balance the throat chakra offers us;
faithfulness, an ability to express yourself and your ideas, good
communication skills, will power and honesty.
Imbalances are caused by being unfaithful (to
either yourself or to others), A feeling of not being heard, or not being
able to express your ideas/who you are. Feeling afraid to talk about
things, lack of honesty (to yourself and/or others), Lack of willpower and
It only takes one of these emotional conditions to
form an imbalance, the intensity of which will be in direct relation. As
you become more aware of yourself and the link between your emotional and
physical aspects of you, your body responds more quickly to even the
slightest emotional imbalance.
If you an imbalance in your throat chakra. Look at the following questions honestly to help seek balance.
is useful to answer all the questions initially with YES / NO / MAYBE and
then go back and work through all the YES answers and the MAYBE answers.
Those you answer YES to; you can try to find a way
to resolve the issue. When the issue is resolved, your ache or illness
Are you keeping things to yourself?
Are you afraid/worried about speaking out?
Do you feel your opinions can not be voiced?
Do you feel that you are not being true to yourself?
Are you afraid of the truth?
Are you afraid of speaking the truth?
Do you have something to say, but not sure how to say it?
Are you having trouble doing something you want to do?
Individual rebalancing will depend entirely on the
specific issue. But especially with the throat chakra, it is especially
good to write things down.
Please note that an imbalance is not only caused by a weakened chakra.
The aim is to have all chakras in complete balance with each other. If six
are weak and one is strong it could mean you are OVER confident, OVER
trusting, OVER creative etc.. thus re-balancing must either involve
increasing the size of all the other chakras or reducing the influence of
the strong chakra.
Self Expression is paramount and if you have
answered the relative questions above; you will likely have an idea as to
what needs resolving.
The following articles may be useful reading in
accordance with throat chakra issues
Blue is the colour associated to the Sacral Chakra.
Crystals which can be used in association with the Throat Chakra are;
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Quartz
Oils and Incense which can be used, associated with the throat chakra
Water, Lemons & Limes (and some other Citrus Fruits), Apples and Peaches
can help you to cleanse, clear and open up your throat chakra.