Sanskrit Name: Vishuddha (meaning purification)
Area of the body: Throat central location of the neck
Specific body parts associated to the throat chakra
Throat, Thyroid, Teeth, Mouth, Jaw, Neck, Shoulders
Colour: Beautiful light bright blue
Symbol Sixteen-petalled lotus with a downward facing triangle inside a circle
Element: Ether (Sky/Space)
Purpose: Communication & expression
Nerve Plexus: Pharyngeal plexus
Endocrine Gland: Thymus
Birthright: To be heard, to speak, to feel understood
Focus: Expression, embodiment, truth, listening, clear communication
How this shows up:
Fear of speaking generally or in their truth, complete inversion, or excessive speaking, shy, weak voice, ruling voice, interrupting conversations, unable to listen, body language is ‘off’, excessive throat clearing when about to speak, gossiping, oversharing.
Shadow Element: Lies
Solution: Massage the neck, shoulders, moving the energy, with singing, chanting, toning, humming, journalling, healing, belief system reprogramming, exploring inside of yourself
Associated Crystals: Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Sodalite
The throat chakra is your energy centre controlling communication and expression, A throat chakra inbalance brings harmony to showing up with clarity and confidence with how one communicates speaking with honesty, integrity, authenticity, and truth.
Acknowledging that when your throat chakra is in balance and open is when you communicate clearly, you are calm with how you communicate, you are honest, you are direct, firm but soft with conveying, you are expressive, you are a good listener, you are creative, and of course speak with clarity and confidence.
Noticing an imbalanced throat chakra in oneself, can look like an overactive throat chakra or an underactive throat chakra, both are considered out of balance.
An underactive throat chakra is where you may have trouble expressing yourself, you become inverted and withdrawn. An overactive throat chakra, may look like talking over the top of others, interrupting, gossiping, or having shallow small talk rather than deep, meaningful rich conversations.
You may also notice other imbalanced throat chakra signs like;
Physical signs can also show up due to having an imbalanced throat chakra for an elongated period of time. Physical symptoms can looks like
Activating and healing your throat chakra can be a journey, it can take a moment, a decade, or a lifetime, knowing that healing isn’t linear, and things come up full circle like the spiral, something that we once though we looked at, thought we healed comes back for another journey to go deeper into.
Create your own associated affirmations or use the below;