The throat chakra, also known as the Vishuddha, is also known as the seat of self-expression. It sits on the throat, shoulder and neck area and it’s the 5th chakra going up. If you’ve always been the kind of person who speaks his or her authentic truth, have a vision that you don’t mind sharing with everyone around you, are a great orator and communicator, you have a healthy throat chakra.
The throat chakra is prone to damage when prana or life force energy doesn’t move through the different chakras as it should. There are certain things that may symbolize an unhealthy chakra that we’ll take a look at shortly. However, before that, it’s important to know which organs are related to this vital communication center.
Some of the organs associated with the throat chakra:
- Carotid arteries
The throat chakra is represented by the color blue. On top of that, it’s though that this chakra is the seat of your will and can determine how well you get along with others since one’s voice and speech can determine whether one is honest or a liar who does so for selfish purposes or to get along with others.
Once the throat chakra is fully healed, you will be able to speak your truth without fear of reprisal. In addition, you will have an increased sense of self-awareness that can only come from speaking one’s truth.
Some of the conditions associated with an unhealthy throat chakra:
- Throat problems
- Sore throat
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Compulsive eating
- Manipulative behavior
Tips for healing this chakra…
In order to heal an out-of-balance throat chakra, you must first learn to be honest with yourself. Accepting all parts of yourself, both good and bad can help in restoring the energy located in your throat chakra. It’s vital that you don’t shy away from speaking the truth and admitting your shortcomings since this will be the beginning of healing.
Another thing you can do to begin to heal your throat chakra is to drink lots of fluids such as water, natural juice, lime, grapefruit and herbal teas. Tart fruit such as lemon can help since it provides this chakra with nutrients such as vitamin C which are great at keeping cells in this area free from radical damage.
Lastly, you may want to express yourself through writing, singing, chanting, giving speeches and sharing your thoughts with friends and family. This will encourage you to have faith in yourself and your abilities which in turn will slowly rebuild and redirect the energy around your throat chakra. Rolling both your neck and jaw gently can effectively give the muscles around this area a much-needed workout, releasing any stored tension that may be interfering with the flow of life force energy. The throat chakra thrives on courage and authenticity, so don’t be afraid of being judged for saying exactly what you feel; after all, it’s good for your overall well-being.