throat chakra explained
Here’s our top guide to the seven major chakras and everything you need to know about them. Today we’ll focus on the throat chakra.
The throat chakra is the fifth chakra and is located in the base of the throat and is the communication center. This is the chakra that governs self expression, speaking our truth and ability to communicate truly and clearly. It is also connected to our ability to truly listen to our inner world, to ourselves and those around us
Someone with a blocked throat chakra will feel like they have trouble finding the words to say how they truly feel. When it is in balance we can fearlessly and clearly communicate and express our needs, desires and thoughts.
Key characteristics: Authenticity, Purity, Truthfulness, Clarity Influence, Idealism, Receptivity, Peace & Expression
Signs of imbalance: high talkativeness or extreme silence, fear of speaking up, feeling misunderstood, lacking vocabulary to express feelings, mumbling or murmuring/not speaking clearly, rambling or struggles to get to the point, sense of restriction when thinking about or trying to ‘speak up’, lump in the throat, sore throat, coughing etc.
Signs of balance: Able to communicate well, good self-expression, living and speaking your truth, honesty, confidence and integrity in communicating, not having to enforce opinions on others, not needing approval from others, constructive decision making, non judgemental, creative.
Physical/body links: Throat, neck, mouth and jaws, thyroid
Element associated: Ether
Developmental stage: 28 – 35 years old
Yoga poses: plow pose, fish pose, shoulderstand,
Crystals: aquamarine, tourmaline, blue sapphire, lapis lazuli,
Essential oils: neroli, lavender, sage, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, peppermint
I communicate confidently
I express myself easily and feel comfortable speaking my mind
I am able to speak up and truly listen equally
I am an active listener.
I set clear boundaries