Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra

Affirmation “I am speaking clearly and truthfully with grace and ease.  I can find the right words in all situations.  Others can hear my voice.”

Air Element – Will to Evolve

The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) is located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head.  It is symbolized as a light blue lotus with 16 petals.  The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication of all kinds:  verbal, non-verbal and listening.

This chakra is related to the element of sound.  Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body.  It is an important instrument of communication and expression.  The Throat chakra is associated to the pharyngeal and brachial plexus (network of nerves in the shoulder that carries movement and sensory signals from the spinal cord to the arms and hands) and is connected to the mouth, jaws, tongue, pharynx and palate.

A balanced throat chakra means you are a good listener, communicates easily and clearly, lives creatively, speaks with confidence, sings well, expresses self freely, patient, honest, receptive to criticism, and comfortable with body language.  You can communicate without words.  Write, sing and listen to others to balance this chakra.  This chakra speaks your soul’s truth and creativity.

Physical manifestations are often related to the thyroid, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and in large part, metabolism.  The nasal area, teeth, gum issues, TMJ (jaw pain), voice, neck, esophagus, or tonsils may also be affected.

Invocation:  Open, clear, balance & align my throat chakra.  Transmit the Will to evolve so that I may know the plans and purpose of my soul & express it’s creative intelligence and truth into form.

Meaning:  I speak / I am heard

Mantra:  HAM

Zodiac Signs:  Virgo, Gemini

Sense:  Hearing

Spiritual Animal:  Bull, White Elephant

Yoga poses:  Backbends and neck stretches

How do we balance the Throat Chakra?
There are certain essential oils and gemstones that represent the Throat Chakra.  The oils and gemstones used in your session work together with your throat chakra energy center to balance your physical, spiritual and emotional being.  When aligned, your communication skills will be more diplomatic, creative, and tactful.  You will understand others point of view and reply with what you mean, not only with what they want to hear.

Essential Oil Base:Blue Mountain Sage Essential Oil – Living Libations  Birch, Roman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Peppermint, Cypress, Sage, Jasmine and Frankincense essential oils are thoughtfully blended and applied to the Throat Chakra.  Inhale oil, place on pulse points, base of throat, neck, jawline, and ears.

Lavender essential oil is added for an underactive throat chakra.
Oregano essential oil is added for an overactive throat chakra.

Gemstone Base:  Lapis Lazuli Tumble – Elevated CalmLapis lazuli or Aquamarine is used to open, stimulate, and balance the throat chakra.  It is a stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks quickly releases stress and brings deep peace.  Lapis Lazuli also boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation.  It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression.  This “stone of truth” restores your ability to communicate effectively, speak the truth, be empathetic, and make sound decisions.