Colour – Sky Blue
Element – Sound
Seed Sound – HANG
Location – in the throat
Sanskrit – Vishuddha translation – purity
Physical anatomy engaged – throat, trachea, esophagus, neck, thyroid gland, cervical spine, mouth, jaw, teeth
The Throat chakra is centre for communication, sound, vibration and the TRUTH. Clear expression through vocal expression, drawing, writing and/or musical ability as well as good listening abilities are all part of this balanced chakra. Speaking your truth, hearing and understanding the truth in what others are saying are continued strengths here. Honouring the vibration and rhythm of your voice [spoken voice, written voice, musical voice] aids in the healthy balance of your Throat chakra.
Represents your ability to communicate, express yourself, listen, speak truth, hear the truth, and understand the meaning behind and beyond words.
Aquamarine is the crystal associated with the Throat Chakra
- known as the “stone of courage” than can bring great power
- assists with quick intellectual response
- brings inner peace and self-love
- helps with shielding auras
- brings Angels for guidance and protection
- excellent crystal for meditation
- dispels anger and fear
- assists with past life recall
- beneficial in bringing about good luck
- calms communication issues
- being attuned to the sea, it protects travelers on water
- helps in healing chronic fatigue, the endocrine system, eyes and eyesight, fluid retention, headaches, intestinal disorders, the nervous system, phobias, teeth and gums.
- color – greenish blue
Aligning all Chakras however clears the throat chakra and opens third eye also. A wonderful stone for meditation, it shields the aura and encourages service to humanity. Breaks self-defeating programs and leads to dynamic change. Useful also for closure on all levels, understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. Clarifies perception as it removes extraneous thought and filters information reaching the brain.
Archangel Gabriel is associated with the Throat Chakra. She is the angel of communication and creativity. Her name means “God as my strength” and is known for helping both parents and children. She is also known to help those with a life purpose in communication and art.
Not just speaking, but your voice can be heard through how your present yourself to the world. Do they see the real you? The throat chakra is key in speaking about your creative endeavours as well as what matters to you in all aspects of your life. People do not know what itis you want, or, don’t want, unless they can hear you clearly. When we speak about people hearing us clearly, we must consider, volume of our speech, is it low, and muddled, or is it loud and clear. Are the words chosen correctly or incorrectly? Are sentences well-ordered or confusing. Call on the archangel for her help in making sure all these issues are taken care of.
This is why Gabriel is wonderful to work with for everyone pursuing a new way of life. Which we are all doing at the moment.
If you are not meditating, now is the time to start, and, while you have started, also join a Yoga studio or class. After you have a few classes under you belt, ask the instructor to help you with poses intended to help balance the Heart Chakra.
Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your left hand if you are sitting, or place it over your throat if laying down. Yoga poses to assist with balancing this chakra – Start with an easy neck release, Bhujangasana, Matsyasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Viparita Kirani, Jalandhara bandha.
In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo wood incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.
Blocked symptoms include a weak voice, laryngitis, throat pain, neck pain, stiff neck, jaw pain, hypothyroidism, dental problems, writers block, lack of musical ability and problems expressing yourself, there is an inability to say what you really want to say. You may feel like you’re stuck holding onto secrets. Similarly, you may believe that people don’t want to hear your thoughts, or that you can’t find the right words for your feelings.
Once again, a small blockage may mean you only struggle with self-expression at work, or with a particular friend. Meanwhile, a significant misalignment may mean you constantly feel thwarted in communication. Physically, a blocked Throat Chakra may present with pain in the neck, sensitivity to hormone fluctuations, and discomfort in throat tissue.
Overloaded symptoms include neck problems, hyperthyroidism/ talking too much/ talking too loudly, interrupting, speaking without regard for other people’s feelings
Balancing suggestions include singing, humming, listening to music, writing talking to people, listening to people, practicing silence, getting a shoulder and neck massage.
Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner
Mark is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher