The throat chakra is located in the throat area. It is from the lower lip to the clavicle of the chest/neck
area. From the back view its from the occipital ridge to the upper thoracic part of the spine. (the
back chakras are lower than the front) The color that is associated with it is a sky blue. It is considered
the fifth chakra. It is also referred as the Vishuddhi Chakra. The element associated with it is ether.
It governs our physical body of the; thyroid, esophagus, mouth, teeth, jaw, cervical of the neck, right
hemisphere of the brain and the entire respiratory system.
This is were we store our inner wisdom and our beliefs about them. We must be open to what feels
right and reject what does not. How we communicate with others is from this center. Our self
expression through thoughts, writing, speech, dance and art is here. The very truth that is within comes
from the throat.
When we develop the throat, it opens us up to clairaudience. Which deals with telepathy. The thoughts
and information from others and from spirit. We can also bring through past life wisdom through this
center. It is also where some channel in spirits through - the back of this chakra.
How do you know that you have a throat chakra blocks? Blocks within can be cause by our own emotions
and how we live our lives. It is not always someone else doing to us that causes blocks. It is our own
actions and allowing that make blocks within.
Some of the signs that the throat chakra is blocked are:
- Sore throat
- Problems related to the neck and shoulders
- Not being able to express your words out correctly
- Biting your tongue - literally and figuratively
- Lying or not telling the truth
- Loss of voice
- Not speaking up for self
A persons that has blocks in the throat chakra are usually have one or more of the following: (please
remember the blocks do not make the person do this - the do these actions on their own.)
When there is blocks within the throat it can deal with many different things. Usually the blocks can
show by the actions and deeds of the individual. One would be gossip. Gossip is nothing but a negative
action. It is telling things bad about someone else. (telling good about someone is boosting or promoting
and negative information would never be included). A person that gossips has a throat block or causing a
throat block. Usually caused by not liking an aspect of oneself. If the individual liked their own self they
would not try to find faults in others and bring that to the attention to others. This can also be
associated with the mirror effect. The mirror effect is - you are seeing something in someone that you
do not like within your own self or that you wish you had and would do something verbally negative
toward someone else and not realize this is your own issue.
Also, lying would be another cause of a block or it would be a sign of. Not being able to speak ones
truth. Both would be the most negative aspects that could be. Not being able to communicate well with
others is another block that can exist within. Usually caused by worrying what people would think about
what you say or how it would sound. Some times this stems from childhood dealing with our parents
and elders saying a child should not be heard or should not talk until spoken to. Not being able to
express themselves creatively; art, dance, writing etc. Also, it would be good to check to see if there is
a block within the sacral as creativity is governed there.
When these blocks do form you may find problems in the physical. Usually the first sign would be sore
neck or throat sore. Even the common sore throat is a block. It can be caused from not speaking your
thoughts to another. Sometimes dealing with a relationship; friends, family, mates, issue. Holding our
words in would cause the neck and throat issues. Usually showing signs of respiratory problems would deal
with relationship issues. Dealing with the teeth issues can be fear of something and it would also relate
to the solar plexus. If the teeth problem is wisdom teeth, ask yourself are you afraid of your own
wisdom or guidance. When serious blocks accumulate you may find serious problems in the cervical of the
neck, thyroid and voice problems.
Some of the ways to heal this chakra would be to do releasing. Those unexpressed things you want to
say, does not have to be spoken directly but can be done; by writing them out, deep breathing and
giving it to Divine, the universe for healing and releasing. Release and let go are the key words. Reiki is
a wonderful way to heal this and also to bring more light in by adding the reiki energy to develop it.
Sound: ah (cat)
Eucalyptus; is wonderful for removing negative energy.
Chamomile; assists in speaking ones truth calmly and with out anger. Also, assists one to express
Geranium; assists with the self expression and reception of intimate communications.
Myrrh: supportive to those who have lost their voice.
Sage; assists with harmonious and enthusiastic expression.
Turquoise, lapis lazuli and Chrysocolla