Chakras Explained (#5) : Vishuddha – Throat Chakra

A deep dive into the fifth energy center, the Throat Chakra. Find out the signs of an unbalanced Vishuddha, and 5 ways to realign the chakra centers.

Moving into the upper chakras of the Chakras Explained Series, today is an attempt to simplify the understanding of fifth energy center, the Vishuddha.

The post is divided into the following categories:

5 Facts About The Vishuddha Chakra

#1 – Throat Chakra

The obvious one – located at the base of your vocal cords. Your throat!

#2 – Psychological & Emotional Associations

The Throat Chakra focuses on self-expression and is psychologically linked to your Right to Speak and Right to Be Heard.

Ear, Mouth, Nose, Face, Head, Voices, Talk, Hear,
#3 – Relationship with Physical Body

The Vishuddha is linked to your ENT (ears, nose and throat), as well as the shoulders, mouth and neck.

#4 – Relationship with Diet

The Throat Chakra is associated to vibration, so high-vibrational, organic foods fuel this energy center.

#5 – Examples of an Imbalanced Throat Chakra
  • Overtalking
    A.k.a the bad listener. Speaking over other people. Raising your voice or not paying attention because you’re so busy thinking about what you want to say next. All signs of an overstimulated Vishuddha.
  • Suppression
    Staying quiet when you should be saying something, especially when its about standing up for justice, is conversely, the indication of a suppressed throat chakra.
  • White Lies
    For some people, it’s easier to be dishonest. Speaking their truth is just too difficult. This is the #1 blockage in your throat chakra system. And, the kind of energy you store in your body as a consequence of lies has a bad impact on your overall system.
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  • ENT Problems
    Constantly catching a cold, having bad ear infections and even dental problems can be traced down to a poor energy circulation in the fifth energy center.

Questions To Evaluate Your Vishuddha Chakra’s Health

These simple set of questions will help you evaluate the health of your Vishuddha, and determine if you need to balancing this energy center.

  • Are you honest and committed to fulfilling your word?
  • Do you listen patiently when its not your turn to speak?
  • Do people understand you when you talk – is there clarity in your dialogue?
  • Are your musical cells frequently stimulated – do you create or listen to music regularly?

5 Ways to Balance Your Throat Chakra

If you have identified that there is a need to balance your Throat Chakra, start with these suggestions.

#1 – Meditate on the Chakra’s color, bright blue, and its shape.
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#2 – Throat Chakra Balancing Activities

Here are some specific suggestions :

  • Play musical instruments! But if you don’t know how to and don’t want to learn either, try singing along to your favorite songs. This helps open your voice.
  • If you are a listener, start talking more. And, if you are a speaker, start listening more.
  • Be honest and authentic. Because the more you speak your truth, the less baggage you hold, and the more you strengthen the Vishuddha.
#3 – Practice Mantra Yoga

In other words, chanting. I’ve talked about my favorite chants before.

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And along with chants, here are some simple yoga poses that are great too :

#4 – Practice Healthy Relationship Boundaries.

The throat is also about communication, about sticking up for what’s right and wrong. So the more you are able to keep the toxic relations away from you, and the more you are able to create healthier relationships, your energy centers will thank you!

Read More : How to Maturely Deal with Toxic People

#5 – Dietary Balance

In one word – FRUITS. And a fruit or juice cleanse is a great way to get your entire energy center recharged!

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Concluding Thoughts

We’re five chakras deep. How do you feel?

At this point you will probably have started noticing some patterns. The correlation between Chakras and our entire life is very apparent as you move through each layer. And then, you realize that we can live a much more joyous life the moment we start bring out chakras into alignment.

That being said, how’s your journey within going?

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