All About the Throat Chakra

Exploring the Major Chakras

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The Throat Chakra is associated with the color sky blue. This chakra is also our will center. The healthfulness of the throat or fifth chakra is in direct relation to how honestly one expresses himself or herself. Being untruthful violates both the physical body and the spiritual component of the whole self. 

Choices and Your Throat Chakra

We speak our choices with our voices (throats). All choices we make in our lives have consequences on an energetic level...

positively or negatively.  

Choosing avoidance and therefore not making a choice can also affect the well being of the throat chakra in an adverse way.  For example: Repressing our anger (not speaking out) could manifest  itself into laryngitis. We have all experienced that lump in our throats when we feel stymied or find ourselves  at a crossroad of not knowing how to speak the right words in any given situation, perhaps even stuffing our own emotions.

The healthfulness of the throat chakra is signified by how openly and honestly a person expresses himself or herself. A challenge to the throat chakra is for us to express ourselves in the most truthful manner.

Reception and Assimilation 

In addition to vocal expression, the throat chakra also governs how we receive and assimilate information.

Seek Only the Truth

Ask yourself how honest you are in conveying truthfulness, not only to others, but also to yourself.

It might seem odd, but an habitual liar will often begin to believe his own deceptions to some degree. When you present yourself outwardly through speech and demeanor in a false way you are infecting the energy intake and outtake flow of your throat chakra It is really unfortunate when we lose our authenticity.

And when it happens the throat chakra shuts down.

root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

Chakra Five - Associations
Colorsky blue
Sanskrit Namevishuddha
Physical Locationthroat, neck region
Purposeslearning to take responsibility for one's own needs
Spiritual Lessonconfession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit and dishonesty
Physical Dysfunctionslaryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth issues, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint disorder)
Mental / Emotional Issuespersonal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Information Stored Inside Throat Chakraself-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
Area of Body Governedthroat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemus
Crystals / Gemstoneschrysocola, lapis, blue opal
Flower Essencescosmos, trumpet vine, larch

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Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

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