What is it?
In the last few decades, Chakras have become a part of popular culture. Many people reference the colors, imagery, and feelings related to these energy hubs in their daily lives. There are seven chakras in the human body, and five more outside, making up the 12 major chakras.
The Throat Chakra is located in the center of your neck, or at your throat. This chakra is obviously connected to speaking, chanting, and singing. It is also connected to creativity and self-expression. The throat chakra is associated with the neck, thyroid, esophagus, teeth, mouth, and ears. The throat and thyroid are where we give life to our emotions, intentions, praise, and criticism. As you can imagine, the throat chakra is often blamed for our food, beverage, and illegal substance addictions, and it is fair.
How does the throat chakra show up in other organisms? Without a brain, can I have self-expression?
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- Elephants: elephants constantly communicate with each other. Here’s an article to learn more.
- Whales: whales are also constantly in communication with each other and their young.
- Tree frogs: frogs communicate about territory, food, danger and more.
- Crickets: Have you ever read The Cricket in Times Square. Highly recommend it!
- Toadfish: toadfish actually SING! And you can hear them out of the water.
- Bioluminescence: bioluminescence is a chemical form of communication. While it is not intentional, it still serves the purpose of communication and protection from predators.
As mentioned in previous writings, the Earth itself has a chakra system. The Throat Chakra for the planet as a whole is located at The Great Pyramids of Giza. We will talk more about that in a bit.
So how will I know it’s my throat chakra that is unbalanced and not my solar plexus chakra or one of the other chakras?
The most obvious sign the throat chakra is blocked is struggling to find your words and/or speak. Do you feel nervous about expressing yourself? Do you think no one will understand? Do you stand up for yourself verbally or do you shrink away to avoid conflict? I will be honest and vulnerable here, I may have answered yes to more than one of those.
There are physical signs as well. These include laryngitis, sore throats, some breathing issues, dizziness (ears), fatigue, and even anemia.
Our pets might show an imbalance in their throat chakra through communication. They may be meowing or barking or even whining more than usual. They also may not be listening. Our pets have similar neck organs to ours, so they can have similar issues.
Even Earth is showing an imbalance in her Throat Chakra. Groundwater levels are rising at the Great Pyramids and the facilities, quite frankly, are just old. Beginning in 2019, it became illegal to even climb the pyramids. Mount Olives Jerusalem is also part of the Earth’s throat chakra, and it is currently in the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Each nation feels it should have control over the area, and Arabs have been known to desecrate gravesites.
How can we begin to balance out all of this imbalance?
As humans, we have many different ways to heal our own chakras, especially the Throat chakra.
One way to work on balancing out energy in the body is through affirmations. For the throat chakra, we want affirmations that address the challenges for the chakra itself:
- I communicate confidently and with ease
- I can communicate freely
- I take time to listen and speak the truth
- I have clear boundaries
- Good things and words come from me
In addition to affirmations, other physical activities will support balancing our throat chakra. These include but are not exclusive to:
- Hydrate. Our throat needs water.
- Sing! Sing in the shower. Sing in the car. Sing anywhere you are allowed – yes, even if you are tone-deaf.
- Call someone and talk or just talk to yourself in the mirror.
- Read something out loud – even the shampoo bottle will work.
- Write down what you want to say.
- Sit in silence.
Balancing the throat chakra enables us to transition and work on another chakra. This becomes useful when we are ready to balance our chakras in pairs. The chakra most often paired with the Throat Chakra, for healing purposes, is the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is the center of creativity and birth. When it is healthy, an equally healthy Throat Chakra enables us to share, share, share.
Once our Throat Chakra is balanced, we can begin strengthening it. This can be done through activities such as:
- Breathing exercises.
- Practice hearing more and not just listening to respond.
- Develop those hobbies – create, create, create!
- Let go of the things you cannot control.
- Yoga exercises for the throat chakra.
- Embrace the blue.
- Embrace blue crystals such as turquoise, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, and sodalite.
- Eat/use blueberries, honey, tea, and lemon.
Imagine a world where everyone’s Throat Chakra was open and balanced. What would it look like?
WE ARE EXPRESSIVE.
What does that look like? I suspect many people think they are being expressive right now. But are they truly using their throat chakra? Are they listening as well as speaking? Expression is not about putting YOUR voice out there. Expression is considerate. Expression considers the ecosystem, you know, other people.
Take a few moments, and jot down what you think a balanced expressive world would look like. If you feel inclined, comment here and share. Personally, I have no idea what it would look like. I will need to sit in it for a bit and think about it.