“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said.”
The 5th, or THROAT CHAKRA is not just an ancient symbol, it plays an important role in our everyday life. In our modern world this Chakra manifests as the intention for EXPRESSION - “The voice that reveals the true and unique you”.
Our THROAT CHAKRA Overview easily covers everything you need to know about its traditional words, symbols, sounds, and representations in nature.
Sanskrit Name VISHUDDHA
English Name THROAT
Modern ŌM Intention EXPRESSION
It Governs On the physical level - throat, neck, ears, nose. On the emotional, it relates to our ability to create, speak the truth and communicate clearly.
Location BASE OF NECK
Blue is the color of sky and water, the energy of peace and tranquility.
To exercise this Chakra, sing or chant, with your true voice, or keep silent for a period of time.
By chanting HAM when you have difficulty expressing yourself, have doubts, or feel misunderstood, you create a vibration that resonates with this Chakra and puts it in balance and alignment with the whole body.
Gemstones AQUAMARINE, BLUE SAPPHIRE, LAPIS LAZULI
Crystals have well-established frequencies and vibrate in support of one or several Chakras. They are age-old tools for intention setting.
Animal WHITE ELEPHANT
Chakras are often associated with animals that are attributed specific Chakra qualities. The 5th CHAKRA is symbolically represented by White Elephant - dignity, peacefulness, and loyalty.
Scent NEROLI, LAVENDER, SAGE
Connected to speech and hearing, it controls our ability to communicate our thoughts clearly. Developing later in life, around the ages of 28 to 35, and as we mature, it allows us to take a stand for what we believe in, and to speak up no matter how difficult it may be. We finally have a better understanding of what is really important.
BALANCED 5th CHAKRA
An open and balanced THROAT CHAKRA allows us to speak with confidence and integrity. We no longer have a need to enforce our opinions on others, or to get an approval from them. This allows for diplomatic, tactful and constructive discussions.
A healthy 5th CHAKRA allows us to be in touch with ourselves to understand what is true for us. Thinking before speaking comes naturally. When we speak from the heart, with compassion and truth of conviction, it allows others not to feel threatened by our beliefs and really listen. We no longer have fear of being judged, and we do not judge others.
THROAT CHAKRA is strongly connected to creativity. Creativity is also associated with the 2nd Chakra, but there is a difference. At the SACRAL Chakra level our creative process is unconscious, it mostly deals with physicality. We do not use our power of mind, or access higher levels of universal knowledge integrated with our personal truth. Blue energy of the 5th CHAKRA is conscious creativity at a higher-mind level.
Artists, poets, writers and musicians often have well-developed and open 5th CHAKRA.
UNBALANCED 5th CHAKRA
When unbalanced, THROAT CHAKRA makes communication and self-expression difficult. When overactive, it is responsible for talking too much (often in a loud voice), without saying much of value. When blocked, it makes us timid, uncommunicative, and easily influenced by others.
An unhealthy 5th CHAKRA leads to obsessive ideas, passive-aggressive and manipulative behavior, dishonesty, and a lack of trust. We can’t express our feelings, and generally have a fear of speaking.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR 5th CHAKRA IN SHAPE
Some of the most beneficial activities to keep your THROAT CHAKRA healthy is singing, chanting, public speaking, and playing and listening to music. Practice silence. Go for cranio-sacral therapy and upper back/ shoulders massage. Pick up tai chi. Make it a habit to gaze at a big blue sky, or ocean, or sea, or lake. Include fruits and berries in your diet.
When you are working on the THROAT CHAKRA, it is helpful to ask yourself questions to better understand how yours is doing:
- Do I express myself clearly?
- Do I talk to much?
- Is my creativity blocked?
- Am I a good listener and do I interrupt others often?
To heal and balance Chakras, it helps to use affirmations, or mantras. You might want to use them during meditation, or just repeat throughout your day.
By understanding your energy body, of which Chakras are a major part, you can find out a lot about yourself, and successfully navigate your life understanding others as well.
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