Serving as our first insight into intuition, the Throat Chakra is where the physical begins to manifest through spirit. This chakra is where we can verbalize and express who we are via all things gained from the previous chakras (i.e our foundational needs, sexuality/emotions, sense of personal power and channeling these feeling through unconditional love and connection to all things). The throat chakra’s emphasis is on communication, expressing and projecting ourselves and creativity in the most authentic and unapologetic way as well as integrity. Here is where we say our voice matters. The way we chose to show up and express ourselves matter. What do we feel? What do we think? Where do our passions lie?
When our throat chakra is unbalanced we are not able to communicate nor listen to others. Our voices often become unheard and we lose understanding of what our purpose is. Additionally, we feel insecure and timid. This results in our inability to create with passion.
When balanced, we have the ability to speak and understand with intention and confidence. Our creativity and passion reign freely and with ease. We feel our values and morals strongly. We are able to be courageous and stand up for what we believe in as well as understand what are purpose and truth is.
Through various healing practices, we are able to balance our throat chakra. Doing so, helps us align our vision with reality and helps us begin the process of tapping into our divine energy.
As usual, I personally like to start with meditation. Insight Timer has been missing from recent posts but here we go again, haha!
Because I’m always on the go during the week, mediation practices that are 15 minutes or shorter work just a bit better for me (in the morning). I tend to do longer mediation practices at night.
One way to use crystals during your meditation practice is to lay them around you and/or hold them in your hand while meditating. You want to keep crystals around you that will help replenish the energy you feel needs unblocking or that you feel has depleted you. (Example: If my sexual energy feels low – Sacral Chakra Vibes- I grab for Carnelian!)
Here are some crystals you can grab for to help unblock/activate your Throat Chakra:
- Lapis Lazuli
Aromatherapy works just the same way. Sometimes, I’ll come home from work and the thought of meditating or doing yoga seems a bit daunting (especially if I have business to do). However, putting on my diffuser and adding drops of essential oils to help evoke or release energy always works. These essential oils can help with unblocking the Throat Chakra:
And if you’re looking for some yoga practices to take with you this week, here goes one that I really enjoyed:
Affirmation: I am able to understand the power of my voice and expression thus I am able to communicate with my higher self. My voice matters. What I think and feel matters. The way I choose to express myself matters.
Journal Prompt/s: Take these prompts with you as you work through the Throat Chakra. Answer whichever resonates with you (or all!).
- Take a few moments to meditate, breathe, be still etc. How do you feel? Write it out.
- Without judgement, who are you? What are your core truths, values and morals?
- How do you express yourself? (i.e do you write, do you dance, do you vocalize)
- Have you always expressed yourself this way? What changes have you made? How have these changed benefited you?
- How do you deal with people or situations that challenge your morals or values? Do you stand firm in your truth?
- Do you communicate to other what your dreams, passions and goals are? Do you feel comfortable doing so? Why or why not?