Affirmative Statement– “I SPEAK”
Energy Type– Masculine/Yang
Color Association– Blue/Light Blue/Aqua
Consciousness Focus- Self-empowerment/Self-definition –Self-expression/Self-honesty – Choice (Inner Truth)
Spiritual Lesson-Speaking One’s Truth and Being truly Authentic; Honesty with self and others; balancing of Listening and Speaking; Authentic Creative Expression; Faith
Type of yoga– Mantra
For those of us that have a difficult time verbally expressing what’s on the hearts and mind, the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) is what we need to elevate. This chakra is mainly related to communication and self-expression in all forms. The energy here is related to personal creativity as a means of expressing one’s true inner self.
The best crystals to have for the Throat Chakra are Angelite, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Blue Kyanite, Celestite, Chrysocolla, Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, and Sodalite.
The best aromas for the Throat Chakra are Blue Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Peppermint, Spearmint, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Basil, Hyssop, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Jasmine, Frankincense, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang.
The best herbs and spices for the Throat Chakra are peppermint, Sage, Salt, Lemongrass; any herb or spice that benefits or soothes the throat or voice.
Symptoms/Signs of the Throat Chakra Imbalance
Issues that cause imbalance: issues of self expression and communication, balance, harmony, honesty and integrity, authenticity, higher creativity and self expression; problems with making decisions and taking actions based on ideas; issues involving being able to speak one’s truth or understand the intentions of others; issues relating to one’s inner voice and guidance, or ‘inner truth’.
Physical imbalances: Issues related to speech (e.g. stuttering,Tourette’s syndrome), throat problems, sore throats/raspy voice, coughing, laryngitis, tonsillitis, poor listening skills, hearing problems, thyroid issues (under-active/over-active), allergies, nasal issues (stuffy, runny nose), sinus infections, swollen glands/lymph nodes in neck, goiters, skin issues on face/neck, mouth ulcers, teeth and gum problems; toothaches/infections, issues with cheeks, chin, mouth, lips or tongue, facial pain or paralysis, ear problems/infections, tinnitus issues with jaw, TMJ, upper spine scoliosis, neck stiffness/pain, shoulder tension, tension headaches, lymphatic problems, parathyroid problems, cold symptoms, weakened immune system, issues with metabolism, under-eating/over-eating, issues with breathing/lungs, asthma, emotional and physical addictions, psychological imbalances.
Overactive Throat Chakra (excessive energy)
Excessive talking, or talking too fast, poor listening skills, inability to concentrate, negative speaking, criticizing, domineering words, hyperactivity, over-reacting, stubborn beliefs, emotional and physical addictions, indecisiveness, lack of willpower, inability to express one’s self or truth, dishonesty, devious, judgmental, stubbornness or rigidity, stubbornness, no will-power, overwhelmed, gossiping, condescending, arrogant, interrupting others, poor comprehension, dominating voice, dogmatic, ignorance, self-righteous, Domineering, fanatical, talking as a defense, cursing, and shouting.
Under-Active Throat Chakra (Insufficient Energy)
Resistance to change, stubbornness, slow to respond, problems communicating, talking too little, trouble communicating thoughts and feelings; difficulty expressing opinions or ideas, withholding words, fear of speaking, difficulty putting feelings into words, introverted, shyness, quiet and withdrawn, not trusting intuition or ‘inner voice’, inability to stand up for oneself; critical, judgmental, inconsistent, unreliable, timid or weak voice, speech difficulties, manipulative, deceit; not being honest with one’s self or others, not speaking one’s truth; inability to relax, holding back, confusion, inner conflicts, indecisiveness, lack of discernment, negative thinking, misuse of Knowledge, ignorance, lack of inspiration, blocked creativity and self expression.