Learn how to use all your senses to care for and stimulate your Throat chakra.
The chakras are energy vortices found in various parts of your body. They affect your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Each is associated with specific glands, organs, and areas of your life. It is said that we all have 114 chakras, but that by taking care of the seven main ones we can achieve a state of homeostasis, or general wellbeing and balance.
The Throat Chakra or Vishuddha is located at the bottom of the throat and is recognised as the fifth of the seven primary chakras.
In Sanskrit, shuddhi is translated as “purification” and vi is used to strengthen and empower the meaning. We can therefore look at the Throat chakra as being the base of cleansing, speaking one’s truth, self-expression and communication.
Various spiritual practices can support your Throat chakra balancing. Below are some of them:
Top Throat Chakra Stones
Each chakra has a specific vibration represented by a certain color, which then can be connected to a gemstone or a crystal.
The Vishuddha Chakra is identified with the color blue, which is said to connect strongly with honesty, communication, and empathy. Therefore stones in shades of blue are generally used in Throat chakra balancing practices.
It is important to feel personally connected to a stone when deciding to incorporate it into your practice. Below you’ll find some of the most recommended Throat chakra stones and crystals:
This is a light blue-green crystal that can be used to calm the nervous system and help with creating more space to deal with emotions and stress.
A vibrant deep blue-purple crystal, the Lapis Lazuli is known as a Throat chakra crystal, which is helpful when working on your creativity, self-expression, and communication.
This is a gentle yet strong Throat chakra stone associated with softness and acceptance. It may be helpful as an addition to meditative and grounding practices.
This light blue sea crystal is deeply associated with cleansing and purification. It can be used when working with cleansing practices of the Throat chakra.
Turquoise is an opaque blue-green stone that is believed to support clear thinking and create space for listening to others and oneself.
Throat chakra stones and crystals can be used as a supportive addition to your yoga practice.
It is important to remember that the energy must first come from the practitioner; later it can be channeled through a gem or crystal.
Throat Chakra Scents and Oils
Essential oils, herbs, and scents have always played an important part in ancient medicine in many cleansing and healing practices.
Used consciously and regularly, they can help with healing, cleansing, and balancing our body and mind.
There are oils to mitigate both the overactive and underactive energies of the Vishuddha. In either case, it is recommended to start with calming down and cleansing, followed by energising and opening practices.
Calming Throat Chakra Oils and Scents:
- Lavender (Juniperus virginiana)
- Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
- Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Cleansing Throat Chakra Oils and Scents:
- Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
- Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)
Energising Throat Chakra Oils and Scents:
- Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
- Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
- Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
- Nag Champa
Throat chakra essential oils and scents may be used during relaxation and meditation practices to help with healing, cleansing, and opening up our energy channels.
It is important to “follow your nose” to choose the oil which feels good to you at the moment.
Music for Throat Chakra Healing
Since each organ and area in our body has its own vibrationally frequency, sound healing can be most helpful when it comes to connecting to a specific chakra.
By listening and surrounding oneself with a specific frequency we connect deeply to the vibration, which also helps balance the energies inside of the body.
The Vishudda chakra is known to align with a 741 Hz frequency and is recommended to listen to during meditation and relaxation.
Throat Chakra Healing Music online:
Healing frequencies are a useful and complementary when working with your chakra system. You may follow the suggested frequencies, but feel free to choose the sound that resonates with you at a more intuitive level.
Best Foods for the Throat Chakra
The Vishuddha chakra connects strongly to our throat and thyroid gland, therefore certain foods can be eaten to improve and balance these areas. In traditional ayurvedic medicine, we can find plenty of recommendations that can either calm and cleanse or energise the Throat chakra altogether.
Calming and Cleansing Throat Chakra Foods:
- Lemon water
- Camomile tea
- Coconut water
Energising Throat Chakra Foods:
- Mint tea
What We Suggest
Please remember to not only consume the right foods but also eat them peacefully and calmly, chewing properly and not drinking too many liquids at the same time.
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If you´re already on your path of healing and balancing the Throat chakra you might want to celebrate with a little gift for yourself or your loved ones. A symbolic bracelet can be a great way to stay connected to your Vishuddha and a beautiful reminder of your self-care journey.
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In balancing the Throat chakra you should first determine the source of the imbalance. Only then will you be able to adjust your practice accordingly.
Listening, creating space and opening up to healing is a beautiful path to follow.
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