Throat (Vishudha) Chakra

Throat (Vishudha) Chakra

THE 5th CHAKRA: THROAT (VISHUDHA) CHAKRA

Voice of Throat (Vishudha) Chakra: “You are an effective Communicator”. “You are full of Knowledge and Wisdom”.

Introduction: The original Sanskrit name for the Throat Chakra is Vishuddha. Vishuddha means ‘purification’ or ‘cleansing’. This chakra uncovers who you truly are – “your true beingness”, clear about what you truly need, ready to transcend all negativities (mental impurities and negative qualities) so that you can dig up the powers and qualities of your soul to shine your light that removes the darkness of ignorance.

Color: Blue
Element: Sound
Location: Throat region between the collarbones
Musical Note: G
Glandular Connection: Thyroid glands
Frequency: 741 Hz

Objective: Speaking your truth coming from the center of your willpower, listening and being heard, communication, finding you true voice and expressing your truth.

Depiction: The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra is depicted as a sixteen leafed lotus flower containing an inverted triangle that represents speech and in turn contains a full moon. 

Body placement: The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra is situated between the third and fifth neck vertebra and opens towards the throat. The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra corresponds with the thyroid and parathyroid in the endocrine system. 

Description:

The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra is not only the center of communication and speech, but also hearing and listening are controlled by this center. The life lesson taught by this chakra is self-expression and the power of choice. If this chakra is blocked you may not only feel insecure, but also weak and would not be able to voice your emotions. Physical problems related to Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra are: thyroid disorders, sore throats, back aches, ear infections, cold hands and feet, chronic diseases and auto immune disorders.

Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra governs our communication, self-expression and the power of choice. It is located at the neck, near the spine with the pit of the throat being its activation point. It stands for expressing our truth right from the center of our soul. Vishuddha means deep purification and it seeks to purify us within and also purify the definition of the world that we live in.

How a Blocked Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra Looks Like?

If your Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra is blocked you may feel insecure, but also weak and not able to voice your emotions. This imbalance may also emerge as a dread of speaking in public or even freely discussing personal matters with individuals you know. Alternatively, you might talk in a low voice that is difficult to hear.

A blocked Vishuddha chakra may cause you to be hesitant or unable to speak out in order to protect yourself, convey your views, or communicate your choices. When confronted with uncomfortable talks, you may choose to remain silent rather than speak out. While the Throat chakra is connected with being hushed, an imbalance in the other way may be indicated by an excessive urge to speak or ramble on without a clear goal.

The person does not feel fully confident, nor does he or she have the right words to express and articulate effectively what it truly means to express. When this chakra is blocked, it is difficult to make the right choices and have a clear life path direction to follow.

Balanced Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

When your Throat chakra is open and balanced, you will not only be able to speak courageously and compassionately, but you will also be able to listen to and hear people with patience and empathy.

Being able to speak frankly and honestly while still caring for others is a gift to all of your relationships. You’ll be able to express your thoughts, emotions, and views clearly. When you are able to convey your opinions clearly, you may also feel heard and understood. Healthy communication includes nonverbal and internal communication. Speaking the truth to yourself and consistently walking in that truth is a path to enlightenment.

A person with a healthy Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra has vocal cords with thorough clarity and resonance. A balanced chakra makes it easy to interact and communicate with others. People whose Vishuddha chakra is in harmony are excellent decision makers and have no problems chasing their dreams.

When you have a balanced Throat chakra, you know what choice to make and which path to take. You have a sense of purpose in life that is guided by your inner voice. You stay oriented towards your purpose as if you had an inner compass, no matter how much confusion surrounds you or what advice others give you. You keep authentic to your true self.

Overactive Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

The voice of an overactive throat chakra will be shrill and loud; they will often interrupt and dominate conversations. The general attitude is often judgmental and criticizing with a distinct lack of listening to others or letting information in. They are not in touch with their feelings and avoid the vulnerability of feelings by intellectualizing and analyzing. Disorganization, forgetfulness, lack of self-confidence, distractibility, cluttering, stuttering, restlessness and indecision are all common signs along with evolving toxic relationships, lack of faith and wisdom when critical situations emerge and fear of emotional vulnerability covered by intellectualizing or analyzing too much. Sticking to negative and toxic habits and addictions has also been observed.

Underactive Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

The under active throat chakra produces a constricted, whispering voice, often mumbling and whiney, timid and not able to speak up for themselves. This person will find it difficult to initiate a conversation, as if they don’t have the right to ask a question. They will often forget to tell you something important, and they cannot find the words to express their emotions. They would not find the words to express their feelings and emotions. And they are unable to speak in the right time but instead they tend to speak at the wrong moment and bring out the off-beam subject out of context. There is a general out of sync way of expression.

Illnesses associated with the Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

Blockages in the Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra manifest in all the parts of the neck especially the throat, mouth and teeth and gums. This also includes the esophagus, trachea and the neck vertebrae. It also includes the endocrine glands of the thyroid, parathyroid and the hypothalamus. The throat chakra expresses its lack of balance in the form of any throat problems like sore throat, upper back aches, ear infections, cold hands and feet, auto immune diseases and laryngitis, raspy throat, chronic sore throat and goiter as well as swollen glands. The area around the mouth can often be affected by mouth ulcers and other gum diseases like gingivitis or tooth abscesses.

What can you do to start Balancing your Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

It is important to totally accept yourself and your current circumstances fully and be grateful for what is working in your life. You have the power and capability to change what is not working if you choose. This chakra is unlocked by total acceptance of your uniqueness and expressing your creativity. 

Build your courage to say what you think. Be confident in your ability to contribute meaningfully to the discourse. Spend time each day while being aware of your own thoughts and emotions so that you may effectively communicate them to others. Individuals who are afraid to talk because they do not believe their contribution is valuable should not be concerned. What is essential or desirable to one person may not be to another, and what is significant to one person may be more important to another.

Communication involves a lot of listening. Only when the other person develops confidence that you understand him, will he be ready to understand you. Most of the times we are so anxious to convey our point or afraid of not being heard, that we do not ultimately listen. Ironically, such behaviour makes it all the more likely we won’t be heard. Be mindful in every conversation and try to understand what the other person is trying to convey to you.  

Specific Rudraksha and gemstones when worn as per RRST give the required frequency and color to the Swadhisthana chakra to balance it. Once the chakra is balanced, physical and emotional symptoms disappear and the wearer is empowered to find his life purpose and face life with renewed energy and vigor. symptoms disappear and the wearer is empowered to find his life purpose and face life with renewed energy and vigor.

In A Nutshell, Your Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:

To balance your Throat Chakra, re-connect with your true nature and feel safe enough to express it, start journaling. This is a safe place to write down all your thoughts and feelings and an excellent way to allow the voice of your true inner you be heard. You will discover deep hidden thoughts, feelings and desires that you haven’t fully acknowledged or have long forgotten about. Also try painting, art and craftwork, chanting or singing.

Primary Purpose: Self-expression, integrity and ability to communicate our visions, dreams and purpose. Ability to establish and maintain successful relationships

Indriyas (Senses): Speaking, Hearing

When your Vishuddha Chakra is closed: You are afraid to speak up and say what you want or feel, going along with others so you don’t upset anyone; you get sore throats often and feel like your throat is blocked.

When your Vishuddha Chakra is opened: You are comfortable speaking your truth, you experience others listening to you and you feel that you are heard and honored for your truth.

Vishuddha Chakra is Blocked by:Comparison or feeling low self-worth, or feeling helpless and not expressing own uniqueness.

Vishuddha Chakra is Unlocked When: Expressing and realizing own uniqueness and being creative in all situations.

Emotions: Expansion, Healing

Associations: Powerful communication, creativity, intelligence, growth in career

Physical Symptoms: Thyroid, Flu, Fevers, Blisters, Infections, Herpes, Itching, Sores, Tonsillitis, Hair fall, Toothaches, Speech Disorders, TMJ, Hyperactivity, Melancholy, Hormonal Problems, Swelling, Hiccups, Mood Swings

Psychological Functions: Communication, Wisdom, Speech, Trust, Creative Expression, Planning, Spatial, Organization, Caution

Emotional Symptoms: Poor listener or settling with others opinions rather than your own. Shyness or arrogance leading to anxiety

Endocrine Glands: Thyroid

Associated Body Parts: Throat, Vocal System, Mouth, Jaw, Parathyroid, Tongue, Neck, Shoulders, Lymph (Perspiration)

In order to balance the Vishuddha chakra certain types of Rudraksha beads and gemstones when worn and used according to Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy (RRST) supplies the requisite frequency and color to the Vishuddha. After this chakra is balanced the physical and psychological symptoms disappear. The individual is confident to face live with better communication ability and expressive skills. He/she realizes own individuality.

Chakra Balancing: Use your Voice. Practice expressing your feelings about art and music, sing in the shower and take conscious breaths feeling the sensation of air fill your throat and lungs.

Aroma for Chakra Balancing: Lavender, Geranium, Coriander and Chamomile

Chakra Balancing Foods: Drink tea, eat sauces and soups.

Seed Mantra : Chant “HAM” silently or loudly and turn your energy inwards in a few minutes.

Gemstones : Yellow Sapphire, Blue Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine and Turquoise

 

Mudra Meditation To Heal Your Vishuddha Chakra:

  • Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs touch at the top, and pull them slightly up.
  • Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
  • Chant the sound “HAM”.

Do it for 20 minutes and feel the sensation of awakening of the Vishuddha chakra.

Release Meditation Technique to Heal the Vishuddha Chakra:

Facing a fear in meditation, brings it into the light of awareness and releases it. So in this technique, a person enters into meditation through use of a meditation music and then brings up the fears to surface and then releases them. You can meditate on one limiting belief at a time for 40 minutes or say the limiting beliefs that apply to you daily for 40 days.

Release Limiting Beliefs:

  • I release belief that I have no power or authority
  • I release fear of not speaking up
  • I release pattern of letting others speak for me
  • I release anger that that I can’t find the words
  • I release fear of letting others dominate me verbally
  • I ask myself: what am I afraid of
  • I release belief that it is pointless to speak
  • I release belief that I am unheard
  • I release fear that my words are misunderstood
  • I release the fear of saying NO
  • I release fear of speaking honestly
  • I release fear that I don’t want to hear it.
  • I release fear of Arguing
  • I release the belief that I am afraid to argue
  • I release fear that I don’t want to hear it
  • I release fear of conflicts
  • I release fear of debates
  • I release fear of too many voices
  • I release all rage and anger caught in the throat
  • I release holding back of energy
  • I release giving my power away to avoid conflict
  • I release unexpressed feelings
  • I release intense frustration
  • I release the feeling of choking on my words.
  • I release the fear that I am unable to swallow my reality
  • I release the belief that expressing myself is unacceptable
  • I release all shame and guilt
  • I release the belief that I have no will power
  • I release the feeling that I don’t know my truth
  • I release the feeling that I can’t speak my voice
  • I release the fear that it is too big a risk
  • I release the feeling of holding back
  • I release the feelings of anxiety attacks.

Now Do Affirmations Below:

Thank you God,

I am the authority in my world / I am speaking my truth and supported by others / I am powerful and safe within my family / I am power of choice / I am the creator of my life / I am personal authority / I am centered / I make wise choices and decisions / I am allowing others their opinions and choices and I am allowing mine / I am honored…

Letting it in, opening the throat chakra…..

I am open to hearing / I speak with clarity and kindness / I am important / what I have to say is important / I am allowing others to speak their truths / I am supported in speaking my truth / My words are supported by love and joy / I exist / I am deserving / I am my spiritual self / my choices about life serve my highest good…

Specific Rudraksha and gemstones when worn as per RRST give the required frequency and colour to the Throat chakra and balance it. Once the chakra is balanced, physical and emotional symptoms disappear and the wearer is empowered to face life with good communication and expression skills and realisation of his own individuality.

Ways To Balance Chakras:

Balanced Chakras allow the Universal energy or the prana to flow freely through the body from one energy center to another. Not only does this promotes optimal physical health, but it also allows reconnection with consciousness and fosters a state of spiritual awakening. There are multiple healing methods that one can adopt to balance your chakras. You can browse through the below links to find out more about those methods.

You can browse through the links below to find out more about how to balance Vishuddha chakra:

Of all the methods to balance the Chakras, usage of appropriate combination of Rudraksha beads and Gemstones is the most efficient and potent.

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