It’s not unusual for people to be afraid or nervous to speak up or find their voice. It could be the often-forgotten throat chakra being blocked. You should be confident in yourself and speak your truth, even if your voice shakes. In this article, we focus on bringing out your inner voice, and self-expression! Everyone deserves to be heard and feel at peace about it so let’s get started.
What is the throat chakra?
Also known as the Vishuddha, the throat chakra is of course associated with the throat but also the tongue, lips, cheeks, jaw, ears, as well as the back and lower part of the neck and shoulders. This is the pathway of communication between the lower to higher ones. It connects the energies between your basic needs and higher wisdom. It works in conjunction with the sacral chakram your seat of creativity, thus giving your creative ideas energy or voice in the world.
This chakra is associated with the sound or space element. Its color is blue and the stones and crystals are aquamarine, turquoise, and various blue stones. The mantra for it’s called the Bija mantra Ham pronounced Hum. 1
How To Know If Your Throat Chakra Is Unbalanced
- Fear of speaking
- introversion and excessive shyness
- Aggressive Behavior
- Hard time expressing yourself
How To Open Your Throat Chakra
A balanced throat chakra helps you communicate clearly with wisdom and discernment. When your chakra is opened you speak fearlessly and with compassion, you’ll also be open to listening and hearing others. Speaking your truth and walking consistently in your truth is a pathway to enlightenment. Here are some ways to open your chakra. 2
- Protect your neck – Wearing clothing that fits tight to your neck can bring attention to it.
- Drink warm tea and honey to keep your throat in good shape.
- Use sore throat herbs like slippery elm, elderberry, and marshmallow.
- Chant, sing, and hum to start your throat vibrating.
- Practice yoga poses that open the neck like cobra, cat/cow, and upward-facing dog.
- Journal and speak your mind freely and without judgment.
- Live life more mindfully, and be aware of what people are saying and what you’re saying both verbally and non-verbally.
Throat Chakra Affirmations
Continuing with the say it loud and proud with the throat chakra. You can say these every day before you start or during meditation so you can internalize them and allow them to empower you from the inside out.
- I listen to my own inner voice
- I speak my truth
- I live my truth
- I do no harm with my words
- I express myself with ease and joy
- I let my voice be heard3
Throat Chakra’s Crystals
Aquamarine – usually associated with happiness and hope this vibrant crystal can help with your throat chakra too! wearing or carrying on you helps soothes fears around speaking and communication. Loosens your grip on anxiety, keeps you connected with your true voice, and provides clarity.
Lapis – this vibrant blue crystal inspires great words and self-awareness while encouraging eloquence and expression in all aspects while tapping into your creativity. Pair this with amethyst or agate to help amplify this if you need a jump on your creativity.
Angelite – also known as the angel stone this slightly iridescent crystal encourages clairvoyance and gives you peace of mind while encouraging your self-expression.
Blue Apatite – this stone is known for increasing your personal power and achieving going. Let it accompany you on your journey to opening your throat chakra it will help you bring out your personal truth, empower your personal voice and turn bad energy in to good positive energy!4