The throat chakra balances mental and emotional energy as it moves from the heart chakra to the forehead chakra. This chakra provides clarity between what is right and wrong for you. It helps to form the authentic truth in your belief system, and it enables you to be assertive in expressing that truth to others.
A balanced throat chakra increases self-confidence; while a weakened throat chakra may increase shyness. An over- charged throat chakra might lead to aggression and a rebellious attitude.
SIGNS OF A BALANCED THROAT CHAKRA
SYMPTOMS OF AN IMBALANCED THROAT CHAKRA
Development ages: 29-35
Corresponding chakra: solar plexus
Sensory function: hearing
Associated body parts: throat, jaw, breathing, voice, neck, hearing, thyroid, ears
BALANCING COMPONENTS OF THE THROAT CHAKRA
Color: sky blue
Food: tart and tangy fruits, lemon, lime, and kiwi
Sound: A (as in game)
Gemstones: lapis lazuli, aquamarine, topaz, blue lace agate
Aromatic Oils: eucalyptus, camphor, peppermint
Bach flowers: agrimony, cerato, mimulus
TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE THE THROAT CHAKRA
Affirmations are a great tool to help balance the throat chakra. Speak one of the following affirmations slowly, clearly and audibly to yourself three times:
I choose to express myself in my own creative way.
I say what I mean, and mean what I say.
I love and I trust in my own authentic truths.
GIVE UP BAD HABITS
If you smoke, this habit has a negative effect on throat chakra and your whole energy system, but especially your throat chakra. What a great way to clear your throat chakra by giving up the bad habit of smoking! If you gossip or talk poorly about others, now is the time to change that habit. These ill words will leave a residue of Sha Chi in your throat chakra. Both of these bad habits create an environment where Sha Chi is transferred to other energy centers within your body. By giving up these bad habits, you clear the way for fresh Sheng Chi to rejuvenate your throat chakra.
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN
Too often in our busy days, we plug into some electrical or electronic device. When was the last time you simply sat and listened to the silence? The sensory function of the throat chakra is hearing. The following technique might sound a little obscure, but it actually increases your hearing ability. Find a quiet spot, get “comfy” and prepare to listen to the sound of nothingness. While listening to the sound of nothingness, you hear the voice within. Your authentic truths speak to you in the stillness. What a great way to recharge your throat chakra by boosting your hearing abilities!