Affirmative Statement: I Speak
Sanskrit name: Vishuddha (especially pure)
Frequency: 741 Hz (Solfeggio), 384 Hz (Carrier Wave)
Musical Note: G
Organs: Lungs, larynx, alimentary canal, speech organs
Endocrine Glands: Thyroid
Identity: Creative identity
Rights: To speak
The throat chakra, also known as Vishuddha (which in Sanskrit means “Especially Pure”) is the chakra of expression. It is located in the pit of the throat. This chakra is connected to all the other chakras in such a way that it helps oneself to achieve balance through expression.
Expression is connected to all the aspects of our being, to all the chakras that cover them, which means that this center serves as a means of manifesting our inner nature to the world. It is the center of dynamic creativity and communication.
This chakra is known as the center of purification, as all the energy from our body becomes manifested in the physical world through it. It serves as a way to bring all our emotions and thoughts out in the open, which means it doesn’t allow them to become suppressed.
It is also our inner voice, which allows communication with ourselves. The throat chakra is the chakra of truth, and it requires that truth be nurtured at all times. In order for it to function properly, one must achieve balance in the lower chakras.
Which organs is the throat chakra responsible for?
As we mentioned in Part I, this chakra governs over the lungs, larynx, alimentary canal and the speech organs as well as the thyroid. Sore throat is the most common symptom of an imbalanced throat chakra.
Other conditions that may occur due to an imbalance are tonsillitis, teeth problems, jaw problems, ear problems, sinus infections, problems in the shoulder and neck area as well as drug or alcohol dependency.
So, what are the characteristics of a balanced throat chakra?
A person with a balanced throat chakra has no problems expressing himself/herself in the world. They achieve freedom by honesty, as they are not afraid to express both their strengths and weaknesses, for which people appreciate them greatly.
They are very creative, helpful and can always give a good and sound advice when being asked for. They know what they want and they are not afraid to ask for it. They have a resonant, full voice, they can communicate clearly with others and themselves and they are very good listeners.
What are the characteristics of a throat chakra out of balance?
There are two scenarios for an imbalanced throat chakra: it can be underactive or overactive. Both cases are unhealthy, as they bring many negative aspects to one’s being.
Underactive throat chakra:
People with an underactive throat chakra have difficulties at expressing themselves, feeling unable to put things in words. This is why they are often misinterpreted or misunderstood by others. People may consider them unreliable, as they find it difficult to tell the truth and be honest with themselves and others. They are secretive, excessively shy and they usually speak with a small weak voice.
Overactive throat chakra:
People with an overactive throat chakra can’t help being loud and too talkative. They tend to talk too much or inappropriately, finding themselves in to a lot of gossiping. They are not the best secret keepers. They like to be dominant in expression and usually don’t allow space for others to express themselves. This may make them seem verbally abusive to others and they don’t usually like people talking back or dominate in communication.
How to balance the throat chakra?
If you find yourself in one of the scenarios of an imbalanced throat chakra, you might want to help yourself by trying to balance it. While energy healing (such as Reiki or Crystal Therapy) is a very good step, you will need to work on yourself even afterwards, since your body is your temple and you have to keep it healthy, nourished and clean all the time.
There are several ways of balancing this energetic center. Below you will find some useful ways of balancing it, but be careful as these techniques are only good for an underactive throat chakra! If your chakra is overactive, try balancing the neighboring chakras, and the energy will adjust itself.
Color therapy (or chromo therapy)
Blue is the color of the throat chakra, which means wearing something blue will instantly boost the chakra as it vibrates with the same frequency. However, if your throat chakra is overactive, we recommend that you stop wearing blue for some time. You can also place a blue poster in your bedroom if your throat chakra is underactive.
Sound therapy (audio therapy)
You can play solfeggio harmonics at 741 Hz on YouTube. You can also chant HAM as a mantra, since its sound frequencies stimulate the throat chakra.
Nutrition for the throat chakra
Blue foods, such as blueberries and food with a lot of water that helps you lubricate the mouth and throat. You can juice fruits and drink them, or just eat fruits with high water content.
Besides yoga, a simple neck rolling goes a long way. Just relax your neck and jaw and start rolling your head from shoulder to shoulder. A neck massage can help as well.
Also, expression is the key to a healthy throat chakra, so engage yourself into writing, drawing, singing, public speaking, sharing your thoughts or creating something new.
Sitting comfortably while focusing your attention in your throat area and visualizing a blue light emanating from that spot will stimulate the energy of the throat chakra. You can chant HAM while meditating on the throat chakra.
Meditation in nature is always the best one there is, but if you can’t find the time, just tidy your room and meditate facing a window.