The throat chakra plays an essential role in communication, creativity, and self-expression.
When there’s an imbalance in this chakra, you may notice you have a harder time communicating effectively. This includes both speaking and listening.
If your throat chakra is blocked or unbalanced, you may be fearful about speaking your personal truth, have a harder time expressing your thoughts, feel anxious about speaking/communicating, and experience outbursts of emotion or even the opposite: extreme quiet or refusal to speak.
Emotionally, those with the throat chakra imbalance may be highly critical of themselves and others.
Physically, symptoms may manifest as a raspy throat, chronic sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum disease, laryngitis, and thyroid challenges.
HOW TO BALANCE
THE THROAT CHAKRA
Include the color blue in your life
Do neck stretches
Focus on your breath
Try yoga poses like shoulder stand, plow, and fish. These poses help. release the neck muscles.
Try a reiki healing session
Work with the bija mantra – chanting “ham” (pronounced hahm), or the words “I speak”
Find time for journaling- sometimes this helps in finding a better way to express. what we feel
Keep your neck in line with your spine
Learn the art of active listening
Meditate with, and utilize any of the crystals/gemstones specific to this chakra (some pictured in this post)
Use essential oils- some of the essential oils that are good for this chakra include Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper, Peppermint and Sandalwood