In part one of this series, we discussed the concept of chakras. Part One Find out more about each chakra in this 8 part series! The throat chakra is associated with communication.
The Location of the Throat ChakraThe throat chakra is located at the throat, jaw, neck, mouth and thyroid region. The throat chakra relates to communication and one’s ability to understand their inner truth. It is also known as the fifth chakra.
The Meaning of the Throat ChakraThe throat chakra is associated with expression, communication, propensity and connection. It has a particular ability to show the truth and purpose of life. The throat chakra has a natural connection to the sacral chakra, which is the center for emotions. This prompts an emphasis on expressing thoughts and creativity into the universe. It also has a strong connection to the etheric realm, aligning one’s vision with reality to subtle realms of spirit and intuitive abilities.
The Throat Chakra Symbol VishuddhaThe throat chakra is composed of a circle with sixteen petals blooming from the perimeter. A downward-pointing triangle within the circle contains a secondary circle. The inner circle represents aether or quintessence while the triangle represents the upward movement of energy. Essentially the energy is the gathering of knowledge toward enlightenment. The 16 petals are associated with the 16 breathy sounding vowels of the Sanskrit language.
Throat Chakra ConditionWhen the throat chakra is active (29 - 35 years old) and fully functioning we express ourselves clearly and with truth. When it is blocked, we feel at a loss for words.
Throat Chakra StoneTurquoise, angelite, azurite, lapis lazuli, apatite, celestite, chrysocolla, blue kyanite, blue quartz, sodalite, blue topaz.
Throat Chakra DietBlue foods such as blueberries, blackberries, corn. Include healing and soothing items such as coconut water, herbal tea, raw honey and lemon. Foods that grow on trees are also associated with this chakra.
Throat Chakra PostureFish pose
Throat Chakra Affirmations
- I communicate confidently and with ease.
- I am balanced in speaking and listening.
- I speak my true thoughts with ease.
- I feel comfortable speaking my mind.
- I set clear boundaries.