The throat Energy Center, also referred to as Visuddha, is the fifth chakra and the first of the higher spiritual energy centers. Located in the region of neck and shoulders and associated with the blue color, it is deeply connected to your originality, to expressing your authentic voice and speaking your truth. The fifths chakra corresponds anatomically to the thyroid gland.
The energy of balanced Visuddha allows you experience inspired creativity, to seek knowledge that is true beyond society and family conditioning, beyond limitations of time and space. It makes it easy and natural for you to stand up for what you believe, saying no when you need to, and being confidently open and honest in what you say.
A blocked throat energy center can impact your ability to communicate effectively for fear of ridicule and judgement, to experience and realize your truth in the world.
Physical symptoms of blocked energy in the throat chakra include neck pain, headaches, hoarseness, sore throat, dental issues, laryngitis, thyroid problems or TMJ.
Non-physical symptoms of a blocked Visuddha include fear of speaking, shyness, social anxiety, inhibited creativity, stubbornness, inconsistency in speech and actions or inability to express thoughts.
An overactive throat chakra can manifest as gossiping, non-stop talking or arrogance.
How To Balance The Throat Energy Center?
1. First of all, speak your truth! Practice expressing yourself in any situations, even if there is no-one around. Writing in a journal has a very cathartic effect as well.
2. Release all negative emotions, including guilt, hurt, and resentment. Sometimes a good cry can help tremendously alleviate a blockage of the fifth chakra.
4. Practice mindful speech and action and talk openly and honestly with others on a regular basis.
5. Meditate on and incorporate the throat chakra’s color blue into your life.
6. Incorporate positive affirmations such as 'I am able to speak my truth confidently and with ease', 'I am always able to find the right words', 'My voice is heard', 'I vocalize my feelings', 'I am balanced in speaking and listening' and 'I am comfortable in silence'.
Remember your greatness!