The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddha, is about speaking one’s truth. Obviously, Vishuddhais located at the base of our neck, and affects the proper functioning of our vocal cords and our thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is associated with hormone production that is key to physical growth and maturation. Spiritually, that growth is that of our consciousness and wisdom. The Throat Chakra incites us to live ideally, be surrounded by beauty, expressiveness, through our self-expression and ability to make our feeling and emotions our reality. It is the center of our capacity to community.

Lies, falsehoods, and half-truths imbalance our throat chakra. Actions that violate both our own spirit and those of others affect our bodies as much as our minds. However, choosing to repress our feelings through silence also manifests itself in an imbalance. Unexpressed thoughts and emotions obstruct the throat chakra. Pointing again to the mind-body connection, there’s a reason why we feel a lump in our throat or our vocal cords seemingly closing off when we are uncertain or afraid.
However, any artistic expression is a huge benefit to Vishuddha.  I’ve never been that aware of my throat chakra. However, now I ask myself what my inner truth actually is? I have always been very assured in my values and who I really am. I always hope that I am the person on the outside that I am on the inside. It’s something I’ve been conscious of for a long long time and that I’ve worked on for years. In being true to myself and voicing it to others more and more, I have to say that I’ve never been more comfortable than I am with myself until the past few years. One should always be humbly proud of who they are, and what they have become.
To maintain the health of your throat chakra, always be open, receptive, and humble. Having an open throat chakra is not just our ability to express ourselves but to listen to the truths others seek to share with us. For example, an overactive throat chakra might be obvious in our desire to control the consciousness of other peoples lives. A deficient throat chakra is evident if you are overly egotistic or prejudiced, or if you perceive the world as hostile, expecting to be humiliated, used, or judged by others rather than loved and nourished.

Feeding Your Throat Chakra

Speaking One’s Truth

  • Liquids in general: water, fruit juices, herbal teas
  • Tart or tangy fruits: lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi
  • Other tree growing fruits: apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, etc.
  • Spices: salt, lemon grass
Finally Affirmations for the Throat Chakra:
I am able to harness my will power to control addictive influences in my life.
I express my truth with respect, confidence, and grace.
I am ready to put my negative habits to one side and openly develop my
I substitute love, joy, and creative expression for old patterns of addiction and abuse.
I seek to make my inner truth and outer truth one and the same.
I willingly give up (smoking, alcohol abuse, dope, overeating and unhealthy
dieting) to enhance my own creative gifts.
Love opens the door for me to feel whole and complete.
Everything I do is an expression of love.
I love and trust my creative gifts.
It is now right for me to express the best of who I am now.
I take joy in my gift for creative expression.
I release the fear and doubts which block the way to my creative expression.
I am always open to the truth of other’s.
I am confident in the healing power of love to open my throat for greater
 I choose to express myself in my own unique way.
I foster greater consciousness and wisdom every day.
 I speak up for myself when I need to.
 I choose to express myself in my own unique way.
 I release the habit of gossip.
I use my voice to bless others.
 Whether through singing, cooking, painting, scrap booking, journaling, or writing, I express myself creatively.
I use my Will to choose this day.
I am confident in the healing power of love to open my throat for greater self-expression.

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