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LOCATION: The center of the neck at the level of the throat

ASSOCIATED COLOR: Turquoise/Aquamarine

SYMBOL: Blue lotus with 16 petals

ELEMENT: Ether/Space

The Throat chakra is the 5th chakra of the body. It is all about the expression of yourself and your personal, highest truth. Another function of the throat chakra is to connect you to spirit. The biggest challenge affecting the throat chakra is expressing yourself in the most truthful manner. Opening the throat chakra can greatly help align your vision with reality and release pressure that may affect the heart chakra that is located just below. The throat chakra is associated with the etheric body, which is said to hold the blueprint or perfect template of the other dimensions of the body. A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. On the other end of the spectrum, an overactive throat chakra may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, and being verbally aggressive or mean.

An imbalance is the Throat is related to:

  • Speaking too much or inappropriately

  • Not being able to listen to others

  • Excessive fear of speaking

  • Small, imperceptible voice

  • Not being able to keep secrets or to keep your word

  • Telling lies

  • Excessive secretiveness or shyness

  • Anxiety

  • Frequent sore throats/infections

  • Dizziness and fatigue

  • Thyroid problems

  • Headaches

  • Anemia

  • Neck and shoulder pain

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Dental issues

  • Asthma

Tips to begin balancing your Throat Chakra:

  1. Drink more water

  2. Eat more fruit, such as blueberries, apples, peaches, lemons, and limes

  3. Be intentional about being honest and open when talking to friends and family

  4. Look in mirror when speaking affirmations and watch the movement in your lips

  5. Identifying what is preventing you from speaking openly

  6. Yoga-Fish pose

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