The Throat Chakra
Do you have trouble expressing what you need to say? Do you speak from the heart with clear intention? Communication and speaking our truth both relate to the throat chakra.
What is a chakra? In Sanskrit chakra means wheel or circle (Cooper and Crosswell, 2009). Chakras are energy centres of light. They are the interface between our physical bodies and energy bodies. Chakras take in spiritual energy, absorb it and then step it down into usable energy for the physical body. The chakras in our bodies are located near our endocrine glands. The throat chakra is located at the throat and is associated with the Thyroid Gland.
Our throat chakras are integral to expressing our truth, thoughts, and feelings as well as expressing who we are on both an individual and soul level (East, 2005). All chakras have a colour, function, location and element associated with them. For the throat chakra the colour is blue, its function is communication; speaking your truth and expression; its location is the throat and the associated element is ether.
An out of balance, blocked or damaged chakra affects our physical body as everything is interconnected and interrelated. The thyroid gland which is located in the throat is associated with the throat chakra and has a direct impact on our metabolism and vitality. Thyroid conditions are reflective of an out of balance thyroid. Running around on empty, exhaustion, weight issues and feeling lethargic can all be symptoms of thyroid issues.
On an emotional level unexpressed emotions can also cause blocks in our throat chakra. When we suppress our self we swallow and push down the energy into our being. Blocked energy will always manifest in some way in the body. Lying and manipulating others can also create issues with the throat chakra.
Having an open throat chakra is not particularly easy for women given that in past times society was controlled by males and women were oppressed. Past life wounding can also create blocks in our chakras. This is due to people in past lives being tortured, abused, suppressed or killed for being oneself or for speaking out that has created blocks in the throat chakra.
With the rise of the feminine energy in recent times and the support of the spiritual energies women in particular are being pushed to find their voice and express themselves. To evolve we must heal and clear the blocks in our chakras. Kinesiology is a very effective and powerful tool for working with the blocks or wounding in our chakras and clearing out the negative emotions surrounding them.
There are many things you can do to help open your throat chakra such as wearing blue, singing, writing, chanting, journal work, meditating looking at the blue sky, working with blue crystals, speaking your truth, saying what you mean and putting your truth into action (East, 2005).
Cooper, D. and Crosswell, K. (2009). Ascension through orbs. Forres: Findhorn Press.
East, C. (2005). Chakras for the 21st century. Melbourne: Cobalt Connection.