Welcome back yogis!! We should have our hearts healed and full of love and now are ready to thoughtfully and clearly talk about it. The chakra associated with speech is the throat chakra which in Sandskrit as Vishuddha. Vishuddha means “pure” or “purification.” The throat chakra is associated to the element of sound. The throat propagates sound which goes into the air- remember the heart chakra- and the vibration from the sound can be felt in not only our ears but our whole body. This chakra is very important to your communication and expression.
The throat chakra’s color is a blue turquoise and even an aquamarine blue. Though the auric color of the Throat chakra is seen usually as purple or turquoise. Wearing blue can help strengthen your chakra. My communication skills need some work especially since I have an orientation for my new job tonight.
Now lets talk about what you feel when your throat chakra is Under Active.
When your throat chakra is under active you will experience:
- Fear of Speaking
- Weak Voice
- Unable to Express Feelings
- Afraid to be Authentic
Now when your throat chakra is overactive you will…
- Dominate Voice
- Talk too much
- Not a good listener
- Interrupting Others
All of these unbalances can be rooted from someones mix messages and lies, verbal abuse, excessive criticism, authoritarian parents as well as substance abuse in the family. Right now my throat chakra is not showing symptoms of over or under activeness but there has definitely been times in the past when it has been both under active as well as over active.
Physical signs that your chakra is not balanced is when there are distorts in your throat, tightens in the neck and jaw, as well as experiencing problems with your voice and ears. I have personally had a lot of ear aches recently which I associate with my throat chakra being unbalanced.
Enough talking about your messed up throat chakra and let me tally what you should be able to do when the Throat chakra is balanced.
- Be able to express your truth and not afraid to speak your truth
- Your communication verbal/non-verbal is well interrupted to others
- Your connection with the etheric realm is getting stronger, etheric is the more subtle realms of spirit and intuitive abilities
- You will need to create, you will project ideas and may turn blueprints into reality
- You will realize your vocation, your purpose in this life, in this body
- And the one I need help with most- Good sense of timing
My chakra might not be under or over active but it is definitely out of balance.
My favorite healing process for the chakra is the stones. This chakra’s main stone, sodalite, is one of my favorites to have around the house. Not only is it a pretty blue and white speckled stone but it also brings an energy of communication into my apartment. I notice that when my friends have recently come over that they stay off their phones for a longer period of time and actually interact with each other!
Here are some others you can have around to heal and strengthen your throat chakra:
- Blue Agate
- Blue Topaz
For this weeks recipe I have decided to skip the smoothie and go right into the sea because of the main foods to heal this chakra is kelp! Yes you heard me, sea weed. You know, the legal stuff. It tastes damn good! Growing up in San Diego I basically lived off of this for the first 16 years of my life. I was born to mer-parents and was a mermaid til I moved to Texas and the tail went away. So watch out- if you eat enough kelp… you might grow a tail too!
This week I interviewed my yogi friend Cheyenne about why she thinks the throat chakra is the most important chakra out of the traditional seven. Watch the video to see what she says and learn three new yoga poses to heal this chakra.