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Reiki Chakra Series - Get to Know your 13 chakras THROAT CHAKRA

Updated: Dec 6, 2023


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THROAT CHAKRA

Awakening the Throat Chakra: An Exploration of Speaking Your Truth


๐’๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ค๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž: Vishuddha

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ: Blue ๐‹๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Throat, neck, jaw, shoulders ๐‚๐ซ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ: Blue Aventurine, Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Blue Kyanite. ๐„๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ: Peppermint, Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil

๐˜๐จ๐ ๐š ๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐š: Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana), Fish Pose (Matsyasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana), Camel Pose (Ustrasana), Plow Pose (Halasana)




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THROAT CHAKRA & THE ENERGETIC SIGNIFICANCE


The throat chakra, situated at the base of the throat, holds immense significance in the realm of energy centres. It is the hub of communication, self-expression, and authenticity. Symbolised by the colour blue, this chakra governs our communication above all, particularly our ability to voice thoughts, feelings, and ideas with clarity and confidence.


A balanced throat chakra fosters effective communication, aiding both personal and professional relationships. It empowers us to speak our truth and express creativity openly. Conversely, blockages can lead to difficulties in articulation, fear of public speaking, and an inability to assert oneself.

However, imbalances in the throat chakra can manifest as difficulties in expressing oneself, fear of public speaking, or an excessive urge to dominate conversations.


Healing and nurturing this chakra through meditation, sound therapy, and practices that encourage authentic self-expression can lead to a heightened sense of inner truth, empowering us to contribute positively to our relationships and the world around us. In this blog, weโ€™ll cover many strategies to balance your throat chakra and keep it balanced.


By practicing mindfulness, meditation and yoga amongst other methods tailored to this chakra, you may release constriction and attain a harmonious flow of energy. Nurturing the throat chakra enriches self-awareness and enhances the connections we forge through heartfelt communication.



LOCATION AND ENERGIES


We have already mentioned the throat chakra, nestled at the base of the throat, radiates energies vital to our self-expression and communication. As the conduit between our internal thoughts and the external world, its energetic influence radiates to the neck, jaw, and shoulders. This energy vortex, resonating with the calming shade of blue, channels our abilities to communicate honestly, express creativity, and embrace authenticity.


The throat chakra's energies are deeply intertwined with our capacity to articulate ideas, feelings, and desires. It empowers us to share our truth, project confidence, and engage in meaningful dialogues. When balanced, it fosters harmonious exchanges and enriches our interconnectedness with others. A balanced and harmonious state of this chakra, can empower you to communicate with authenticity, listen empathetically, and engage in conversations that foster mutual understanding rather than control.


Disruptions within this particular chakra can manifest as challenges in effectively articulating your thoughts and emotions, potentially leading to a sense of frustration in communication. In some people, the effects may be an overwhelming inclination to dominate discussions, where conversations around self may also emerge generated by the effect an over-active throat chakra has on the ego. Reflecting an excessive urge to steer conversations according to their own perceptions, this could verge on an expansion of an overbalance in self-importance towards narcissism. This disruption might result in interpersonal conflicts or hinder genuine exchanges of ideas.


Exploring the various methods to balance this chakra involves practices that promote equilibrium and openness. Meditation and yoga poses targeting the throat area, and soothing activities like singing or chanting can clear blockages and stimulate a free flow of energies. Harnessing the throat chakra's energies cultivates a sense of inner resonance, enabling us to communicate from a place of authenticity, understand the power of our words, and form deeper connections with others and ourselves.


CRYSTALS & GEMSTONES: FACETS OF THROAT CENTRED ENERGY


Crystals like Aquamarine, Blue Lace Agate, and Lapis Lazuli are associated with the throat chakra. They're awesome for enhancing communication, self-expression, and clarity. Placing these stones on or near the throat area during meditation or daily activities is thought to balance and align the throat chakra, promoting honest and open communication. Here are some of my favourites I would like to share with you, with information on how to use them and their benefits:


Blue Aventurine:

Use: Blue Aventurine promotes clear and confident communication. It assists in expressing thoughts and feelings with ease and clarity.

Benefits: Enhances self-expression, alleviates social anxiety, aids in overcoming shyness, fosters honesty, and supports open communication in both personal and professional relationships.


Blue Lace Agate:

Use: Blue Lace Agate is known for its soothing energy that helps calm the mind and ease nervousness during communication.

Benefits: Facilitates peaceful expression, reduces fear of public speaking, encourages truthful dialogue, and supports self-acceptance, enabling you to communicate with grace and diplomacy.


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Wear Lapis Lazuli as jewellery

Lapis Lazuli:

Use: Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone that stimulates higher wisdom and spiritual awareness, enhancing one's ability to communicate profound thoughts.

Benefits: Amplifies intuition, encourages self-awareness, aids in releasing repressed emotions, fosters effective communication in relationships, and assists in aligning personal truth with external expression.


Sodalite:

Use: Sodalite promotes rational thinking and balanced communication, helping to convey ideas logically and with authenticity.

Benefits: Enhances self-esteem, encourages critical thinking, alleviates communication barriers, supports emotional balance, and aids in resolving conflicts by fostering clear and thoughtful expression.


Blue Kyanite:

Use: Blue Kyanite is known for its high vibrational energy that aids in aligning and balancing the throat chakra.

Benefits: Enhances self-expression, encourages open dialogue, facilitates connection with higher realms, promotes truthful communication, and assists in dispelling self-doubt, allowing for confident verbalisation of thoughts and emotions.


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Blue Kyanite

Integrating crystals to harmonise and amplify the throat chakra involves mindful practices that embrace both intention and technique. To initiate this energetic alignment, a vital step is regular cleansing of the chosen crystals. Immerse them in running water, bury them in the earth, or smudge with smoke from cleansing herbs such as sage or palo santo. Cleansing frees the crystals from accumulated energies, allowing the space to receive your intentions.


To strengthen their influence, set clear intentions. Reflect on your goals and desired outcomes. Be it honest self-expression, improved articulation, or calm public speaking, you may choose to write down your intentions or hold each crystal as you envision your desired outcomes. Reiki is also a powerful tool for cleansing and charging crystals. Take them along to your next energy therapy appointment and ask for them to be cleansed and charged, or if you're attuned to Reiki, you can easily do it anytime you like.


To harness their energies, consider wearing them as jewellery, allowing the crystals to maintain close contact with the throat chakra. Wearing a pendant or necklace can sustain a steady exchange of energies. During meditation, lay down, placing the chosen crystal on the throat region. This positions the crystal to transmit its vibrations directly to the chakra, fostering a harmonious interaction.


Select your chosen crystals for meditation for effective throat chakra balancing. Hold the crystal in your hand, breathe deeply, and visualise its vibrant energy enveloping your throat, revitalising your capacity for authentic communication. Alternatively, position the crystal nearby as you engage in calming activities like journaling or deep breathing exercises. My favourite is placing them into a gauze bag and carrying them in your bra or pocket.


When faced with challenges regarding the throat chakra, you may consider seeking professional guidance with Serene Valley Holistic Therapies. As both a Crystal and Reiki Master therapist, I offer valuable support through personally designed sessions. Together, I will help you explore the potential of these crystals combined with the Reiki energies to enhance your throat chakra's balance and energy flow. Combining focused intention, crystal resonance, and Reiki's gentle touch, the energies will facilitate a holistic approach to nurturing a harmonious and empowered throat chakra, complementing the journey toward improved communication.


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MEDITATION PRACTICE


Meditation serves as a powerful tool for nurturing and balancing the throat chakra. And we have discussed just how important it is for this energy centre to be aligned for communication, self-expression, and authenticity. To start on your throat chakra meditation, find a quiet and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Sit or lie down with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed. See the crystals and gemstones section above to select crystals you may want to use during this meditation.


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Preparation and Grounding:

Begin by taking a few deep, calming breaths. Inhale positivity and exhale any tension. Breathe love in and breathe love out. Envision roots extending from your body into the Earth, anchoring you and providing stability.


Colour Visualisation:

Picture a beautiful, vibrant blue light at your throat. Imagine this blue light growing with every inhale, cleansing and revitalising the throat chakra. As you exhale, with intention, let go of any blockages or fears related to communication.


Breathing Awareness:

Focus on your breath, inhaling and exhaling deeply. As you breathe in, envision the blue light expanding, filling your throat and neck area with its soothing energy. Upon each exhale, release any self-doubt or past communication challenges.


Affirmations:

Repeat affirmations related to the throat chakra. For example:


"I express myself with clarity and confidence,"

"My voice is valuable, and my words are heard with love."

"I radiate calm, peace, and serenity."

"I radiate calm, peace, and serenity."


These affirmations reinforce positive beliefs about your communication abilities.


Chanting or Toning:

Engage in gentle chanting or toning, producing vowel sounds like "E" or "A" that resonate through your throat. Feel the vibrations reverberating in the chakra, clearing any stagnation.


Expression Visualisation:

Visualise yourself engaged in confident and authentic communication. Picture conversations flowing effortlessly, expressing your thoughts with grace and love. Feel the sense of liberation that comes from open self-expression.


Gratitude and Closure:

Reflect on your meditation journey. Express gratitude for your ability to communicate and connect with others. Slowly bring your awareness back to the present moment, wiggling your fingers and toes to stimulate awareness of your physical body returning to presence.


Throat chakra meditation can gradually enhance your communication skills, foster self-acceptance, and encourage you to express your true self. Regular practice can lead to improved relationships, increased confidence, and a heightened sense of authenticity in your interactions. Remember that meditation is a personal journey, and its effects may unfold over time.


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ASK ARCHANGEL GABRIEL


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Invoking the guidance and support of Archangel Gabriel, the celestial being associated with communication and the throat chakra, can enhance your efforts in balancing and nurturing this energy centre.


To connect with Archangel Gabriel for your throat chakra:

Set Your Intention:

Find a quiet and calm space where you can focus. Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself. Set your intention to connect with Archangel Gabriel for assistance in healing and balancing your throat chakra.

Call Upon Archangel Gabriel:

You call on Archangel Gabriel silently in your minds eye or verbally call upon Archangel Gabriel. For example, you might say:

"Archangel Gabriel, I invite your presence and guidance to help heal and balance my throat chakra. Please assist me in expressing myself authentically and communicating with clarity."

Visualise:

Close your eyes and visualise a radiant light in shades of blue, the colour which will resonate best with the throat chakra. Imagine Archangel Gabriel appearing before you as a nurturing and supportive presence, surrounded by this soothing blue light.

Request Healing:

As you connect with Archangel Gabriel, share your intentions and any specific challenges you're facing with your throat chakra. Request healing, support, and guidance in clearing any blockages that hinder your communication.

Listen and Receive:

During this meditation, remain open to any insights, messages, or sensations that you may receive. Archangel Gabriel might offer guidance through thoughts, images, feelings, or a sense of peacefulness.


Express Your Deepest Gratitude:

After your meditation, express gratitude to Archangel Gabriel for the assistance and loving support provided to you.


You can say:


"Thank you, Archangel Gabriel, for your healing presence and guidance in balancing my throat chakra. I am grateful for your support in my journey of authentic self-expression."


Your connection with Archangel Gabriel is a personal experience, and the more you practice, the stronger your bond may become. Trust your intuition and the sensations you feel during the meditation. Additionally, combining this practice with other throat chakra healing techniques, such as crystals, affirmations, and meditation, can create a comprehensive approach to nurturing your communication centre.



ESSENTIAL OILS


Utilising essential oils for throat chakra healing can be a harmonious addition to your wellness routine. Each oil possesses unique properties that can help balance and support the communication centre. Here's how to use these essential oils effectively:


Peppermint Oil:

Properties: Peppermint oil is invigorating and promotes mental clarity, enhancing communication.

Application: Dilute a few drops in a carrier oil and gently massage the throat area. Inhale the refreshing aroma to uplift your spirits before speaking or engaging in communication.


Chamomile Oil:

Properties: Chamomile oil is calming and soothing, reducing anxiety that might inhibit self-expression.

Application: Diffuse chamomile oil in your space during meditation or when working on self-expression exercises. You can also add a drop to warm water for a soothing throat gargle.


Lavender Oil:

Properties: Lavender oil brings a sense of tranquillity, easing communication-related stress.

Application: Diffuse lavender oil to create a serene environment for open conversation. Diluted lavender oil can be applied to your neck and shoulders to promote relaxation before interactions.


Tea Tree Oil:

Properties: Tea tree oil is purifying and can help clear energetic blockages inhibiting communication.

Application: Mix a few drops with a carrier oil and gently massage onto your throat area. Its cleansing properties can help remove stagnant energy that may hinder self-expression.


Blending Oils:

For a synergistic effect, you can create a blend using a carrier oil and a combination of these oils. Experiment with different ratios to find what resonates with you best.


Affirmation Ritual:

Combine these oils with a personal affirmation, such as "I communicate with ease and authenticity." As you apply the oil, repeat the affirmation to infuse it with positive intentions.


Chakra Balancing Massage:

Consider a gentle massage on your throat, neck, and shoulders using a carrier oil infused with these essential oils. Visualise the oils harmonising and balancing your throat chakra as you massage.


Always ensure proper dilution with carrier oils, especially when applying directly to the skin. When using essential oils, trust your intuition and be mindful of any allergies or sensitivities. Integrating these oils into your self-care rituals can promote a holistic and empowered throat chakra, enhancing your ability to communicate with clarity and authenticity.



YOGA ASANA


The following yoga poses have specific benefits for the throat chakra by promoting alignment, opening, and activation of this energy centre. So, roll out your mat and let's get started. Here's how each pose contributes to throat chakra balance and how to practice them:



Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana):

Benefits for Throat Chakra: In Shoulder Stand, the throat is gently stretched and exposed, allowing energy to flow freely. This pose promotes clarity of expression and communication.

How to Do It: This is considered an advanced pose, so only attempt this if you are confident in your yoga practice. Lie on your back, lift your legs overhead, and support your lower back with your hands. Press your shoulders into the mat, stack your hips over your shoulders, and extend your legs upward. Keep your throat elongated and relaxed. Breathe deeply and if you are able, hold the pose for several breaths.

Fish Pose (Matsyasana):

Benefits for Throat Chakra: Fish Pose opens the chest and throat, stimulating the energy flow through the throat chakra. It encourages confident self-expression and releases tension.

How to Do It: Lie on your back, lift your chest by placing your elbows under your back, arching your back gently. Tilt your head back, allowing the crown of your head to rest on the mat. Breathe deeply, expanding the chest and throat area.

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana):

Benefits for Throat Chakra: Bridge Pose activates the neck and throat region, helping to release pent-up emotions and promote communication.

How to Do It: Lie on your back, bend your knees, and place your feet on the mat hip-width apart. Lift your hips off the mat while keeping your feet and shoulders grounded. Interlace your fingers under your hips, if you are able to, otherwise leave your hands flat at your sides. Pressing your arms into the floor. Breathe deeply, opening the throat area.

Camel Pose (Ustrasana):

Benefits for Throat Chakra: Camel Pose opens the heart and throat, encouraging honest self-expression and releasing tension in the neck and shoulders.

How to Do It: Kneel on the floor, tuck your toes, and lift your pelvis. Place your hands on your lower back for support. Arch your back and reach your hands toward your feet. Keep your neck long and relaxed. Breathe deeply as you open your chest and throat.

Plow Pose (Halasana):

Benefits for Throat Chakra: Plow Pose promotes blood circulation to the neck area, supporting the throat chakra's energy flow and encouraging clear communication.

How to Do It: Once again, this pose is considered an advanced asana. If this is your first attempt, go gently and ease off so you are not straining. Lie on your back, lift your legs overhead, lowering over your head towards the floor. Support your back with your hands or place them on the floor. Keep your legs straight and your toes touching the ground behind you. Breathe deeply and elongate the spine.


Practicing these poses mindfully and with intention can aid in balancing and activating the throat chakra. It is very important not to attempt any of these poses if you are new to the practice.

Remember to focus on your breath, maintain proper alignment, and listen to your body. As with any yoga practice, if you have any medical concerns or limitations, consult with a yoga teacher or leave a message in the comments before attempting these poses.



MINDFUL PRACTICES


Below are some mindful practices you may embrace to bring harmony to the throat chakra. They foster authentic communication, alleviate communication anxiety, enhance self-expression, and encourage active listening. These practices create a balanced, empowered connection between thoughts, words, and emotions. You may think of many more effective methods. Let me know other practices in the comments:


Affirmations:

Affirmations are positive statements that reinforce desired beliefs. Examples for the throat chakra:

"I communicate with confidence,"

"My voice matters,"

"I express myself authentically."

How to Practice: Choose an affirmation that resonates with you. Repeat it daily, either silently or aloud. Reflect on its meaning and let it permeate your thoughts and communication. Write it in your journal, or post-it-notes and place around your workspace or home.


Journaling:

Journaling allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Write about your communication experiences, challenges, and aspirations.

How to Practice: Set aside time to write in a journal. Reflect on past interactions, your feelings, and any patterns you notice. Write freely, allowing your thoughts to flow. Set up a Gratitude Journal. At the front of the journal write down 3 or more things you are grateful for. At the back of the journal, write down all of the synchronicities you notice.



Creative Expression:

Engaging in creative activities like art, singing, or craft helps you express yourself beyond words.

How to Practice: Choose a creative outlet that appeals to you. Paint, draw, sing, doodle, sew, make a collage of found objects or engage in any artistic endeavour that allows you to convey your feelings and thoughts.

Meditative Breathing:

Focusing on breath enhances mindfulness and calms the mind, supporting clearer communication.

How to Practice: Sit in a comfortable position. Inhale deeply through your nose, allowing your chest and throat to expand. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Visualise blue light energising your throat with each breath.

Mindful Speaking:

Pay close attention to your words and tone during conversations, promoting conscious communication.

How to Practice: Before speaking, take a moment to consider your words. Speak slowly and clearly, emphasising the importance of thoughtful expression.

Listening Meditation:

Active listening fosters empathy and improves communication.

How to Practice: Choose a recorded guided meditation or message or engage in a real conversation. Focus on truly hearing the words, feelings, and intentions of the speaker without interrupting and allowing the other person to be truly heard.

Chanting or Singing:

The vibrational sound of โ€˜Hamโ€™ can harmonise and balance the throat chakra.

How to Practice: The Sanskrit mantra for the throat chakra is "Ham" (pronounced like the English word "hum"). Chanting this mantra can help activate and balance the energy of the throat chakra, promoting clear communication and self-expression.

Conscious Silence:

Embrace moments of silence to allow space for reflection and mindful communication.

How to Practice: Dedicate a few minutes daily to sit in silence and pure awareness. Focus on your breath and observe your thoughts without judgment. This is a very powerful practice and as you embrace this mindfully, you may choose to spend up 24 hours or longer in silence.


Integrate these practices into your daily routine, selecting those that resonate with you. Consistency is key โ€“ by nurturing your throat chakra mindfully, you can foster authentic communication and a stronger connection with yourself and others.



REIKI INFLUENCES


Reiki, a gentle energy healing practice, significantly balances and aligns the throat chakras for your healing and well-being. Reiki is powerful in unblocking energy stagnation within the throat chakra.


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This promotes open communication, self-expression, and authenticity. During a Reiki session in my practice, I place my hands near the throat, neck and shoulders areas, allowing the healing energy to flow and remove any energetic obstructions. This process helps to release suppressed emotions, fears, and self-doubt that hinder effective communication.


The powerful energy healing of Reiki's soothing influence nurtures the throat chakra, encouraging you to find your voice and articulate thoughts with clarity. It complements other practices like crystal healing, meditation and affirmations, as well as some of the mindful practices I have mentioned above, creating a holistic approach to throat chakra healing.


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ENERGY THERAPIES

There are so many various energy therapies we offer at Serene Valley Holisitc Therapies as a part of our Holistic Counselling sessions. These methods harmonise the throat chakra, supporting clear communication and self-expression.


Here are our approaches:

Usui Reiki: Through gentle touch or hovering hands, Reiki directs healing energy to the throat chakra, dissolving energy blocks and enhancing its balance.


Crystal Healing: Placing throat-chakra-related crystals such as blue lace agate or other crystals mentioned previously on or around the throat can amplify healing energies.


Sound Therapy: Using mantras, using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, Koshi chimes, Tingsha bells, or listening to specific frequencies can resonate with the throat chakra, promoting its alignment.


Colour Therapy: Surrounding yourself with shades of blue, the throat chakra's colour, through clothing or surroundings, can positively influence its energy flow.


Breathwork: Mindful breathing exercises, like deep inhales and exhales, encourage vital energy circulation through the throat chakra.


Meditation: Focusing on the throat chakra during meditation, visualising energy healing and sending healing intentions to promote its well-being.


Yoga Asanas: Poses that stretch and activate the neck and throat region, like cobra or shoulder stand, to stimulate the throat chakra.


Affirmations: Repeating positive statements related to self-expression and communication can reprogram negative beliefs and enhance throat chakra alignment.

Combining these energy therapies with intention and mindfulness can lead to a holistic approach in nurturing and balancing the throat chakra.



EMBRACING AUTHENTIC EXPRESSION


Within the journey of self-discovery and spiritual evolution, the throat chakra emerges as a guiding light, illuminating the path of clear communication, genuine self-expression, and harmonious interaction. Exploring the realm of energy therapies such as Reiki and crystal healing, harnessing the potency of essential oils, engaging in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices, we embark on a profound expedition into the realm of the throat's energies.


As we attune the throat chakra, we cultivate not only our personal well-being but also contribute to a collective interaction of articulate connection.


The Throat Chakra's energies remind us that the strength of vocalised truth resides both within us and in the fabric of existence, yearning to be acknowledged and shared.


Love & Light,



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