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The Throat Chakra: The Vibration of Your Inner Spirit + Guided Meditation👇

When I lost my voice last week, I felt well and I felt healthy, so what gives?  I decided to appreciate what my body was trying to tell me, what my mind didn’t yet realize and how I needed to heal.

Today, let's delve into the captivating realm of the throat chakra, an energy center that holds profound significance in the tapestry of our spiritual and emotional selves.

Lady examining throat in mirror.

The Throat Chakra: A Cosmic Conduit

Nestled in the throat region, the Vishuddha, or the throat chakra, is the fifth energy center in the chakra system. It acts as a bridge between the heart and the mind, connecting our emotional experiences with our rational thoughts. This energy vortex resonates with the color blue, symbolizing the boundless expanse of the sky and the infinite potential for expression.

Blue sky with a few clouds.

The Chakras are Different yet Connected

All of the Chakras have a unique energetic vibration and when they are all working properly, the energy can flow easily between them.  Since they are all vibrating differently, we can think of them similar to how we think of ourselves.  We have our own minds, souls and bodies yet we are still a part of the larger whole.  When we work together in harmony and in community, we are stronger. 

An Imbalanced or Blocked Throat Chakra

Some signs or symptoms of a blocked chakra are physical: jaw issues, thyroid issues, raspy voice, gum problems, or a sore throat. 

Other symptoms are emotion such as: harder time expressing your thoughts, desires, feelings, or your purpose (dharma).  You might be prone to outbursts of emotion (from repressing emotions) after periods of extreme quiet. You might also be highly critical of yourself and/or others. 

For me, while I have been on a focused path of emotional and spiritual well-being, I have had much experience with years of living in silence, uncertainty, fear and outbursts of anger that felt out of my control. 

Just as it took years to create that pattern of behaviour, it will take some patience in deprogramming the body and the mind.  

Significance of the Throat Chakra

1. Authentic Expression:

The throat chakra is the epicenter of authentic self-expression. It empowers us to communicate our thoughts, emotions, and truths with clarity and honesty. When balanced, it encourages us to speak our truth with kindness and integrity, fostering genuine connections with others.

Affirmation: I connect to my authentic self. I express my true desires. 

2. Creativity and Artistic Expression:

Creativity flows through the throat chakra, making it an essential force for communicating your authentic desires, namely your dharma. When this energy center is unblocked, the creative juices can flow freely, leading to the manifestation of unique and inspiring ideas.

Intention: Infinite Spirit, open the way for the divine design of my life to manifest; let the genius within now be released, let me see clearly the perfect plan!

(Florence Scovel Shinn)

The Game of Life and How to Play It

3. Balanced Communication:

This chakra governs not only what we say but also how we listen. A balanced throat chakra enables us to communicate effectively and empathetically, promoting harmonious relationships and understanding.  

Breath-Work (Pranayama): Lion’s BreathVisualize a light blue orb at the centre of your throat on an inhale.As you exhale, open your mouth wide sticking your tongue out, ‘haaaaaa’. Visualize your vocal cords opening to speak from the depths of your soul. Practice: 10 breaths. 3 normal breaths. Repeat for three rounds. 

Man taking a deep breath in nature

Applications in Everyday Life

1. Mindful Speech:

Consciously choosing our words allows us to wield the power of the throat chakra positively.  You don’t have to agree with others, in fact being your authentic Self means telling the truth no matter what.  However, simply do so with the intention of kindness.  Muster up that courage from your solar plexus chakra - manipura - the city of jewels - just above your naval, and speak your truth with confidence and grace. 

2. Creative Exploration:

Embracing creative pursuits nurtures the throat chakra. Whether it's journaling, singing, dancing, painting, or any other form of artistic expression, engaging in creative endeavors helps unlock the potential stored within this energy center.  Have fun with it!

3. Balancing Practices:

Yoga, meditation, and breathwork are powerful tools to balance and activate the throat chakra. Specific poses and techniques, such as the fish pose and chanting mantras like "HAM," can stimulate and align this energy center.  Everything is energy and when you focus your attention on the vibrations of sound, or the energy of the colour blue, you are creating deliberate intentions (thoughts are energy too!) for healing. 

Lady meditating on a yoga mat

Closing Thoughts + Guided Meditation

Nurturing this energy centre allows us to harness the power of our voice so that we can create an outer world that reflects our inner world. 

As we explore the depths of the throat chakra, may we find the courage to speak our truth and share our unique gifts with the universe.

So dear ones, let the energy of the throat chakra guide you on a journey of self-discovery so that you may share your authentic Self with the world.  The more true to ourselves we all are, the more we create a better world for us all. 

Enjoy this guided meditation for your Throat Chakra. A glimpse into what awaits you at the end of one of my Yoga Classes. Asana is a comfortable seat for meditation afterall.

Love and Light to you on your journey.

Jaime Signature J'aime Reiki and Yoga


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