sanksrit name: Vishuddha (purification)
symbol: lotus with 16 petals, and within is downward pointing triangle, within which is a white circle (full-moon)
location: neck in the adam’s apple area
corresponding hormonal gland: thyroid
associated anatomy: neck, thyroid, parathyroid, throat, mouth, teeth
characteristics: will, communication, creativity, truthfulness, integrity, expressive
throat chakra life issues: express your truth, speak up, say how you feel, creative expression
affected by: speaking your truth, communication, asking for what you need
physical activities: yoga, dance, tai chi, qi gong
spiritual activities: chanting, meditation, singing, public speaking, prayer, keeping a journal or a blog 😉
musical note: G
In the physical sense this chakra is associated with the shoulders, arms, hands, with the ears, nose, teeth, mouth and neck. A blocked chakra inclines you to be inconsistent, to lack self-expression and appear unreliable.
If there is an imbalance in the throat chakra, there may be an imbalance in your voice itself which may sound scratchy, dry or forced. You may also be considered somewhat “wishy-washy” depending upon who is speaking to you at the moment.
These types of people leave themselves open to being easily manipulated since they do not stand firmly on any issue one way or the other.
The flip side of this may also be true, which will manifest itself in you being very manipulative, and trying to sway others to your side for your own obvious gain. This may manifest itself in you also being very domineering and distant from others emotionally.
Even irritation toward others and the voicing of that irritation causes imbalance within all of the chakras, because the throat is the command center through which our creative forces flow to all life.
Blockage of the throat chakra means you’ve experienced or are experiencing one of the following; Lies, mixed messages, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), secrets (threats for telling), authoritarianism (don’t talk back), alcoholic, chemical dependent family or cults (don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel).
Look through the characteristics of both excessive and deficient energy flow;
Excessive energy- Spins fast (no harmony)
too much talking
inability to listen
talking as a defense
prefers partners who can be dominated
Deficient energy – Spins slow (no harmony)
fear of speaking
small weak voice
may be afraid of sex
sexual energy-can’t relax
can’t express your thoughts
difficulty putting feelings into words
feel conflict with your religious upbringing
Misuses of the sacred energy center of the throat comes forth through blasphemy, all manner of gossip, variance, witchcraft, black magic, and hatred. With misuse such as gossip, criticism, sarcasm or angry words, harms ourselves including on a planetary level.
Ear and hearing problems
Neck and shoulder problems
disorders of the throat
neck- tightness of the jaw
communication/ speech problems
thyroid and immune system problems
•Poor auditory memory
•Inability to express self in words
•Logorrhea (nonstop verbal charter)