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Facts About The Throat Chakra

Updated on January 8, 2020
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The Throat Chakra

The fifth chakra or throat chakra is associated with the color blue and is located at the throat.
The fifth chakra or throat chakra is associated with the color blue and is located at the throat.

The Fifth Chakra

The fifth chakra, or throat chakra, is located at the throat and is associated with the color blue. This chakra controls our communication and self-expression. Your throat chakra helps you gain insight into how to communicate properly and how to resolve conflicts through communication. Your sense of self-expression are also impacted here. If you have strengths in this chakra, you are typically a confident person who is active and enjoys self-expression, possibly through creative processes such as art, music, or other endeavors. Those who have trouble speaking their mind or communicating clearly with others probably have a blockage in their throat chakra that is preventing them from using this ability. That is why it is important to make sure you have a good balance. This could help you in future endeavors such as job interviews, relationships, and even taking on new hobbies and projects.

Open Communication

The fifth chakra controls your ability to communicate and is thus a great way to strengthen your listening and conflict-resolution skills.
The fifth chakra controls your ability to communicate and is thus a great way to strengthen your listening and conflict-resolution skills.

Functions

The throat chakra is associated with communication, so that means that when we are focused on this area of the body, we are most concerned with speaking and listening skills. Knowing yourself, your capabilities, and how to solve problems are all strengths that can come from a strong energy in the throat chakra. If you are going through a tough situation with a friend or family member, consider using the throat chakra to help you use conflict-resolution strategies to deal with your problems. World leaders can benefit from strengthening their throat chakras to deal with issues of diplomacy and international relations. There are many ways that the throat chakra functions to help with communication and expression.

Chakra Imbalances

If you have an imbalance in your throat chakra, it is more than likely that you might be having trouble communicating something or you are keeping something inside. This blockage can effect your relationships with others as well as how you function in your job and your day to day life. That is why it is important to make sure that you are working on your communication and self-expression skills. A weakness in the throat chakra indicates a person that might be shy, soft-spoken, or fearful of public speaking. Those with a strong throat chakra energy are more charismatic, well-versed, and confident in their abilities.

Self-Expressiveness

The throat chakra also helps with self-expression, so getting involved in the arts of other creative projects will help to strengthen your abilities and energy in your throat chakra.
The throat chakra also helps with self-expression, so getting involved in the arts of other creative projects will help to strengthen your abilities and energy in your throat chakra.

How To Balance Your Throat Chakra

Find a peaceful place to meditate and use a chakra card or visual to focus your energy on as you meditate. You may also want to consult a guided meditation audio clip to help you through your meditation. If you are looking to stimulate and strengthen the throat chakra, you may also want to chose to have blue crystals around you while you meditate. The energy from the crystals can help resonate within you and help you to communicate and express yourself more freely. Consider using crystals such as sodalite or lapis lazuli, as these stones are strongly associate with communication. Wearing a blue stone around your neck and close to your throat chakra will also help to strengthen this area.

Communicate Clearly

If your throat chakra is balanced you will benefit by having stronger communication skills. When your boss asks you to complete that presentation for your company, you will overall feel more confident in your abilities. Your relationships with family and friends will benefit because you will be more clear about your expectations in your relationships. The throat chakra also seeks to strengthen your sense of self-expression, so you might find yourself seeking new ways to express yourself. Consider taking up a hobby such as painting, drawing, music, or even public speaking. This in combination with meditation will help to bring out your best qualities and use your throat chakra energy in a positive way. Use your imagination to help you bring out your most creative qualities and make the most of your fifth chakra.

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