The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra in the chakra system. It is located at the throat and neck region on the bod. The organs it controls include the trachea, thyroid, parathyroid, hypothalamus, ears, mouth, esophagus and neck vertebrae. The color that represents the Throat Chakra is sky blue and it's complimentary color is orange. The gemstones associated with the Throat Chakra are lapis, blue agate, blue chalcedony, aquamarine and turquoise.
The element associated with the Throat Chakra is Ether. Ether represents the energy that bridges the physical and subtle realms. Vibration comes closest the meaning of Ether or Ethereal as the Throat Chakra is deeply connected to vibration by sound. The Throat Chakra is also associated with taste, smell, speech, our ability to communicate, understanding and being understood. It is the center of truth, self-knowledge and attitudes, and our ability to express ourselves in the most truthful manner. It is also linked to our ears, and our ability to hear – both physically and intuitively. It is the connection between our sense of who we are inside, and how we represent ourselves out in the world.
A healthy functioning Throat Chakra will be exhibited by honesty, creativity, maturity, independence, positive self-expression and the ability to speak your truth. A dysfunctional Throat Chakra will be exhibited by sore throats, laryngitis, swallowing problems, thyroid dysfunction, gum or teeth problems, TMJ, scoliosis, neck pain, swollen lymph nodes, addictions and voice problems.
The healthfulness of the Throat Chakra is in relation to how honestly you express yourself. A challenge of the Throat Chakra is to receive and assimilate information, therefore seek only the truth as lying and deceit violate the spirit. Balance your Throat Chakra by gargling with saltwater, singing, or even screaming. Always speak your truth, even if it means writing it in your journal where no one will see it. Visualize a vibrant sky blue ball of light radiating from your Throat Chakra as you speak your truth.
Affirmations for a Healthy Throat Chakra:
My thoughts are positive, and I always express myself truthfully and clearly.
I am open, clear, and honest in my communication.
I have a right to speak my truth.
I communicate my feelings with ease.
I express myself creatively through speech, writing, or art.