The fifth chakra: Vishuddha, The throat chakra
Today we are diving into the fifth chakra. (** If you haven’t read the last emails, please click here).
This chakra is called the throat chakra and it controls our ability to communicate openly and to give a voice to the desires of our heart.
The throat chakra (or Vishuddha in Sanskrit) as you may have guessed, is located in the throat and is represented by the color blue, or turquoise
This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The fifth chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue.
The 5th chakra can become overactive when we spend a lot of time trying to make our voice heard or if we often feel ignored or invalidated. We then may try to overcome this by giving ourselves “a louder voice” or often interrupt others.
Physically, an overactive 5th chakra may result in throat pain, frequent infections, cavities or mouth ulcers.
The best essential oils to balance this chakra are Lavender and Roman Chamomile. You can find one or both of these potent calming oils in all of our VATA products and PITTA products.
Here are other simple ways, to rebalance the throat chakra:
A great way to start balancing your 5th chakra is to ask yourself before you speak:
IS IT TRUE?
IS IT NECESSARY?
AND IS IT KIND?
On the other hand, sometimes we have been ignored and invalidated so much that we react in the opposite way – we shut down our voices and never speak our truth.
If that’s you, try practicing the art of allowing yourself to be heard even if no one is around to hear you. Practice expressing your emotions and truths when you’re alone and eventually, you’ll be able to speak your truth in front of others.
A great mantra for balancing the throat chakra is:
“My truth is valuable and I give myself permission to speak it with love and authenticity.”
Never forget that you are fantastic and that you have amazing gifts and talents to share with the world. So don’t be shy to let your voice be heard!
In Love & Light,
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