Just as the heart chakra is all about love, the throat chakra is all about Truth. Hearing your truth, speaking your truth, living your truth, and connecting to the truth of others.
Vishuddha translates as ‘pure’ or ‘purification.’ It relates to living a clean and healthy life, so that we can better connect to our fifth chakra. They say that lies, gossip, negative self-talk and any sort of substance abuse that enters through the throat are ways of blocking this chakra.
To live a pure life means to be clean in body, mind, and spirit.
Communication is our connection to the throat chakra – not just what we say, but how we say it -not just what we say, but what we choose to keep inside. Secrets and lies keep us blocked and disconnected from our higher self. It’s important to express ourselves, freely and openly. Full expression requires one to be vulnerable, and vulnerability is a scary place. Having worked our way up through the chakras, knowing what we need, what we want, who we are and how to love, we’re able to speak our truth with more confidence.
How we express ourselves is not just in verbal communication. All the world can see of us, is what we choose to reveal. We reveal ourselves to the outside world through the words we speak, the words we write, how we dress, how we dance, the food we choose to serve, and how we keep our home. These are all ways of expressing who we are and revealing our truth. When we are in a balanced state in the throat chakra we are better able to express our true selves, free of any guilt or shame around who we are and what we believe in.
Communication is a two-way street. It is not only for us to communicate ourselves from a place of truth, but to show up for others, to listen, and to be present.
We connect by seeing and hearing the truth of others, and this connection is the foundation of sustainable relationships.
The throat chakra is a seat of willpower. When we are disconnected from our truth and the life we’re meant to live, our willpower is used simply to get through the day. When we are living our truth, and this chakra is spinning, we free up energy and this will-power can be used for more spiritual pursuits. Taking us further along our path to joy.
Remember – When we choose to share our truth, we encourage others to do the same.
Location: Inner and outer throat
Body parts: Neck, throat, jaw, ears
Tips to balance
Practice radical self-expression
Use your voice; sing, chant and hum
Speak your truth
Say ‘no’ when you mean ‘no’, ‘yes’ when you mean ‘yes’
I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed. ~ Anne Lamott