Your throat chakra plays an important role in expressing yourself and communicating with other people confidently. Difficulties in expressing yourself and hiding your raw emotions to avoid confrontation affect the proper functioning of the throat chakra.
An imbalance in this chakra prevents the flow of energy, leading to physical symptoms like a chronic sore throat, headache, dental issues, mouth ulcers, hoarseness, thyroid problems, laryngitis, neck pain, and even TMJ (Temporomandibular Disorders of the Jaw).
Aside from these physical symptoms, other aspects are also affected such as the psychological, emotional, spiritual, as well as your psyche.
Consequently, the following manifestations are observed: speaking problems, inability to express thoughts, shyness, inconsistency in speech and actions, social anxiety, stubbornness, detachment, and repression.
But once this chakra is cleared, you will then find the freedom to express yourself more clearly, gain your confidence, and be more effective in all your communication.
Negative emotions like guilt, hurt, and resentment can cause an imbalance in the throat chakra. That’s why it’s important to let go and release these emotions.
You don’t have to completely erase these emotions to release them. The process involves going back to the situations that trigger the emotion and locating in the body where the sensations the memories brings up.
With your hands on that area, acknowledge the emotion by saying: it hurts here. You may feel some discomfort at this point, but it only means there’s an imbalance in that area.
Befriend whatever sensations that may come up. Don’t be afraid to feel the pain because it’s only leading you to wholeness.
Take the responsibility of knowing that the pain is within you at this moment and not in the material world.
Regardless of the reactions your body brings you, know that you have the choice in how you interpret and respond to this emotional turmoil.
Then, with every exhale, release these emotions.
The practice of openly and honestly talking to a trusted person about your true emotions also helps in unblocking your throat chakra.
Make sure that this person understands you for who you are and won’t judge you for every word that you say. Explain to them that you feel negative at this time but need to express these emotions to let them go.
Blue is the color of the throat chakra, which has a calming effect that stimulates the throat chakra to heal and open.
Incorporate the color blue in your surroundings by placing blue colored flowers in your vase or hanging blue curtains.
Wearing precious blue stones also helps in the healing and balancing of this chakra while meditating on the color blue alleviates the throat chakra imbalance.
Writing is another way of expressing yourself more openly. Write down in your journal all your emotions and thoughts without judging yourself.
Whatever comes to mind, write it all down. The point is to pour out all those emotions that are welling up inside you.
Notice how much lighter you feel after expressing yourself. You can revisit what you’ve written later.
Singing is a good way of expressing yourself. If you’re not confident with your voice, find a place where nobody can hear you then sing all your heart out.
Singing is the best way to remove the blockages and activate your throat chakra. If singing doesn’t appeal to you, you can try humming, making sure your vocal chords vibrate with the sound.
Not everything is under your control. Take responsibility for the things that are under your control and let go of those that aren’t.
Be yourself and focus on the people you love. Spending more time with your loved ones can help you relax and ease up.
A yoga practice is also one of the best alternatives in soothing and opening up your throat chakra.
Giving your throat and neck more love with the yoga poses balances the flow of energy in these areas, which allow you to communicate, express yourself, and be creative more effectively.
Some poses you can try are easy neck release, baby cobra, supported fish, shoulder stand, and legs up the walls.
Any impurities in the environment encourage the negative energy to get stuck up. Make the effort of purifying the air around you through aromatherapy, which can alleviate your body balance and drive all the negativity away.
Scents like jasmine, sandalwood, rosemary, calendula, and others have healing properties that can activate your energy centers.