The Throat Chakra or Vishuddha is the 5th chakra and translates to “very pure.” This chakra gives a voice to your personal truths and is the center of communication, both verbal and nonverbal. This chakra allows us to find our voice, governs our ability to express ourselves creatively and speak with integrity and truth. This chakra is also considered the chakra of communication and its corresponding verb is "to speak". It is the seat of our creative expression and of communication.
Its energy comes from the sound element, this sound element is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression. This chakra is also considered the chakra of communication and its corresponding verb is "to speak". It is the seat of our creative expression and of communication.
Location: The throat chakra’s center is right in between your collar bone, and it radiates down to the center of your heart and up to the center of your eyes.
Signs of an Balance/Unbalanced Throat Chakra
When in balance: We are vibrating at a high frequency and understand that our words are powerful. We have created a meaningful life around our highest intentions and are able to express ourselves without hesitation and with kindness. We take time and space to listen to others and it’s important to us that they feel heard. Our words are rooted in truth and flow naturally, making most interactions pleasant.
When out of balance: We have trouble finding our voice and therefore find it difficult to communicate openly and effectively. Often we feel anxiety, guilt, shame, or fear around speaking our truth. When out of balance we tend to talk too much, project fears onto others and have trouble listening. We are not confident in our ability to create and manifest our dreams in the physical world.
Crystals for the Throat Chakra
Blue Lace Agate: Quite possibly the best known crystal for the Throat Chakra, Blue Lace Agate improves communication on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). Its gentle energy balances the Throat Chakra so you communicate to your best ability when you need it.
Celestite: Celestite is a wonderful stone for spiritual communication. Its connection to the upper chakras allows you to give, receive, and understand complex spiritual information more easily.
Sodalite: It allows you to trust your instincts which helps to open the doors to universal truths and gives you the strength and energy you need to teleport to a higher consciousness.
Throat Chakra Mantra
“I clear a path for truth.”