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The Throat Chakra

The throat chakra is located in the throat region. The Sanskrit name for this chakra is Vishuddha, which translates to purification. This chakra is responsible for communication, self-expression, and creativity. When this chakra is balanced, you will find it easy to communicate your thoughts and feelings to others. You'll also be able to express your creativity more easily. People with a balanced throat chakra are often confident and articulate speakers.

An inverted triangle is often represented by this chakra. The triangle has many interpretations and spiritual meanings, one, in particular, being a representation of the mind, body, and soul. Because of this, the throat chakra can be labeled as the vessel in which you express your being out into the world. This is true for words, language, creativity, and other forms of self-expression.

The color of the throat chakra is light blue. Spiritually, blue represents peace, serenity, communication, forgiveness, and stability. While reflecting on the throat chakra and the aspects of you that it governs, you can identify how to obtain the qualities of blue through your choice of expression.

 Imbalanced Throat Chakra

When the throat chakra is out of balance, you may have difficulty expressing yourself verbally or feel unable to speak up for yourself. You may be prone to secrecy, dishonesty, and gossiping. You may also be shy and introverted or have a hard time asserting your opinions. A balanced throat chakra allows you to communicate freely and confidently, expressing your thoughts and feelings openly and enabling you to speak your truth. An imbalanced throat chakra doesn't just prevent you from communicating negative emotions or pain. If this chakra is out of balance, it will be difficult for you to express positivity, joy, and even words of love as well.

 Heal Your Throat Chakra

Creative expression can help to open and energize the throat chakra. Working on speaking your truth can help heal any energetic blockages or stagnation within this area as well. Acting within your sense of integrity is a powerful way to heal the throat chakra, enabling you to walk in your truth and exude your freedom of expression much more abundantly.

If you feel that your throat chakra may be out of balance, incorporate energy work into your daily practice. For this chakra, practice each day expressing yourself in some way. If you have an emotion, say it out loud, even if no one's around. Get used to expressing yourself verbally instead of keeping it concealed. This goes for positive emotions or wonderful experiences; express them too. Because this chakra is associated with honesty, oftentimes, the person we're the least honest with is ourselves. Practice being open and honest with what you want and how you feel about yourself. You can do this by looking in the mirror each morning and speaking into your reflection. You can also achieve this by writing yourself a letter. Any tool you can use to give the world a peek inside your inner world is beneficial.