Why clear the throat chakra? The 5th chakra is associated with communication, speaking your truth, and authenticity. It is responsible for open and honest communication with others.
When balanced, the energy from the throat chakra allows for open communication and honest self-expression. When imbalanced, you may struggle to convey your real thoughts and feelings to others.
Did you know our body actually has over 70,000 chakras? Each time our meridians (nadis) cross, that junction is called a chakra. Seven main chakras make up our energetic system. The 7 main chakras are energetic centers located at the endocrine glands.
Overall, when your chakras are balanced, energy is able to freely flow through your energetic system. This leads to a greater sense of peace and wellness.
Having balanced chakras impacts your aura, or energetic field. A balanced aura will allow you to attract positive results.
Negative thoughts, feelings, foods, and inaction can adversely influence the chakras, thus our energetic health. The long term effects could lead to mental, emotional, and physical imbalances, density, or blocks in the chakras.
An individual with physical imbalances in a specific area may also reflect the imbalanced qualities associated with the connecting chakra. In a Reiki session, the energetic centers are being balanced. By balancing these centers, the physical body would also be addressed.
Reiki energy flows to the place in the body that is imbalanced and requires healing. Placing your hands on or above the specific chakra during Reiki self-care allows the energy to be drawn in. Healing Reiki energy will then go where it is needed.
Healing yourself first is the starting point for personal development and self-discovery. Reiki is not only a tool for healing, it also brings protection and personal transformation.
In addition to Reiki self-treatment, there are numerous ways to balance and cleanse your throat chakra. This includes eating foods associated with the color of the chakra and practicing yoga where particular poses help to open up the chakra. In addition, journaling to reflect on areas of your life that may require shifts is also important in balancing the chakra.
Just like maintaining a clean home and work environment, the throat chakra needs to be maintained regularly too.
Here are 5 simple and effective ways to balance your throat chakra:
- Singing, even if it’s only you in the shower, is a great therapy for opening the throat chakra. The vibrations of the sounds allows for releasing emotions and provides healing.
- Take a moment to organize your thoughts. Be comfortable with your own ideas and opinions.
- Wear blue, the color associated with the throat chakra, to open up your communication channel.
- Yoga exercises: cobra pose, plow pose, camel pose, neck stretches
- Journal prompt: Do you express yourself honestly and openly?
Remember, setting your intention matters. Before doing any of the activities, set your intention. For example, you might set the intention to balance your throat chakra and to improve on speaking your truth to others.
May you start communicating with more compassion each day forward!