Psychology of the Throat Chakra & How to Create Balance
Communication * Expression * Empowerment
What is the Vishuddha Chakra?
Visha = impurity, poison Shuddhi = purification
The Throat Chakra, or Vishuddhi Chakra is located at the larynx, in the upper 3 chakras, and is considered the center of physical and spiritual purification.
Considered the “soul’s gate”, as the throat is a bridge connecting the emotions of the heart and the thoughts of the head,
Our throat chakra is our center of communication, creativity, will, speech, self-expression. deep listening.
It represents our ability to speak our truth, to speak up for ourselves, to say what’s truly important.
Psychology of the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is a powerful energy center that allows or blocks the flow of prana – life force energy – throughout our entire energy system.
When the Throat Chakra is balanced and healthy, prana flows and you feel energized and bright. When this chakra is stressed.or out of balance, you can feel drained and stressed.
As the center of will power, creativity, self-expression and communication, the throat chakras governs how we bring what we experience on the inside into the outer world: how open and vibrant this chakra is, impacts how how we give voice to the self, to our emotions, and how we allow or prevent creative ideas, energies, visions and dreams to flow and manifest.
The Throat Chakra feels most open, when our hearts are relaxed and we are in a full state of allowing ourselves to Be. When we restrict, control or hold back any parts of ourselves, we compromised the throat chakra’s balance.
When the throat chakra is out of balance, it can manifest as emotional dysregulation, addiction, self-doubt, judgment gossip, negative speech, self-censoring – all of which are acts of control that shut down the throat.
How do you know if your chakras are open or blocked?
When your chakras are balanced and healthy, life experiences are digested with ease and enable you to grow.
However, chronic and unresolved conflict, stress, negative self-eliefs systemstraumatic past life experiences that are left unprocessed or unexpressed, undigested can lead to any given given chakra being imbalanced, blocked, damaged or dysfunctional – expressing as either overactive or understactive, and leading to significant physical, emotiona, and mental health challenges.
Trauma, unresolved conflicts, karmic and past life circumstances, belief systems and/or chronic behavioral patterns cause imbalances, blockages, and/or damage in the chakras.
When our throat chakra is open and balanced, it can be expressed as:
- sense of feeling worthy
- healthy self-confidence / self-acceptance
- ability to express our truths
- ability to listen to our inner voice
- ideas, hopes and dreams are flowing
- verbalising and expressing needs, desires and opinions
When the throat chakra is closed, or out of balance, it can be expressed as:
- trauma and unresolved conflict
- excessive talking
- habitual dishonesty / manipulation
- controlling behaviour
- hurtful, mean or gossiping words
- judgement of self and others
- blocked creative flow
Core wounds of the Throat Chakra
Core wounds at the level of the throat chakra, can manifest as
- feeling of not trusting in what you believe
- not trusting that you deserve to be heard
- shutting down and not getting your needs met,
- feeling of continued disappointments and dissatisfaction in life
Throat Chakra Imbalance in the Body
In our body, the throat chakra most influences the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Deficiencies in the throat chakra can lead to:
- thyroid imbalance
- hearing problems
- ear infection
- chronic throat conditions
- neck and shoulder pain,
How to balance the throat chakra
- sing, hum, chant
- deep breathing
- rest your voice
- conscious jaw relaxation
- stop judging yourself and others
- allow yourself to share your thoughts and ideas
- speak your truth
Yoga poses to help balance the throat chakra:
- head and neck rolls
- fish pose
- lions breath
- plough pose
- shoulders tand
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E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance | Post-Grad Dip. Education, Queensland University of Technology | BA Psychology / Philosophy, McGill University
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