Throat Chakra Activation Kit:
How to Balance your Voice
*Communication * Self-Worth * Creativity* Expression * Empowerment * Trust*
Part 1. Understand the basic Psychology of the Throat Chakra
What is the Throat / 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.
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.
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
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-beliefs systems, traumatic 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
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,
Part 2. How to balance and heal the throat chakra
Your voice is a powerful tool for impact and change, for sharing your inner world with the people around you.
Self-Care, Hydration & Spacious living Singing, Humming & Chanting, Allow yourself to share your thoughts and ideas
Speak your truth – Share your feelings, thoughts and ideas. Recognise when you judge yourself or others and Stop
Practice Giving yourself permission
Journal Deep breathing exercises
Resting and Consciously relaxing your throat, your jaw, neck and throat
Be Creative, Express Yourself and let yourself be heard
Singing the Voice Awake
The process of awakening & empowering your voice, and balancing your throat chakra is key for healing, joy and spiritual growth.
Begin with this 20-minute warm-up to begin your journey towards more relaxation and flow with your voice:
Song Singing Practice
Play with your Voice and Sing your heart wide open to some of my favourite heart and soul awakening songs. Singing as little as 5 minutes a day can help you build more vocal stamina and confidence as well as bring you more joy and connection.
Additional Practices to Nourish the Voice
- 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
Affirmations for a balanced mind
- My voice is valuable and worthy of being heard
- I communicate confidently and with ease.
- I live and speak my truth
- I freely use my voice to express myself
- I am comfortable speaking my heart and mind
- I listen actively and with presence. I express myself honestly with clear intent.
- I know when it is time to speak, and when it’s time to listen.
- I have clear boundaries and stand up for what I believe in.
Yoga poses to help balance the throat chakra:
- head and neck rolls
- fish pose
- lions breath
- plough pose
- shoulders tand
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