The Throat Chakra and Meditation: Healing your voice
Meditation embraces a variety of ways on how to meditate and how it is beneficial in everyday life. There is not just one or right way to meditate. In itself, meditation can be focusing on your breath, writing in a journal, listening to classical music, sitting in nature, or simply closing your eyes while observing your thoughts.
Aside from that, there are many levels and more specific reasons of using meditation to heal you and improve aspects of emotional and spiritual development.
The throat chakra, also called Vishuddha meaning “purification” in Sanskrit, is related to communication, expression through voice, and speaking your truth. It is recognized as blue in color and is known as the 5th chakra.
The Eastern Approach to Medicine and Healing
Traditionally, we often look at western ways of medicine opposed to eastern healing and wellness. Each serves its own place for more severe circumstances. However, for more individual and personal healing, chakras may be opened and balanced to aid in personal development. The throat chakra helps in individual expression of the personality; helping you voice opinions more efficiently. When the throat chakra is balanced, we can better communicate and understand different perspectives.
Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra
According to <a href”http://www.chakras.info/throat-chakra/”>Chakras.info</a> an imbalanced throat chakra can manifest as the following:
- Telling lies
- Shyness or fear of speaking
- Sore throat, headache
- Hoarseness (applies to those who sing)
- Not being able to speak openly and clearly
You may notice some symptoms, but they can be a combination of signs which may alert you of chakra imbalances. Difficulty with your speech and overall inability to form thoughts into words are all signs of a blocked throat chakra. You may also feel introverted, shy, and afraid others will judge you.
Clearing the 5th Chakra
Typically, when the throat chakra is imbalanced, there are several ways to heal the 5th chakra and you can choose what would be the most comfortable for you. Below are steps you can integrate to begin clearing the throat chakra:
Implementing more of the color blue into your life can make a subconscious reminder of the chakra you are healing or in the process of healing, whenever you feel the 5th chakra is out of balance…try meditating by visualizing or wearing the color blue on a daily basis.
- Drink water
Seems very generic, but staying hydrated and drinking more water can help soothe your throat and also aid in brain function. Water is an elemental life force that carries so many beneficial properties for your health and wellbeing.
- Talk it out
Let go of negative emotions and feelings by simply talking them out, make an effort to create conversation or share how you feel with someone at least once everyday.
Writing your feelings down can help if you do not have people to talk to and is also a form of meditation. You can let go by writing them down in a diary or journal.
Every great singer learned how to sing through practice. If you do not know how to sing, try singing in the shower or reciting poetry. Practice makes perfect and the same applies when healing or opening your throat chakra.
- Eat Fruit
This can be blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, or any type of fruit infused water, if the color is blue, that’s even better.
Learn to Express With Your Voice
Are an introvert, not knowing how to express yourself around others?
Are you tired of being afraid to speak up?
Want to develop your own sense of self and voice your opinions by saying it loud and proud?
If you are interested in learning more about chakras and meditation, read about the 3rd Chakra <a href”https://bridewifemom.com/colors-of-the-third-chakra/”>here</a>.
Opening your throat chakra can improve many aspects in your life whether you are a public speaker, singer, or just an introvert in general. Balancing your throat chakra can help aid in your personal development by creating your own personal identity and will build your confidence in professional and personal relationships.