If Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra is blocked you may feel insecure, but also weak and not able to voice your emotions. Physical problems related to this chakra are: thyroid disorders, sore throats, back aches, ear infections, cold hands and feet, chronic diseases and auto immune disorders.
Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra governs our communication, self-expression and the power of choice. It is located at the neck, near the spine with the pit of the throat being its activation point. It stands for expressing our truth right from the center of our soul. Vishuddha means deep purification and it seeks to purify us within and also purify the definition of the world that we live in.
A person with a healthy Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra has vocal cords with thorough clarity and resonance. A balanced chakra makes it easy to interact and communicate with others. People whose Vishuddha chakra is in harmony are excellent decision makers and have no problems chasing their dreams.
An individual with a blocked Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra feels insecure in speech and is not able to articulate his thoughts. The physical manifestations show up as thyroid disorders, backache and immunity disorders.
When Energy Is Not Flowing Freely In Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra, some Of The Following Physical Symptoms Arise:
Associated Organs with Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra
Blockages in the Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra manifest in all the parts of the neck especially the throat, mouth and teeth and gums. This also includes the oesophagus, trachea and the neck vertebrae. It also includes the endocrine glands of the thyroid, parathyroid and the hypothalamus.
Balanced Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:
The voice of a balanced throat chakra will be rhythmic and resonant, clear with precise expression, a good communicator, contented, who finds it easy to mediate. Their creativity flows freely in their artistic expression and they find it easy to express their truth. They have the ability to make decisions and once made are able to follow their dream.
Overactive Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:
The voice in an overactive throat chakra will be shrill and loud; they will often interrupt and dominate conversations. The general attitude is often judgmental and criticising with a distinct lack of listening to others or letting information in. They are not in touch with their feelings and are staying safe by intellectualising and analysing, avoiding the vulnerability of feelings.
Underactive Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:
The under active throat chakra produces a constricted, whispering voice, often mumbling and whiney, timid and not able to speak up for themselves. This person will find it difficult to initiate a conversation, as if they don't have the right to ask a question. They will often forget to tell you something important, and they cannot find the words to express their emotions.
Illnesses associated with the Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:
The throat chakra expresses its lack of balance in the form of any throat problems like laryngitis, raspy throat, chronic sore throat and goitre as well as swollen glands. The area around the mouth can often be affected by mouth ulcers and other gum diseases like gingivitis or tooth abscesses.
Energetic Healing of The Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra:
Being the instrument of our sound creation, the throat chakra responds deeply to healings with sound and to music like Tibetan meditation bowls and chanting. Being able to be heard at a very deep level can be very therapeutic. Healing of the throat chakra can be done by using their voice in singing and chanting or even reading poetry or any other form of expressing through words like drama and acting.
We all know that communication is the key to harmonious relationships (personally and professionally), yet how many of us struggle with expressing ourselves openly and honestly, unsure of how the other person might respond? You get what you want by asking for it, but how many of us have been taught it's better to keep quiet, than to open your mouth and potentially create confrontation or conflict?
If you are one who has trouble expressing your truth, look to your blue throat chakra for some help, located of course at the throat. When balanced this chakra helps us to express who we really are, not only via our verbal communication, but also through the clothes we wear, the career we choose and the lifestyle we live. Do these things match who you feel you really are, or have you conformed to the reality around you not wanting to risk judgment, criticism or being outcast by a certain social, cultural or family group?
We fear the worst, imagining that our truth will cause another to no longer like or want us. Not wanting to create waves in our relationship or risk getting fired, we choose to keep our thoughts to ourselves or share them with friends and colleagues. This release brings temporary relief but in the long term does nothing to solve our problems. When we don't speak our truth to who we need to speak it to, that person remains oblivious (they can't read our minds!) and any minor irritations or issues on our part are sure to become major eventually. As hard as communicating our truth may be, it is not communicating that will cause us the largest waves in the long run.
Effects of A Blocked Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra
Physically, the blocks we hold around our throat chakra can manifest as:
Ear, nose, or throat problems Thyroid Issues Problems hearing Stuttering Bronchitis Stiff neck
To balance your Throat Chakra, re-connect with your true nature and feel safe enough to express it, start journaling. This is a safe place to write down all your thoughts and feelings and an excellent way to allow the voice of your true inner you be heard. You will discover deep hidden thoughts, feelings and desires that you haven't fully acknowledged or have long forgotten about. Also try painting, art and craftwork, chanting or singing.