What is the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is the 5th chakra and is a higher frequency than the heart chakra. It is one that represents communication, language, and control over one’s life.
Language dictates how you live and express yourself, making this chakra one of the most important to keep balanced.
It is important for planning and organization of your life. This is a hard chakra to master as there are difficult challenges to overcome. You must use the things you have learned from the previous chakras to learn more about yourself.
Learning is also part of it as you have to learn new ways to enjoy your life.
Throat chakra Quick Summary
Name: Throat chakra (Vishuddha)
Throat chakra Location: Throat near spine
Throat chakra Meaning: Communication, self expression, truth, authenticity
Throat chakra Color: Blue
Throat chakra Frequency: 741 Hz
Throat chakra Mantra: Ham
Throat chakra Essential Oils: Rosemary, Lime, Cedarwood, Sage, Peppermint, Chamomile
Throat chakra Crystals & Stones: Turquoise, Blue agate, Lapis lazuli, Sodalite, Aquamarine, Blue calcite, Angelite
Throat chakra Foods: Blueberries, Blackberries, Apples, Pears, Lemons, Herbal teas
Throat chakra Herbs: Licorice root, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Elderberry
Throat chakra Journal Prompts:
- Reflect on moments where you spoke your truth.
- How do you nurture open and honest communication?
- Describe a situation where you felt heard and understood.
Throat chakra Yoga Poses: Fish pose ( matsyasana), Plow pose ( halasana), Camel pose ( ustrasana), Bridge pose ( setu bandha sarvangasana), Shoulder bridge ( salamba setu bandhasana)
When Do You Use the Throat Chakra
You use the throat chakra in almost every aspect of your life, because language is ever prevalent and is how your reality becomes manifested.
Communication is something that is very important to how you live your life and gives us a deeper connection to others and your self than the heart chakra gives. It is more about the language you use to communicate than the love the heart chakra gives you to others and yourself.
Language is powerful in that there is a concept called linguistic determinism where your language is what dictates how your world is. The words you use are what you think and talk about; meaning how you use your language is what will appear most to you.
Since the throat chakra is about language and communication, this chakra is used in almost every aspect of your life.
You use the throat chakra when you are learning to better express yourself with language and are learning how to plan your life better. It is useful for thinking ahead and organizing your life.
It is learned in mid 20’s after the heart chakra if you are seeking more spiritual and personal development.
Chastity is an aspect of this chakra and learning to abstain from attachments is part of this chakra. It is useful because it teaches you to have control over your life.
What Is the Throat Chakra Associated With
The throat chakra is associated with the color blue. It is also associated with language, communication, and planning of your life beyond the heart chakra.
I associate it with chastity as it is where you can gain control over aspects of your life that might have some control or influence over you that prevents you from realizing your true self. The stage of life it is associated with is adulthood.
How to Balance the Throat Chalkra
In my experiences, chakra is always balanced if you believe it to be so. Make sure to live your life in a normal, natural way and you will always find balance as that is the nature of life. If balance is what you seek, balance is what you will get!
You will get what you wanted! Make sure to think about what matters to you and make sure it is a good thing! What is right for me? Whatever works for you.
For higher chakras, you might want to strengthen them, and I find meditation is the best way to do this. You will know when it is right for you when it is time.
Signs That Your Throat Chakra Is Unbalanced
If you are having problems expressing yourself, or communicating with others is challenging, this chakra may be unbalanced. Maybe your words don’t match your actions or your words are not powerful enough to give the impression you wanted. Essentially, if your language or communication is not working as intended then the throat chakra could be unbalanced and need healing.
How Long Does It Take to Develop the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra takes the second longest to develop of the higher chakras as it is the fifth frequency. Each chakra after the root chakra takes successively less time to develop as they are higher and higher frequencies, hence the color.
This chakra should take around half the time that the heart chakra takes to develop, so anywhere from 2-3 years.
Throat Chakra Frequency
The throat chakra frequency is usually recommended to be 741 Hz for throat chakra meditation. Below I have linked 741 Hz throat chakra meditation music. Or download my Secret Chakra Healing Music.
Check out the Secrets of the 7 Chakra article for an overview on chakra and where this chakra fits in with the rest.
How To Heal the Throat Chakra
Meditation is the top tool I would recommend for healing the throat chakra. Frequency meditation on youtube can help you heal the throat chakra.
Affirmations are powerful for this chakra. You can find affirmation videos on youtube that will help you to heal the throat chakra. You can also make your own affirmations by looking in the mirror and saying things that are positive and repeating them to yourself out loud.
Journaling and creative writing can be helpful to heal the throat chakra as this is a good way to express yourself with language.
4. Healthy Eating
Eat healthy foods to help heal the throat chakra. This is always recommended for chakra healing.
5. Be Active
Be active is another thing that will always help heal your chakras.
Using more powerful language will help heal this chakra. Instead of saying something is good, say it is great. Choose a more powerful word to express yourself and you will find the results will be amazing.
If you follow these tips, and keep up with positive action, you will find that the throat chakra can heal and will be balanced.