When you have a block in your throat chakra you may notice that you are having trouble expressing your thoughts and feelings, you say things and no one listens, or you don’t say anything at all because you are afraid of the results. In general you will have trouble expressing emotions, and may have a deep fear of being exposed. Or find it hard to stay true to yourself and what you know is right and true.
Known as Soul’s Gate Chakra, it is the first of the spiritual chakra’s and controls communication between your heart and your head.
Or you might have trouble seeking out success for yourself, this can tie into feeling unworthy, or lacking confidence.
Physical signs include frozen shoulder, trouble swallowing, swollen lymph nodes, or problems with your thyroid and parathyroid.
Healing Crystals for the Throat Chakra include:
Lapis Lazuli – pictured above is the stone of friendship and truth as well as boosting awareness and stimulating good judgement, problem solving and wisdom.
Blue Apatite- is a great stone to enhance your personal power and help you achieve your goals, it is also the stone of manifestion and helps with concentration and memory.
Aquamarine- is a stone of course, but also is calming and soothing. During communications it helps with negotiation and compromise. It also helps diminish quarrels among lovers.
Turquoise – Communication is enhanced when you where this stone and it is helpful with leadership and personal protection.
Wearing a necklace of any of these stones, or placing them on your pillow at night, or your throat during mediation will help balance and strengthen your ability to communicate as well as enhance your intuition centre’s and your feelings of personal power.
Aromatherapy is an essential tool for balancing the chakra’s as essential oils work with the vibrational energy of our body and our energy centre’s to enhance and empower our energy, or to tame it down if that is necessary (usually in the Solar Plexus).
Citrus fruits such as Bergamot, lime, lemon, grapefruit and oranges can all be used to open the Throat Chakra, helping you to speak your truth, be heard and stay true to your emotional guidance and intuition.
As always do not put essential oils right onto your skin without first putting them into a carrier oil or a lotion, and do not take them internally. Essential oils are like every other medicinal ingredient and must be treated with respect. It is much better to add a couple drops to an infuser for an hour or so every day, or to consult with a well educated Aromatherapist who can guide you through your choices.
There are a lot of companies out there that sell essential oils, but very few that have an educated staff and who source the ingredients in a thoughtful and conscious way.
Finding balance and health in the Throat Chakra is a key part of personal development, being able to vocalize your emotions, opinions, wisdom, needs and wants is a cornerstone of all other happiness.