I was getting ready to write this blog post, which is about the Throat Chakra, which is all about communication, speech, and writing. Upon thinking about this I realized that I don’t see myself as a writer *horrified gasp* I mean, I write a lot. I’ve always written a lot. I started my first fantasy novel when I was 13. I’ve written a gazillion fanfics, I write blog posts and work on e-books every single week.
Holy crap, I’m a freakin’ writer.
I may never publish a book (funny fact here, if I did ever publish a book I’d want it to be a romance novel :P) but I am still a writer and I love it. Maybe the reason I haven’t run into writer’s block is that I refused to call myself one, oh noes! Speaking of Writer’s Block, working with the throat chakra is a great way to overcome it.
The Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is located at your throat and represented by the color blue. Physically it governs the thyroid, mouth, teeth, jaw, and the respiratory system. The throat chakra is also where we communicate with others from. In this chakra we hold our self-expression, it is where we speak from, dance from, sing from, write from and create art from.
Our truth comes from the throat chakra.
Blocked: When your throat chakra is blocked you might have a lot of difficulties expressing how you feel. You might feel like your feelings and emotions don’t matter so you won’t often voice them. You might feel like you aren’t “authentic” because you’ll have trouble embracing the core of who you are. Or lying might come easier than speaking about how you truly feel. Not speaking up for yourself when you need to might also be a sign that your chakra is blocked.
Balanced: When this chakra is open you can communicate easily and effectively with the people around you, you embrace your inner truth and creativity and you are able to believe in your artistic abilities! People will be able to see you as open, honest, and someone that they can trust. In the aspect of self-love it governs how you talk to yourself, so make sure you’re being nice!
Overactive: On the reverse side your chakra might be over-active, which means you gossip all of the time, you don’t know when to listen, every conversation is about you, and you don’t know that there are times when a little bit of tact to get your point across.
Self-Care for Your Throat Chakra
Here are some things that can open and balance your throat chakra.
Use crystals like turquoise, lapis lazuli, and chrysocolla to embrace the qualities of an open throat chakra. Hold the stones in your receiving hand (usually the left one) and while breathing deep, let their energy flow through you. Lay down and meditate with the crystal placed over your throat or make a necklace so the crystals are close to your throat.
Essential oils like chamomile, which can help you speak your truth, geranium, which helps you express your self and myrrh, which will help you regain a sense of your own voice are great to use. You can make these oils into a massage oil and rub it over your throat. You can wear it while meditating or going about your day, you can put it in a bath, add it to candles or diffusers, or put it in spray bottles with water to anoint your space with, especially if you have a workspace where you get your creative thang on or in the room where you and your family have the most conversations!
Use those throat muscles by singing at the top of your lungs and letting your voice fill the room.
When you’re having an issue in your life don’t be afraid to confront it and talk about it.
Start a journaling practice where you can voice all of your thoughts.
Get a neck massage.
Practice the art of saying no.
Allow yourself to be opinionated without apology.
Use a mantra or a phrase that you tell yourself that makes you feel brave or powerful.
Create a delicious fruit breakfast of blue-ish foods like blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and plums.
Get loud and don’t be afraid to make noise, stop quieting yourself.
Visualize a calming blue energy swirling around your throat.
Tell the truth, even when it’s hard, even when it’s easier to say “No, I’m fine,” when you aren’t fine.
Talk to yourself more often. It doesn’t make you crazy, sometimes it’s just good to get your thoughts out!
Throat Chakra Journaling
Are you able to voice your true feelings to the people around you?
Are you living your truth?
Can you express yourself through a creative outlet?
Are you ever afraid to speak up about your boundaries?
How do you use your words?
What does your self-talk sound like? Positive and supportive or hurtful and critical?
How do you practice self-care for your throat chakra?
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You have a way of writing about what's currently going on in my life, Dominee :-)
My friend Maria and I have been talking about chakras a lot lately, and while I am a communicator, the throat chakra is also where I have the most challenges (choking up is very familiar to me). She suggested wearing more blue, and that's when I realised that I don't have a lot of blue things at all. I'm in the process of stocking up there! The chamomile has come out too, fortunately I love that plant.
On the physical plane, yawning hugely helps losening up the throat area. It helps me a lot when I feel the familiar tightening there.
Much love and blessings!
You are so writer!! I just brought your Magic of Autumn e- book which I enjoyed!! I'm looking forward to getting the other ones, as well.
I had a really intense summer with a lot of conflict. What I learned from all of this, the need to speak up more. I've been doing some inner work and it has helped to strengthen my throat chakra in my personal life.
Thank you so much Shell! I'm very glad that you are enjoying!
I've also been working on speaking up more, it's not always easy to do!
Hehehe, I think we've just got a soul-sister connection going on! :p
I never thought of yawning to help open up the throat chakra, that's a wonderful idea! Fun fact about me, whenever I read the word "yawn" I have a tendency to yawn. Writing it too, I've just yawned three or four times, haha!