An Angelic Reiki teacher told me that this chakra is blocked in 99% of the people she sees.
Saying what we want whenever we want would be the ideal scenario for our throat chakra, but it might not work wonders for our friendships and relationships! It’s a difficult chakra to keep clear for this reason, given that most of us are kind, empathetic individuals who make an effort to preserve other people’s feelings.
I have always had problems with my throat chakra as a result of not feeling like my voice was valuable during childhood, and so I always had issues expressing myself. During my teenage years, this manifested as a constant deep chesty cough. One of my friends from school said that she had a book at home which listed the psychological reasons behind every type of physical illness, and so one day she looked it up and reported back to me. What did she find on that page? That the cough was my way of trying to get attention because I didn’t feel like my voice was heard.
I also had a very imbalanced throat chakra during my office jobs where I usually felt frustrated and out of alignment with myself, and I would think about this all day long without ever saying it. As a result, I had a constant drippy nose and colds every few weeks. I was known by my team for being the girl with a constant cold – it certainly kept my coworkers at a distance!
Some of the most common reasons for a blocked throat chakra are:
- Not feeling safe to express your truth
- Being a people pleaser
- Growing up in a volatile situation where expressing your opinion would create more drama
- Low self-esteem making you feel as though your opinion is not worthy of being shared
- Feelings of guilt for complaining or asking for more
- Speaking negatively of people, bitching and using your words to harm others
It’s easy for energy to collect around our throat chakra in day-to-day life, but thankfully – it’s also just as easy to clear it. You might suspect that you have a blocked throat chakra because:
- you can feel tension in your throat or neck
- you’re prone to sore throats/colds/tonsillitis
- you have a constant cough and/or runny nose
If you want to restore some balance in this energy centre, here are some simple energy clearing techniques which can help you…
The throat chakra is associated with the colour blue, so keeping blue crystals like Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Blue Lace Agate or Blue Aventurine next to your bed will help to rebalance the energy in this chakra while you sleep. You can also lie down and place them on your throat while you meditate so that they can absorb any excess energy; ensure that you cleanse your crystals afterwards. Rotating a quartz point around this chakra is another way to use crystals for energy healing – rotate the point clockwise to channel more energy into the chakra, and anticlockwise to take energy out of the chakra.
It might be scary to say what you think to other people, but when you’re on your own you can say whatever you want! Louise Hay talks about how she used to scream into a pillow to let out her frustration at the years of sexual abuse she endured as a child. This is a powerful way to let out any of the thought forms which might be trapped in your throat chakra, causing a blockage. Talk out loud to yourself, scream into a pillow, have imaginary conversations in your car – whatever you need to say that you haven’t yet can be expressed without any repercussions when you’re on your own.
A professional energy healer or reiki therapist should be able to clear your throat chakra for you quite easily. It’s a problem that they’ll be used to! It may take a few sessions and is the most expensive of the options listed here, but if you know a good healer then the treatment should be very effective for reducing your symptoms.
This is a great tip to use at the same time as the blue crystals I mentioned earlier. Binaural beats are sound waves emitted at a particular frequency which can shift stagnant lower vibration energy. There are binaural beats meditation tracks specifically for clearing the throat chakra available on YouTube for free, and you can have them on while you fall asleep or meditate. For the best results, set the intention that you want to clear your throat chakra while the music is playing and envision it being cleansed and healed.
One of my favourite things to do when I’m driving alone in my car is to sing my heart out! It feels so liberating – even if I sound terrible – and it doesn’t matter how good it sounds because no-one can hear. Singing loudly and openly with no fear of being judged is an amazing way to practice expressing yourself freely while moving energy through this chakra. Whether you prefer to sing in the shower, in your car or in a choir with other people – singing and enjoying it will raise the vibration of your throat chakra.
This is probably the trickiest tip but it will ensure that your throat chakra collects fewer future blockages. The only way to get good at saying what you think is to practice it. Start to notice when you have the urge to speak up but then don’t. Begin my making your opinion known in your closest relationships first where you feel the most safe, before taking it into situations which feel more challenging. You are so worthy and your opinions are very valid – so make a conscious effort to remember this.
If you suspect that you have a blockage in your throat chakra, there are simple things that you can do to get the energy flowing and find balance again. These tips are all tried and tested by me, so if you have any more that you know of – let me know in the comments!
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