THE 5TH CHAKRA - THROAT /- VISSUDHA
The 5th chakra is the Throat chakra or Vissudha which translates to “very pure.”This chakra gives a voice to your personal truths.
WHAT PROVIDES THE ENERGY FOR YOU TO SPEAK?
On a physical level, of course the answer is the throat, but on an energetic level, this energy actually comes from your 5th chakra. This chakra lets you truth with clarity.
Resting right above the heart, the throat chakra is connected to the compassion and love you have for yourself and others.
Location: The throat chakra’s center is right in between your collar bone, and it radiates down to the center of your heart and up to the center of your eyes.
What balanced feels like: When your throat chakra is balanced, you will be able to clearly speak with love, kindness and truth.
You will know exactly which words are appropriate for each situation. Speaking with a balance throat chakra will enlighten and inspire those around you.
WHEN THIS CHAKRA IS OVERACTIVE
Our 5th chakra becomes overactive when we’ve spent a lot of time trying to make our voice heard.
If you’ve often felt ignored or invalidated when you express yourself, you may have tried to overcome this by giving yourself a louder voice.
Those with overactive throat chakras will often interrupt others, often be told they have a loud voice or “love to hear themselves talk.” physically, you may suffer from throat pain, infections, cavities or mouth ulcers.
HOW TO BALANCE YOUR 5TH CHAKRA
Balancing your 5th chakra is as easy as thinking before you speak. Take it from the Buddha, before you say anything, ask yourself
“IS IT TRUE? IS IT NECESSARY? IS IT KIND?” WHEN THIS CHAKRA IS UNDERACTIVE
Sometimes, we have been ignored and invalidated so much that we react in an opposite way- we shut down our voice and never speak our truth.
If you have an underactive throat chakra, you have likely been called shy or quiet. You may find yourself unable to express your emotions or struggling for words when try to speak your truth.
Physical symptoms often include digestive issues, because energy diverted away from the throat chakra often ends up being” swallowed” or sent down to the 3rd chakra.
HOW TO ENERGIZE YOUR 5TH CHAKRA
Speak your truth! Even if no one is around to hear you, practice expressing your emotion and truths when you’re alone. It’s very common to think that we should only speak when someone else is around to hear it, but if you’re trying to energize your third chakra, it doesn’t matter if its received by any other ear than your own.