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Behind the meaning: The throat chakra

Our bestselling Chakra Collection is based on seven sacred symbols from Eastern philosophy. This year we are going into more depth with each individual Chakra by heroing one every month. With July focusing on the Heart Chakra, this month is all about the Throat Chakra.

So what is the Throat Chakra? Energy healer Georgia Coleridge shares her knowledge with us on the Throat Chakra, the symptoms of an unbalanced one and how to balance it.

WHERE IS THE THROAT CHAKRA?

As you might expect, this energy centre governs your throat and neck. It is associated with the colour blue.

WHAT DOES THE THROAT CHAKRA DO?

This beautiful chakra is all about communication and speaking your truth. It helps your words to flow, so that speaking is easy and comfortable. This chakra is also about listening, which can be equally important. When it is balanced you feel in harmony with your friends, family and work colleagues.

SO HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN THE THROAT CHAKRA IS STRONG?

Communication comes naturally to you. Your voice sounds pleasant and confident, without being strident. When you type or text, the words flow easily.  You can ask for what you need, in such a clear, tactful way that people are usually happy to listen. As you can express how you feel, your honesty and authenticity is attractive.

WHAT IF THE THROAT CHAKRA IS WEAK?

When throat chakra is blocked, it’s very hard to speak up for yourself. Your voice might sound thin, weak or whispery, as though it lacks power. You might find it difficult to say No to demanding, grumpy people, particularly if you are sensitive and dislike confrontation. When you suppress your feelings instead of expressing them, you might feel a lump in your throat, bite your tongue, or keep getting sore throats.

CAN THE THROAT CHAKRA BE TOO STRONG?

Unfortunately yes. If you know someone who never stops talking, interrupting or nagging, you’ll know how annoying an overactive throat chakra can be. The co-worker with the foghorn voice, the dinner date who doesn’t ask a single question, or the lout in the quiet train carriage who shouts, “I’m on my mobile.”

HOW CAN YOU HEAL AND BALANCE THE THROAT CHAKRA?

Start by remembering that it’s there. This chakra is associated with a beautiful, bright blue, like the sky, so every time you see this shade, it’s a reminder of your throat chakra and how important it is.

Roll your neck and shoulders. Try singing, just for fun, in the bath, or do carpool karaoke. Turn off your social media, pick up the phone, and have a real conversation with a friend. Before a difficult conversation, practice out loud what you want to say. If that doesn’t work find a course on communication skills. Try listening to someone with your full attention, it’s one of the kindest things you can do. And why not take a few quiet breaths and practice listening to yourself? You might find you are pretty interesting!

COULD A THROAT CHAKRA BRACELET HELP?

It certainly could. The circle within the triangle, within the sixteen lotus petals, is a good reminder of this resonant chakra. You could also try a necklace, on a short chain, so that the sacred symbol is near your throat.

THE THROAT CHAKRA WOULD BE A GOOD PRESENT FOR…

Your best friend, for her kind words. Your other best friend, for listening to you. For anyone who needs confidence to stand up for themselves. For yourself, as a reminder that what you say is important too.

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