We all know that communication is the key to harmonious relationships (personally and professionally), yet how many of us struggle with expressing ourselves openly and honestly, unsure of how the other person might respond? You get what you want by asking for it but how many of us have been taught it’s better to keep quiet than to open your mouth and potentially create confrontation or conflict?
If you are one who has trouble expressing your truth, look to your blue throat chakra for some help, located of course at the throat. When balanced this chakra helps us to express who we really are, not only via our verbal communication but also through the clothes we wear, the career we choose and the lifestyle we live. Do these things match who you feel you really are or have you conformed to the reality around you not wanting to risk judgement, criticism or being outcast by a certain social, cultural or family group?
The original Sanskrit name for the throat chakra is Vishudda. Vishudda means ‘purification’ or ‘cleansing’. The throat chakra is depicted as a sixteen leafed lotus flower containing an inverted triangle that represents speech and in turn contains a full moon.
This chakra is situated between the third and fifth neck vertebra and opens towards the throat. The throat chakra corresponds with the thyroid and parathyroid in the endocrine system. The throat chakra is the centre of communication/speech but also hearing and listening are controlled by this centre. The life lesson taught by this chakra is self-expression and the power of choice.
If this chakra is blocked, you may feel insecure and weak and not able to word your emotions. Physical problems related to this chakra are: thyroid disorders, sore throats, back aches, ear infections, cold hands and feet, chronic diseases and auto immune disorders.
Chakras are well know among the new age community, but the nature of chakras is often not that well understood. The text presented here is an attempt to shed more light on this issue.
The chakras in the human body are related to specific energies and consciousness, to endocrine glands, colors and psychic features. It is not always obvious to look for a linear connection between these systems, because the whole is more than the sum of the parts. If we tear out one part in order to analyze it, we might forget what its function is in relation to the whole. We can dissect a human body based upon the different biological systems or upon the different organs or upon the different cells but this would not explain a living being. Be aware that every explanation of the chakras is an approximation of what they really are. The following can help you to better understand what they are and how they function.