The throat chakra is located at the base of your throat and is associated with communication and healing. Your speech and expression are affected by this blue chakra.
When the throat chakra is unbalanced, you may feel unable to communicate verbally, physically and emotionally. Your verbal expression may feel trapped and unable to surface. If this chakra experiences severe trauma, you may also find it difficult to express emotions. Symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra include anxiety, fear and ADD. Some of the physical side effects include irritated sinuses, sore throat, loss of voice and thyroid issues.
There are a few simple techniques that can unblock and balance your throat chakra. Just like the other chakras, there are mantras, hand poses, yoga poses and diet changes. The mantra used for your throat chakra is “ham” (“a” is pronounced as “ah”). While in a meditative state, repeat this mantra 6-10 times. For the throat chakra hand pose, make an "OK" sign with both hands and rest them in your lap. Hold the position for 5 minutes. Yoga poses that are good for your throat chakra are fish pose, plough pose and upward plank pose. And finally, foods that help balance and clear your throat chakra are blueberries and kelp.
And, of course, surrounding yourself with any of the following crystals, in addition to using these techniques, will boost the healing and help with balancing.
Amazonite – Dispels negative energy; Soothes emotional process; Eliminates aggravations; Communications in Love; Balance the male/female energy
Aqua Aura – Opens throat chakra; Encourages Channeling; Cleanse & sooth aura; Releases Negativity
Aquamarine – Stone of Courage; Shields Aura; Allows one to always be prepared; Enhances Communication; Attune to a spiritual level of awareness; Provides emotional & intellectual stability; Enhances connection to Higher Self
Blue Lace Agate – Calming
Chrysoprase – Balances Energy; Aligns Chakras; Activates, opens & energizes hearth chakra; Instills Grace; Heals “broken heart”; Deep meditative states; Acceptance of others & self
Kyanite (Blue) – Helps open psychic ability; enhances telepathic communication; assists in lucid dreaming.
Lapis Lazuli – Activation & energizing the throat chakra; Stone of total awareness; Attunement to a creative force; Provides Clarity; Use on 3rd eye to develop insight to dreams; Intuitive; Overcome Depression
Larimar – Helps one to admit to guilt; Emits love; Peace; Discourages aggression; Stone of earth healing; Peace & clarity; Healing & Love
Sodalite – Focusing; Eliminates Confusion; Excellent stone for use of groups; Provides Fellowship; Encourages Self-Esteem
Tanzanite – Stimulates the Throat; 3rd Eye; & Crown Chakra; Communication; Psychic Power; Communicate Visions; Stone of Magic; Manifestation
Blue Topaz – Stimulate Throat Chakra; Brings in body, mind, spirit; Embraces the moon energy