The Throat Chakra is located between the collarbone and the larynx in the neck. The central chakra region is white, transparent, or smoke or sky blue in color, although often pictured as turquoise. It is associated with the element of ether and the quality of expression through song and speech. The sixteen petals of this chakra represent the 'om' mantra and the musical tones.
Fully activated this is the place of auditory exaltation of praise, love , and glory through singing and speech. Fluent thought, skillfull communication, and expression of stability in self and the world is the sign of a healthy Throat Chakra. Strength of personal will comes from this chakra.
Signs of a imbalance, blockage, or lack of energy in the Throat Chakra include ear, nose, and throat, and respiratory problems in the physical body. Thyroid imbalances, overweight, exhaustion, and neck pain are common complaints.
The third cervical vertebrae, respiratory system, thyroid and parathyroid glands, cervical ganglia, mouth, trachea, parasympathetic nervouse system, jaw, teeth.
Helps to balance and protect the throat chakra, the will, and the thyroid
Helps activate the voice for song, speech, and prayer.
Helps balance and calm the throat chakra and expression
SOUND:The best way to activate your THROAT CHAKRA INSTANTANEOUSLY is through sound. Toning is associated in particular with this chakra because of its connection with sound and the voice. Click here to listen to the sound of the quartz crystal singing bowl for the Throat Chakra, tuned to the note ‘G’.
COLORS: Blue Gray
Depending on the quality of free flow communication the auric field of this chakra can, if blocked, lead to depression coming from the inability to share. When shared burdens are eased this chakra clears. Listening is also an important element of sharing that affects us - listening to others as well as the sounds of nature, music, etc. Included here are prayers and commitment to speaking the truth.
The White Elephant:
The animal guardian, Alravata, who carries the sound mantra.
Here is the concept of union with the divine will and clairaudience. 'I will express my higher wisdom to others'
VISUALIZATIONS AND EXERCIZES TO AWAKEN AND BALANCE THE THROAT CHAKRA
#1 OPEN THROAT BLOOD FLOW PRACTICE
This practice will help to bring great blood supply to your neck, keeping the energy moving through the Throat Chakra. This is a simple version of the yoga 'camel pose'. Start by sitting on your heels on a blanket or mat. Clasp your hands behind you. Breathe in, then, as you breathe out, allow your head to drop backwards. At the same time, raise your arms a little behind you. Breathe normally.
Then, when it feels right, release your hands on an out breath and bring yourself back to sitting upright. Repeat this routine three or four times.
#2 COLOR BREATHING FOR A CLEAR LIGHT BATH
This simple technique only requires you to visualize the color blue, you can choose the shade that matches one of your favorite stones if you like, perhaps turquoise for instance. Saturate your breath with that color and imagine it being drawn in through your nostrils, passing down your neck and throat and into your lungs and chest. When you release your breath, imagine the color taking away with it any unwanted stagnant energies that cause disease or restriction. This color, blue, when given as light therapy, has been proven to be antiseptic and analgesic in nature. Picture it cleaning and purifying, reducing inflammation, and calming the throat and heart conditions.