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Healing the (5th) Throat Chakra

sheila of satin crystals with blue calcite stone on her throat to open the throat chakra

    What is the Throat Chakra?

    The Throat Chakra is all about communication. Traditionally, communication is associated with speech and hearing. In actuality, it involves the entire brain because you must process the information that comes in and form cognitive thoughts that can be expressed when you give out information.

    Although the Throat Chakra is the center point of communication, it affects the entire body. Besides speech, you also express yourselves through your hand gestures, facial movements, body postures and more. In this age of email and texting technology, the written (typed) word is becoming one of the most common forms of communicating with others.

    All of this being said, it is important to keep your Throat Chakra open so that you can understand and express yourself correctly. Thankfully, we have ways you can keep your Throat Chakra balanced with healing crystals and communicative methods. 

    What Color is your Throat Chakra?

    The Throat Chakra is associated with light blue and turquoise colors.

    Top 10 Healing Crystals for the Throat Chakra

    You can keep your Throat Chakra open by working with and surrounding yourself in cool and calming blue crystals. Here are the top 10 healing crystals to activate your Throat Chakra. Click through to take an in-depth look at each stone: 

    blue lace agate stone - satin crystals meanings
    Blue Lace Agate
     encourages open communication and articulate speech. It has a calm, soothing energy, excellent for empathetic people who need a little patience in their Throat Chakra opening journeys. 

    angelite crystal healing ball - satin crystals shop

    Angelite is a soothing, peaceful and uplifting stone. This healing crystal is very helpful to keep you balanced during times of transition. Angelite stone is excellent to use to activate the Throat Chakra, opening communication gateways and expression.

    apatite stone spheres - crystal healing meanings
    Apatite is a stone of manifestation. Use this crystal to focus on your goals of unblocking your Throat Chakra. Program Apatite to attract understanding, comprehension and emotionally open friends.

    blue calcite ball - satin crystals throat chakra stone

    Blue Calcite helps release compulsive behavior and emotional stress. This crystal helps to open the Throat Chakra to clear communication with yourself, others and the spiritual reamlm. 

    natural ice blue celestite geode stone sphere - satin crystals meanings
    Celestite
     
    is the stone to use for personal expression and public speaking. Opening the Throat Chakra, Celestite is great to use for articulate communication and bolster your singing. It is also connected with telepathy and spiritual guidance.

    natural blue chrysocolla stone sphere - satin crystals meanings

    Chrysocolla 
    is a stone of hope and harmony. This crystal encourages communication, impartiality and truth telling. Unblock the Throat Chakra with Chrysocolla and have your positive words flow free.

    blue kyanite stone sphere - satin crystals meanings

    Kyanite's blue version connects you to your intuition and deepest truth through your Throat Chakra. This crysal is especially helpful if you are searching for the truth in a matter at hand. It helps to quiet your mind, dissolving anxiety and confusions. 

    natural blue lapis lazuli stone sphere - satin crystals meanings

    Lapis Lazuli has a rich connection to deep peace. At the Throat Chakra, it vibrates with sincerity and eloquence. It helps remove you from conflicts and allows you to step back in grace. 

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    Larimar
     
    is a great crystal to have with you when you are feeling anxious. The blue stone corresponds with the Throat Chakra, helping to balance communication, independence and expressing your positive emotions. 

    natural green and black turquoise stone sphere - satin crystals meanings
    Turquoise
     releases old vows to allow you to grow spiritually. Use the more blue version of the stone at the Throat Chakra to help you express yourself freely and ease your nerves when speaking in public. 

    Where is the Throat Chakra Located?

    The Throat Chakra energy vortex flows in a clockwise motion through the throat and out the back of your neck.

    Throat Chakra Blockages

    One of the biggest problems with relationships is misunderstanding. Just because you say something out loud, does not mean the receiver has interpreted it the way that you intended. This is even trickier via chat and email because the receiver cannot see your body movements nor hear the tone of your voice. These visual and auditory cues usually help to clarify intent.

    Miscommunication happens often when the 5th Chakra is not fully open, so words and messages can become skewed.

    Another issue you may face is an unhealthy way of expressing yourself. We all know about the non-accusatory techniques involving "I feel..." statements. We may be aware that it is best to avoid blame when working through a problem, but how many of us actually put it into practice?

    When emotions are involved, it's easy to engage in negative and counterproductive fighting. In an angry state of mind, it's also easier to misinterpret others and become defensive. Having a balanced Throat Chakra and healthy flow of energy throughout the body helps you to remain calm, centered and rational. In this balanced state, you can avoid the blame game, over-dramatics and nasty insults. 

    If the Throat Chakra is totally blocked, you may find yourself completely stifled and unable to connect with others at all. The most unhealthy thing you can do is to bottle up negative emotions and feelings. These feelings will eventually become outbursts of violent or irrational behavior, or can lead to depression. 

    Obviously, a healthy Throat Chakra is crucial in connecting you with others, in forming positive relationships and maintaining our own well-being.

    How to Heal the Throat Chakra? Blue Lace Agate Heart.

    How do you Open the Throat Chakra?

    There are many ways to keep your Throat Chakra open. Here are some ideas to keep you in a balanced state:

    • Use Throat Chakra crystals to make a crystal grid and lie in a balancing energy net. 

    • Use Throat Chakra crystals to cleanse your space and balance the energies for your throat health. 

    • Meditate on the Throat chakra vortex, visualizing it strong and open. 

    • Have a Reiki practitioner use their healing energies to unblock your Throat Chakra. 

    • Surround yourself with world of music: singing, listening, playing musical instruments, joining a drum circle, attending a musical, etc. 

    • Attend or conduct a sound bath where the focus is on the Throat Chakra. 

    • Practice communication: have a meaningful conversation, write letters, give a speech, etc. 

    • Wear a Throat Chakra stone on a necklace to ensure you get the energy you need all day long.

    It becomes harder when we are buried in the computer and cell phone all day long, but connecting with real people (and pets!) is irreplaceable. It is the meaning of life, and the greatest joy of living.

    Sheila's Personal Experiences with the Throat Chakra

    Along with financial frustrations (which I used abundance crystals for), I have had a long struggle with balancing my Throat Chakra.

    Luckily, I was able to reverse the blockages once I got into the crystal healing world. To help me express myself more articulately, I chose 4 of my favorite blue crystals from the list above. I even made a Throat Chakra video about my experiences, which I'd love to hear your feedback on. 

    Is your Throat Chakra Blocked?

    How does your communication center feel? Do you use any of the recommended blue healing crystals to open your Throat Chakra? We would love to hear your stories. Feel free to email or contact us anytime. 

    Check out the Chakra Guide to learn about all 7 of your majory energy centers or continue the momentum and read all about Healing your Third Eye Chakra. 

     

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