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The Chakra Series: Throat Chakra

When our chakras are out of balance, so is our life. When our throat chakra, or Vishuddha, is out of balance, so are our dreams and emotions. According to the Hindu tradition of tantra, the throat chakra dictates how we navigate our lives, choosing one of two paths: fear or openness.

By: Landon Funk

Throat Chakra

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The throat chakra symbol is primarily blue. It is depicted with a flower or other multi-limbed organism with 16 smoke-colored petals (or arms, depending on which one you are viewing).

These extensions represent pursuit, vulnerability, and open-mindedness. When these limbs are blocked, then our throat chakra is incapable of reaching its full potential.

Read about the six other chakras here.

To tell if your throat chakra is out of alignment, you will have headaches, hoarseness and a sore throat physically. Furthermore, you will start to become more and more socially anxious, with a fear of speaking and an inability express your thoughts.

This inhibited creativity stifles your ability to capitalize on opportunities and learn from your mistakes.


Throat Chakra

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The throat is known as the purification center. When you have a plethora of negative thoughts and emotions sitting in your shoulders and neck, you are unable to transform these bad thoughts into wisdom and learning.

Have trouble with relationships? Maybe your heart chakra is out of whack. 

The fix is simple in theory, but complicated in execution. You must learn to let go and trust your gut.

One of the ways you can ameliorate the issue, putting your throat chakra back in line, is to practice mindful speech, actions, and deeds through meditation, yoga, or any other spiritual and emotional activity. When you are meditating, repeat the word “ham.” In Sanskrit, this word is representative of the “Seed Mantra.”

Throat Chakra

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By planting this seed, you are able to spread your creativity and positivity without alienating others. The spreading of knowledge and good vibes will release a fantastic energy into the universe, setting you up for success.

No matter where you are in your life, you will be able to realign your throat chakra by changing your thoughts and learning to trust yourself. There is absolutely nothing wrong with chasing your dreams, but you need to get out of your own way. Only then will you be able to capitalize on your full potential.

What can you do to realign your throat chakra? Share with us in the comments below.

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