Cleansing the Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is the first of the higher spiritual chakras located at the neck and shoulders. The fifth chakra, known as Visuddha in Sanskrit, is associated with the color blue and with speaking and embracing your truth. When the Throat Chakra is cleansed and open, we are able to seek knowledge that is pure in it’s truthfulness and is beyond the conditioning and stigmatism of family and culture. It allows us to accept our uniqueness and express our true authentic voice. When the Throat Chakra is out of balance, you may experience excessive shyness, poor listening, dominating conversations, flakiness, and gossiping.
One of the seven Yamas in yoga is Satya, or absolute truth. It is a way of life that instills a moral code of speaking and living your truth in every situation. Truth is rarely nice, but it is always trust worthy. "Nice" is only a surface level experience. But to be truthful means to allow space for growth, change, and intimately deep connections.
Imagine if for one day, everything that came out of your mouth was the truth. You did not apologize for everything you did, as we have a habit of doing, and you did not make plans just to appease someone while knowing full-well that you would cancel them later on. Imagine if you spoke with integrity - even if that meant being uncomfortable and letting someone down. Imagine how much energy that would free up if we simply said what we truly meant the first time, and did not need to spend time going back and doing “damage control” later on.
Speak with truth, speak with dignity, and speak with love.
Stones to cleanse:
Lapis, Kyanite, Aquamarine, Blue lace agate
Jasmine, Sage, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Lavendar. These help to promote well-being, inner peace, healing, inner freedom, and expansiveness.
Cleanse in nature:
Because the fifth chakra is associated with the color blue, sitting under a bright blue sky or by the ocean can be very healing. Imagine the expansiveness of the sky and the ocean fill you up and feel the solid truth of these amazing natural wonders.