day 174 – The 5th Chakra – The throat

The 5th Chakra is located inside the throat.  The chakra known as Vishuddha (sanskrit for Great Purity) governs speech, sound and hearing.  It encompasses the neck, cervical ganglia nerve, mouth, ears, respiratory system, thyroid and parathyroid glands.  It is important to note chakra 5 includes the auditory system as well as the acoustic sensations.

It IS your communication center!

Listening deeply, developing your inner voice, and expressing your creative, authentic self are all aspects of this energy center.

Most often, the colors associated with Vishuddha are light blue, sky blue and aqua.  Aquamarine, Blue Topaz and Turquoise are precious stones that resonate with the  Chakra of Language.

Move and stretch the neck and your vocal chords.  Sigh, hum and sing!!!

Great Affirmations to integrate into your Positive Self-Talk tapes:

“I express myself clearly”        and         “I have the right to be heard”

Recipe for steam inhalation bath:  This is great for nasal blockages, sinus infections, coughs, colds and sore throats.  If you are experiencing any one of these conditions, your throat chakra may be struggling to keep infections away and ask yourself what am I not saying? listening to? stifling?

1. Boil 4 cups of water and pour it into a bowl.

2. Add 10 drops of essential oil or fresh herbs (try rosemary, thyme, lavender, chamomile      or sage).

3. Put a towel over your head, close your eyes and inhale the vapor for a few minutes at a time, for up to 15 minutes.


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