Listen to your throat chakra. What do you hear?
This area, the fifth or Vishuddha Chakra, is where we store our sense of belief and worthiness. Our worthiness is often tied to our belief systems. And I don’t mean our religious practices, but what we believe about ourselves and the world.
These beliefs are based on what we see or hear, messages we take in as children and adults, media and things we listen to, the voices of authority that shaped us, and the interactions with others.
How to Heal the Throat Chakra
One way to heal this area is to engage in a self-inquiry (which is a fantastic practice to engage in no matter what!). Ask yourself what you believe in and what you believe about yourself.
Determine the messages that you’ve heard over the years and decide on what ones you want to truly incorporate in your sense of self.
We are all bombarded by external messages all day every day and it’s a true gift when you realize you don’t need to take them all in.
Here’s a trick – if we want to be someone who believes in your own worthiness and sense of self, it’s important to saturate yourself with a spiritual connection and internal voice.
Think of your throat chakra as a wet sponge where you’re enmeshed and immersed in profound spiritual practice and consistently doing what you need to do to fuel and foster the belief in your own sense of spirit, connection and worthiness. If you are devoid of that and don’t engage in a spiritual practice, then you become a dry sponge and might soak up the beliefs of others.
To foster your spiritual practice, sit in meditation and ask yourself – who am I? Who do I want to be? Allow your voice to show up. Listen to how your answers resonate and determine whether that is your belief and one you want to keep.
In your asana practice, anything that opens up the neck and involves chanting is helpful for the throat chakra. Utilize the mantra ‘I am worthy’ to remind yourself that you are perfect and complete just the way you are.
Another tip? Be proactive and curate the messages you do receive. Tone down the media especially anything that contradicts who you want to be and what you believe in. Make sure the messages are ones that you might want to soak up and only allow those in.
- Want to hear more about the throat chakra? Check out my YouTube video – Exploring the Throat Chakra (also found below)
- Want to learn more about all the chakras? Check out my YouTube series called Let’s Talk About the Chakras, which offers detailed information about each of the seven energy centers and what you need to know to connect to each one.
- Prefer to read about chakras? Download my free ebook – Chakra Yoga: A Beginner’s Guide to Chakra Healing.
- Ready to dive deeper? Learn about the chakras in my course – Alchemy of the Chakras.