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The Fifth Chakra – The Throat Chakra

The fifth chakra is situated at the base of the neck in the throat. This chakra is represented by the blue Vishuddha mandala (purity), the element of ether and symbolised by the human race.

Chakra systemThe throat chakra influences dreaming, communication, artistic expression, self-belief, good judgment, wisdom, out of body experiences, clairaudience and truthfulness.

The chakra physically influences the thyroid gland, throat, teeth, mouth and the immune system.

If the throat chakra is in balance, it allows us to express our truth, which in turn helps us to feel happy and centred. You can also use the throat chakra while you are meditating to connect with your higher guidance (self).

Too little flow influences the physical in the forms of communication problems, sore throats, earaches or infections, thyroid problems, chronic colds, speech difficulties, depression and chronic tiredness, which can also lead to the control of others through dishonesty and deceit. If the flow is too great it can make you dominating, inflexible, egotistical, have a self-righteous and a big-headed attitude.

A blocked throat chakra can cause you to be nervous and scared causing introspection, where you tend to keep your thoughts to yourself and opposing any sort of change. Balance this chakra by singing, listening to good music, chanting, looking at the sky, going for walks, watching your breath and daily meditations outside.

A healing exercise to assist the throat chakra’s balance:

The shoulder Stand is a good yoga pose for healing this area.

Sing and chant daily.

Food that is great for aligning the throat chakra:

Teas and Juices are essential.

This time you can eat all kinds of different fruits

Herbs related to the throat chakra:

Cloves (Caryophyllus Aromaticus, Syzygium Aromaticum, Vervain (Verbena Officinalis) and Eugenia Caryiphyllate).

Glands related to the throat chakra:

Thyroid

Vowel Sound related to the throat chakra:

e (let)

Musical note related to the throat chakra:

G

Element related to the throat chakra:

Earth and ether

Crystals related to the throat chakra:

Turquoise, chalcedony, chrysocolla, blue sapphire, blue topaz, celestite, sodalite, azurite, lapis lazuli, aquamarine and kyanite

Sense related to the throat chakra:

Sound

Incense related to the throat chakra:

Benzoin and Frankincense

Astrological Signs related to the throat chakra:

Virgo, Taurus, Capricorn

The Fourth Chakra – Heart Chakra

The fourth chakra is situated in the centre of the chest around the area of the heart and is represented by the green Anahata Mandala (un-struck sound), symbolised by four legged mammals.

Chakra SystemThe higher 3 chakras relate to the self within the collective conscious of higher guidance and the lower 3 chakras relate to personal energy. The heart chakra is the area where the other 6 chakras converge and this is the foundation of the astral body – the connection between our spiritual and physical body, this centre is driven by love.

The heart chakra influences compassion, forgiveness, empathy, equilibrium, trust and ease within your life. This centre connects you to the plant world and helps you get in touch with nature.

The heart chakra influences physically the lungs, circulation, thymus and the immune and endocrine systems.

Too little flow in the heart chakra is due to a lack of balance in the first 3 chakras. Imbalances within this chakra can cause an emotionally unstable feeling, causing you to play the martyr or become obsessed, suspicious, or to feel unloved and also cause you to repress things.

When this chakra is in harmony and balance with the upper and lower chakras, it allows for unconditional love and in turn allowing us to help those around us. You will feel at peace with yourself and the world around you.

The heart chakra aids in rebirth, rejuvenation, success, prosperity, growth and development -bringing balance to every part of your being. In turn you’ll enjoy helping others and will become a humanitarian.

A healing exercise to assist the heart chakra’s balance:

The Pelvic thrusts and Cobra Pose are good yoga poses for healing this area.

Bikram Yoga – By simply opening your heart to others you will open up the heart chakra.

Love is all you need.

Food that is great for aligning the heart chakra:

Any green foods like spinach or leafy vegetables.

Include fibre and grains like whole wheat bread and like granola in your diet.

Drink yummy tea like green tea.

Herbs related to the heart chakra:

Rue (Ruta Graveolens) and Saffron (Crocus Sativus, Crocus Saffron).

Glands related to the heart chakra:

Thymus

Vowel Sound related to the heart chakra:

a (far)

Musical note related to the heart chakra:

F

Element related to the heart chakra:

Air

Crystals related to the heart chakra:

Emerald, malachite, pink and green tourmaline, green jade, chrysoprase, green aventurine, kunzite, rose quartz, fluorite, ruby and moldavite.

Sense related to the heart chakra:

Touch

Incense related to the heart chakra:

Jasmine, Lavender, Orris Root, Marjoram, Yarrow and Meadowsweet

Astrological Signs related to the heart chakra:

Aquarius, Gemini and Libra