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Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name - Vishudda
Location - Base of the neck
Colour - Blue
Element - Aether (the upper sky, it fills up the universe and the vacuum of space)
Planet - Saturn

Throat Chakra Symbol

Properties

The fifth chakra is the throat chakra. It is associated with communication. The energy from the throat chakra will allow you to express or communicate your personal truth.

A balanced throat chakra

When your throat chakra is perfectly balanced you will be able to speak your truth openly, understand your needs and desires and be able to communicate them clearly. You will understand when to speak and when to listen.

An unbalanced throat chakra

Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.

The emotional feelings of unbalanced throat chakra include:

  • Arrogance (O)
  • Creative block
  • Dishonesty (O)
  • Excessive talking (O)
  • Fear (B)
  • Gossiping (O)
  • Lack of confidence (B)
  • Manipulative behaviour (O)
  • Poor listening (O)
  • Shyness / Timidity (B)
  • Verbally aggressive (O)

The physical symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra are:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold & Flu
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Hearing problems
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nasal passages
  • Neck/shoulder stiffness
  • Thyroid gland problems
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Throat infections
  • Throat pain
  • Toothache

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How to balance the throat chakra

MeditationMeditation

Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.

  • Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
  • Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
  • Take two or three deep breaths.
  • Now visualize a ball blue light coming from the base of your neck. Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body.
  • Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.

Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.

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CrystalsCrystals

Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.

Place the crystal over the throat chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.

The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the throat chakra. Generally speaking, use blue stones.

  • Rainbow Fluorite
  • Celestite
  • Blue Calcite
  • Turquoise
  • Blue Aventurine
  • Aquamarine
  • Azurite
  • Angelite
  • Blue Topaz
  • Lepidolite

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HeadphonesBinaural Beats

Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the throat chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.

Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your throat chakra feels out of balance.

NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.

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Massage

Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the throat chakra.

Self-massage your collarbone then use your hands to stroke up your throat towards your chin. Use essential oils to enhance the massage.

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Aromatherapy

Essential oils such as peppermint, chamomile, lavender, cypress, white lotus, jasmine and bergamot can cleanse the throat chakra. We recommend this throat chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.

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Yoga

Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing. Concentrate on poses that a good for the throat chakra.

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Colour

Wear blue clothing and surround yourself in blue colours and objects. Spend time staring at the blue sky.

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Food & Drink

Fruit and vegetables that are best for the throat chakra are blue grapes, currants, grapefruit, lemons, blueberries, blackberries, plums, pears, figs, peaches, apricots and kiwifruit. Drink a herbal tea that contains throat chakra cleansing herbs.

Man walkingActivities

Activities such as singing and listening to music help balance the throat chakra. Avoid loud, heavy music as it has a negative feeling. Sing along to the radio in the shower or in the car and do it unashamedly. Spend some quiet time. Allow your inner voice to emerge. On the other hand, laughing or screaming into a pillow will also get rid of stagnant energy.

Speech bubbleAffirmations

These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a differnet way. Talk directly to the throat chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.

  • I’m not afraid to speak my mind
  • I’m a good listener
  • I’m the speaker and seeker of truth
  • I’m free of fear and anxiety
  • I feel comfortable speaking my mind
  • I communicate confidently and with ease

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Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli Healing properties, spiritual properties & cleansing. Stone benefits and powers, Lapis Lazuli meaning and uses explained.

Lapis Lazuli relieves stress and brings deep peace, harmony, compassion, honesty, inner truth and self-awareness. With its strong healing powers, it is known as The Wisdom Stone.

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Appearance

Dark blue with gold flecks

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Birthstone

September

Lapis Lazuli Healing Properties

Lapis Lazuli can assist with the healing of many conditions.

Emotional:

  • Anger
  • Decision making
  • Depression
  • Memory
  • Negative thinking
  • Psychic attacks
  • Writer's block

Physical symptoms:

  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Attention-deficit
  • Autism
  • Bone marrow
  • Cramps
  • Colds & Flu
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hearing loss
  • Immune system
  • Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous systems
  • Purifies blood
  • Throat issues
  • Thymus
  • Thyroid problems
  • Vertigo



Spiritual properties of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is known for opening the third eye chakra. This allows you to find your centre of intuition and inner wisdom. It will enhance psychic abilities and communication with spirit guides. It will recognise psychic attacks and block them.

How to use Lapis Lazuli

  • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal.
  • Place this on your throat, larynx, thyroid and vocals cords areas that need improvement.
  • For headache release, place the Lapis Lazuli on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
  • Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.
  • Place your crystal in your handbag or place in your wallet.
  • Tuck them in your bra.

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How to cleanse Lapis Lazuli

There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Lapis Lazuli.

Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

Cleansing using the earth

Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

DotCleansing with visualisation

Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

NOTE: Lapis Lazuli is a porous stone, water will damage the crystal.

How to re-energise Lapis Lazuli

After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

SunRe-energising in the sunlight

Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

Programming your Lapis Lazuli

Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

How to set your intentions

Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate

Healing properties, spiritual properties, Blue Lace Agate stone benefits and powers, Blue Lace Agate meaning and uses explained.

Blue Lace Agate can be found in South Africa and Romania. This beautiful pale blue crystal can calm communications with others and protect you from the opinions of others. It also has the ability to heal certain parts of the body and aid several medical conditions.

Blue Lace Agate

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Appearance

Pale blue with bands of white, grey or dark blue lines

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Birthstone

This is not a traditional birthstone

Healing properties of Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate can assist with the healing of many conditions.

Emotional:

  • Anger
  • Clarify your thoughts
  • Confidence to speak
  • Focus & Concentration
  • Letting go of old emotions
  • Baby blues for new mothers
  • Self-doubt

Physical symptoms:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Epilepsy
  • Colds & Flu
  • Nervous system
  • Skin disorders
  • Itching from insect bites
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Gastritis
  • Hereditary bone deformity
  • Sleepwalking



Spiritual properties of Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate will assist you to communicate with your spirit guide and angels. Due to its power to heal previously unresolved issues, it encourages quiet contemplation that leads to spiritual growth and inner stability.

How to use Blue Lace Agate

  • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal.
  • For headache release, place the Blue Lace Agate on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
  • For digestive issues and the relief of gastritis place the crystal on the abdomen.
  • To remove blockages in the nervous system and aid arthritis, add Blue Lace Agate to your bath for 15-20 minutes.
  • For all emotional issues place the Blue Lace Agate on the throat chakra (rest on the throat) or if this is difficult, hold the crystal while imagining the troublesome emotion or problem flowing into the earth beneath your feet and being replaced by soothing energy from the crystal.
  • Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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How to cleanse Blue Lace Agate

There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Blue Lace Agate.

Water dropCleansing in saltwater

Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

Cleansing using the earth

Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

DotCleansing with visualisation

Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

How to re-energise Blue Lace Agate

After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

SunRe-energising in the sunlight

Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

Programing your Blue Lace Agate crystal

Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

How to set your intentions

Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Healing properties, spiritual properties, Bloodstone stone benefits and powers, Bloodstone meaning and uses explained.

Bloodstone can be found in Australia, Russia, India, China and Brazil. This dark green crystal can give you the strength and confidence in everyday life. Working with the blood, it also eliminates toxins of the body and aids many medical conditions.

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Appearance

Dark green with small red spots

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Birthstone

March

Healing properties of Bloodstone

Bloodstone can assist with the healing of many conditions.

Emotional:

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying, physical or verbal
  • Confidence
  • Confusion
  • Coping with death
  • Decision making
  • Mothers that have had a traumatic birth
  • Motivation
  • Self-worth

Physical symptoms:

  • Cold & Flu
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Immune system
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Labour pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Menopause
  • Mosquito bites
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Purify blood
  • Skin rashes
  • Varicose veins



Spiritual properties of Bloodstone

The Bloodstone works to bring calm, harmonious energy which will help you feel grounded and centred, enabling you to live your life more in touch with the earth and its energy. Helping to bring one’s true spirituality to everyday life, it is perfect for contemplation, prayer and meditation.

Grounding and protecting the soul, the Bloodstone will heighten your intuition and calm your mind to rid of any mental confusion and negativity. This will then make it easier to make decisions relating to spiritual matters.

How to use Bloodstone

  • For bullying issues sew a small Bloodstone in your clothing to give courage
  • Wear your crystal with a pendant or bracelet.
  • Place your crystal in your handbag.
  • Pop them in your pocket.
  • Have them in your wallet.
  • Tuck them in your bra.
  • Hold them while meditating or sit quietly and take some nice deep breaths.
  • For a revitalising sleep, place a Bloodstone under your pillow will help stimulate dreaming and revitalise you while you sleep
  • Have your crystal with you on your desk while you work.

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How to cleanse Bloodstone

There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Bloodstone.

Water dropCleansing in saltwater

Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

Cleansing using the earth

Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

DotCleansing with visualisation

Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

How to re-energise Bloodstone

After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

SunRe-energising in the sunlight

Place the crystals in the sun for a few hours or all day.

Leaving them for a couple of days will allow your crystal to have the benefit from the strong energy from the sun and the more gentle energy from the moon.

Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

Programming your Bloodstone

Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

How to set your intentions

Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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Amethyst

Amethyst

Healing properties, spiritual properties, Amethyst stone benefits and powers, Amethyst meaning and uses explained.

Known as the sobriety stone, the Amethyst is a good all-rounder. The Amethyst brings peace, calm, and inner strength. A beautiful stone that will aid restful sleep and sweet dreams. Amethysts can work with you to help any depression that has built up in the past, heal sadness and grief. It will gently dissolve anger, fear and anxiety.

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Appearance

Varies from light purple to deep purple, often appear as stripes.

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Birthstone

February

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Healing properties of Amethyst

Amethyst can assist with the healing of many conditions.

Emotional:

  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Clarify your thoughts
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Grief
  • Homesickness
  • Money issues
  • Nightmares
  • Protection when travelling
  • Psychic attacks

Physical symptoms:




Spiritual properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It can also be used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance. It's great at opening your communication with the angels.

How to use Amethyst

  • Meditate with it by either holding the crystal or placing it in the area of pain or organ on your body you wish to heal. If you have a large Amethyst place it beside you while you meditate so that the energy can aid your relaxation.
  • For headache release, place the Amethyst on the forehead, temples or base of the neck if a headache radiates from that point.
  • Place your crystal on your desk while you work to help you think clearly.
  • Place your Amethyst beside your bed to help with restful sleep, insomnia and peaceful dreams.
  • Wear your Amethyst throughout the day for protection and keeping your energy close. Wearing an Amethyst will also assist you in overcoming addictive habits such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions. Wear your crystal with a pendant, bracelet or pop them in your pocket.

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How to cleanse Amethyst

There are several ways to cleanse your crystal. Below are the preferred methods for the Amethyst.

Water dropCleansing in saltwater

Rinse or soak your crystal in water from the sea, a river or lake. If this is not possible you can make your own mix from sea or rock salt.

Smudge sticksCleansing with smudge sticks

Burn a sage smudge stick and wave it back and forth underneath the crystal for 20 to 30 seconds.

Cleansing using the earth

Bury your crystal for at least a day and up to several months, preferably in pure, clean soil.

DotCleansing with visualisation

Visualise a bright light surrounding the crystal dissolving all the negative energy.

How to re-energise Amethyst

After cleaning your crystal of negative energy you have to then re-energise them to restore its natural energy for healing again.

Moon and starsRe-energising in the moonlight

Place the crystals in the light of the moon for a few hours or overnight is fine. A full moon works best.

Your crystal does not have to be in direct moonlight nor will it not charge if it’s a cloudy night. The moon’s energy is always there.

NOTE Sunlight can cause Amethyst to fade.

Programing your Amethyst crystal

Once your crystal is cleansed and re-energised you will need to set your intentions before you use them. This is to program your crystal for a specific use.

How to set your intentions

Sit quietly and hold your crystal in your hands. Clear your mind and focus on the crystal. Concentrate on the energy you wish to program the crystal with. It could be an emotional, physical or spiritual intention. Only pick one, don’t overload the crystal with many intentions. Continue to do this until you feel that enough has been done.

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