This article is written by Elina Allais, a Reiki and Crystal healing practitioner. She is also the creator of @CrystalPoems and has a new e-book available – The Inspiring Story of 33 Crystals.
Chakras are the energy centers of our body. Each chakra has its own energetic purpose and each one plays an important role in the general health of our body and mind.
The main purpose of the Throat Chakra is to enable us to express ourselves freely. With an open Throat Chakra, we are able to express our thoughts, ideas, and feelings effortlessly, without feeling restricted in any way. We are not afraid to communicate with others, even with strangers, and we speak our truth with confidence.
However, it often happens that we do not voice our opinions out of fear of rejection. We sacrifice our truth in order to feel accepted. We push down our feelings just to belong somewhere. All of this can cause blockages in the Throat Chakra area, since our self-expression is restricted.
The best way to restore the free flow of energy through this chakra is to start speaking our truth and expressing our feelings. In addition to that, there are other wonderful ways to open up a blocked Throat Chakra, such as a daily meditation practice that involves chanting mantras or affirmations. This can help to release self-limiting patterns, anxiety, and fear when it comes to expressing ourselves, and can help us to build confidence.
Working with crystals is another great option to open up a blocked Throat Chakra. Since the color blue is associated with the Throat Chakra, all the blue crystals, especially the light blue or turquoise ones, are beneficial for this chakra.
Here is my selection of 3 crystals for working with the Throat Chakra:
Blue Lace Agate
The soothing and stress-relieving vibes of this crystal work wonders on our Throat Chakra. Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful crystal to work with if we are struggling with self-expression, as it gently releases anxiety and fear that might be preventing us from voicing our truth.
The celestial pale blue hues of this crystal can help to calm frayed nerves and bring us a sense of bliss and serenity. Blue Lace Agate is a high-vibrational crystal that also has powerful protective properties. Working with this crystal helps to clear away toxic energy and negative emotions.
In order to keep our Throat Chakra open and balanced, we should always strive to express our emotions, instead of avoiding or suppressing them. We should allow our feelings to come and go freely, without restricting them or getting too caught up in them.
Blue Lace Agate is also a great crystal for connecting and communicating with angels and spirit guides. Working with this crystal can help us reach a higher state of awareness and receive guidance from the higher realms.
Our Throat Chakra can become blocked when we are resisting the creative flow of life and when we have become attached to people or experiences that are no longer serving us. Oftentimes we put ourselves in a box and start feeling like we have hit a wall, when in fact there could be multiple possible solutions to the situation we are facing.
Blue Apatite crystal teaches us to approach life in a more creative way and to surrender to the flow once in a while. It is a crystal of manifestation that helps us turn our dreams into reality. It fills us with passion and motivation to stand up for ourselves and cut the cords that bind us to toxic relationships.
Working with a Blue Apatite crystal helps us let go of fear, so that we are able to speak our truth with confidence and not care so much about what others might think. This in turn helps to open up any existing blockages in the Throat Chakra area.
The Throat Chakra becomes easily blocked when there is a lack of openness and honesty in our relationships with others. If our ideas and thoughts are not heard or if our self-expression is constantly interrupted or ridiculed, our Throat Chakra gradually locks up. If this has happened to you, you might feel like choking each time you try to voice your ideas and opinions.
Working with a Blue Topaz crystal gently heals and balances our Throat Chakra. It helps us regain our sense of self-worth and self-esteem, which in turn helps us set healthy boundaries and attract relationships that are based on mutual trust and open communication.
Once we learn to accept ourselves fully, with all our imperfections, and nourish our souls with self-love, fear of rejection will lose its grip on us. Our relationships with others will no longer be fear-based since we feel free to express ourselves and voice our inner truth.
A simple meditation practice for balancing and opening up the Throat Chakra:
Sit comfortably in a quiet space. Relax your body and mind by breathing deeply in and out at least three times.
Take one of the Throat Chakra crystals and hold it in your hands. Now close your eyes and visualize a bright blue light radiating from this crystal into your throat area.
Focus on any sensations you might feel. Do you feel a sense of heat in your throat area or perhaps a tingling sensation?
In any case, trust that the healing vibrations of this crystal are entering your Throat Chakra, activating it, and opening up any existing blockages.
Now open your eyes and say the following mantra I have channeled for you out loud or quietly in your mind: I cherish my voice and speak up, knowing that it is safe for me to be heard.
How to Heal Your Throat Chakra