Continuing with the series of blogs dealing with the Chakra system and balancing them with essential oils. Essential oils have become a part of my Reiki practice to help relax my clients as well as balancing any Chakras that may be blocked and at home for personal use and for our dog, Primrose. (Yes, they are safe for dogs, too). This series will allow you to become more aware of oils and their uses.
Chakras are the energy centers in our body where energy flows through. These energy centers are directly linked to our mental, physical, and spiritual attributes. Some of these 7 Chakras can become blocked (underactive) or too open (overactive). When this happens, our being as a whole cannot balance, often leading to illness and/or emotional blocks and, therefore, creating an unhealthy environment. By understanding what each Chakra represents and what you can do to keep this energy flowing freely, you can achieve an optimal quality of life for yourself and those around you.
Balance your whole self by using this Chakra guide as part of your daily routine. Use it as an aid in releasing, opening, and healing. Apply 1-3 drops of Essential Oil over the appropriate Chakra area, on the bottoms of the feet, or inhale the oil throughout the day. Note: dilute hot oils or lavender with a carrier oil before applying directly onto the skin.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be taken as medical advice. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. Do not alter any medical treatment or the use of medications without the permission of your medical care provider.
The resources for the information in this guide come from Simply Free for Me and The Chakra Deck by Olivia H. Miller.
I highly recommend CPTG Essential Oils, as they provide the purest, most potent oils, and have been tested Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade- sets the bar for quality, purity, efficacy, and consistency. Many Essential Oils available are not certified pure and often contain fillers or other elements that dilute and alter the purity, diminishing the healthful qualities of the oil.
The Throat Chakra
Self-Expression/Communication/Speaking the Truth/Holding Secrets. Associated with sound and has to do with creative self-expression, speech, and communication. The ability to speak honestly, to receive, process, and assimilate information, and to connect with and speak our inner truth. The center of transformation and change.
Location: Center of the throat/neck, directly surrounding the heart region
Associated Body Parts: Throat, neck, ears, jaw, mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, thyroid glan
Gemstones/Crystals: Aquamarine, blue opal, carnelian, angelate, apatite, Celestine, blue lace agate, sodalite, lapis lazuli, turquoise
Food: Fruits- blueberries, blackberries
Underactive- Suppressed feelings, fear of expression, fear of offending others, shyness, weak voice, poor rhythm, frustration, dishonesty, inability to verbalize
Overactive- Excessive talking, stuttering, inability to listen, gossiping, loud or dominating voice, tendency to interrupt, criticism of self and others
Balanced- Good listener, communicates easily and clearly, lives creatively, speaks with confidence, sings well, expresses self freely, comfortable with body language, feels balanced and centered
Physical Issues- Sore throat, laryngitis, upper respiratory illnesses, dental problems, teeth grinding and TMJ, skin irritations, ear infections, inflammations, hyperthyroidism, stiff neck, shoulder pain, stuttering, and attention disorders
Common Addictions: smoking, inhalants, exercise high
Essential Oils: Chamomile, Orange, Rosemary, Birch, Lavender, Oregano
Please enjoy these Throat Chakra Meditations: