The Throat Chakra, also called Vishuddha, is the fifth energy centre and is the voice of our bodies. Located at the centre of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the portal to communicate and express our thoughts, emotions, and feelings of the other chakras through sound in a way that is authentic and true.
The Throat chakra provides us with the tools to speak our voice, to choose at every moment, and to move in the direction of our authenticity. When we don’t act authentically, we’re throwing away the gifts of the Throat chakra. A good example of this is when someone says “yes”, but means “no”.
THE THROAT CHAKRA GIVES US THE POWER TO SPEAK OUR TRUE, AND TO MAKE OUR OWN CHOICES FOR OUR HIGHEST GOOD.Omm Foods
SIGNS OF AN OPEN AND BALANCED THROAT CHAKRA
- You flow in harmony and speak your truth from a place of enlightenment and love instead of resentment or hate.
- You use loving and thoughtful words to communicate with others, even in difficult situations where arguments arise.
- Your words are congruent with your actions.
- You have the ability to read between the lines of what other people are trying to say.
SIGNS OF AN UNBALANCED THROAT CHAKRA
- You struggle to express your thoughts, feelings, ideas, needs or emotions.
- You find difficult to listen to others because you are busy expressing your own thoughts and ideas.
- You tend to overeat even when you’re not hungry.
- You find very difficult to speak your truth for fear such as fear of judgement or ridicule.
- You have or had bulimia or anorexia.
- Your voice becomes raspy when attempting to express yourself.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE THROAT CHAKRA
The Throat chakra embodies body functions such as talking, hearing, swallowing, chewing, smelling, tasting and breathing.
We experience food through this energy centre by smelling, tasting, chewing and swallowing so it’s no surprise the Throat chakra is essential for our connection with food. It determines and chooses the food we feed our bodies.
ANATOMY ASSOCIATED WITH THE THROAT CHAKRA:
• Thyroid gland
• Upper oesophagus
FOODS FOR COMMUNICATION AND TRUTH
Foods that balance the Throat chakra are usually foods that link together the elements of the lower chakras: Root chakra symbolizes the earth, Sacral chakra, water; Solar plexus chakra, fire; and Heart chakra, air.
SEA PLANTS (Water - Earth)
Plants that represent the earth element but they have the ability to live in the water are good sources for nourishing the Throat chakra.
These plants derived from the sea are nori, agar, dulse, hijiki, and arame. These plants are filled with minerals from the sea, such as iodine. Iodine is an essential nutrient that is especially important for women’s health and helps to maintain a healthy thyroid (regulating hormones).
Iodine can be also found in shellfish and seafood, and plant foods and grains, however, amounts may vary depending on how much iodine is in the soil.
SOUPS, SAUCES AND JUICES (Earth-Water)
Soups are the perfect combination of the earth-based food and the element of water. They also support the Root and Sacral chakras.
Check out this recipe for nourishing the Root, Sacral and Throat chakras.
Sauces represent the same earth-water blend. They, unlike soups or juices, are eaten along with main our pudding dishes, providing extra flavour to our dishes.
Juices are excellent to connect the Throat chakra with all the lower chakras. Nowadays, we can make all kind of juices such as green juices, for the Heart chakra; red fruit juices, for the Root chakra, and orange or carrot juices, for the Sacral chakra. However, when if we consume them regularly, they could create too much energy in the Throat chakra, and eventually, an unbalance in the Solar Plexus chakra, because of the increased intake of simple sugars.
High-water fruits such as watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, and grapes can help to open the Throat chakra to make it receptive to and comfortable to speak the truth. Other fruits like lemons, limes and kiwi activate the Throat chakra to dissipate non-truths.
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Are there natural sky blue-coloured foods our there?! The answer is nope.
But since the Throat chakra is already feeding itself with the energies coming from the lower chakras, it doesn’t need to resonate with this colour.
RECIPES FOR THE THROAT CHAKRA
Resource: Chakra foods for Optimum health by Deanna M. Minich, Ph.D., C.N.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.