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What is the Blue Chakra?

What is the Blue Chakra?

Chakras play a crucial role in our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The Blue Chakra, also known as the Throat Chakra, is particularly important as it governs our communication and expression. 

In this article we explore the Blue Chakra meaning and how we can unlock its power. 

What Do We Mean By the Blue Chakra?

When we talk about the Blue Chakra, we are referring to the Throat Chakra or Ajna Chakra. It’s the Fifth Chakra in the seven primary chakra system and it lies at the base of the neck, by the throat.

This energy center is all about communication, self-expression, and creativity. You can think of it like your metaphorical voice, enabling you to express yourself in various ways.

In color psychology, the color blue is often associated with qualities like tranquility, calmness, and freedom, which is why it’s linked with the Throat Chakra.

The Blue Chakra helps you speak your truth confidently and express your thoughts and feelings clearly. When this chakra is in sync, you’re able to communicate effectively, and with authenticity. 

In the spectrum of chakra colors, blue is like a bridge between the lower chakras, which deal with more physical aspects, and the upper chakras, which are all about spiritual energy.

It’s the color that harmoniously connects the dots between your grounded physical body and your ethereal spiritual self.

Why Is a Balanced Blue Chakra Important?

When your Blue Chakra is in harmony, you can communicate freely and openly. You can express yourself clearly, without going overboard or holding back. 

A healthy Throat Chakra also gives you the confidence to speak your truth. This authenticity brings a sense of trust and connection with others because they know they’re getting the real you. Your ideas flow freely, and you find innovative ways to express yourself.

However when our Throat Chakra is unbalanced it affects our communication skills and that can have a massive impact on our ability to connect with others and find fulfillment in our lives. 

Signs of a Blue Chakra Blockage

If you think your Blue Chakra could be blocked, keep an eye out for the following common symptoms:

  • Sore Throat: Your Blue Chakra may need some attention if you’re dealing with a recurring sore throat or frequent throat-related issues.
  • Stiff Neck: a Blue Chakra blockage can also manifest as muscular pain in your neck or upper shoulders. 
  • Struggling to Communicate Clearly: You might find yourself stumbling over words, struggling to express your thoughts clearly, or feeling like you can’t quite put your ideas into words.
  • Feeling Creatively Blocked: A blocked Blue Chakra can dim the lights on your creative expression and leave you feeling creatively stuck.
  • Avoiding Conflict: Our Throat Chakra is linked to effective communication, so when it’s blocked, we can find it even harder to have those difficult conversations that we need to have.
  • Being Overly Chatty: On the flip side, an overactive Throat Chakra can turn you into a chatterbox, talking without much thought or dominating conversations. 
  • Feeling Introverted: If you’re feeling like you’d rather be invisible than speak up, your Blue Chakra could need healing. When left unchecked you can even find yourself suffering from social anxiety. 
  • Trouble Speaking the Truth: If you find yourself frequently lying or avoiding telling the truth, it could be a sign that you need to rebalance your Blue Chakra energy. 
  • Low Confidence: An underactive Throat Chakra can make you doubt yourself. You might hesitate to share your thoughts in case of being judged, and shy away from public speaking.
chakra colors chart
Chakra colors chart

How to Balance the Blue Chakra

Drawing on the power of the color blue can be a great way to tune into your Blue Chakra. Why not wear blue clothing or accessories, or you could hang some blue artwork in your home.

Or you could introduce more blue foods and blue crystals into your life. 

Blue Foods

Bring extra vibrancy and nutrition to your diet with blue foods. The rich tones of blueberries, blue potatoes, and plums will resonate with your blue chakra’s energy.

Blueberries

Blueberries are sweet and packed with antioxidants. Plus, their deep blue color aligns perfectly with your Blue Chakra. Snack on them, toss them in your yogurt, or blend them into smoothies.

Blue Potatoes

Yes, blue potatoes exist! These beautiful potatoes aren’t just a feast for the eyes, but also for your Blue Chakra. Roast or mash them up for a colorful and nutritious treat.

Plums

These juicy fruits come in different shades of blue, and they’re not only delicious but also rich in vitamins and fiber. Snacking on plums or adding them to your salads can give your Blue Chakra a tasty boost.

Blue Chakra Stones

Precious stones and crystals have been used for hundreds of years thanks to their beneficial properties. Certain blue stones are particularly useful for supporting our Ajna Chakra

Look out for healing crystals such as:

Blue Lace Agate

This gentle blue stone is often used to direct positive energy towards the Throat Chakra. It’s known for its calming energy that helps soothe and balance your communication center. Hold it, wear it as jewelry, or place it near your throat during meditation.

Lapis Lazuli

This deep blue crystal is regularly used for its healing properties. It’s like a power-up button for your Throat Chakra, promoting self-expression and clarity. Keep a lapis lazuli stone close, whether as jewelry or a small pocket stone.

Turquoise

Turquoise is a beautiful stone worn for strength and protection. It supports authentic communication and honesty. 

Other Ways to Heal Your Blue Chakra

There are other ways you can channel the healing power of blue energy to support your Throat Chakra. Why not try:

Throat Chakra Yoga Poses 

Asanas such as Cat-Cow Pose, Cobra Pose, neck rolls and neck stretches can all help to break down blockages in your Throat Chakra. You can also combine these with healing Throat Chakra mudras.

Cobra pose

Throat Chakra Affirmations

These positive statements can help to change our mental outlook and remove negative thought patterns that can hinder authentic communication.

Sound Healing

You can use Throat Chakra mantras, tuning forks or singing bowls to reset the vibrational frequency of your Throat Chakra to get it moving in harmony again. Check out our Throat Chakra 741 HZ frequency video on YouTube:

Throat Chakra frequency video

Start Channeling the Blue Chakra Today

The Blue Chakra, with its focus on communication, artistic expression, and creative energy, forms an essential part of our identity and general happiness. 

By understanding and nurturing the Blue Chakra, we empower ourselves to communicate authentically, express our ideas confidently, and tap into our creative potential.

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  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.

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