Throat Chakra Meditation: Process of Purification

Balance your Vishuddha and stop judging others

Buddha meditating on VishuddhaKnown as the Vishuddha in Sanskrit, the throat chakra governs self-expression and passing judgement. It is pretty important to know if you fifth chakra is imbalanced.

If you can speak comfortably and fluently with others, you have a balanced throat chakra. This is particularly so if you are creative and helpful towards others.

However, if you are opinionated, critics the actions of others and talk over people, you Vishuddha is overactive. This can make you appear arrogant even if you do not consciously mean to be.

When the throat chakra is closed or under-active, you find it difficult to express yourself and may appear shy or timid. Oftentimes you are misunderstood. Other times you are dishonest because you dare not admit the truth to save face. This can make you appear unreliable and untrustworthy.

When the throat chakra is in balance, good things seem to happen to you without you even trying very hard. This is because you know exactly what you want and are comfortable in yourself in asking for it.

Conversely, when your throat chakra is out of sync, many things in life do not seem to work out and you struggle with the daily grind. No matter how hard you try to be a good person, until your chakras are balanced, life will be hard.

So let’s change that by working on opening and balancing your chakras, starting with the throat chakra. This meditation is designed as a quick five-minute daily practice, but you can do it for longer if you wish. You may just want to start you mediation practice off with the throat chakra and take it from there.

The chakra purification process

When you become irritated with others, or life in general, it directly effects your throat chakra and can cause your other chakras to become imbalanced as well. For this reason, the ancient Yogis considered the Vishuddha as the centre of purification.

We must learn that everybody has a place in the world, and that we are all different. Because we all do things differently from one another, does not give us the right to criticise others.

Even when people are uncouth, evil or just ignorant, that is their problem, not yours, so let’s learn how to accept the preferences and failings of others and simply – BE – ourselves.

Buddha statue in seated meditation posture

  1. Find a comfortable seating position and sit with back straight and shoulders upright. Ideally you should sit crossed legged on the floor or a cushion, but if this is not comfortable for you, use a chair.
  1. Close your eyes. Start by taking in a few deep, long breaths, inhaling through the nose, all the way in so your diaphragm stretches. Then breathe out through the nose, exhaling tension and pushing out all your breath until your stomach muscles contract. Repeat this breathing pattern three or four times.
  1. Return your breathing to the natural meditation rhythm that is comfortable for you. Continue to breathe in through the nose, but this time breathe out through the mouth. When you exhale, say the word “HAM” so that it vibrates in the back of your throat. Repeat this exercise for several minutes.
  1. Now imagine a sky blue orb glowing around your throat and collar bone and repeat the mantra, “I am confident and honest when I speak to others. I have no desire to criticise or judge.” Repeat this mantra for several minutes. You can then end the meditation by slowly opening your eyes and taking a few moments to relax or continue your usual meditation routine.

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