What Does the Throat Chakra Do?
Sense of Purpose: Understanding our higher sense of purpose is one of the most important – and sometimes most challenging – aspects of our inner lives. Having a vocation, whether it is a job or some other activity, is important for people. Without a higher purpose, we can feel adrift in life. The Throat Chakra is very much associated with the sense of purpose and being able to discern the right path for our lives. When it is open, we should have a stronger sense of our own power, a greater faith in our ability, and greater courage to express our intentions and step forward towards our higher purpose without fear.
Spirituality: The Throat Chakra is associated with ether, air, or space. This is the chakra most closely linked to what is called the causal plane; a spiritual plane that echoes the physical body. This means that it holds this connection between your physical body and your spiritual body; the inner ‘you.’ Your spiritual goals and aspirations are an essential part of you. In order to hone your intuition and become more attuned to your sense of the spiritual, you need to be able to connect to this inner self. The ability to connect to this part of you will allow you to express your true self – to speak your truth – more freely.
The Throat Chakra and the Physical Body
The Throat Chakra is often named as an important component in a healthy endocrine system. This is the hormone system in which glands throughout the body produce hormones that send messages around the body in order for it to function properly. The thyroid and parathyroid glands are located in the neck. So this chakra is often associated with dysfunction of the thyroid, which has a negative impact on metabolism, hormones, temperature, and growth.