What Crystals To Use If You're Healing Your Throat Chakra

The throat chakra, also called the Vishuddha Chakra, is associated with the communication center of a person, both physically and emotionally/spiritually (via Arthanta Yoga). Physically, this energy center is located at the base of the throat, where your larynx is. It represents and is said to control effective communication as well as inspiration. It is associated with the color blue, as each chakra has a corresponding color. 

You will know your throat chakra needs clearing or balancing if you are having a difficult time expressing your emotions, your ideas, or your opinions. This can lead to a feeling of being misunderstood by people around you, which is not only bewildering but deeply upsetting and frustrating, and as such, people dealing with a blocked throat chakra can sometimes notice that they are behaving agressively in their communication or using harsh words that they don't honestly mean.  It can also manifest in physical ailments like a raspy voice, the need to clear your throat frequently, or infections and illnesses that affect your throat.

How to clear your throat chakra with stones and crystals

While there are several healing modalities that can help you to clear and balance your throat chakra, one way that you can go about this process at home with little training is to use healing stones and crystals that have healing properties which align with this particular energy center. Because the throat chakra is associated with the color blue, it likely won't surprise you that many of these crystals are some hue of blue (via Tiny Rituals). 

Aquamarine is associated with the ocean and symbolically invites you to dive ever deeper into your own soul, allowing you to get in better touch with yourself and your emotions, thereby helping you to more freely and sincerely express yourself. Lapis Lazuli, which is a deep blue, also helps you to get in touch with your deeper self. Interestingly, it is also said to help inspire writers, so it is a great stone for communication skills. 

Turquoise is another stone that helps clear the throat chakra, as it specifically helps you to express your thoughts in an effective and honest manner (via Healthline). Amazonite is blueish-green, and it can help with the anxiety associated with self expression. It is also said to calm the nervous system and protect against negative emotions in general.