Guest Author - Lisa Shea
The fifth chakra, of the throat, is the primary focus of communication and action. Represented by blue, this chakra helps ensure you are heard and that you can speak your truth.
If you have a healthy fifth chakra, you are able to communicate easily with friends and family - with those you work and interact with. You're even able to give talks in front of an audience.
If you're having trouble with your fifth chakra, you might be shy or intimidated by these situations and feel unable to say what you really mean. You might also be too talkative - boisterous or overbearing in situations where you should listen more.
If you want to strengthen your throat chakra, try blue lace agate or turquoise. Visualise a sky blue flower at your throat unfolding its petals. This will help you express yourself better and be more self assured.
If the problem is that you are too talkative or overbearing, it's time to tone things down. Balance is important between the chakras and this would suggest your throat chakra is overactive compared to the others. Imagine a blue flower softly closing its petals.
The Seven Chakras