The throat chakra in Sanskrit is known as Vishuddha. It’s the fifth primary chakra in our column. It relates to the thyroid in the endocrine system and is positioned in the throat region near the spine with it’s activation pinpoint at the pit of the throat. It radiates the color blue. Basic meanings of the throat chakra include: communication, truth, expression and integrity. It’s motto is “I Speak”.
Signs of a Balanced Throat Chakra
- Conveys truth, loyalty and dedication with ease
- Listening skills
- Communicates thoughtfully and serenely
- Balanced thyroid
- Healthy gland function
- Very decisive
- Able to speak mindfully without fear
The throat chakra relates to and affects the hands, arms, lungs, cervical spine, throat, mouth, ears, nose, voice box, tongue and respiratory system.
Symptoms of an Imbalanced Throat Chakra
- Depicts misunderstanding viewpoints about others reactions
- Masking ourselves
- Trouble expressing self
- Trouble listening to others
- Unable to clearly voice opinions
- Sore throat/gland issues
- Thyroid imbalance
- Hearing problems/clogged ears
- Suppresses feelings
- Fear of offending others
- Shy/weak voice
- Poor rhythm
- Inability to speak up
- Unable to share ideas clearly
- Frequent writer’s block
- Inability to recall dreams
- Feeling frustrated in conversation
- Misunderstands body language
- Inability to focus during conversation
- Feeling talked at rather than spoken to
- Frequently interrupted
Symptoms of an Overactive Throat Chakra
- Talking too much or excessively
- Stuttering while speaking
- Talking over others
- Frequent gossiping
- Unaware of body language
- Acting pompous/arrogant
- Using a loud, dominating voice
- Interrupting others frequently
- Lying often
- Using hands excessively while talking
- Being overly critical of art and literature
- Not listening to other people
- Being unaware of others feelings
- Having too many thoughts
What to do About a Blocked Throat Chakra
Work through and release all negative emotions including guilt, hurt and resentment. A good cry can alleviate blockage. Practice mindful speech, action and deeds like talking openly and honestly with others on a regular basis. Meditate on the color blue; envision blue light around your vocal chords. Incorporate blue into your home; introduce blue clothing, decor or flowers. Blue can calm emotional upheavels and is a go-to healing color. Try singing, chanting, yoga (opening throat positions especially), do shoulder stands and cardio exercises.
The throat chakra is related to the element ether/sky. Meditate outside and watch clouds roll by, write a letter or keep a journal. Go somewhere that echoes. Yell and hear your voice return back to you. Find guided meditations on the throat chakra as well as listening to binaural beats. The sound for the throat chakra is “ham,” in the G note at 384 Hz. Binaural beats on YouTube provide exact frequencies you can listen to (always with headphones). Listen to sounds like crickets or birds chirping as well. The related sense is hearing so listening to the above mentioned can do alot.
Associated crystals that aid in healing the throat chakra include sodalite, blue calcite, blue kyanite, angelite, blue turquoise, apatite, aquamarine, azurite, celestite, blue lace agate, blue quartz, blue sapphire, chrysocolla, lapis lazuli and larimar.
Essential oils related to healing the throat chakra include basil, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, spearmint, tea tree (be careful of pets, tea tree oil is toxic to some animals but very helpful in various healing ways), rosemary, lime, cedarwood, sage, birch, marjoram, oregano, geranium, myrrh, blue tansy, coriander, juniper, laurel leaf, polo santo, saro and wintergreen.
Healing foods include blue, black and purple foods, plenty of water, juices and herbal teas. Eat blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, apples, apricots, plums, pears, peaches, lemons, limes, eggplant, purple cabbage, prunes, black currants, figs, purple grapes and dragon fruit.
I also provide specific tarot spreads on checking in with the throat chakra as well as a spread for reviewing all the chakras which you can book here!