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  • Writer's pictureMairead Flanagan

Throat Chakra

Updated: Nov 9, 2019

The Throat chakra is connected to the mouth, jaws, tongue, pharynx and palate.  It’s is also linked to the shoulders and the neck. The gland associated with the fifth chakra is the thyroid, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and in large parts, metabolism.

Behavioral characteristics of the Throat chakra

The Throat chakra is associated with the following psychological and behavioral characteristics:

Expression, in particular ability to express your truth, to speak out Communication, whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, external or internal Connection with the etheric realm, the more subtle realms of spirit and intuitive abilities

Propensity to create, projecting ideas and blueprints into reality. Realizing your vocation, purpose .Good sense of timing

The Throat chakra is about the expression of yourself: Your truth, purpose in life, creativity. Note that this chakra has a natural connection with the second chakra or sacral chakra, center of emotions and creativity as well. The throat chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting the creativity into the world according to its perfect form or authenticity.

5th chakra imbalance

When the 5th chakra is blocked or depleted in energy it can lead to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. On the other end of the spectrum, an overactive 5th chakra may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, and being verbally aggressive or mean. It can seem as though the filter between the discourse you have in your mind and what comes out of your mouth is not working, or missing entirely.

When the throat chakra has an imbalance, it can manifest as:

Lack of control over one’s speech; speaking too much or inappropriately;Not being able to listen to others Excessive fear of speaking Small, imperceptible voice. Not being able to keep secrets, to keep your word. Telling lies

On the opposite side, a closed throat chakra might manifest as excessive secretiveness or shyness Lack of connection with a vocation or purpose in life.

Bio Energy therapy and Reiki both work on clearing energy blocks form your chakra system allowing energy to flow more freely leading to better physical and emotional health.

Counselling or talk therapy can also be beneficial in clearing the throat chakra.

Wearing a Blue scarf or meditating and visualizing the color blue at the throat can allow for movement at this chakra.

Crystals can be used such as;

Amazonite — Green and turquoise-green — Semi-precious — Dispels and guards against negativity while restoring emotional balance.

Lapis lazuli — Blue — Semi-precious — Used to open, stimulate, and balance. This “stone of truth” restores your ability to communicate effectively.

Turquoise — Blue, green-blue — Semi-precious — Used to stimulate and balance. Dispels negativity and restores confidence to speak and express one’s thoughts effectively.

Aquamarine — Light green-blue to blue — Semi-precious — Used to cleanse and stimulate. Offers courage and promotes tolerance and compassion while dispelling fear.

Cleanse with Water

Make a conscious effort to drink more water throughout the day. Not only does water help keep you hydrated, it also helps to cleanse the throat chakra allowing for healthy energy flow.

Eat More Fruit

Add apples, peaches, lemons and limes to your diet to cleanse and activate the throat chakra.

Clear the Air

At-home aromatherapy can help dispel negativity and restore balance to the chakras. Consider introducing one or a combination of these scents to heal and activate your fifth energy center:

jasmine rosemary sandalwood calendula ylang ylang

Talk openly with close friends and family. Make it a point to be open and honest with all you say. Simply speaking in a heartfelt way can work wonders to strengthen and balance the throat chakra.

Write It Down Learning how to express yourself without censoring or editing can be valuable. Practice mindful self-expression by journaling. Get it all out on paper and let it sit, then revisit what you have written at a later time.


As the chakra of self-expression, singing can help dispel blockages, activate, and balance the fifth chakra. If you are too shy, humming is also an option. Just be sure to get those vocal cords vibrating with sound.

Let It Be

Letting go is difficult. Holding on to things over which you have no control can lead to resentment, guilt, and anger — all of which contribute to an imbalance of the throat chakra.

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