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Understanding the Throat Chakra

5th Chakra        Throat Chakra

Location: Throat

Color: Blue

Sense: Sound

Motto: I speak

Mantra: HAM

Musical note: G

Life Lesson: Personal expression

Represents: Our ability to communicate and express ourselves

What affects it: Communication, self-expression of feelings, speaking the truth, holding secrets and inability to express oneself

Organs affected: arms, upper lungs, airways, jaw, neck, throat, gums and teeth, mouth, thyroid, trachea, esophagus, lymphatic system, hypothalamus

Associated problems: creativity, listening, finding one’s inner voice


These are the effects on the body from an unbalanced Chakra:

Small weak voice

Difficulty putting feelings into words

Tone deaf


Poor rhythm


Inability to learn


Dominating voice

Interrupts others


Holds inconsistent views



Holds back from self-expression


These are the effects on the body from a balanced Chakra:

Clear communication


Finds it easy to meditate

Artistically inspired

Good listener

Good sense of timing and rhythm

Resonant voice


These are the emotional ailments on the body:


Addictive behavior



Being out of control

These are the physical ailments on the body:

Raspy throat

Chronic sore throat

Mouth ulcers

Gum problems

TMJ problems


Swollen glands

Thyroid problems

Disorders of the throat, ears, neck and voice


Healing Exercises: Singing, chanting, speaking, and standing up for others but especially for yourself.


Healing Foods: Asparagus, bilberries, blueberries, plums, potatoes

Healing Crystals: Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli


Healing Fragrances, Incense/oils: Sage, frankincense, eucalyptus, benzoin, chamomile


Healing Affirmations:

I am starting to speak up for myself.

What I have to say is worthy of being listened to.

I delight in my self-expression and in all my creative pursuits.

I listen to and acknowledge the needs and wants of others.

I always speak from the heart.

My thoughts and speech are considered before I utter them.

My voice is becoming stronger and more compelling.

I am open , clear and honest in my communication.

I have a right to speak my truth.

I communicate my feelings with ease.

I express myself creativity through speech, writing or art.

I have a strong will that lets me resolve my challenges.

I freely express my thoughts and feelings.

I always communicate clearing and effectively.

I express my freely and easily.

Reiki, Energy Healing and Chakra/Aura Clearing can assist with this.

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