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Understanding the Throat Chakra

The word “chakra” translates to wheel or disk in Sanskrit. It refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. Each chakra operates at a unique, optimum frequency which determines its color and other characteristics. Each chakra works in harmony with the others to bring you to a complete sense of well-being.

There are seven main chakras which start from the coccyx to the crown of the head. If any of the chakras are blocked then energy cannot flow freely which can lead to emotional and physical ailments. When there is a dysfunction or blockage in one part of the system it has an impact on all of the other chakras. A dysfunctional chakra can either be too open or sluggish because of some emotionally based blockage which typically stems from childhood.

It is vital to clear and open these chakras to allow our body to function as it was designed. Your chakras can be blocked by stress, negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, diet and lack of exercise. You have the ability to unblock your chakras by implementing meaningful change in your life. This will drastically improve your emotional and physical well-being.

The seven chakras are the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye and the Crown.

It’s important to understand what each chakra represents and how to keep this energy flowing.

Blue is the Throat Chakra
Throat Chakra is blue

5th Chakra        Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha Meaning: Purification

Location: Throat

Color: Blue

Sense: Sound

Gland: Thyroid

Motto: I speak

Mantra: HAM

Element: Ether

Musical note: G

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Developmental Stage: 7 - 9 years

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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