Know Your Throat Chakra And How To Unlock Its Power

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The Throat Chakra

Throat Chakra

The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication.

Throat chakra meaning

The fifth chakra is referred to as:

  • Throat chakra
  • Vishuddha
  • Kanth Padma
  • Shodash Dala

The most common Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”.

This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression.

Throat chakra color

The Throat chakra is most commonly represented with the color blue turquoise or aquamarine blue. The auric color of Throat chakra energy can also be seen as a smoky purple or turquoise.

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Throat chakra symbol

The symbol of the Throat chakra is composed of:

  • A circle with sixteen petals
  • A crescent with a circle inside of it
  • Sometimes, it is symbolized by a circle containing a downward-pointing triangle in which is inscribed another circle

The color of the petals is depicted as smoky purple or grayish lavender.

Throat Chakra

Location of the Fifth Chakra

The most commonly accepted location for the fifth chakra is at the level of the throat. It’s important to remember that this chakra is multidimensional and is often represented as going out of the front of the throat, and going in the back at a slight upward angle.

The Throat chakra is associated to the pharyngeal and brachial plexi and 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.

Another function of the throat chakra is to connect you to spirit. Because of its location, it’s often seen as the “bottleneck” of the movement of energy in the body.  It sits just before the upper chakras of the head. Opening the throat chakra can greatly help align your vision with reality and release pressure that may affect the heart chakra that is located just below.

The throat chakra is associated with the etheric body, which is said to hold the blueprint or perfect template of the other dimensions of the body. It’s an important reference point to align the energy through the whole chakra system.

5th chakra imbalance

A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. On the other end of the spectrum, an overactive throat 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

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13 Responses to The Throat Chakra

  • David

    Hi. I humbly suggest a correction on the text. This chakra is related to the element ether or akasha. This element (the fifth) is the “space” that interpenetrates everything exists. Thanks for the article. Peace, love and light.

  • Stephen Pegg

    Also this is the nervous energy location because sometimes we have a hyperactive or under active state such as emotions this imbalance can show…. Being argumentative aggressive behavior the insecurity of ones emotions is really a cry out from the spirit or for the real word the cells inside that cause this reaction to take place…. Every Chakra is all just a active or deactive stimuli of the cells as they travel… Emotions are the effect of the code being mashed together in the blood that stores the memories of the event…. The whole being is a storage device not just what is in the brain… The truth is the soul or spirit might not be more then an AI software a program collecting the data not living…. Only the vessel we operate is living and it dies so the emotions that are carried with this are wiped out…. The software leaves the body to be collected but broken down to several aspects one collects lost memories old memories stored from others… Another part goes back to the source that all life experiences obtained lead… Now getting back to this Chakra biz the thing is there is no good or bad way to access and control them as this is all about discovering ones self its all about putting the missing links to correct the line of code… If one is angry this is lacking that so its a virus a corrupted line understanding it with having someone to talk to sorts things out…. But there is a force that does not want you to see this and its not from above its in us…. Fear and guilt this force is what the bible and all religions use to control those that want to learn about who they truly are… I am all about science nothing about god or anything with it…. As if god was able to it would have done something about all the bad people do… Think about it all the ones killed before their time its not the plan for us we are not made for war someone makes it happen because they have the missing lines of code…. If you know how to glare aura projection you are on the right path to finding this…. Trick is the eyes are normally not sensitive enough to see it… We feel it on the subconscious level but seeing you have to modify your vision with the 3rd eye 4th that is PINK not green this is love and blushing green is hunger sick stomach its the color of Bile… This is why on packaging of gravel they show it green and white… Blue is 5th that is self expression confidence in what you are hear to teach also heat control thyroid happiness and depression…. I could go in great detail about all of this but really if someone is saying that you are not balance say okay…. Leave it as that as if you are always balance then you are going to be emotional less you would not show love hate happy angry envy ego…. The idea is to know when you are not balance but know where balance is go a little off to the positive and negative just always meet true…. One thing you are going to figure out if you don’t know already how much more there is on the sub level of life and how many of us reach out to each other sometimes not knowing we are doing this sometimes you will feel someone poking your leg…. Or neck head or a hand on your face…. The thing is your not going crazy and no they are not dead they are others watching out for you….. I only have maybe one if not no spirit guides I removed them I don’t need them because I can always reach out to another draw them to me…. This is my gift to others and what I do is just bring out the best in them…. Shine true and bright.

    • Marianne Jervis

      Thank you, this is very helpful. I was a 9/11 1st Responder and Critical Incident Stress Management Team Leader in NYC for 4 grueling months and it has affected my life severely; especially my throat and sinuses and spirit. Now that ny job is done protecting other rescuers,I do my best to continue to survive and find ways to continue to heal myself. There are no healing therapies or words to describe ir take away the travesties of that National disaster, yet I want to live and sing again and become connected and at peace again. It has changed me. My healing and connection to my heart and mind is to connect thru my Songwriting and singing. Your words help describe and elaborate what I sense and feel, along with the information here about the Throat Chakra. Thank you.

  • Tamz

    I agree. Introversion isn’t a bad thing. and shouldn’t be seen as wrong

  • ragav gupta

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  • Priestess

    Introversion is a failure to understand how energy works. Study the word then understand its meaning and find its counterpart in nature. Then you will understand the nature and rhythm of introversion. Although it is a world within itself…its exclusive and propels in a downward motion that ultimately must come back up. Moving outward will propel you upward as you are constantly moving up in dimensional vibration toward your higher self. Self acceptance where you are is always key even if you are introverted. Show yourself compassion and patience not the condition. By recognizing your condition needs improvement will open you up to inclusion where your heart chakra is channeling energy upward and out. Love you.

    • Lisa

      There’s nothing wrong with introversion just don’t be introverted all the time.  What kind of world would we have without introverts? Writers, poets, etc.  This article makes it sound like it’s not ok to be an introvert.  It is ok.

  • Eman

    hi can you please advise me , because i have a problem. When i think or enlightened, people beside me start aching their throat or having a sore throat is that connected with the throat Chakra???

    This start for almost 2 years ago until now.. I hope you have answers.
    Godbless and thank you.

    • Almond

      Eman, I hate to be the one to inform you. It would seem as tho your energeez are conflicting. You feed off of the energy of others. You’re attempted enlightenment is corrupting the throat Charka of other. Making them feel constricted. You may find that a path, following Santa, is your best option. Best of lucc to my frend mran

  • HB Pattskyn

    Why is introvertedness always treated like a bad thing?

    Being an introvert is about the way a person relates to the world and recharges their batteries. Introverts need quiet time, alone. We need to read a book or spend time meditating. Extroverts prefer to talk, to be out with people, to go be social. Neither model is bad–unless you’re an introvert trying to be an extrovert (or an extrovert trying to be an introvert).

    Both extroverts and introverts need to be honored–and honestly, I’m surprised that the writers of a spirituality website don’t realize that.

    • dianne

      Just a quick note to say that I agree.  Just because the world now shines the spotlight on certain characteristics or qualities – extrovert, thin, young… – doesn’t mean that in fact these are better than their opposites.

    • D.

      celebrate your introversion see the fifth chakra as a bridge

  • Bucky

    This is an interesting article. I need to work on my throat chakra which I think is blocked after reading this article. It’d be awesome to express myself with clarity where words come easily. Life would so easy.

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