Position: In the centre of the throat
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Purpose of the Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is symbolised with a circle containing sixteen petals. This chakra acts as the passage between the lower parts of the body and the head, with its function being mostly driven by expression and communication. The throat chakra is connected to the mouth, jaw, tongue, pharynx, palate, shoulders and neck. The thyroid is also connected to this chakra, which plays a very important role in maintaining the body’s metabolism.
The throat chakra is associated with the following behavioural and psychological characteristics:
- Expression, in particular, your ability to speak out.
- Communication, both verbal and non-verbal.
- Connection with the spirit realms and intuitive abilities.
- Good sense of timing.
- Knowing your true purpose.
- Ability to create and turn ideas into reality.
Symptoms of a Blocked Throat Chakra
A chakra can become blocked for a wide variety of reasons including illness, stress, emotional trauma and overuse of other energy centres in your chakra system. Your throat chakra controls all aspects of communication and when balanced, means you are able to communicate effectively with others. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind, and you are also able to listen to others, meaning relationships work well.
Psychological symptoms of a blocked or unbalanced throat chakra:
- Difficulty expressing your thoughts and feelings
- Feeling shy
- Speaking without thinking
- Social anxiety
- Difficulty making decisions
Physical symptoms of a blocked or unbalanced throat chakra:
- Neck pain
- Thyroid issues
- Sore throat
- Mouth ulcers
- Jaw pain
- Earache or hearing problems
- Dental problems
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
How to Rebalance the Throat Chakra
Chakras are the main energy centres of the body, and when any of them become unbalanced, whether that’s underactive or overactive, you won’t be feeling your best. It is really important to do your best to always have all seven chakras balanced and working in harmony with each other.
If you have any of the symptoms listed above, the chances are your throat chakra has become unbalanced. Here are some things you can try to help rebalance it:
Crystals: Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Emerald, Quartz.
Aromatherapy: Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Chamomile.
Yoga Pose: Active – Bow or Lion, Passive – Sitting Forward Bend
“I am starting to speak up for myself.”
“I listen to and acknowledge the needs and wants of others.”
“What I have to say is worthy of being listened to.”
“I always speak from the heart.”
“My voice is becoming stronger and more compelling.”
If you are still feeling as though you could benefit from all of your chakras being realigned, contact a Reiki practitioner who can do this for you.