Pure Vocal Power - The Throat Chakra

"I speak my truth and express myself honestly."

The Chakras’ have a relationship with our physical body as well as a relationship with our emotional and psychological selves.

throat chakra wheel

The fifth Chakra Visuddha is a natural element: ether. Envision a spaciousness around your throat and neck through which your authentic truth emanates. Your “life motto.” Your creed.

Vissuddha is symbolized with the colour blue and relates to your ability to speak your truth and express ideas clearly and gracefully. If I was to say who showcased the supreme open Throat Chakra I would say Audrey Hepburn. She spoke her truth with grace and decorum void of any aggressiveness or malice.

Choked at the Throat Chakra

When the Throat Chakra is operating as it should, you will feel on cloud nine. You are understood, the universe is your oyster. However, when you experience a blockage or imbalance of this Chakra, you can be experiencing frustration over your message not coming across correctly and certainly not being understood or valued.

On a physical level, blocked or imbalanced Throat Chakra can result in a sore throat, thyroid problems, jaw pain or TMJ, neck and shoulder pain and issues hearing. You second guess your thoughts.

On an emotional level, a blocked or imbalanced Throat Chakra can have your voice become inharmoniously attuned to inner and outer vibrations. Your voice can mimic others and due to lack of strength in your message, often you can repeat another’s communication as your own. The saying, "you sound just like your Mother, your brohter, your sister ...." emanates from an imbalanced Throat Chakra. Second guessing your thoughts can bring you to the point of never communicating the thoughts out loud.

The the fifth Chakra bridges the heart and the mind and is open, the wisdom of both chakras shine forth strong and bright - you can communicate your needs, desires, ideas, boundaries and love effectively to be heard and understood.

However, if the Chakra is imbalanced, you can experience the following:

  • Ridicule
  • Anger
  • Inability to express yourself
  • Feelings of loss of self
  • Aggressiveness
  • Estrangement
  • Feelings of insecurity  
  • Lack of optimism; your glass is half empty
  • Loss of control
  • Feel anxious about speaking or communicating
  • Fear
  • Highly critical of self

Many of us experience energetic imbalances and blocks. These imbalances and energy blocks prevent us from leading a healthy and productive life. We desire to be free of self-sabotaging habits that leave us feeling exhausted, lonely and even ill.

Healing the Throat Chakra

There are many ways to open and balance the Throat Chakra.  Include the colour blue in your life. Place a blue crystal on your desk or near the area you communicate most frequently. Purchase a new blue cell phone cover. Blue crystals such as lapis lazuli and turquoise may help balance your throat Chakra. Wearing a necklace with one of these gems can be helpful.

Chanting aids a blocked Throat Chakra. Chant one-syllable sounds like “ham” or “om” These are also referred to as bija mantras and are instrumental in opening Chakras. To chant this sound, breathe in first and then utilize a natural comfortable tone of your voice to breathe out the sound. Feel the vibration as you exhale. Repeat 3 – 10 minutes, several times a day.


Use affirmations to balance your Throat Chakra:

  • I speak my truth
  • I speak clearly and openly
  • I am honest
  • I alone am accountable for expressing myself clearly
  • My true message attracts what I deserve
  • I trust others to allow me to express myself
  • My voice is clear
  • I am safe and secure with my message
  • I am enough

Breath Work*

Count to 3 as you breathe in. Hold the breath for 6 counts, breathe out opening your mouth as wide as you can. Be forceful ejecting your breath and release it fully. Repeat 4-6 times, three to four times daily, in a safe place where you will not be interrupted.

Thank you for caring about your well-being. May your chakras be in balance and may you feel the flow of your life force energy. Let It Go with Reiki works with all ages to balance, unblock and energize your chakras for optimum health and wellness.


*Please do not do any breath retention if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure, cataracts; glaucoma, heart issues or if you feel uncomfortable. Always check with your Doctor prior to starting a new regime.

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