Healing The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra Represented by blue.

This chakra is located at the base of the throat. Its Sanskrit name is vishuddha. The throat chakra is associated communication, expression, freedom, responsibility, and leadership. If the throat chakra becomes unbalanced, you may feel you are unable to communicate verbally, physically, and emotionally.

The throat chakra connects us to our ability to express ourselves, therefore creating a number of issues if this chakra is blocked or unbalanced, particularly from subconscious attitudes or feelings becoming trapped and unable to surface.

Severe trauma can cause this chakra to close, making it very difficult to express emotion.


Common psychological symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra: nervousness, anxiety, fear, attention deficit disorders, poor coping skills, feeling isolated. Common physical symptoms of an unbalanced throat chakra: problems with the nasal area, irritated sinuses, sore throat, jaw pain and TMJ, voice loss, thyroid problems, teeth and gum problems, and ailments of the esophagus and tonsils.

Healing the Throat Chakra

Balancing and opening the throat chakra allows you to express your feelings and communicate freely, without worry of criticism or judgment from self or others. It promotes honesty and harmony with our feelings and actions, and helps us to live more authentically and free.

A balanced throat chakra helps us with successful communication in relationships and at work, and is especially helpful to those with careers relying on communication and self-expression.

It is important to wear or carry crystals/gemstones to heal the throat chakra and maintain its positive energy flow.