Throat Chakra: Meaning, Blockage Symptoms, Exercises

throat chakra

The Throat Chakra is one of seven human chakras and as the name suggests, this chakra (aka fifth chakra or Vishuddha) is located in the center of the throat in close proximity to what is commonly called the “Adam’s Apple.” The Fifth Chakra is associated with human creativity and our abilities to communicate. The color corresponding to the Vishuddha chakra is blue.

throat chakra

Common Throat Chakra Symptoms

speechless

Mental Symptoms of Blocked Throat Chakra

-Difficulty finding the rights words whilst speaking
-Sense of lacking the vocabulary range to describe your emotions
-Sensation of keeping too many secrets
-Feeling that people in your life don’t know you well enough or “the real you”

Physical Symptoms of Misaligned Throat Chakra

neck pain

-sore throat
-fluctuations in mood and hormone levels
-stiff or achy neck

All human chakras develop minor blockages at some point during our lifespans and being aware of these symptoms during the onset can help alleviate the duration or severity of the blockage.

covering face

Painful verbal communications are often cited as causing or perpetuating a blocked or misaligned Throat Chakra.

Negative reinforcement or communications at school, home, and work are commonly cited root causes. Also, those people who describer themselves as commonly “keeping feelings to themselves” or or maintaining a stoic outward demeanor are said to have a propensity for this type of blockage.

Throat Chakra Balancing

reading aloud

Common Exercises to balance the Fifth Chakra

-singing
-reading aloud
-chanting
-humming
(yogies often practice these exercises during a yoga session)

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Colors used to aide balancing of the Throat Chakra include:

-sapphire
-blue topaz
-lapis lazuli
-aquamarine
-turquoise

blue green stones