The 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. The fifth chakra is the center of your struggle with choice and the ability to release your will to Divine guidance. Its essence is faith – faith in our fears or faith in the Divine. The Throat Chakra is connected to the way you express your life with utmost authenticity. It is about communicating your thoughts, feelings, and intentions clearly and accurately.

LOCATION: within the throat

REPRESENTS: self expression and communication

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: Thyroid, parathyroid, esophagus, neck, shoulders, arms, hands



COLOR: Blue or turquoise


Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: The primary fear of the throat chakra is feeling as though we have no authority or power of choice within our lives. From a psychological perspective of the throat chakra, a balance fifth chakra we begin to face our truth and see beyond illusion, we vocalize our authentic self and are no longer lying to ourselves. We remain clear and direct in speaking our personal truth when we say “I am not happy” or “This is who I am!”. When balanced, we speak clearly and effectively. We live in truth and make choices easily and we also listen and and actively engage with others.

Excessive: An overactive throat chakra can bring about a dogmatic persona, arrogance, a gossiping nature, excessive talking and/or complaining, self-righteousness and even an inability to listen to others (listening is also an act of communication). An overactive throat chakra leads us to use our voice in negative ways; tendencies toward lying, gossiping, and interrupting all reflect over-activity, as do speaking inappropriately and spending too much time trying to make oneself heard.

Deficient:A deficiency of this energy center can make a person become timid, afraid to speak up, and insecure about communicating their wants and needs. An underactive throat chakra might result in a loss of words when it’s your moment to say something. Excessive shyness, secretiveness, and an imperceptible voice, as well as being unable to express oneself, are the result of an underactive throat chakra. A blocked or unbalanced throat chakra leads to a variety of physical ailments, including laryngitis, thyroid disease, dental problems, TMJ, and neck pain, in addition to excessive or compulsive eating.


Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the throat.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Lavender encourages a calm mind and specifically the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true feelings. Lavender addresses a deep fear of being heard and seen. Lavender is a great choice for those who seek to release the tension that stems from fear of expressing themselves. This oil encourages emotional honesty to give the experience of unconditional love, acceptance and peace of mind. This calming and expressive oil is a great choice to bring about a feeling of being loved, seen and heard.

Bergamot has a cleansing effect on stagnant feelings and limiting belief systems. Bergamot is an excellent choice for those who feel hopeless as it reawakens the soul to courage and optimism. Bergamot helps individuals to let go of self-judgment and return to loving themselves unconditionally. This essential oil brings out confidence, feelings of hope, knowing self-worth and self-acceptance.

Spearmint inspires clarity if thought and confident verbal expression. Individuals in need of spearmint tend to withhold their ideas, thoughts, and opinions by withholding their voice. Spearmint promotes confidence in expressing oneself verbally and clarity to express values and opinions. This is a great choice for those who struggle with communicating clearly and to bring about articulate speech and clarity.

Cassia is a wonderful, warm essential oil to bring out courage and self-asssurance. Cassia helps individuals see their innate gifts and talents and invites the person to let their light shine and live from their True Self. This essential oil oil a great choice for those who fear making a mistake to overcome that fear with courage, confidence, and authenticity.

Peppermint essential oil brings out the bouyant heart in all of us. This is a great choice for those who tend to be controlled by fear. Peppermint essential oil is especially helpful during times of disappointment and despair, thus using peppermint when we feel heavy hearted or pessimistic will encourage us to have strength to speak and live in from our truest Self. The aroma of peppermint aids individuals to take a breath and provides a short reprieve from fear by uplifting the spirit and allowing space to then speak with confidence.

Eucalyptus gives individuals courage to face issues around physical health, negative belief patterns and feeling of powerless. This essential oil encourages individuals to take full responsibility for their own health and to claim wholeness. By using this essential oil, the person is making a stand about their well-being and supports feelings of being liberated and encouraged.


Sodalite unlocks your inner truth and enables self-expression. The calming and soothing energy of a Sodalite crystal also empowers you to be yourself. This calming crystal energy can clear away any unwanted feelings that prevent you from expressing yourself honestly and truthfully and being authentic to who you really are – not just with others, but also with yourself.


When we feel stuck, we often isolate ourselves or seek to escape. Unfortunately this creates a cycle of feeling alone and disconnected. A balanced solar plexus chakra can bring with it sense of positivity and connection to own’s personal power. Balance your solar plexus chakra with the following yoga postures.

Head Rolls and Neck Stretches: Head and neck rolls are tremendous for boosting your energy when an afternoon lull sets in! Neck rolls provide energy that has been stimulated and circulated in the spine upward to the neck area. This exercise releases the tension in the neck, allowing the energy to flow into the head. Remember however to be mindful about the neck and its delicate features–go slow and begin with simple side to side, up and down motion first. 

Supported Shoulderstand: When done correctly, this posture increases Self-Confidence. Practicing this posture consistently can s help you feel alive and confident. Shoulderstand has benefits to the nervous system as well. B.K.S Iyengar says, “Due to the soothing effect of the pose on the nerves, those suffering from irritation, shortness of temper, nervous breakdown and insomnia are relieved.” When we feel less irritated we are more likely to speak and live in our Truth. 

Supported Fish Pose: This postures invites a sense of feeling refreshed and alive. This restorative backbend can be renewing and relaxing while allowing the throat area to open. Fish pose regulates anxiety and stress while it helps to regulate emotions and stress. The practice of fish pose brings down the tensions and the stiffness at the neck and the shoulders. When in this posture there is an increased supply of blood to the cervical and thoracic regions of the back that helps tone the parathyroid, pituitary and pineal glands. 

Rabbit Pose: Emotionally, this posture helps in depression and insomnia. Physically, rabbit pose strengthens the abdomen, creating space in between as well as stimulating the intervertebral discs of the whole spine, ensuring proper alignment. Rabbit Pose is quite refreshing for the brain. It relieves mental fatigue, insomnia and depression. It also improves memory and focus. Rabbit Pose stretches out the spine slowly, helping to maintain mobility, flexibility and elasticity of the spine. This allows the nervous system to receive better nourishment to function at an optimum level. As you stretch your back vertebrae by vertebrae, you’re aligning your spine, and as you come out of the pose, you may feel that your spine is longer. This is great for improving posture which builds one’s confidence. 

Threaded Needle: Positioning your arms and shoulders below your heart encourages the blood flow downwards, improving circulation in arms, hands and fingers. During the pose, you might even feel a tingling sensation in your fingers. This posture helps to open the shoulder blades and is a great choice after a long, tension filled day. Threaded needle pose is calming, releases nervous tension, and can be a reflective pose, nurturing to the self.

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