Throat Chakra


5th Chakra

The Throat Chakra is known as our "Purification Center" and is the chakra that determines the level and intensity of our expression and visibility in the outer world.

The Throat Chakra serves as the gateway for expressing our inner world, bringing our dreams and visions to light. It acts as a door that divides our inner realm from the external world. When this door closed, our genuine voice and expression are trapped within us. Through the Throat Chakra, we embrace and learn how to become our true selves in the world, adhering to our deepest beliefs and convictions, ensuring we are seen and heard accurately.


The human body is comprised of three intricate layers; the physical, astral, and spiritual bodies, commonly known as the soul.  Within the astral body lies a sophisticated network of energy centers known as Chakras or 'Spinning Wheels of Energy".
So, in essence, the Chakras are energy exchange points between our subtle energy bodies and the physical body. It is the energy of the soul that animates the physical body through the Chakras and in this sense, soul-energy flows downwards from the subtle realms through the Chakras. The soul flows inwards through the Chakras, while consciousness is expanding and expressing outwards from the Chakras. Our bodies are vessels, an Avatar for our soul.



T H E   T H R O A T   C H A K R A

C O L O R :  B L U E
Blue colored Crystals stimulate, open and unblock the The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha); which means "pure" or "purification". It is known as the (5th chakra).
Blue represents openness, space, purity, wisdom, faith, loyalty, and trust.
Blue Chalcedony, Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Botswana Agate, Sodalite or Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite, Turquoise 



The Throat Chakra energy center is responsible for:
  • Expression, in particular ability to express your truth, to speak out
  • Communication, whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, external or internal
  • Connection with the etheric realm, the more subtle realms of spirit and intuitive abilities
  • Propensity to create, projecting ideas and blueprints into reality
  • Realizing your vocation, purpose
  • Good sense of timing


Where is the Crown Chakra Located? 



The Throat Chakra is located at the base of the throat, at the center of the larynx.
The symbol of the Throat Chakra features a lotus with sixteen petals encircling an inverted triangle that contains a circle. Inside the circle, the seed mantra 'HAM' is written in Sanskrit.
The Throat Chakra is the source of a subtle energy known as Udana Prana. This particular Prana's role is to cleanse the body of toxins through breath and to clear the psyche and subconscious of suppressed emotions; by fully experiencing and expressing them, rather than "swallowing them down."
The Throat Chakra encourages us to express our inner world authentically, first to ourselves and then to the external world. By doing so, we refine our expression until we can live as our true selves, with an unobstructed flow of communication between our inner and outer worlds.
  T H E    P E T A L S   
The sixteen lotus petals symbolizes the sixteen vowel sounds of the Sanskrit language which are created by the movement of the chakra. The Lotus flower symbolizes purity and spiritual awakening.
The sixteen petals also represent the major components of being and experiencing. These are the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether); the ten ways of sensing, experiencing and perceiving (ears, skin, eyes, tongue, nose, mouth, feet, hands, arms, genitals) and the mind.
T H E   T R I A N G L E  
The downward facing triangle or inverted downward-pointing triangle symbolizes a connection to the soul and consciousness, and a direct expression of the higher self.
It also represents the spirit connecting with matter, grounding on the earth and our earthly existence, in our bodies. The upward side reflects the flourishing awareness that leads to the enlightenment. The upward side can represent awareness that leads to enlightenment. The inverted triangle can also show how the energy of the lower three chakras spreads up to the higher chakras.
The downward-pointing triangle is really better described as an upward-opening triangle for this Chakra. The Throat Chakra makes us a pure channel for the consciousness of the soul, a direct expression of our highest truth and self. In its center, we find a full circle which is believed to represent the full moon that is often understood to be a symbol of a purified mind.
  T H E   C I R C L E
The Circle represents the spinning wheels, vortex or circles that life energy flows through. It also represents physical manifestation as a whole, which comes into being through sound, speech and vocalization. It symbolizes the cycles of life, death, nature and the universe. As the most basic of all forms, the circle encloses physical matter. The circle symbolizes infinite space (the element akasha) and expansiveness. The circle also represents the cycles of nature at all levels from the atom to astronomy. The central quest of spirituality is to experience the Oneness of these realms.
What is the Throat Chakra?
The Throat Chakra symbolizes the energy of seeking and speaking the truth. It represents communication, our ability to speak, listen, and express ourself. It’s calming, tranquil and soothing energies are about helping to overcome insecurities.
E L E M E N T :  Ether or Space
Moving from the stability of earth, through the flow of water, the passion of fire and the lightness of air we reach Ether. Ether is the element that makes everything else possible, Ether or "space" is both nothing and everything at the same time. It is stillness, yet it is the very thing that makes all movement and life possible. 
Sound propagates in waves through the Ether, facilitating our interaction with one another via our voices. The Throat Chakra is intimately linked to sound. Sound emanates from the throat, spreading into the air, and its vibrations can be experienced not only in our ears but throughout our entire body. It serves as a vital tool for communication and expression.
S O U N D :   H A M - “I Speak”
There is an energetic body of energy surrounding each of us that is composed of vibrations. This is known as the Auric Field and it exists in seven different layers sometimes referred to as harmonics because of the colour fields they emit.
The Auric Field correlates to our seven major centers of consciousness (chakras) within the physical human body and these chakras are closely associated with the seven seed (Bija) mantras. (Bija) seed mantras consist of seven syllables and each syllable connects to a specific chakra. These single syllable sounds can be chanted to strengthen the energy of the each chakra.
A mantra involves the repetitive use of a specific sound or short phrase called 'Chanting" and has been utilized in meditation and spiritual practices for thousands of years to concentrate and alter subtle energies within and around us. The continuous repetition of words, sounds, and vibrations in a mantra chant calms the body and mind, quiets the senses, and elevates awareness.


The seed syllable for the Throat Chakra is "HAM"
"HAM" is pronounced “HAUHM”
This sound is said to be a magnetic seed that attracts your ability to express yourself truthfully. The vibrations of “HAM” will open your Throat Chakra to strengthen your ability to communicate your truth.
The chanting of the seed mantras has a tremendous effect on all the chakras.


A mantra consists of syllables, words, or phrases known as "Chanting," which are repeated continuously. These syllables embody the essence of each chakra and aid in purifying and fortifying the corresponding energy. The Throat Chakra serves as the energy center for your physical and spiritual voice, embodying your "Truth" and facilitating clear communication.
"One can gain a better understanding by picturing a large metal bell and a rod. Striking the bell with the rod creates a vibration and produces a sound.
Similarly, chanting and repeating a Mantra is like striking the Chakra with the Mantra. This creates a unique vibration that has a direct impact on your overall physical and mental health.  As you chant in a relaxed state, you can feel this vibration ripple throughout your body, as it resonates to your very core."


Chant “HAM” if you…

  • Find it difficult to voice your needs and desires
  • Close yourself off to opportunities
  • Tell lies or don’t speak your truth


How to Chant the "HAM' Mantra?
The frequency of this mantra aligns with the Throat Chakra. Chanting "HAM" harmonizes, purifies, and activates this energy center, providing a clear channel to live and express one's inner truth freely. When open, it allows us to express our deepest feelings and truths to the world without fear.
If you don't have a lot of time, anytime spent chanting is ok and will benefit your chakras, even if it is in the car on your way home from work or in the shower!  Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. You can Chant them anywhere, anytime!


1.  Get Comfortable: Locate a tranquil area free from interruptions where you can concentrate. Position yourself comfortably, either seated in a chair with your feet firmly on the ground, cross-legged on a meditation cushion, or lying flat on your back. Focus on your breath, inhaling deeply and exhaling slowly to release stress and negative thoughts. Relax your muscles. When you feel at ease and relaxed, proceed to step two.

2.  Hold a Crystal or Gemstone: Hold a Blue Crystal placing it on the desired Chakra center, or hold it in your left hand.

3.  Visualize: Visualize a radiant vortex of Blue light, like a spinning wheel, at your Throat Chakra positioned at the base of the neck. With each breath you take, envision this energy intensifying and expanding.

4.  Focus: Quiet your mind, eliminate all thoughts, and focus solely on the spinning energy at your Throat Chakra Center.

5.  Feel: As you vocalize the "H" sound, envision a cascade of Blue light flooding into your Throat Chakra, resembling a waterfall of luminous, pure Blue light. Then, intone the full "HAM" mantra slowly; pronounced:   “HAUHM” , .articulating each syllable distinctly, and sense the vibration spreading from that point through all your chakra centers; then returning to your Throat Chakra. Repeat this mantra until you feel its ok to stop.

    Meditation beads, commonly comprising 108 beads and known as "Mala" beads, serve as a tool for counting mantras or prayers. Also referred to as prayer beads or Buddhist rosaries, these strings of beads assist practitioners in tracking the repetitions of their mantras or prayers, with each bead signifying one recitation.


    Throat Chakra
    A F F I R M A T I O N S: 
    • “I Speak”
    • "I speak my truth"
    • “I always speak in terms of success and prosperity”
    • “I always voice my opinions in a calm and considerate way”
    • “I am safe to express my feelings and emotions”
    • “I am comfortable confronting others and telling them how I feel”
    • “I trust the brilliance that comes through my voice”
    • “My voice and my words matter”


    P U R P O S E
    The Throat Chakra establishes a strong connection to both verbal and body language, and acts as a gateway to expression, communication, and authenticity.  When balanced, it allows us to tap into our true voice and confidently share our ideas with the world. We are able to express ourselves freely, think creatively, and communicate without fear.




    C O L O R   E N E R G Y

    The color associated with the Throat Chakra is Blue. It’s important to note that chakras themselves don’t have colors, but rather the element that surrounds it does. This means that our Throat Chakra reflects the hue of the space element Ether.  Blue is also associated with Water Energy in Feng Shui.
    Blue, the color of communication, endows us with the ability to speak truthfully. Visualizing this color can activate and balance our throat chakra, fostering openness, tranquility, and harmony in our interactions.
    Blue provides internal support, aiding in concentration, contemplation, meditation, and the management of creative tasks. It resonates at a low to medium frequency and is linked with feelings of calmness, serenity, and relaxation. Blue can decelerate our pace, alleviate stress, and foster a sense of trust, tranquility, and peace.

    O U T   O F    B A L A N C E

    When our Throat Chakra is imbalanced or blocked, communication breaks down. We refuse to listen to our inner-self and to others, impacting our internal and external connections.
    When blocked, our Throat Chakra energy center may make it difficult for you to speak your mind and stand up for yourself, inhibit creativity and imagination and your ability connect on a deeper level with others. If you suspect your Throat Chakra is blocked, you might be experiencing these symptoms:
    • Difficulty in Expressing yourself
    • Shyness & Being Withdrawn
    • Increased Anxiety, Excessive Speaking
    • Telling Lies & Inability to listen to others
    • Fear of Judgment, Criticism, or Rejection
    • Sore Throat or Constricted Jaw
    • Tension in the Neck, Shoulders or Upper chest
    • Hoarseness & Thyroid issues
    • Toothache, Tooth Decay & Bad Breath
    • Ear, Mouth & Sinus problems
    The Throat Chakra restores energy to the body and mind by detoxifying impurities from them. Unhealthy food and polluted air may also block the Throat Chakra.
    In the physical body, the Throat Chakra corresponds with the Mouth, Esophagus, Thyroid, Shoulders, Vocal Cords, Cervical Vertebrae, Teeth, Trachea, Arms

    R E A S O N S   T O    B A L A N C E   

    With a direct line to your inner voice, you will be able to express yourself authentically.
    When the Throat Chakra is balanced, there is a smooth flow of energy throughout our body and spirit. This energy, which rises from the Sacral Chakra up through the Solar Plexus, allows for unrestricted expression of our innermost values and needs. When the Throat Chakra is balanced and open, one can effectively express thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. This facilitates the communication of personal truths into the world with clarity and authenticity such as:
    • Communication & Beliefs
    • Speaking Clearly & Speaking Effectively, Expression & Purpose
    • Confidence & Self-Esteem
    • Honesty & Compassion
    • True Voice & Sense of Self and Purpose
    • Tranquility & Honesty
    • Spiritual Awakening & Expanded Consciousness 


    H O W   T O    B A L A N C E
    The Throat Chakra serves as the primary channel for our inner voice to communicate. Speaking allows for both others and the Universal Consciousness to hear and potentially manifest our deepest desires and aspirations. To achieve balance in this chakra, attempting various techniques may be helpful, such as:
    • Wear Blue Crystals & Gemstones for the specific purpose of balancing the Throat Chakra, such as Blue Chalcedony, Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Botswana Agate, Sodalite or Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite, Turquoise
    • Regular Meditation and the use of Blue crystals & gemstones
    • Mindful Breathing - Prana, the life force energy within you, travels on the breath
    • Nature Healing (Spend a few minutes outside everyday)
    • Chanting the Throat Chakra mantra: ‘Ham’.
    • Sing (in private or in front of people)
    • Sound Frequency: 672 Hz
    • Practice specific Throat Chakra yoga poses: Fish, Camel Pose, Plough Pose
    • Visualization & Intention - Your energy follows your intention.
    • Sound Therapy is very important in utilizing along with Blue Chalcedony to unblock the Throat Chakra. Any crystal healing of the throat should be accompanied by soothing, melodic music for maximum effectiveness.
    • Journaling & Self Pampering
    • Essential Oils / Incense: Rose, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Neroli, Jasmine, Calendula,
    • Herbs: Sage, Clary sage, Thyme, Chamomile, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow, Pleurisy Root, Stillingia, Cosmos, Heather, Calendula, Larch, Scarlet Monkeyflower, Snapdragon, Trumpet Vine
    • Healing Foods: Blue foods and Food that contains Iodine: Blueberries, Blackberries, Coconut Water, Raw Honey, Apples, Pears, Plums, Kelp, Dulse, Nori, Spirulina, and any sea veggies


      W H E N    B A L A N C E D

      The energy of the Throat Chakra can be a potent tool when harnessed effectively. Open expression of our emotions allows us to establish meaningful connections with the world around us and within ourselves. Effective communication brings clarity and fosters positive thinking. This clarity helps us prioritize and ward off negative influences, resulting in a more balanced and healthier state of well-being.