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How to Open Your Throat Chakra for Healing

Chakra Healing - The Throat Chakra

There is a powerful life force within us that flows from seven wheels of energy, known as the chakra. These seven energy centers spin to keep our life force flowing, each affecting different parts of our bodies, minds and spirits. When the chakras are balanced and spinning in harmony, we feel at our best. However, it is not uncommon for our chakras to spin too fast or too slow, making us feel physically and emotionally unwell.

We can restore balance to our chakras and improve our well-being if we get to know what each energy center affects and how it can be revved up or calmed down. Today, we’re looking at the fifth chakra, the Throat Chakra.

Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra, means “very pure”. This is your truth. Located between your collar bone, from your eyes to your heart, this chakra controls communication, self-expression and creativity. It connects the head and the heart.


When the Throat Chakra is in balance, you can express yourself freely and easily, especially through speech. You’re creative, have no trouble making conversation and enjoy sharing what’s on your mind.

On the other hand, an imbalanced Throat Chakra creates social anxiety, dishonesty and an inability to express oneself. You struggle to find the right words to say what you mean so you keep all your thoughts and feelings inside. You’re afraid to speak out, which makes you shy and distrusting of others. A blocked Throat Chakra will leave you feeling frustrated.  

Laugh out loud. Get your Throat Chakra moving with some big laughs. Put on some stand-up comedy or a funny show or movie and let laughter help you release your frustrations.

Get a neck massage. Soothing the neck area can help heal this chakra. Treat yourself to professional massage, use a hand massager or simply apply some heat.  

Journal. If you can’t get your words out verbally, trying putting them down on paper instead. Ease the frustration of a lack of self-expression by writing out what’s on your mind. Jot down notes, doodle, records thoughts in an app. Find what works for you and let the feelings flow.

Sing. Like laughter, singing can help open the Throat Chakra. You don’t have to perform for anyone — just singing to yourself along to your favorite music is enough to restore some balance.