Do you ever get that feeling of being tongue-tied when you talk to people? The feeling that you just don’t know what to say, like you literally have something stuck in your throat that prevents you from forming the words in your mind. If this sounds like you, you might have a blocked throat chakra. The throat chakra, or the fifth chakra, is located at the center of your neck in your throat, and balances the energy between the lower parts of the body and the brain. This chakra blends the functions of expression and communication, but a blocked throat chakra can make you feel suppressed and frustrated.
Below, let’s talk a bit more about the throat chakra, and what you can do to get it unblocked.
If You Have A Hard Time Speaking Up For Yourself, This May Be Why
The Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”.Obviously, this chakra relates to sound, as your thoughts form into words, which create a sound from your throat. The throat chakra is represented by a blue color most commonly.
Characteristics of the throat chakra:
- Verbal expression – speaking up for yourself
- Communication, both verbal and non-verbal
- Connection with spirit and intuitive abilities
- Creation, ideas, and creativity
- Understanding your purpose in life
Ultimately, the throat chakra symbolizes your ability to communicate your authentic truth to the world. The throat chakra is also closely connected to the sacral chakra, which also governs creativity and emotions. You want to use your throat chakra to communicate your ideas and deepest expression with the world.
A second function of the throat chakra deals with connecting to spirit, nature, Oneness, God, or whatever you’d like to call it. The throat chakra helps to align the purposes and intent of the lower and upper chakras, and acts as a balance between them. However, oftentimes, the energy of the lower chakras can get stuck in our throats, making it difficult to communicate our ideas. Opening the throat chakra can help you to bring your ideas to reality, and also may alleviate tightness in your chest, associated with your heart chakra.
Signs of a blocked throat chakra:
A blocked throat chakra can make you feel insecure, timid, and shy. However, an overactive throat chakra can lead to too much talking, in the form of gossip, rudeness, and harshness. It can seem as though you have no filter, and this will affect your relationships.
The following are symptoms of an imbalanced throat chakra:
- Losing control of one’s ability to filter words and emotions; speaking too much
- Inability to listen effectively to others
- Anxiety about speaking
- Quiet, almost inaudible voice
- Inability to keep secrets
- Spreading lies and gossip
- Overwhelming shyness and isolation
- No purpose in life
A blocked throat chakra can affect your ability to communicate ideas easily and effectively. A throat chakra blockage can also make it difficult to realize your truth in the world. Upon opening this chakra, you will find it easy to speak up for yourself, and will feel able to approach any social situation with confidence.
Some common physical symptoms of blockage include: