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12 Symptoms of a Throat Chakra Opening

12 Symptoms of a Throat Chakra Opening

Have you ever felt a tingling sensation in your throat or a surge of creativity seemingly out of the blue? These could be signs of your Throat Chakra opening up.

In this article you’ll learn about the physical and emotional symptoms of a Throat Chakra opening and the practical ways to enhance its balance.

So, are you ready to discover the twelve symptoms of a Throat Chakra opening? Let’s dive in.

What Is the Throat Chakra?

Chakras are focal points of energy in the body that impact our physical, emotional and spiritual well being. When your chakras are in balance, you feel in harmony and in tune with your inner self and the world around you.

The Throat Chakra is one of the seven chakras in your system. It’s known as Vishuddha Chakra in Sanskrit and it lies in the throat at the base of the neck. It is often referred to as one of the Upper Chakras, sitting between the Heart Chakra and the Spiritual Third Eye Chakra above. 

The Throat Chakra is associated with the color blue, the color of clarity and trust. It’s associated with the element ether (or space) – just like an open Throat Chakra allows us the space for our true authentic selves to grow.

As the name suggests, it is connected to the physical health of your mouth, tongue, neck, throat, thyroid gland and endocrine glands. It also impacts our emotional and spiritual health and is associated with honest communication, creativity, authenticity and truth.

Chakra body map
Chakra body map

12 Signs Your Throat Chakra Is Opening

When your Throat Chakra opens, spiritual energy (also known as prana) is able to flow freely to and from this vital energy center, bringing several benefits:

Physical Symptoms of a Throat Chakra Opening

Opening your Throat Chakra may manifest physical signs such as:

Tingling Sensation of the Throat

Many people experiencing a Throat Chakra opening report a tingling sensation in the throat.

This can happen when you exercise your throat area to open this energy point, or it could signal your recovery from throat related issues. 

Improved Energy Levels

A healthy Throat Chakra plays a key role in the flow of energy around our body. It is physically connected to our thyroid functions and metabolism so when it begins to open, it allows these bodily functions to operate properly so we can maintain optimum energy levels.

Some also believe that the Throat Chakra is responsible for purifying and detoxifying our energy system so when it is open and balanced it removes negative energy from the body which could be affecting our equilibrium.

Improved Thyroid Functions

Research shows that there’s a connection between emotional well-being and thyroid functions which govern our growth and metabolism. People with thyroid issues are more likely to develop depression because of hormone imbalances and metabolism issues.

When our Throat Chakra is open, our thyroids operate properly so our body works in harmony which supports emotional and spiritual health too. 

Alleviation of Throat Issues

Since the Throat Chakra is located in the neck, when we experience a blocked or imbalanced Throat Chakra it can manifest itself in physical issues in the neck, throat and mouth.

As soon as the Throat Chakra begins to open you’ll find an alleviation in common throat issues like sore throats, neck pains and even dental issues. 

Emotional and Spiritual Symptoms of a Throat Chakra Opening

A Throat Chakra opening will not only affect you physically –  you may also undergo an emotional and spiritual transformation. 

Let’s explore common emotional and spiritual symptoms of Throat Chakra awakenings:

Authentic Communication

A balanced Throat Chakra is intricately linked to authentic communication.

When our Vishuddha is open we are able to speak our authentic truth and share our feelings in a balanced and thoughtful way. That means no more emotional outbursts or hiding how we truly feel. 

When you express yourself authentically you’re also likely to experience higher satisfaction in your relationships which allows you to develop deeper, more meaningful relationships.

Improved Listening Skills

Good communication involves active listening. It’s a skill associated with improved mental health and better interpersonal relationships.

Effective listening contributes to understanding, empathy, and overall positive social interactions, which in turn boosts your wellbeing.

Improved Manifestation Skills

Have you ever heard of self-fulfilling prophecies?

This isn’t just a spiritual concept. A self-fulfilling prophecy is an expectation or belief that shapes your behavior so that your hopes and dreams become manifest.

An open Throat Chakra allows you to think clearly and gain clarity on your aims and motivations. This positive mindset helps you to manifest what you need in your life by inspiring motivation and driving you forward.

Confidence and Self-esteem

Positive self-expression is connected with increased confidence and self-esteem. That’s because confident communication, in other words saying what you think and feel without fear of judgment, allows you to express who you truly are and what you need. This fosters increased self-awareness and more rewarding relationships which further support your self esteem.

When your Throat Chakra is open you may find yourself speaking up in meetings at work, volunteering to give presentations and seeking opportunities for personal growth. 

Increased Creativity

Did you know that the activation of creative centers in the brain is also connected to a balanced Throat Chakra?

When you open your Vishuddha Chakra, you develop a deeper connection with your thoughts and emotions. This leads to increased creativity, especially in writing and problem-solving.

A positive and balanced emotional state can give you the ability to see opportunities in challenges. It enhances creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Alignment of Heart and Mind

An open Throat Chakra strengthens the connection between your heart and mind.

When you express your emotions, you can better achieve a balanced emotional state. This, in turn, fosters a sense of harmony between your thinking and feeling processes.

Being open about how you feel can help your thoughts and emotions to flow smoothly leading to better emotional regulation. 

Speaking Truthfully and Standing Up for What You Believe In

Authentic communication is not just about expressing yourself. It’s also about standing up for what you believe in.

An open Throat Chakra is all about communicating the truth and learning how to engage in mindful communication even during stressful situations.

Research shows that people who speak their personal truth are more likely to experience emotional well-being. Plus, they have an improved sense of personal integrity.

Better Relationships

Effective communication skills fostered by a balanced Fifth Chakra contribute to healthier relationships. With an open Throat Chakra, you can form lasting bonds while overcoming conflict in a healthy way.

Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra

When your Throat Chakra is blocked or imbalanced, it can manifest in various aspects of your life, both physical and mental.

By recognizing these common symptoms, you can take proactive steps to restore balance. Look out for these signs of a blocked Throat Chakra:

Inhibited Creativity

A blocked Throat Chakra can stifle your creative expression. You might find it challenging to express yourself artistically or to come up with innovative solutions. 

Creativity is also closely connected to emotional expression, so if your creative juices aren’t flowing it’s likely that your emotional communication might be off kilter too. 

Disharmonious Relationships

Imbalances in the Throat Chakra can lead to relationship difficulties.

Honest communication is a key aspect of maintaining healthy connections. But when your Throat Chakra is closed or imbalanced you can find it difficult to express yourself authentically and openly which can lead to misunderstandings and tensions in your personal relationships.

Social Anxiety

A deficient Throat Chakra can also contribute to social anxiety.

When you have a hard time expressing yourself, it can make you feel apprehensive and nervous in social situations. This anxiety may limit your ability to connect with others and enjoy social activities.


Dishonesty, whether with yourself or others is a common issue when your Throat Chakra is blocked. 

This not only affects your relationships but also impacts your inner sense of integrity and self-worth.

Physical Issues and Throat Problems

Physical symptoms, such as throat problems, neck pain, jaw pain and other mouth issues are a common sign of an imbalanced Throat Chakra.

Chronic sore throats, voice issues, or difficulties in swallowing could mean you have stagnant energy in this region.

The mind-body connection also means that unresolved emotional issues may manifest physically. For instance, if you’re feeling down, you may start feeling sore in the throat area.

How to Open the Throat Chakra

If you’re looking to balance your Throat Chakra, there are several powerful tools you can use. Read on to explore these methods and how they contribute to the health of this vital energy center.

Throat Chakra Meditation

Engaging in mindfulness meditation is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mental health. It’s also been shown to improve brain function and promote emotional well-being.

There are lots of different types of Throat Chakra meditation. According to the Journal of Yoga,  throat friction meditation is one of the best ways to balance the Throat Chakra. Here, you produce a friction-like sound through your throat similar to ‘mmm’ meditation to stimulate energy flow to this area.

Throat Chakra Affirmations

Positive affirmations play a crucial role in improving well-being and are an effective tool for chakra healing. 

Affirmations are uplifting phrases that you repeat to yourself to dispel negativity. Studies into neuroscience show that when done with intention, affirmations can activate brain systems.and influence your emotional state. 

An example of a Throat Chakra affirmation is  “I speak my truth,” and “I let my voice be heard.”


Mantras are another form of chakra healing which have been shown to have a positive effect on the human body. A mantra is a short word which when spoken releases certain vibrations which heal and calm the body. The Bija mantra for the Throat Chakra is HAM.

Mantras are particularly effective for Throat Chakra healing because the vibrations are soothing and healing to the vocal cords. Reciting mantras regularly can alter the vibrational frequency of the body and soothe stress and tension. 

Breathing Exercises

Controlled exercises, such as deep diaphragmatic breathing, have proven benefits for stress reduction. Stress and tension often cause Throat Chakra blockages so incorporating breathwork into your daily routine can be an effective way to support its opening.

Why not practice deep breathing techniques at the beginning of meditation or your yoga practice. 

Throat Chakra Crystals

Using healing crystals can be a great way to boost your energy and activate certain chakras. 

There are certain crystals and blue stones that have been shown to be particularly beneficial for the Fifth Chakra such as Lapis Lazuli which enhances communication and self-expression and Blue Lace Agate, a soothing stone which supports healthy expression. 

Check out our top 20 crystals for the Throat Chakra.

Throat Chakra Yoga Poses

Certain yoga postures, such as neck stretches and gentle backbends, release tension in the upper body and neck area which can contribute to a blocked Throat Chakra. Try poses like Cat-Cow or Camel Pose to relax your physical body and encourage energy to flow freely to and from your Throat Chakra.

If yoga isn’t your thing try dance movement therapy – any physical activity which releases tension and boosts blood flow can help with your chakra healing journey. 

The meditative aspect of yoga and dance aligns with mindfulness to reinforce the vital mind-body connection. 

Read our top 10 yoga poses for Throat Chakra healing.

Camel pose

In Summary

Your Throat Chakra is a key player in your mind-body connection. Opening your Throat Chakra can lead to increased confidence, authentic expression and conscious communication and even an alleviation of physical issues such as sore throats. 

When you focus on opening your Throat Chakra you can experience better relationships and a deeper connection between your heart and mind. 

Practicing some of the chakra healing methods in this article is a great way to boost your communication skills, increase creativity and generally bring greater harmony to your life.


  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.

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