Communication & Self Expression

Vishuddha (vee-SHOO-duh)

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Location: Neck (in the V)

Color: Blue

Secondary Colors: Silver, Turquoise

Right: To Express/Speak

Planets: Mercury

Element: Ether or Akasha

Sense: Hearing

Note/Sound: G Note/Ham

Frequencies (Hz): 192, 384, 768

Shape/Number: Dodecahedron/16

Body: Throat, thyroid, neck, mouth, teeth, tongue, jaw, ears

Endocrine Glands: Thyroid-releases calcitonin when calcium ion levels in the blood rise. Reduces amount of calcium in the blood. Releases hormones to regulate metabolic rate. Parathyroid-releases PTH hormone when calcium levels drop in the blood and also triggers the kidneys to return filtered calcium in the blood to be conserved.

Balanced/Open Chakra: When the throat chakra is balanced you are honest and not afraid to speak your personal truth. You express yourself creatively and assertively. You can say what you mean and remain tactful with your words. You are excellent at offering good sound advice to those that need it, even to yourself. You are usually upfront and not afraid to ask for what you want. You have no problems with voicing your weaknesses with the understanding of teaching others to grow and you are highly respected for it. You are able to transform negative experiences into wisdom and learning.

Underactive: When the throat chakra is underactive or closed it is difficult for you to express yourself. You feel misunderstood or misinterpreted which leaves you feeling isolated around others. You are afraid to speak your personal truth and formulate your words to please others by telling them what they want to hear. You may come across as being unreliable or "wishy-washy". Your life may be stagnant and you may find yourself not getting what you want or situations not going your way. You may carry a lot of guilt.

Overactive: When the throat chakra is overactive, you tent to be over-opinionated and critical of others. You can be verbally abusive and yell excessively and unnecessarily. You may have very little tolerance for people's opinions. You don't allow others to talk back, it's your way or no way. You are judgmental for how people perform in life. You can be an excessive liar and/or a bad listener.

Physical Symptoms: Asthma, neck stiffness/pain, sore throat, problems with vocal cords, earaches, sinus infections, tonsillitis, laryngitis, thyroid cancer, hyperactive thyroid, teeth problems.

     The Throat Chakra represents the valve for which all the chakras are expressed through. Especially for the first lower 5 chakras. The root and the sacral chakras dealing with overcoming fear and being secure, the solar plexus chakra being our seat of power and confidence, the heart chakra connecting to love and compassion, connect to help one express themselves in their light of truth. The imbalance of this chakra may be cause by events in a person's childhood. They may have grown up in an environment where they were not allowed to express themselves verbally, could have been constantly told to be quiet, judged for things that they said, and shut down for speaking their feelings. The process of communication between adult and child were highly unbalanced. Some children pick up lying habits that don't ever get fully corrected. Another scenario is that a person could be in a relationship, or friendships, and may be afraid to speak out for themselves and find themselves "going along just to get along", suppressing communication and their expression of truth. It can come from fear (root chakra), attachment (sacral chakra), lack of confidence (solar plexus chakra), and/or fear on not being loved or losing love (heart chakra). Guilt is another major reason this chakra becomes blocked.

It is important that we find our own truths and not be afraid to speak what we feel. There is a delicate balance to learn how to express oneself creatively, effectively, and tactfully. When this chakra is balanced, it allows us to seek knowledge beyond what we were taught to believe. It unblocks doubt and negative thinking and moves us into higher knowledge, thus accepting our own truth.

How to Balance

1. Visualize the throat chakra symbol (at top) and/or a bright blue light at the "V" area of your neck where your throat chakra is located.

2. Wear or carry throat chakra crystals that best fit your needs during meditation or everyday use. (See Crystal chart)

3. Light a blue candle to use during visualization, meditation, before a conversation with someone, or daily use.

4. Sing songs out loud.

5. Try to practice speaking aloud to yourself. Talking to yourself is a way to be your own sounding board. You may uncover things about yourself that someone might otherwise judge. So be your own good listener. Be a good listener to others. Speak your true feelings to a trusted friend or therapist.

6. Use aromatherapy with essential oils that correspond to the throat chakra. EXPRESS Throat Chakra crystal infused oil is formulated with bright notes to facilitate throat chakra healing.

7. Listen to throat chakra sound frequencies. These can also be used to clear and balance crystals. Place the throat chakra crystals nearby as you play it. Note G 384 Hz pure tone frequency.

8. Chant the seed of Ham in the note of G with a 432 Hz frequency calibration.

9. Eat foods that connect to this chakra such as lemons, grapefruit, lime, kiwi, apples, plums, pears, apricots, and peaches. You can also drink lots of water and herbal teas such as chamomile, peppermint, and Echinacea to name a few.

10. Practice throat chakra yoga positions

11. Repeat Throat chakra affirmations


Affirmations for the Throat Chakra:

  • I speak with confidence

  • I am open, clear, and honest in communication

  • I am open to expressing my feelings creatively

  • I speak tactfully

  • I have a right to speak my truth

  • I am strong willed and can resolve my challenges

  • I let go of any guilt

  • I will not judge myself

  • I am open to my truth

  • I stand firm in my truth


Throat Chakra Crystals:

Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Blue Lace Agate, Labradorite, Celestite, Amazonite


Enjoy 15 minutes of pure tone frequency. Place adjacent crystals nearby to clear and balance.