The throat chakra

The throat chakra is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication. It is all about speaking your inner truth —or specifically, ensuring that your inner truths are properly communicated. The throat is the first of the three solely spiritual chakras (as opposed to the lower ones, which manifest themselves in a more physical way). Anatomically, the throat chakra is associated with the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, tongue, and larynx. When this chakra is in check, you’re able to fully listen as well as speak and express yourself clearly.

When a blockage in the throat chakra is present you will be having trouble speaking your truth, and you find it hard to pay attention and stay focused, or fear judgment from others— which can further hinder your ability to keep it real. Physically, this blockage can reveal itself as a sore throat, thyroid issues, neck and shoulder stiffness, or tension headaches.