The throat chakra is the energetic center for clearly communicating for ourselves and with others. It governs the intuitive ability of clairaudience, and physically, our entire ear, nose, and throat system, among other things.
Known as the 5th chakra, this area of our energetic body is located at the base of the neck. The throat chakra is important for speaking up for ourselves, letting our voice be heard, and working cohesively with others.
A blockage in this area can be either partial or complete, leading to a completely shut down, non-functioning throat chakra or one that is stagnant and not operating at optimal capacity.
When this happens, the signs can trickle into our lives in both our personal, emotional relations, and our physical bodies can take a hit as well.
Got a throat chakra blockage? These are the most common signs.
20 Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra
Frequent sinus infections or upper respiratory issues
Frequent mucousy cough and runny rose
Allergies, especially those unresponsive to medication
Feeling misunderstood, disrespected, or like your voice is not being heard
Getting red and hot when you want to speak up, but not being able to get it out
Miscommunications and communication barriers between yourself and others
You feel like you aren’t able to voice your thoughts
You have trouble clearly articulating what you are thinking or feeling
When you read or see an article, you often think of your contrasting opinion on it and what you would say, but do not take the step to say it or write a piece of your own
Sore throats and recurring illness in the winter or year round
Swollen lymph nodes in the back of the neck
Frequent ear popping or feelings of stuffiness in the ears
Arguments in your close relationships over minor issues, due largely to miscommunicating
Fear of speaking up in your job or work life at the risk of being reprimanded or fired
Keeping secrets from those close to you for fear of not being accepted
Attempting to work with your intuitive ability of clairaudience, but not “getting anything”
Not saying what you feel because you want to be polite or not offend anyone
You’re in a restrictive relationship - familial or otherwise - where the other person shoots down anything you say as incorrect or not acceptable, immediately devaluing your words.
Language studies have never been a strength, either the use of the English language or learning a new language.
Bonus Sign: Hypo or Hyper Thyroid, either borderline diagnosis, suspected, or confirmed
Even if just one of these signs resonates with you, it can be a sign of a throat chakra blockage. The more you connect with, of course, the greater the likelihood and potentially the greater degree of a blockage.
LAST UPDATED: June 3, 2015