The Throat Chakra

Location: The name says it all—anatomically, the throat chakra is associated with the thyroid, parathyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, tongue, and larynx.

What it is: Have zero problem saying how you feel? Your fifth chakra, which is all about speaking your inner truth—or specifically, ensuring that your inner truths are properly communicated—is likely well-balanced. With the Sanskrit name of Vishuddha, the throat chakra rules all communication. It’s the first of the three solely spiritual chakras (as opposed to the lower ones, which manifest themselves in a more physical way), according to Olivia. When this chakra is in check, you’re able to fully listen as well as speak and express yourself clearly.

When it’s blocked: “In the case of an underactive throat chakra a person may find it hard to truly express themselves,” says Kavanagh. “They may literally swallow their words, and in doing so, swallow their true feelings.”