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The Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras

Article by Deborah Lloyd, Reiki Master

Another pair of chakras that has a close association of energetic functioning is the Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras. These are the third and fifth chakras. The Throat Chakra is the center of communication, for expressing our thoughts and feelings, and for receiving information. The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of our authentic power and our will. The use of authentic power must be expressed, in order for it to have value. This is just the first connection, of many, between these two chakras.

One of the basic necessities of life is nutritional sustenance. The Throat Chakra region encompasses our jaws, teeth, taste buds, esophagus – the lower part of our head and neck region. Everything we use to enjoy food and drink is a function of this chakra. These nutrients then travel to the Solar Plexus region – to the digestive organs such as the stomach, liver, pancreas and small intestine. To achieve good nutrition, the organs of the Throat Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra must work in harmony.

Unfortunately, we frequently ingest unhealthy components, causing stress to these two chakras. Smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, eating greasy and sugary foods contribute to overloaded organs. We may overeat, or seek unhealthy foods, when we feel overwhelmed, powerless, or insignificant in our environment. Those feelings arise within our Solar Plexus Chakra, and we can also cause physical harm to this part of our body.

The Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras

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Another major negative emotion that is stirred within the third chakra is fear. Every negative thought and feeling that a person has is based in fear, while all positive emotions are based in love (fourth chakra function). Ongoing, chronic fears may result in anxiety and worry. These emotions then can lead to physical diseases, especially in the vital organs of the Solar Plexus region. In today’s world, gastrointestinal maladies and cancer have become commonplace. This does not mean that every disease is caused by negative emotions; our chemically-saturated world is another leading source. However, it is a reminder that our thoughts and emotions can lead to physical difficulties. The mind, body, spirit connection is a reality.

The first step in bringing positive, healing energies into our being is always awareness. The more information and wisdom we attain, the easier it becomes to live in self-awareness. The next time you feel like drinking too much, eating all the wrong foods, or overeating, stop for a minute. Examine what is going on within your being. Ask yourself these questions: Do I feel ignored, or unheard? Do I feel stifled by the people in my life? Have I found my voice – and do I use it? Am I fearful? Am I anxious or worried? Am I living in my authentic power?

Determine what it is that you need to do to activate your authentic power. Then, simply do it. Soon, you will find your thoughts and emotions are based in love, not fear. And, the energies in your Throat and Solar Plexus Chakras will be strong and balanced.

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Deborah Lloyd
Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd is a Usui and Karuna® Reiki Master and certified holistic therapy practitioner, providing Reiki sessions and training in Asheville, NC. Deborah is the author of two books, 22 Messages from the Archangels; and, Believe and it is True: A Story of Healing and Life Lessons. She is also one of the co-authors of Reiki 101: 101 Answers for Your Reiki Questions. Reach Deborah at http://www.deblloydhealing.com/, deb@deblloydhealing.com and at Deb Lloyd Healing on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deblloydhealing)

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  • shwetha March 13, 2015, 3:30 am

    I needed this. Thank u.. 🙂

  • Anisha March 18, 2015, 2:10 am

    Thanks for this beautiful series of articles, Deborah. I have been reading all your articles on the Chakras connection.

    I had a question: which crystal is best suited for solar plexus, can you pls suggest?

    • Cynthia May 6, 2015, 9:37 pm

      Citrine, tiger eye, gold topaz, amber try eating yellow Fruits and veggies

  • Deborah Lloyd April 2, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Swetha and Anisha – thank you for your lovely comments.

    Anisha, My personal favorite for the solar plexus is amber. Amber is such a beautiful, strong stone, with its golden light energies. My belief is that you should go to a store, or festival booth, and look at and hold crystals in the yellow/gold realm. Choose the crystal that feels right to you – it is saying it would be honored to work with you!

    Blessings to you both,

  • reiny May 14, 2015, 3:43 am


    Thanks for this beautiful article.

    I have a question. Is stammering related to throat chakra? My brother is a very bad stutterer. He can’t speak even a single word clearly. He tried every medicine on the Earth but in vain.

    I am a Reiki channel and I give healing to this throat regularly. Any suggestion on how to improve the situation?


    • Deborah Lloyd May 15, 2015, 12:15 am


      Thank you for your kinds words, and your question. My belief is that Reiki will heal the root cause of a symptom. Stuttering may, or may not, be directly related to the throat chakra. For example, a root cause may be a childhood traumatic event, and the involved chakra may be root chakra (lack of feeling secure). Or, another example might be feeling powerlessness in life, more associated with the solar plexus chakra.

      One of the gifts of Reiki is that we do not need to identify what the root cause is. We can trust the Universe will heal an issue when the time is right, or when the person is willing to release an issue, or have learned the life lesson from it.

      I would suggest you do full body treatments when possible and set the intention that the Reiki will serve the highest good of your brother.

      Many blessings to you and to him,

      • reiny May 16, 2015, 3:56 am

        Thanks for your reply Deborah!

        I really appreciate your advice. You are absolutely right. We do not need to identify what the root cause is. I just received the master degree last day so I am very excited to pass on healing to my brother.

        He actually met with an accident at the age of 10 so after that he started stuttering. But he’s positive enough to face the criticism. I am sure Reiki will serve the highest good of my bro.

        Thanks for your help.

        God Bless You!

        • Deborah Lloyd May 18, 2015, 12:27 pm


          With the genuine caring you feel for your brother, and Reiki, I believe he is on the road to recovery.

          Peace to you, Deb

  • Bella May 12, 2016, 3:33 am

    Is there a reason for skipping a Shakra? I feel as if I went from the Solar Plexus to the troat shakra. Is that normal?

    • Deborah Lloyd May 14, 2016, 3:08 pm

      Dear Bella,

      There are times when I am guided to “skip” a chakra. The main reason for this, in my experience, is that other chakras need more attention and time. Because Reiki is guided by Universal Life Force Energy, the spiritual wisdom may guide us to do things that are outside of a “normal” session – and that is good, as it is for the highest good of the client.

      Many blessings to you,

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