The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Part 6 of 8
The Throat chakra, or Vishuddha in Sanskrit is the fifth primary chakra and is located at the base of the throat, and it represents your ability to speak clearly and communicate effectively. In Sanskrit this translates to ‘pure’ or ‘purification’ – a perfect word for the power of learning to use one's own voice. The throat chakra is how we communicate our dreams, thoughts, feelings, and how we externalize our sense of self. It’s a hugely important chakra that carries with it feelings of confidence, self-worth, connection, and helps form a bridge or flow of energy between the heart and the mind. This chakra holds the power of choice within our lives and the ability to express what we know in our hearts to those around us. The Throat Chakra is associated with the color light blue. Blue energy is pure, soothing, calming, and healing and connects a person with the divine. The Element associated with this Chakra is the Ether element.
When the Throat chakra is in balance and healthy it will allow you to express yourself and speak the truth from a place of integrity. We can use our voice to rise up in this world and find our own sense of power. We can express ourselves easily in a calm and relaxed manner. A balanced throat chakra helps you communicate with clarity, wisdom and discernment. Not only are you able to speak fearlessly and with compassion, but you will also be open to listening to and hearing others. You are in full creative flow.
If you're experiencing Throat chakra blockage you may be unwilling or unable to speak up to defend yourself, express your opinion, or state your choices. When difficult conversations arise, you may shut down rather than speak up. The biggest fear we have is that if we express our views and opinions, we will be mocked or judged by others. We are often so scared that we choose to suppress our true thoughts and feelings. Other symptoms would be talking excessively without paying much attention to what others have to say. Having an outburst and being excessively loud. Gossip, negative criticism and interrupting others when they're trying to speak is another indication of an unbalanced throat chakra.
A blocked throat chakra can affect your health as frequent sore throat, or infections, dizziness and fatigue, thyroid issues, mouth and teeth issues, and neck pain.
Throat Chakra: "I Speak"
Location: Base of Throat
Color: Light Blue
Aura: Etheric Template
Crystals & Stones: Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite, Angelite, Blue Topaz, Blue Celestine, Aquamarine and amazonite