The Fifth Chakra – Vishuddha

The Throat Center

Blue : divinity and spirituality
Our Voice

Lessons related to will and self-expression

Faith/Self Knowledge/Personal Authority

Are you honest with yourself?

Are you aware of your limitations?

Do you have self discipline?

Are you able to refrain from negative thoughts?

The Throat Chakra is the center for communication, self-expression and creativity. This is where the inner voice of one’s truth is expressed. The Throat Chakra’s connection with expression, resonance & communication allow us to speak and to be heard.

The Throat Chakra is related to:
Purification
The Body Association is the throat, ears, nose, neck, shoulders, mouth, thyroid
The element:  Ether
sense of hear
Sacred Truth -Surrender Personal Will to Divine Will

When Vishudda Chakra is not functioning well or is out of balance we hold back from self expression, unreliable, holds inconsistent views, overly talkative, self righteous, arrogant.  When it is functioning well and in balance we are a good communicator, contented, finds it easily to meditate, artistically inspired.


How to balance this chakra?

Yoga, of course!  Poses good for this chakra: camel, shoulderstand, cobra

Aromatherapy – lavender, patchouli

Meditation – focus on the region of the chakra, envision the color light blue and repeat a mantra (I am well in body, mind and spirit or something that resonates with you)

Gem/Crystal – Sapphire is a healing gem for this chakra and Aquamarine is a healing crystal – hold the gem or crystal in your hand as you meditate or find a piece of jewelry to wear

DeitySarasvati – Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom

Book recommendation:  The Book of Chakra Healing, Liz Simpson

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