Be able to voice our dreams, communicate confidently and express your truth without worrying about what others may think.
The throat chakra, known as the Vishuddha in sanskrit, inspires your communicative nature and fosters expression and a sense of calm clarity, while minimizing self-consciousness and timidity.
Location - Throat/base of the neck
Sanskrit Name - Vishuddha
Color - Blue
# of Petals - 16
Element - Sound (music), Either
Mantra - Ham
Mind - Confidence
Emotion - Independence
Spirit - Sense of Security
Aqua Aura Crystal
Celestial Aura Quartz
Blue Lace Agate
Aromatherapy/ Essential Oils & Herbs
BLUE governs the THROAT chakra. KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH, DECISIVENESS
Related organs: throat and lungs
Endocrine gland: thyroid gland. The upper digestive tract can be affected by imbalance in this area.TURQUOISE can also be helpful for both the throat and the heart chakra.
Associated problems: Thyroid problems - over active/under active; Anorexia nervosa (this is a multi-chakra problem but has a strong connection to the throat chakra); asthma; bronchitis; hearing problems; tinnitus - may also be connected to problems with the brow chakra; problems of the upper digestive tract; mouth ulcers, sore throats, tonsillitis.
Personality Traits: Loyal, tactful, affectionate, inspiring, inventive, caring, and cautious.
Blue is the colour of the spirit and relates to self expression - speech, communication, the ability to communicate our needs and requirements; Spirit of truth and purpose. This is a mentally-relaxing colour. Blue has a pacifying effect on the nervous system and brings great relaxation - ideal for sleep problems, and hyper-active children. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.
Nutrition for the Throat Chakra: High quality foods that are good for your body, such as soups, sauces, or juices that lubricate the mouth and throat are excellent for the 3rd chakra. Most fruits are high in water content and are an excellent choice when wanting to balance the 5th chakra. Juicing fruits with veggies is also a good way of getting the nutrition necessary to help with this as well.
VISUDDHA CHAKRA (Throat)
Meaning : Pure Element :Ether Action : Creativity Mindset : Communication Aspects: Knowledge Guna :Rajas or sattva Yoga: Mantra
Yantra : Vishuddha is the next chakra with sixteen different nadis entering and visualized as a rotating vortex of energy with petals carrying energy from the throat, ears, mouth, shoulder and neck. The shape of the chakra is a silver crescent – the lunar symbol of pure sound. , The colour of this chakra is Blue. The symbolic animal for this earth chakra is the elephant Gaja – the lord of herbivorous animals depicting patience, memory and synchronicity with nature. Its deity Panchavaktra Shiva – a five headed symbolizing Aghora (ether), Ishana (water), Mahadeva (earth), Sada shiva (Air) and Rudra (fire) depicting fearlessness, dissolution of all elements into one union.
Mantra: The sixteen alphabets on the petals correspond to the vibratory frequency of the nadis coming in from the physical body. The main frequency of the chakra is “Hmm". Uttering these mantras in a certain format vibrates the brain and causes the cerebral spinal fluid to flow into the throat and improve the tonal quality of the voice.
Practices : There are teachers and gurus who teach the correct techniques of stimulating the chakras using visualization, puja, havans and mantras, also called kriya kands. Vishuddha can be opened and balanced through practices including asanas (such as shoulder-stand), pranayama, jalandhara bandh (throat lock), and most importantly the Khechari mudra (pushing the tongue up the opening). This chakra can be cleaned/opened by meditation and also by practicing singing or playing instrumental music.
Foods : Fruits.
General : One who enters this chakra becomes a master of his self. This encompasses psychic energy, clairvoyance and non-verbal communications. it is associated with higher discrimination, and it is associated with creativity and self-expression. When Vishuddha is closed, we undergo decay and death. When it is open, negative experience is transformed into wisdom and learning. The success and failure in one's life depends upon the state of this chakra (polluted/clean). Guilty feeling is the most prominent reason for this chakra; to block the Kundalini Energy moving upwards.
The proper functioning of the fifth chakra manifests in such features of psyche as communicativeness, expression high creative potential, inspiration. If it lacks balance a tendency to obsessive ideas occurs, expression is missing, and behavior becomes stereotypic.