Throat Chakra (5th)

Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra

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Vishuddha (also Vishuddhi) may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Symbolised by a lotus with sixteen petals. Vishudda is characterized by the colour light or pale blue, or turquoise. It governs such issues as self-expression and communication, as discussed above. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security

  • Color – blue
  • Sanskrit Namevishuddha
  • Physical Location – throat, neck region
  • Purposes – learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs
  • Spiritual Lesson – confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
  • Physical Dysfunctions– sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
  • Mental and Emotional Issues – personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
  • Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra – self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
  • Area of Body Governed – throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemus
  • Gemstones – Chrysocola,Lapis, Blue Opal
  • Flower Essences – Cosmos, Trumpet Vine, Larch
  • Balanced Throat Chakra: Connected to truth, individuality, and ability to communicate

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