Throat Chakra (5th)

Sanskrit: Vishuddhi / Vishuddha
Location: Throat area
Color: Blue
Element: Ether
Verb: I speak
In a Word: Communication

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Located in the throat area is the fifth chakra is the THROAT CHAKRA. It is associated with communication, creativity, and expression. When balanced, one is able to freely speak truth (in love) and express true feelings (love). However, when unbalanced, it could manifest through the inability to express one’s self, a sense of fear and anxiety, lying or doubt.

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Basic Overview on the Throat Chakra:

  • Experience the world through the vibration of sound, which represents language, deals with lessons of speaking truth, faith and willpower
  • Begin to know divine love and your personal power is strengthened with divine knowledge and wisdom.

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Extended Details for the Throat Chakra:

Color:Blue
Sense:Sound
Symbol:Star
Associated Gland:Thyroid - controls the jaw, neck, throat, voice, airways, upper lungs, arms
Associated Organ/Systems:The thyroid gland, lungs, vocal cords, bronchial apparatus and metabolism
Musical Keynote:G - vocalized "eh" as in "eye" but its sacred sound is HAM
Sound:Crickets
Sound Frequency:384 Hz
Qualities and/or Functions:Creative self-expression, communication, inspiration, wisdom, confidence, integrity, truth, freedom, independence

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Tools for Working with the Throat Chakra:

To help activate this chakra, wear blue clothing, be near, in or around water in the form of streams, ponds, or lake, along with using blue candles responsibly and the following tools:

Gemstones:Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Chalcedony, Turquoise, Blue Quartz, Blue Kyanite, Angelite, Blue Obsidian, Apatite, Blue Tourmaline, Azurite, Calcite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite
Herbs:Benzoin, Basil, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, and Sage
Essential Oils:same as herbs + Hyssop, Linden Blossom, Peppermint, Petitgrain, and Rosewood
Yoga Poses:Cat & Cow Pose, Shoulderstand, Plow Pose, Fish Pose, Legs Up the Wall Pose
Health Tips:"Substitute healthy snacks for unhealthy ones; listen to music when emotional; get an exercise buddy and talk when exercising. Use verbal affirmations to create change." (Dale, 2009)

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Healing Meditation for the Throat Chakra:

Healing & Awakening Meditation via Meditative Mind

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Sources:

  • https://www.peacefulmind.com/project/throat-chakra/
  • https://www.living-one-vibrational-energy.com/chakras
  • The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cindi Dale (2009)