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5 Throat Chakra

NameVishuddha Chakra: “Pure”, “With Purity”. Neck or Throat Chakra, Communication Center.
LocationBetween inner collarbone and larynx; opening to the front. Connects to smaller secondary chakra with seat in neck, opening to back; viewed as one. Throat, neck, thyroid.
Symbol/Yantra16-petaled lotus. Silver crescent within white circle.
Basic Principles
Creative. Resonance of being—creative. Divine love. Creativity: receive and offer direct messages from highest consciousness; ability to verbalize. “I speak the truth with love.” Capacity to offer divine message to world, receive direct message from highest, become mouthpiece for highest, become poet, singer, artist: all forms of art expressed through this center. Little risk here: mild center. Doesn’t interfere with other centers, and other centers leave it alone. Ability to verbalize, express truth through power of the spoken world.
Center of human capacity of expression, communication and inspiration. Links lower chakras with crown; bridge between thoughts and feelings, impulses and reactions; communicates contents of all chakras to external world. Ether is a basic element that forms lower chakras: earth, water, fire, air. medium of sound, spoken word, divine word of Creation; communicating element, mediator of information on all levels of being. Ether also defined as Akasha, the astral light where all events, thoughts, feelings since beginning of time are recorded. Throat chakra provides inner distance so you can reflect on thoughts, actions. inner hearing: perceive own inner voice, inspiration, develop unshakable confidence in personal higher guidance, become conscious of own real mission in life; recognize inner worlds are as real as material world; capable of absorbing, transmitting information from subtler spheres.
Communication, creative self-expression, openness, expansiveness, independence, inspiration, access to the subtle levels of being. Voice penetrates to heart of listener, pure sound affects listener by changing the space of their mind and being.
Ruling PlanetJupiter
Astrological SignGemini/Mercury, Mars, Taurus/Venus, Aquarius/Uranus.
UnderstandingPure consciousness, beyond form. Evolves through chit (cosmic consciousness).
ElementEther (Akasha)
SoundsG (so). 392.0 cycles per second. HAM. Overtone music and song, sacral and meditative dance, New Age music, reverberating sound, echo effects. “eh” (sing from “ah”, heart, to “e”, mind, very, very slowly: “eh” emerges at a certain brief point: channels energies to outside. Requires most pressure of all chakra sounds, underlining the expression” of chakra.
ColorLight blue of ether (calmness, expanse: open to spiritual inspiration). Smokey purple/blue.
DeityPanchavaktra Siva. Shakti: Shakini.
AnimalPeacock, white elephant.
Plants, AromasSage (loosens tensions in throat chakra, lets us express in harmonious, energetic way, helping communicate inner message of soul). Eucalyptus (clears and widens 5th chakra: opens us to inner voice; gives creativity and naturalness to our communication).
GemstonesBlue Lace Agate. Amazonite (lower: perfecting personal experience). Aquamarine (higher: expressing universal truths; color of sea reflecting cloudless sky, soul reflecting expanse of spirit). Celestite. Chalcedony (white-blue: positive effects on thyroid gland; calming, blancing influence on mind and reduces irritability and hypersensitivity; opens door to inner inspiration, stimulates creative self-expression through speech, writing). Chrysocholla (lower: speaking one’s own truth). Blue Fluorite. Iolite. Lapis Lazuli. Larimar. Gem Silica (higher: conscious channeling higher realms). Sodalite. Blue Topaz. Turquoise (lower: clarity in communication; reunion blue of sky and green of earth; combines high ideals of spirit with primordial life energy of planet; helps express spiritual ideas, knowledge and integration with life on earth; absorbs positive energy, protects body and soul against negative influences). Clear Quartz. Blue, blue-green and blue-purple stones.
Nature ExperienceBlue sky (light, transparent blue of cloudless sky: lie on ground and relax), reflections of sky in water (widening and liberating effect on feelings; soft sound of waves make one aware of hidden emotions; mind, feeling augment each other). Gentle waves.
Age28 — 35
Sensory FunctionHearing. Perceive own inner voice, enter into contact with own inner spirit, receive its inspiration.
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, HormonesLungs, bronchial, esophagus, vocal chords, throat, nape of neck, jaw, jowls. Thyroid gland, parathyroid gland. Thyroxin. organ of cognition: ears. Organ of action: mouth.
Body Issues: Proper FunctioningPoets, singers. Understand cosmic laws, God and life. Calmness, serenity, purity. Communicating, transmitting. Find own individual expression of perfection on all levels of being. Completely open: express feelings, thoughts and inner knowing freely, without fear. Inner honesty towards self, others, express by upright posture. You can fully express self or remain silent. Voice full, melodious. Faced with difficulties, one remains true to self and says “no.” Others’ opinions do not sway you. Free of prejudices, possessing great inner spaciousness, open to reality of subtle dimensions. Capable of communicating directly with life from other spheres of being and pass on knowledge without fear. Ability to compose poetry, interpret scriptures. Makes one youthful and a good teacher of spiritual science. Cosmic laws of God and life understood and lived. Calmness, serenity, purity, melodious voice and good command of speech.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy 
Body Issues: Insufficient FunctioningCertain stiffness will set in as space behind self-built walls becomes small and restrictive. Are shy, quiet, withdrawn, and talk only of trivialities of external life. Stuttering frequent.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioningBlocked: communication mind/body blocked: 1. Find it difficult to reflect about your feelings, so you express unresolved emotions in thoughtless actions. 2. Shut self inside intellect, deny emotions and right to live; only feelings are those passed through own filter of self-judgment, and do not contradict judgment of people around you. Unconscious feelings of guilt and own fears prevent us from seeing true Self. As a rule, do not have access to subtle dimensions of being and lack openness, inner expression, and independence prerequisite for seeing.
Body Issues: Physical ProblemsSore or stiff neck, colds, thyroid, hearing problems. Blocked: language either blatant and coarse or cool and businesslike. May stutter. Place self under pressure, raise shoulders/bring down neck.
Sleep ModeAlternating on right and left side. 4 — 5 hours.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body)Female: left. Male: right.
OccupationsSelfless souls. Exceptional artists and mystical poets.
Yogic DisciplineMantra Yoga (meditative sounds, phrases invoking various aspects of Divine, either silently recited or out loud; through repetition, thoughts and feelings are gradually transformed, connecting devotees to cosmic power of mantra. Not TM, which is different.

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