5 – The Throat Chakra
The fifth chakra is the throat chakra and is called Vishudda in ancient Sanskrit. It is positioned the the center of the throat. The energy from this chakra flows out of the front, just under the chin and also a little less intensely from back of the neck.
This chakra is to do with communication, speech and expression.
The throat chakra represents a will to communicate harmoniously that which is inside oneself to others and the use of that energy in a creative way.
With a fully activated throat chakra speech can come easily and thee is a willingness to communicate with others. With this chakra blocked then throat problems in general can arise along with loss of voice, neck problems and sometimes shoulder problems too.
The color associated with the throat chakra is blue… turquoise blue, Its element is the ether and the associated metal is Mercury. The main gem stone for this chakra Turquoise. This stone has the blue of the sky and the heavens combined with the green of the earth combining the spiritual with the grounded power of the planet itself. This is the principle behind this chakra. The stone helps us to express ourselves and to share spiritual knowledge which can be integrated into our material lives. As well as augmenting both psychic and spiritual communication it can also help with communication in general,
When the throat chakra is in balance, the psychological aspects manifest as a development of artistic talent and elevated spirituality. The psychological aspects of the throat chakra when it is out of balance can be getting blocked, obsession, repression of speech, creative blocks and not being able to express yourself.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of A and imagine a sphere of turquoise blue light around the area throat. Visualize a 16 petalled blue lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the chakra. This 16 petalled blue lotus flower is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.