The Throat Chakra is located in the region of the throat and larynx. The energy of this chakra has to do with communication through the spoken word and mantras. It has to do with creative energy through the power of sound. The fifth chakra represents the exchange of information through the spoken word and mantras.
The element sound or ether is represented by the fifth chakra. Sound is simply vibration, and ether represents the world of unseen vibration. The fifth chakra is the last of the chakras to be associated with an element as the sixth and seventh chakras are spirit chakras.
According to yoga and other eastern philosophies, the vibration created by sound can be a pathway to positive personal and spiritual transformation. It is this idea that fuels the concept of a mantra. A mantra is a sound, word, or collection of words that is repeated in devotional prayer and in positive affirmations. The power of mantra is in the vibrational sounds created and the energy which produces positive results. Goddess of the throat chakra is Shakini.
Vishuddha Chakra – Bija Mantra Ham (sounds like hom)
Listen to the Bija Mantras: Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati – Chakra Bija Mantras
Everything is made up of vibrations. Some of these vibrations operate in such a way that we can hear them, see them as color, feel them, and sense them. The last conception of vibrations, sense, works on a very subtle level.
The chakra system itself operates on a series of vibrations. As we move up the chakras, the associated vibrations become faster and faster. This chakra is associated with the color electric bright blue. The color blue has the fifthlongest wavelength (520 nm) and fifth slowest frequency (570THz) in the visual color spectrum.
The symbol for the Throat Chakra is an bright blue sixteen petal lotus flower.
The sixteen petals contain all the vowels of the Sanskrit language.
Inside the lotus flower is a circle representing the full moon.
Sanscrit name: Vissudha (purification)
Symbol: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangle
Central issue: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking one’s truth
Color: Blue, light blue, turquoise
Essential Oils: Lavender, patchouli
Crystals and Stones: Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Planets Venus, Mercury, Uranus and Mars and the signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius
Sound or mantra: Ham (pronounced as hom)
Body: The mental body
Orientation to self: Self-expression
Goals: Clear communication, creativity
Rights: To speak and to hear the truth
Developmental stage: 7 to 12 years
Identity: Creative identity
Level of relationship: Relationship with our personal truths
Element: Ether – Akasa
Hormonal glands: The thyroid and parathyroid gland
Organs: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles
Excessive: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, over-extended, stuttering
Deficient: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm
Balanced: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, lives creatively
Physical Dysfunctions: Raspy throat, chronic soar throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems, headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, ear infections and problems
Addictions: Opiates, marijuana
Traumas and Abuses: Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), authoritarian parents, alcoholic, chemical dependent family
Spiritual challenges: To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others, but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon.Right thought leads to right speech leads to right acting.
HEALING STRATEGY: Learn communication skills, letter writing, inner child communication, practice silence, story telling, singing, chanting, toning, release voice, loosen neck and shoulders
I gracefully express my feelings and emotions.
I express myself with clear intent.
Creativity flows in and through me.
I Am the light of God.
I Am That I Am.