The Chakra Series- The Throat Chakra
Today we continue with our Chakra Series with our 5thChakra, which is located at the throat. In Sanskrit this chakra is referred to as the “Vishuddha” which means “Purification.” When working with this chakra we are looking to purify our intention in regard to speech and communication. We learn to choose words that bring value and meaning, not just empty chit chat. To reach a pure form of truthful communication, we must first work our way through the previous four chakras, so our throat chakra can fully open, and we are free to speak to productively express ourselves. This chakra is all about personal expression combined with responsibility.
The Throat Chakra Basics….
Location- Base of neck/throat
Name and Meaning- Vishuddha/Purification
Associated Color- Blue
Main Issue- Communication/ Self expression
Glandular connection- Thyroid/ Parathyroid
Associated body parts- Mouth, Throat, ears
Element and ruling planet- Ether/Mercury
Astrological associations-Gemini, Virgo
Associated Sense- Sound/ Hearing
Animals and Archtypes- elephant, Bull, /communicator, Masked Self
Physical Dysfunctions- Sore throats, neckache, thyroid problems, tinnitus, asthma
Emotional Dysfunctions- perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity
Sacramental associations- Confession
Developmental age & Life Lesson- 28-35 yrs/ Personal expression
How does your Throat Chakra Spin?
What is the current status of your throat chakra? Is it too open? Too closed? Or is it spinning in harmony? Here are the symptoms of each….
Too Open- If your chakra spins too fast you may be over-talkative, dogmatic, self-righteous, or arrogant
Blocked or closed- If your chakra spins sluggishly or not at all you may find yourself holding back from self expression, unreliable, or holding inconsistent views.
A Balanced Chakra- which spins at the correct speed will make one a good communicator, contented, easy to meditate, and artistically inspired.
A word about Archetypes….
The two archetypes associated with the throat chakra are the communicator and the masked self. When our throat chakra is out of balance one “masks” their true self. They are incapable of openly and honestly expressing themselves. In contrast the balanced individual will be excellent communicators. They “walk their talk” and they know how to express themselves with amazing clarity and purpose.
Throat Chakra Meditations….
As mentioned in our other chakra posts, I use an app called “Insight Timer.” If you are interested in some throat chakra meditations, here are a few that are available on the app….
I hope you are enjoying our chakra series. Our next post will be on the Third Eye Chakra.
Until next time,