Vishuddha: Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is responsible for everyday communication and a sense of proper placement in this world. Chakras are energy centers depentable for how we feel. Of course, every person would like to feel harmony, joy and balance in life. In order to let such positive energies into our lives, it is essential to learn to work with each chakra individually.

In previous articles, we talked about what chakras actually are and how they affect energies. In the beginning, we imagined the 1st chakra, also referred to as the earth or root chakra. It tells about whether we feel safe and controls the feeling of stability. The second chakra we discussed was the sacral chakra, located just below the navel. In our country it is associated with creativity but also with sexual energy.

Find life Balance with open Throat Chakra

In previous articles, we also talked about the solar plexus chakra, which is related to self-confidence and self-esteem. We also talked about the heart chakra, which affects the ability to give love, compassion, and the ability to understand others. This is how we get to the 5th chakra, which is no less important than the previous 4 chakras.

In short, we can say about the Vishuddha that this chakra speaks of the capability to accept the inner truth. It is reliable for communication and self-expression, and is in charge of the creative side of the personality.

The throat chakra is located in the middle of the neck, below the larynx. Its energy speaks of the fact that it is connected with communication and self-expression. So the throat chakra represents the power to communicate fluently with others, our ability to communicate with those we love, but also with the general public. It is anchored in our chakra system and is responsible for connecting the mind and body. It is important for understanding one's own needs.

Why is the fifth Chakra Referred to by Both "Throat" and "Vishuddha"?

The chakras system includes the Throat Chakra, which is fifth in line. It is equally important as the other 6 chakras, each with its unique responsibilities and significance.

When delving into the study of chakras as a beginner, you'll encounter multiple names. A beginner's guide to chakras mentions the term "Throat Chakra" but also the word "Vishuddha." Both words describe the same chakra. Nonetheless, in accordance with the wisdom of ancient yogic philosophy, "Vishuddha" tends to be the more prevalent designation. Within the framework of the chakra system, "Vishuddha" forms from the fusion of "Vish" (signifying special or unique) and "Shuddha" (indicating pure). The term "Vishuddha" took shape through the amalgamation of these two expressions in Sanskrit. And this is how the age-old name for the fifth chakra came into being.

So, "Vishuddha" holds identical significance and is just as descriptive as the English term "Throat Chakra." Consequently, whether a novice chakra student opts for the English expression or the Sanskrit one, it makes no difference. Nevertheless, it's beneficial to be acquainted with both names to prevent beginners from becoming perplexed by words and their meanings. In English, the term "Throat Chakra" primarily alludes to its location, residing in the neck region, owing to its connection with self-expression and communication.

Both newcomers and advanced students of chakras have the liberty to select the term they prefer when exploring the human energy system. Nevertheless, the essence of both words remains unaltered, for they refer to the chakra responsible for self-expression, honest communication, and an innate sense of purity and authenticity in interactions. By unblocking the fifth chakra, we tap into the advantages of creating a clean and harmonious environment both within ourselves and in our surroundings. In the forthcoming paragraphs, we will elucidate the specifics of unblocking this chakra and the consequences of an obstructed energy field.

How does blockage of the Vishuddha chakra manifest itself?

Since the 5th chakra in the sequence is linked to the personal proficiency to communicate, it is clear that everyone would like to keep this chakra in a healthy balance. In order for the chakras to be open, it is essential to collaborate with them, know them and pay them enough attention and care. Blocked chakras can be manifested not only by psychological worries, but also by physical pain. Among the symptoms associated with blockage of the throat chakra are, for example, a feeling of shyness and shame, insensitive behavior, or a feeling of insecurity.

If these feelings persist in life, it is obvious that the throat chakra is blocked. Improper care of the vishuddha and its blockage can also cause social anxiety. A person struggling with a blocked throat chakra has trouble making sober, sensible decisions. However, a broken chakra is not only associated with a mental block, but also with physical difficulties. It can be the cause of thyroid problems, it can even cause sore throats. A blocked 5th chakra is related to pain that occurs in the oral cavity - dental problems, canker sores, and even jaw pain. Last but not least, it can also cause hearing problems and stiffness in the neck.v

If the Vishuddha is well balanced, we tend to listen more, perceive more what others say and show more compassion. Ultimately, we feel freer, more self-confident, and we also have no problem performing in society. That is why it is extremely important to learn how to unblock the chakra in life in such a way that it brings us benefits.

Unblocking, unlocking or balancing Throat Chakra

Each of the seven chakras, as well as the throat chakra, is part of a larger energy system. If we do not take care of the harmony and balance of these chakras, we will certainly feel the physical and psychological consequences. So many people are more and more interested in how to work with energy centers and how to properly stimulate the chakras. Learning how to unblock the chakras is extremely important for each of us to live life properly in a way that brings us joy and pleasure. Fortunately, there are several ways to attend to the throat chakra, how to properly unblock it and how to work with it.

The throat chakra is associated with the color turquoise or aquamarine. The throat chakra is also strengthened if we surround ourselves with the color turquoise. So get home or office accessories in this color, which is closely linked to the health and energy of the throat chakra. This is the 1st step through which we can feel more harmony towards the 5th chakra in the sequence.

Another way to unblock the throat chakra is physical exercise. Some positions in yoga are designed to perfectly harmonize even our unbalanced chakras. One of them is also a position where we stretch our neck, and thus treat ourselves to not only physical, but also mental relief. You sit down, lower your chin towards your chest. Relax your shoulders and tilt your head to the left. Try tilting your head so that your ear is as close to your shoulder as possible. In this left position, we keep the head tilted for 40 to 50 seconds. Then we repeat this exercise on the opposite side. It is in this way that we strengthen the throat chakra, stimulate our energy, mind and body.

The next procedure to properly balance the chakra is the use of aromatherapy. Proper nutrition is also important. From aromatherapy, we can reach for the scent of sandalwood, peppermint, or chamomile. These aromatic oils are a symbol of energy but also of purity, and help to heal the throat chakra. Also add wheat products, kale, and dragon fruit to your diet. Drink tea that soothes the throat and include honey and lemon in your regular diet.

Additional Tips for Balancing Throat Chakra

It is important to realize that there is no quick fix for treating the vishuddha. If your chakra is long-term neglected, long-term unstable and damaged, there is no way to heal it overnight. All the techniques that we have mentioned in this article, as well as those that we will mention, are ready to help anyone who will perform them regularly. It is necessary to practice patience. Just like everything else in life, even healthy chakras do not come without our efforts, so it's time to correct your approach to yourself, heal your soul and body.

An excellent way to get the throat chakra on the right energy path is to keep a journal. You will understand yourself better, you will gain a new perspective on your decisions... Transferring your thoughts to paper helps you open your mind and understand yourself.

Active yoga practice, as well as learning meditation, is a powerful weapon against chakra diseases. Chakras need care just like your teeth, hair, nails... Meditation is really the key to finding inner peace. Silence helps get the throat chakra back on track. Meditation is often repeated in recommendations for chakra healing, but it is really important. There are many types of meditation that you can choose from, so you can get not only the throat chakra, but all the chakras on track.

We wish you a lot of patience in healing your chakras, we believe that these techniques will help you harmonize your body, soul and help you understand yourself.

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