The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra and called Visuddha in Sanskrit. It represents communication, self-expression and creativity. The Throat Chakra is located in the throat, and it is a representation of self-expression. It is the center of communication, and it governs how we relate to others. The Throat Chakra governs our ability to speak out when we have something on our mind. It’s color is blue and it’s associated with the element of sound or ether.
What Does Visuddha Mean?
Visuddha means “to purify” or “make pure.” The visuddha chakra helps us achieve this goal by activating our throats so we can express ourselves freely without any hesitation or self-consciousness. This gives us confidence as well as clarity when speaking out against injustice or oppression–whether it be in regards to gender equality, racial equality, sexual orientation discrimination–all issues that require courage in order not only speak up but also act out against injustice.
Balanced / Unbalanced Throat Chakra
The throat chakra represents communication, self-expression and creativity. When this chakra is balanced, you’re able to express yourself with confidence, clarity, and ease. You’re able to speak your truth and listen to others’ truths without feeling defensive or threatened by them. You are confident that you are heard and understood, which helps you build healthy relationships with others.
When this chakra is unbalanced, you may feel anxious about expressing yourself in any way—speaking up at work meetings, talking to potential dates, or asking for help when you need it. You may also find it difficult to listen to other people’s opinions without feeling judged or criticized by them. This can lead to isolation or misunderstandings in relationships.
In my online and studio yoga classes, we also work on how to balance your throat chakra. Click to see the upcoming yoga schedule: Yoga Classes