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All About the Throat Chakra

Exploring the Major Chakras

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root chakra | sacral chakra | solar plexus chakra | heart chakra | throat chakra | brow chakra | crown chakra

The Throat Chakra is associated with the color sky blue. This chakra is our will center. The healthfulness of the fifth chakra is in relation to how honestly one expresses himself/herself. Lying violates the body and spirit . We speak our choices with our voices (throats).

All choices we make in our lives have consequences on an energetic level. Even choosing not to make a choice such as in repressing our anger (not speaking out) may manifest into laryngitis. We have all experienced that "lump in our throats" when we are at a crossroad of not knowing how to speak the right words in any given situation, perhaps even stuffing our own emotions.

A challenge of the throat chakra is to express ourselves in the most truthful manner. Also to receive and assimilate information. Seek only the truth.

Chakra Five - Associations

Color sky blue
Sanskrit Name vishuddha
Physical Location throat, neck region
Purposes learning to take responsibility for one's own needs
Spiritual Lesson confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
Physical Dysfunctions sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
Mental / Emotional Issues personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
Area of Body Governed throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hyperthalemus
Crystals / Gemstones chrysocola, lapis, blue opal
Flower Essences cosmos, trumpet vine, larch
Learning About Chakras

Bibliography: Anatomy of the Spirit  by Caroline Myss, Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan, Love is in the Earth by Melody

Copyright © Phylameana lila Désy - Sep 1998
updated Oct 2013

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