Throat Chakra or Vishuddha:
Hi there my lovelies! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. Today we will try to balance the fifth chakra, Throat Chakra or Vishuddha through guided meditation. In the series of 7 majors chakras in our body, the throat chakra is titled as the fifth chakra when counting in ascending order from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.
Throat Chakra or Vishuddha is positioned in the throat region. The most common Sanskrit name for the Throat chakra is “Vishudda”, which means “pure” or “purification”. The Throat chakra is about the expression of yourself: Your truth, purpose in life, creativity. Note that this chakra has a natural connection with the second chakra or sacral chakra, center of emotions, and creativity as well. The throat chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting the creativity into the world according to its perfect form or authenticity.
The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra. Located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The most commonly accepted location for the fifth chakra is at the level of the throat. It’s important to remember that this chakra is multidimensional and is often represented as going out of the front of the throat and going in the back at a slight upward angle. Additionally, this chakra acts as the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head, and is mainly driven by the principle of expression and communication.
This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, the sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression. Through the throat, the sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body.
The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication. It is associated with higher discrimination and is associated with creativity, self-expression, and to express your truth, to speak out. It is associated with the thyroid gland in the endocrine system. This gland is in the neck and produces hormones essential for growth and maturation.
Opening this chakra greatly help align one’s vision with reality and release the pressure that may affect the heart chakra that is located just below. Each being is born with unique talents & has a unique life purpose. This marks it necessary to clearly analyze true desires and not be influenced and enchanted by others. When your voice is rhythmic and resonant, clear with precise expression, it symbolizes your balanced stage of the fifth chakra, defining your ability to take decisions & hence to follow your dreams.
A blocked throat chakra can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. On the other end of the spectrum, an overactive throat chakra may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, and being verbally aggressive or mean. Rather than speaking up fully from open-heart, one speaks half-truths and untruths to repress the inner dissatisfaction.
In addition, creative impulses get suppressed by blockage of the fifth chakra as ideas do not move through to the lower chakras where they are made into reality, with other features like, fear of speaking, difficulty putting feelings into words, shy, quiet and withdrawn. Other communication features affected by blocked throat chakra include talking too much, dominating voice, inability to listen, and have to appear strong at all costs.
The over-reactive phase of this chakra makes the person yell and dominate others in a conversation, not allowing them to speak or listen to them, with a loud and shrill voice, and become judgmental by overanalyzing things. Underactive chakra makes one whisper and speaks in a timid voice with stammering. These people find it hard to initiate conversations or find the right words when speaking.
Do you know know of anyone with the above features of blocked chakra? Please comment below at the bottom of the page. People with ADHD do exhibits some of these features, such as talking too much (actually out of turn), inability to listen. I know it because I have ADHD.
The crescent-shaped throat chakra image, imbedded in a white (or sometimes light blue) circle, is inspired by the moon, purity, and cosmic sound and is surrounded by lotus petals. One explanation of the significance of these elements is their relationship to the ultimate goal of meditation — to blend with Akasha to achieve higher consciousness. The transcendence of human consciousness is itself an act of purification. In order to achieve that level of purification, the throat chakra must be open and balanced.
The sixteen lotus petals surrounding the throat chakra symbol are often inscribed with Sanskrit letters; namely, the vowels. Why vowels? They represent the breathy, airy elements of words — just like ether is the airy element of space. The inverted triangle of the throat chakra symbol is also symbolic of spiritual growth. The downward position is affiliated with the gathering of information, while the widening upward sides represent the blossoming knowledge leading to Enlightenment.
The Throat chakra is most commonly represented with the color blue turquoise or aquamarine blue. The auric color of Throat chakra energy can also be seen as a smoky purple or turquoise. In our color spectrum, Blue is the first of the three primary colors, connecting us with the Divine and it is also the color associated with Heaven. Blue energy is pure, soothing, healing & is also at the cooler end of the spectrum, allowing us to take time to be still.
The Bija Mantra is the syllable हं haṃ and is written in white upon the chakra. Ham is the mantra to unblock the Throat Chakra defining our physical and spiritual voice viz the means of communicating of “who you are” and “what you need and want” from yourself and the universe.
The Granthita Mudra:
Interlace your last three fingers (middle, ring, and pinky) together inside of your hands. Interlock the index fingertips and thumbs to form two rings, and hold this mudra in front of the base of your throat. Concentrate on the Throat Chakra at the base of the throat. Chant the mantra HAM. Do it for 10 minutes and feel the sensation of the awakening of the Vishuddha Chakra.
My dear lovelies! I would love to hear your impression on this chakra and what are you doing to balance your throat chakra? Please comment below at the end of this page.
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