FIFTH CHAKRA - THROAT CHAKRA

Sanskrit name: Vissudha (purification) Location: Throat
Symbol: A circle surrounded by 16 lotus petals, and inside it a circle, or a circle containing a triangle
Central issue: Communication, self-expression, self-discipline, speaking ones truth
Color: Blue, light blue, turquoise
Essential Oils: Lavender, patchouli
Crystals and Stones: Lapis lazuli, aquamarine, sodalite, turquoise, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz
Stars and Astrological Signs: Planets Venus, Mercury, Uranus and Mars and the signs of Taurus, Gemini and Aquarius
Sound or mantra: Ham
Sense: Hearing
Body: The mental body
Orientation to self: Self-expression
Goals: Clear communication, creativity
Rights: To speak and to hear the truth
Developmental stage: 7 to 12 years
Identity: Creative identity
Level of relationship: Relationship with our personal truths
Demon: Lies
Element: Ether - Akasa
Hormonal glands: The thyroid and parathyroid gland
Organs: Throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, the neck, vocal cords and organs, mouth, teeth and gums, jaw, ears, muscles
Excessive: Too much talking, talking as a defence, inability to listen, gossiping, interruptions, overextended, stuttering
Deficient: Fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm
Balanced: Good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, lives creatively
Physical Dysfunctions: Raspy throat, chronic soar throat, mouth ulcers, gum difficulties, scoliosis, laryngitis, swollen glands, thyroid problems, headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, ear infections and problems
Addictions: Opiates, marijuana
Traumas and Abuses: Lies, secrets, verbal abuse, constant yelling, excessive criticism (blocks creativity), authoritarian parents, alcoholic, chemical dependent family
Spiritual challenges: To recognize that your strength of will is measured not by how well you exert your will over others, but how well you control yourself. Conscious self-control and discipline means living according to the truth that every thought you have is either a potential act of grace or a potential weapon. Right thought leads to right speech leads to right acting.
HEALING STRATEGY: Learn communication skills, letter writing, inner child communication, practice silence (excessive), story telling, singing, chanting, toning, release voice, loosen neck and shoulders
Color Blue-Meditation for Clearing and Balancing the Throat Chakra • Sit comfortably on a chair with your hands on your legs (palms facing upwards) • While you are sitting close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing, deep slow breathing • Then put your attention on the Throat chakra - visualize the chakra as a bright BLUE ball spinning clockwise - as you focus on the Throat chakra - breathe in Blue - breathe out Blue. Repeat for 2-3 minutes. NOTE: Ensure you see the Blue ball's energy is spinning at the Throat charka and also flowing down through your each of your arms and out though your hands meeting five feet in front of you connecting both blue energies together.