Vishuddha, what it is?
The Vishuddha is the sanskirt word for the 5th chakra, also known as the throat chakra. The throat chakra is located in the centre of the throat and represented by the colour blue.
Our throat is the center of our communication and this is where we take in sustenance and express ourselves.
The fifth chakra is the first of the three spiritual chakras, to be open in the fifth chakra is to speak, listen, and express yourself from a higher form of communication. If you where to learn to meditate on this chakra you will reach the grand state of Trikala Jnani—that is to say, one who is capable of knowing the past, present, and future.
The mind becomes free from the influence of our material world. noble and spiritual tendencies of the human mind.
When the energy of the mind reaches the vishuddha chakra a special powers of the mind gets awakened.
Benefits of a balanced and aligned throat chakra
An open and balanced Vishuddha means that you can express yourself very well, verbally, emotionally, and spiritually, as well as have the ability to properly perceive what other people express out. You are able to have very truthful verbal expression, regardless of any fears about possibly not being accepted or be judged by what you want to say.
When this chakra is in balance we are able to tune in and listen to the guidance of our higher self. We can truly find our inner truth, and to communicate and live our truth in daily life. A balanced Vishuddha chakra allows us to easily communicate with others, and to be honest with ourselves.
The throat chakra is connected to self-expression, creativity, writing, listening to words and music, smell and taste. When this chakra is balanced, we speak and listen to people and what they have to say.
Opening your throat chakra
- Meditate on specific energies and concepts. By individually meditating on something specific we can help improve them. Mindfulness in a very condensed state.
- Try Singing and playing and instrument. Singing is a fantastic method to clear your throat Chakra and you do not need to be a professional musician to play an instrument. You can easily pick up a snare drum at guitarcenter.com and have a few moment’s of mindfulness whilst also learning something new. It is good for your soul to step outside your comfort zone every now and again.
- Let go of regressive emotions and experience. Regressive experiences can help us want to stay away from positive progresses experiences we might be faced with. Take a few moments out to have mindfulness, forgive and forget and let go. You do not want to get tied to these emotions which will ultimately prevent this chakra from being balanced.
- Get a massage. If you get a good neck and shoulder massage your throat chakra will surely open up.
- Soak in water and visualise your throat chakra balanced. Use a creative visualisation meditation to see your throat chakra and energy running towards it. Emotions and passion are fluid and so is water. They flow, they change, they adapt, they change in spectrum etc
- Think Blue. Have thoughts about a beautiful and bright blue light. Blue is the colour of the Throat Chakra. Inhale when you see this light and imagine that the light is filling up your throat area with cleansing and healthy light. When you exhale imagine that you are releasing all your stress and tension.
- Use the power of affirmations. Using the power of affirmations is one of the most effective ways to balance our chakras. Our thoughts create our reality, and by regularly practising positive chakra balancing affirmations, we can do astonishing results in our lives.
- Cry. It might sound odd, but crying is a form of purification that can unblock your throat chakra. If you ever feel a ‘lump’ in your throat, it is a sign that your throat chakra could be blocked and you have to cry to help clear it. Next time when you are sad, cry it all out. You will surely feel better.
When the Vishuddha is not balanced communication breaks down. We may be unable to effectively let ourselves be heard, and, conversely, we may be unable to listen—to others, and to our own higher self. This chakra is damaged by all that passes through the throat—lying, gossip, alcohol, smoking, drugs, and overeating. Deficiencies in Vishuddha manifest as neck stiffness, shoulder tension, and teeth grinding.
A blockage of the vishuddha can cause you to become quiet, and fearful. The imbalance may also create feelings of anxiety, insecurity, and shyness when it comes to self-expression and speaking to others.
Below is a list of some of the non physical symptoms that might occur if you have a blocked throat chakra.
- fear of speaking
- inability to express thoughts
- inconsistency in speech and actions
- social anxiety
- inhibited creativity
Affirmations to balance your throat chakra.
- This chakra is centred in our throat and exudes a pale blue light. The throat chakra governs our ability to express and communicate clear thoughts and ideas. It is also related to truth, maturity, independence and the ability to trust others.
- I express myself with clear intent.
- I Speak My Truth.
- I Speak My Inner Truth.
- I Speak My Truth With Confidence.
- I Speak The Truth.
- Creativity flows in and through me.
- I Am the light of God.
- I Am That I Am.
- My Voice Is Strong and Clear.
- My Voice Is My Own.
- I gracefully express my feelings and emotions.
- I hear and speak the truth.