Base of the throat. (Blue/Aquamarine)
Our ability to communicate
Emotional Issues: Communication, self expression of feelings and the truth.
The throat chakra is found at the center of the neck on the throat level.
It is the fifth chakra and the passageway for energy between the head and the lower parts of the body. The throat chakra’s function is guided by the principle of communication and expression.
This chakra is also known as Vishuddha, KanthPadma, or ShodashDala. But the most common Sanskrit name for it is Vishudda, meaning pure or purification.
It represents expression and your ability to speak out and express your truth.
It signifies both verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as internal and external communication. The throat chakra connects with the etheric realm, as well as the subtle realms of your intuitive abilities and your spirit. The throat chakra helps you realize your purpose or your vocation, and it makes sure that you have a good sense of timing. This chakra is all about expressing yourself. It fills you with the truth, with your purpose in life, and with an abundant source of creativity. You must remember that this chakra has a natural connection with the sacral chakra, which is the centre of your emotions and creativity. This chakra’s emphasis is on expressing and projecting your creativity to the world according to your perfect form and authenticity.
The throat chakra connects you to your spirit. Because of where it is located, the throat chakra is also often seen as the bottleneck when it comes to energy movement in the body. This is why you feel your throat constrict when you become emotional, or you feel a lump in your throat when you hold back your tears. This is where your voice resonates to express your thoughts and emotions. The common physical symptoms of an overactive throat chakra include mouth and jaw problems, colds, and sore throat. It also manifests as earaches, neck pain, and laryngitis.
When you have a balanced throat chakra, it promotes concise and clear communication. You have no problems expressing yourself, and you find it easy being honest no matter what company and situation you’re in. But when the throat chakra becomes overactive, the total opposite happens.
You cannot help but speak rudely and maliciously. You look down on other people and become very critical of even the smallest details. When you can freely express your artistry, creativity, and imagination, and you also feel content with how your life is going, you have harmony and balance in your throat chakra.