Vishudda Chakra

  • English Translation: Throat Chakra “Purification”
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation: vi-shu-duh chukh-ruh
  • Color: Blue
  • Location: base of the throat, at the center of the neck.

The word “Vishuddha” in Sanskrit means “purification,” and this chakra is associated with communication, self-expression, creativity, and the ability to speak one’s truth. When the Vishuddha Chakra is balanced and open, a person can communicate their thoughts and feelings clearly and effectively, both verbally and non-verbally.

Imbalances in the Vishuddha Chakra can manifest as issues with communication, such as difficulty speaking up or expressing oneself, fear of public speaking, or problems with listening or hearing. Physical symptoms of an imbalanced Vishuddha Chakra may include sore throat, neck pain, thyroid issues, and jaw problems.

There are various practices that can help balance and activate the Vishuddha Chakra, such as yoga postures, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, chanting, and working with crystals or essential oils that correspond to this chakra.