Vishuddhi chakra

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Location: Throat (base) / Throat (base)
Color: Blue
Tatva: Akasha (Sky)
Beej Mantra: HAM
Keywords: Self-expression, communication, sound, creativity, confession, detatchment, honesty, guilt, anger, criticism
Vayu: Udana
Yantra: Round
Shape: Lotus with sixteen petals
Ruling Diety: Shakini, 5 faced Sada Shiva
Planet associated: Venus
Weekday associated: Friday
Granthi associated: Vishnu Granthi

The name vishuddhi is amalgamation of two words vish (poison), shuddhi (purification). It is known as the purification centre as it purifies and harmonizes all opposites and all poisons. In vishuddhi, the poison and nectar are separated and refined.

Healers Perspective

Mental / Emotional / Psychological aspects:

This is the center of communication and self expression which includes verbal expression, expression of feelings, emotions, ideas, creativity and spirituality. This communication is done through eyes, nose, speech, ear, and hands. As its name suggest, it challenges us to purify the content and purpose of our words. It suggest relationship between controlled thoughts and controlled speech. We should avoid lying or swearing or talking excessively and instead, we must choose to praise others, to express true feelings etc. Opening this chakra gives us a kind and compassionate voice.

It is related to growth (growth being a form of expression), change and flexibility.It embodies those qualities which govern our relationship with other members of the human race. gives us a sense of oneness and harmony. How flexible you are to accept other’s view point. Whenever changes occur in our life a lot of activity occurs in this chakra. The person with harmonious vishuddhi chakra seeks the true knowledge. The activation of this energy center favors the understanding of non-verbal messages. One of the important lessons of spirituality i.e. staying detached from whatever pleasant or unpleasant occurs in life is governed by this chakra. Sometimes this detachment is playful. The flowering of the this Chakra provides us with a sense of detachment which lets us witness the Play of life while living in this contemporary world.

The emotion regulated by this chakra is joy. It transmutes prana into unconditional joy as it moves upwards. Anger is stored in this center. It is related to diplomacy and purity in relationship with others. When activated, this chakra removes all our guilt, remorse, tendencies to dominate others or to feel dominated by others, the feelings of superiority or inferiority and all jealousies.

Capacity to hear is related to this chakra which includes not only hearing something from outside but from our inner core also. It is intimately connected to the power of sound and symbolize a consciousness free from matter. The sensory element associated with it is hearing, and its motor output is talking, the tongue. There is a relationship between what we hear and what we say. Hence we have the saying ‘deaf and dumb’. In order to be able to speak, one must actually first have heard. You cannot speak that which you have not heard.

The spiritual development of us hastens from this center, where we reads many books on spirituality, ethics and religion etc and follow many spiritual practices. But this also develops a spiritual ego in us, which becomes an obstacle in our spiritual advancement. We must remember that almighty is the only doer, we are just the medium.

Physical aspects:

It is related to throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid, hypothalamus, vagus nerve, respiratory system, muscular control, vocal cords, the activity of the of the hearing, and body heat production. . It also contains telepathic channels in the sinuses and ear canals. Some diseases associated with it include sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems etc.

Symptoms of Imbalanced Vishuddhi chakra:

Some signs that the Throat Chakra is out of balance are:
* Difficulty expressing oneself or in speaking
* harsh voice, holding back in life
* Poor learning ability
* Habitual lying, lack of spirituality
* Fear, doubt, uncertainty, excessive shyness, lack of confidence in your opinions.

Spiritual Perspective

The God Shiva and Goddess Gauri is the deities of this chakra. This chakra is symbolized by akasa spirit. The Akasa mandala, the circle within the triangle, represents the Gateway of liberation. In spirituality this chakra is all about purification. This chakra has sixteen petals coloured smoky purple. The elephant Airavata is seen without the coller which binds us to matter.