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Chakra 5 - Vishuddha - Throat Chakra

The Vishuddha (purification) is symbolized by a circle with a triangle pointing downward within 16 petals, the quality of this level of awareness is connected with the element of space or ether out of which the four lower elements manifest. Main issues: communication and self-expression.

Colour: blue

Seed sound: Ham

Vowel sound: ee (as in see)

Note sound: G

Location: Throat

Associated body parts: throat, lungs, vocal cords, bronchials, thyroid, voice, jaw, neck, nape of neck

Purpose: basic issues for the consciousness of this chakra are concerned with the expressions of feelings and emotions, deals with everything related to sound, communication mediates all emotions and feelings

Associated Sacrament: Confession


Chakra in harmony- chakra is in balance: knows balance of expression, silence and speech, knows how to listen to the inner voice, trusts intuition, good communicator, contented, finds it easy to meditate

Chakra out of harmony - chakra is out of balance, too open: over-talkative. dog-matic, self-righteous, arrogant

Chakra out of harmony, chakra is out of balance, blocked: holds back from self-expression, unreliable, holds inconsistent views

Yoga Postures: arms behind head stretch, Bridge (Setu Bandasana), Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana), Cobra (Bhujanghasana), Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)

Crystals: Aquamarine, Turquoise, Chalcedony, Lapis lazuli, Agate, Celestite. Sodalite, Sapphire

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Myrrh, Lavender, Sandalwood, Neroli, Sage

Archetypes: functional - Communicator; dysfunctional - Masked Self

Societal Association: Personal

Emotional dysfunctions: Perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity

Goals: Harmony with others, self-knowledge, creativity

Developmental age: 28 - 35 years

Element: Ether

Ruling planet: Mars, Venus, Uranus

Zodiac: Gemini, Taurus, Aquarius

Massage directions: female - counter clockwise; male - clockwise


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The following questions can provide shortcuts to connecting with the Universal Truth:

Surrender Personal Will to the Divine

Do I really want to surrender my will or am I still caught in the illusion?

Are the choices I made today in line with my spiritual life?

I am calling my spirit back from illusions.


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