The 5th or Throat Chakra is your communication centre. Artistic expression is also associated with the throat chakra.
People with unbalanced throat chakras can hide their feelings and are not connected to their higher truth. They say yes when they mean no and find it difficult to ask for what they need or to speak up in an unhappy situation.
A balanced Throat Chakra enables us to express ourselves verbally and creatively from a place of personal integrity, allowing our verbal and creative expression to shine.
Vishuddha in Sanskrit, fittingly means ‘pure’. The 5th Chakra is located in the area of the throat. It is the first energetic centre that differentiates man from all other life forms as speaking gives us the power to express ourselves on every level of experience. The throat chakra is also one of our emotional centres, think of the ‘lump in your throat’ you get when you feel sad.
Crystals: Turquoise, blue agate, blue quartz, sodalite, aquamarine
Governs: throat, neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue