The Visudda or Throat Chakra is situated in the throat, at the base of the neck between the collar bone and shoulders, at the site of the reptillian brain or lower brain stem. Its name means pure. It is associated, in the body with the throat, ears, thyroid, parathyroid, with the element ether, and the color royal blue.
This chakra is our will centre. The healthfulness of the fifth chakra is in relation to how we express ourselves in honesty. Lying violates the body and spirit . We speak our choices with our voices (throats). All choices we make in our lives have consequences on an energetic level. Even choosing not to make a choice such as in repressing our anger (not speaking out) may manifest into laryngitis. We have all experienced that "lump in our throats" when we are at a crossroad of not knowing how to speak the right words in any given situation, perhaps even stuffing our own emotions. A challenge of the throat chakra is to express ourselves in the most truthful manner. Also to receive and assimilate information. Seek only the truth.
Chakra Five – Associations
Colour – sky blue
Physical Location – throat, neck region
Purposes – learning to take responsibility for one’s own needs
Spiritual Lesson – confession, surrender personal will over to divine will, faith, truthfulness over deceit
Physical Dysfunctions- sore throat, mouth ulcers, scoliosis, swollen glands, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, voice problems, gum or tooth problems, TMJ
Mental and Emotional Issues – personal expression, creativity, addiction, criticism, faith, decision making (choices), will, lack of authority
Information Stored Inside Throat Chakra – self-knowledge, truth, attitudes, hearing, taste, smell
Area of Body Governed – throat, thyroid, trachea, neck vertebrae, mouth, teeth, gums, esophagus, parathyroid.