The Throat Chakra


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.


5 thoughts on “The Throat Chakra

  1. Isabelle

    As usual it’s a very educatve blog you wrote!
    Thanks for the comment on my space!
    Sunny Mauritius was not that sunny for the last two days!
    Summer is here even if at times cold winds force you to get a jacket on…..
    It must be almost Winter time in England, istn’t it?
    Hope one day I will have a White Christmas for a change!
    Oh have you heard about the California fires? God all these people losing their homes and those poor animals!!!! That’s so sad!
    Well, I’m leaving.
    Visit me again anytime!
    Take care,

  2. Isabelle

    Cape Town!! You are in Cape Town Now that makes sense when you said Summer in your comment! Good for me!!! I thought you were in England………:oP

  3. Suki x

    Hi Kate
    Just catchig up, as I have not been blog walking recently, and you have been very prolific.   As a Yoga student, we use the chakras all the time in meditation and with asanas (Yoga possitions) it is good to have it explained simply.  To visualise the colour moving in and out of the body as you breath whilst consentrating on the Chakra area, is a very rewarding meditation.
    Love Suki x

  4. Isabelle

    Mmmmmm…..once I did one of those chakra test……I was blocked somewhere…..
    I also wonder what is the first chakra…..
    Take care,


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