Friday, 18 January 2008

The Throat Chakra

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Chakra Five: Sound, Creative identity, oriented to self-expression

This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language.

As we move into working with our Throat Chakra, Anodea Judith tells us to take a beath and listen to the air rushing into your lungs. Let the breath out with a sound, touching your fingers to your throat, and feel the vibration of the fifth chakra. With this simple motion of moving air through your body you express the consciousness inside and influence the reality around you. This is the essence of communication.

Sound, vibration, rhythm, music, voice, words, communication. Thse are all aspects of the fifth chakra, located in the throat, literally the bottleneck of the whole chakra system. Its name, Vissudha, means purification, as the release of sound urifies and orders the energy body for entry into higher consciousness.

This chakra is about opening the voice, speaking your truth, and freeing your creativity. It is where you take the will from the third chakra, add it to the breath in the fourth chakra, and energise the ideas coming down from the mind to express yourself in the world. Through communication you connect, expand, and unite with others, creating your world as you go.

The essence of this chakra is to find resonance and harmony with all that is vibrating around you. It is to open to speaking and listening, toning and singing, moving and dancing, and from this synergy you open your creativity to express your deepest self.

To open the fifth chakra is to commune, a word which forms the root of communication, and literally means to be one with. To communice with self and spirit is to take yet anotehr step toward the realisation of unity with all things.

Chakra Attributes

Color: Blue

Function: Communication, Creativity, Connection

Healing Essence of the Chakra: Located in the throat and neck region of the body and extending upward to include the lower region of the brain or cortex, this area holds the communication center. Through the Throat Chakra one may speak long-held truths of past hurts and, in the process, find much inner peace and a sense of personal freedom. With a healed and healthy fifth chakra, one’s words are kind, clear and truthful.

Keywords: Truth, Self-Expression, Song, Poetry, Clarity, Communication


  • I am the messenger.
  • I speak my truth with clarity and courage.

Interpreting excess or deficiency in the fifth chaka

Excessive Characteristics

  • Talking too much or inappropriately
  • Gossiping
  • Stuttering
  • Difficulty being silent
  • Excessive loudness
  • Inability to contain (keep confidences, etc)

Deficient characteristics

  • Difficulty putting things in words
  • Fear of speaking
  • Speaking with a small, weak voice
  • Secretiveness
  • Excessive shyness
  • Tone deafness

Balanced characteristics

  • Reasonant, full voice
  • Clear communication with others
  • Good communication with self
  • Good listener
  • Good sense of timing and rhythm
  • Lives life creatively

The fifth chakra self evaluation

  1. Are you comfortable with your own voice? Have you ever listened to its reasonace?
  2. Do you allow other people to have their say and be heard?
  3. In what ways do you express yourself creatively?
  4. Do you feel that people hear you?
  5. Do you communicate your feelings open and honestly?


Yvonne Perry said...

What a beautiful blog! We are so alike in our beliefs! Great to find a kindred spirit.

Yvonne Perry

Hélène Deroubaix said...

hello dear:)
so late on everything,badly organized as ever ahah
thanks for being inspiring and pushing us to think and write:)

Blessed be Mich, have a beautiful day!

Young Black Thinker said...

Thank you for this.