Vishuddha Chakra - the throat energy center
Vishuddha is the throat energy center - located on our glottis, here is where our ability to express our authentic self lies dormant, waiting to be awakened and rise up to allow our true purpose to manifest. As authentic expression manifests, so does our awareness, and our ability to move through this world in gracious and effortless way. The throat chakra is the fuel for intellectuality, rationality, self-reliance and speech.
In the physical realm, it relates to the thyroid and parathyroid gland and produces hormones that promotes strong metabolism - thyroxine and PTH. It governs the whole neck, throat and jaw area, including the voice, gullet and trachea, the bronchia and upper lungs and the nose and ears. The element related with this energy center is space - and it is deeply related with all doshas. The emotions and abilities that are influenced by this energy center include: ability to connect with the healing sound of peacock, elephant, bull, goat, deer, donkey, cuckoo; healing sound of creation, destruction and preservation; sound of arousing kundalini, ability to turn theory into practice, expression of mundane knowledge, welfare in the subtler sphere, performing noble actions, surrender to the Supreme, repulsive and sweet expression.
The vishuddha chakra is responsible for our ability to feel understood and to understand others. It relates to our metabolic function, leadership abilities and connection with higher states of awareness and simpathy. An open throat chakra the identification with the ego disappears and makes room for the clear expression of the soul.
The visualization technique for this energy center encompasses the following characteristics:
- color - white
- shape - circle
- mantra - HUM
- number of petals - sixteen
- color of petals - blue
The natural remedy for this chakra is: kiirtan - chanting mantras.