Fifth Chakra – Throat (called Vishuddha in Sanskrit)
Written by Mariana Visser
The gemstones: Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite
Body sense: Hearing
Key issues: Self-expression, communication and will Associated spinal area: Third cervical vertebra
Physiological system: Respiratory
Nerve plexus: Cervical ganglia
Physical action: Communication
Mental action: Fluent thought
Emotional action: Independence
Spiritual action: Security
Endocrine gland: Thyroid & parathyroids
Chakra qualities: Self expression, communication & will
Location: The Throat Chakra is in the V of the collarbone at the lower neck.
This chakra is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing. The possibility for change, transformation and healing are located here. The throat is where anger is stored and finally let go of. When this chakra is out of balance you may want to hold back, feel timid, be quiet, feel weak, or can¹t express your thoughts. Physical illnesses or ailments include, hyperthyroid, skin irritations, ear infections, sore throat, inflammations, and back pain. When this chakra is balanced you may feel balanced, centered, musically or artistically inspired, and may be a good speaker. Body parts for the fifth chakra are throat, neck, teeth, ears, and thyroid gland.
What is a Chakra: Every chakra has a corresponding organ and its effects on the endocrine system