Balance and Heal the Fifth Chakra
Vishuddha is a Sanskrit word ‘Shuddhi’ means ‘purification’, and the prefix ‘Vi’ enhances this quality. The divine nectar called Amrita is a kind of sweet secretion produced at Bindu center and flow down to Vishuddha for purification. The pure nectar is a mystical elixir of immortality nourishes the body, ensuring excellent health and longevity. Between Ajna and Sahasrara chakra, there is a center called Bindu. It is located at the top back of the head, where Brahmin’s tuft hair. Bindu depicts as a crescent moon with a white drop, which is the nectar flowing down to Vishuddha chakra. Vishuddhi has also called as the ‘nectar and poison center’. Here, the amrita drips down from bindu splits into the nectar and poison. The pure nectar nourishes the body after discarding the poison. All purifications take place in this chakra; purification means removal of all dualities and coming to the realization of Supreme Cosmic Spirit. The Vishuddha is the fifth chakra also called as throat chakra, is a powerful chakra manifest communication, creativity, expressing truth, speech, and hears. This Chakra is all about expression, how we use our inner voice and sound to communicate with others. Anyone with a spectacular singing voice has a strong throat Chakra.
Location: In the throat, in front of the cervical region, the larynx to be specific. It is a gateway to the sound.
Color: Light blue representing trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Animal: White Elephant
Element: Sound and ether, which are inseparable. Because of their intimate relationship, the ear is the associated sense organ of the element ether, and voice (mouth) is its organ of action. Ether is also omnipresent, present everywhere.
When Unbalanced: Can lead to headaches (or migraine), dizziness, fatigue, cold head, vision problems, hearing loss, sinus, allergies, runny nose, sore throat, tonsillitis, hoarseness, laryngitis, stiff neck, cough, croup, pain in upper arm, tennis elbow, wrist, hand and finger numbness or pain, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, asthma, heart conditions, chest pains, heartburn, and chronic tiredness. Other problems, which can be severe if one has hyperthyroidism (overactive); include heartbeat faster, loss of weight regardless of how much one eats, and a restless mind that cannot relax. Hypothyroidism (underactive) works in the opposite way with weight gain (which strains the heart) and causes a sluggish mind. When this Chakra is blocked, there could be problems in the throat, inflammation of the gums, pain in the teeth, a voice that is not natural (too high-pitched is a perfect example). Remember, this Chakra is not about whom you are; it is about how you communicate who you are to others. If this Chakra is blocked, how you appear to others will be quite different than who you really are. This could possibly cause constant misunderstandings in life.
When Balanced: Has powerful communications, listening, expression, or creative identity. They probably eat their foods slowly and chew well. Great singers and speakers usually have a very strong fifth Chakra, denotes the ability to enchant others with the voice.
Mantra: I speak.
Affirmations: I can listen. I can hear the cosmic sound within. I know when to speak and when not to speak. What I say has an impact. I express.
Soul Lesson: Joy
Yoga: Mantra, shoulder shrugs and neck rolls.
Sound: “HAM,” sounded as HANG. How to pronounce the mantra - exhale audibly through your mouth, and pronounce the word hum (as in humming); allow the breath to extend beyond the resolution of the consonant. The ‘H’ sound should produce at the back of the throat focusing in the throat chakra.
Essential Oils: French lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose Damascena, and jasmine
Crystals: Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Kambaba Jasper, Blue Aventurine.
Mudra: Cross your fingers in such a way the right thumb is on the left. Press the left thumb to the right slightly. Note in case of women, place the left thumb on the right. Press the right thumb to the left slightly.
Reflexology: If you are experiencing fatigue, cold head, vision problems, hearing loss and communication problems. You can re-balance it by stimulating Thyroid gland reflex point is in the feet and hand. In the foot, it is the connection point of the big toe with the feet. In the hand, it is the connection point of the thumb with the palm. Massage these points by gently kneading with your thumbs for about 30-seconds.