5th Chakra: VISHUDDHI

Throat Chakra

MEANING: vishuddhi =“purity” or vishuddha = “pure”
LOCATION: behind the throat
KSHETRAM: pit of throat
COLOR: bright blue
TATTWA (ELEMENT): ether (akasha)
TANMATRA (SENSE): hearing
JNANENDRIYA (SENSE ORGAN): ears
KARMENDRIYA (WORK ORGAN): vocal chords
PRANA VAYU: udana
KOSHA: vijnanamaya
NO OF PETALS: 16
YANTRA: white circle
ANIMAL: white elephant
DEVI: Shakini
DEVA: Sadashiva
BEEJA MANTRA: HAM
NADA(INNER SOUND): sound of the ocean
VOWEL SOUND: i as in seed
PHYSIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: neck, cervical vertebrae, throat, trachea, esophagus, mouth, teeth, gums, nose, ears; shoulders, arms, hands
DHATU: skin
NEUROLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: pharyngeal and laryngeal plexus
ENDOCRINOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: thyroid and parathyroid
PSYCOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: communication (verbal, non-verbal, internal), truthfulness, self-knowledge, self-expression, creativity, choice and strength of will, following one’s dream, using personal power to create, taking responsibility for one's own needs
RIGHTS: to speak
HUMAN TALENT: truth
DEMON: lies, denial
SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE: lessons related to will and self-expression
DEFICIENT: teeth grinding, jaw disorders, throat ailments, an under active thyroid; fear of speaking, small, weak voice, difficulty putting feelings into words, shyness, tone deaf, poor rhythm
EXCESSIVE: overactive thyroid, excessive talking, talking as a defense, inability to listen, gossiping, interrupting, hearing difficulties, stuttering, overactive intellect
OTHER PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS: neck stiffness, shoulder tension, sore throat, mouth ulcers, gum or teeth problems, laryngitis, ear infections and problems
BALANCED: good listener, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm, clear communication, high creativity, wit and improvisation
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: 7 to 12 years
LIFE PERIODS: 29-35 y.old, 79-85 y.old, as well as 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47 y.old
PLANET: Mercury
GEMSTONES: lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise, fluorite, sapphire, blue lace agate, blue tourmaline, blue quartz
ESSENTIAL OILS: basil, chamomile,  cypress, hyssop, peppermint, rosemary, rosewood, petitgrain
FOODS: liquids in general (water, fruit juices, herbal teas), tart or tangy fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruit, kiwi), other tree growing fruits (apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots); salt, lemon grass

HEALING STRATEGY

• HATHA YOGA PRACTICE: Roaring Lion (Simhagarjanasana). Any neck stretches. Shoulder openers like Camel (Ushtrasana), Fish (Matsyasana), Bridge (Setubandhasana). Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Plow Pose (Halasana). Inverted Psychic Attitude (Vipareeta Karani Mudra). Jalandhara bandha (throat lock). Victorious breath (Ujjaye pranayama).

• Finding your voice and expanding your creative self-expression
• Communication skills: listening to take in; speaking the truth; speaking no negative words (you are what you say)
• Silence practice (for excessive Vishuddhi) for a given period of time – a day, a few hours, when someone is talking to you
• Sound
1. Clear your space with sound (bells, wind chimes, music, nature sounds)
2. Chanting
3. Screaming – to connect and release; singing, reading poetry aloud –to get in touch with our souls.
• Purification
1. Letting go of products such as tobacco, alcohol, meat, dairy
2. Attention to diet (no (white) flour, no (white) sugar), yoga, meditation, and exercise
3. Drinking more water (2-3 liters of clean, pure water daily)
• Laughing

• Sankalpa (choose one or formulate your own):

I follow and speak my truth gracefully, respectfully, and confidently.
My creativity flows easily and expresses my deepest truth.
My voice is necessary, and I express myself with clear intent.
I easily and gracefully express my deepest feelings and emotions.
With lightness, playfulness, humor and wit, I raise my vibration in the world.
I open with clarity and love to share my truth and integrity with the world.
I clear my voice so that I may share myself with the world in open communication.

 

 

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martin hunting (122.107.153.xxx) 2012-12-05 00:17:15

hi!
an excellent coverage of the vishuddi charka
regards mhunting
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