Learn More About the Chakras: The 5th Chakra

February 26, 2013

The 5th Chakra discussed today, is part 5 in a series of 7 articles relating to the subtle energy body called the Chakras. For additional learning about how your body and mind connect with the chakras, catch up on Chakra 1, Chakra 2, Chakra 3, and Chakra 4.

The Fifth Chakra is also named Visuddha, translating to purification, and is where the vibration of sound purifies the energy body. It is associated with the element of ether/sound/vibration. It is located in the throat. It governs the thyroid gland, which is also located in the throat, and is associated with the neck, mouth, jaw, throat, tongue, and larynx. It also governs speaking, hearing, listening, and communion, communication, and harmony with the world around us. It is the bridge between the Earth Chakras 1-3 and the Spiritual Chakras 5-7 and serves to refining the energy within the energy body – hence purification. It is associated with the color of bright blue.

By opening the Throat Chakra, we learn to speak our truth, to stand and act from that truth that resonates within us, and gives us the ability to claim our right to speak and be heard. Through speaking and acting in our truth, we are able to have a greater communion with the world around us, and are more effective with our actions and words and allows us to create. A closed Throat Chakra can result in emotional disturbances, spiritual blocks, and problems within the physical body.

You may have an imbalance in your Fifth Chakra if you:

  • Talk too much
  • Have a fear of speaking
  • Speak too loudly or aggressively
  • Speak to timidly, softly, or quietly
  • Are tone deaf
  • Can’t keep confidences or “secrets”
  • Have difficulty holding your tongue, or being silent
  • Gossip or participate in gossip
  • Have speech impediments/impairments (stuttering, lisps, etc.)
  • Have a difficult time putting your thoughts into words
  • Are too secretive
  • Are excessively shy
  • Have neck or jaw stiffness and/or pain
  • Have thyroid imbalances
  • Have mouth, throat, tongue disease (cancer, periodontal disease, etc.)

As with any issue relating to your body and mind, it is strongly recommended you work with your general healthcare practitioner. Do not stop doing what your doctor has prescribed unless you discuss it with them first and they agree that it is okay to do so.

Reiki, Yoga, and Meditation are fantastic additions to your traditional healthcare regimen. As a practitioner, I highly recommend using any or all of these modalities in partnership with your regular healthcare routines.

You may have excessive energy in your 5th Chakra if you:

  • Talk too much
  • Have a speech impediment or impairment
  • Tend to gossip or participate in it
  • Cannot keep confidences
  • Are excessively loud
  • Have difficulty or inability to be silent
  • Have too high of a thyroid function

You may have deficient energy in your 5th Chakra if you:

  • Have a fear of speaking
  • Have difficulty putting thoughts into words
  • Speak too quietly or with timidity and weakness
  • Are shy
  • Are tone deaf
  • Are too secretive
  • Have a low thyroid function

Stuck energy in this Chakra can create disease, dysfunction, stress, and stiffness in the mouth, throat, neck, and head region. If you suffer from neck pain and/or stiffness, have gum disease, thyroid dysfunction or disease, or have mouth or throat cancer you most likely have stuck energy. Work closely with your general healthcare practitioner, and your Reiki practitioner to help your body heal in addition to speaking your truth and acting from a place of truth, as well as getting in touch with communing with nature, other people, and the world around you.

Exercises to strengthen your 5th Chakra and help maintain balance and energy flow:

  • Neck rolls
  • Chanting
  • Vocal Exercises
  • Yoga
  • Writing/Journal keeping
  • Meditating on the sounds of the world around you
  • Practice listening deeply and without internal dialogue or commentary
  • Listen to more music
  • Sing
  • Pay attention to your body language and what it’s saying to others
  • Conscious breathing and meditative breathing
  • Getting in touch with your creative side (art, design, singing, writing, photography, etc.)

Because the Throat Chakra is where your sound and vibration are created and formed, I encourage you to read and learn how to chant with bija mantras (seed sounds/sound mantras). They are designed to strengthen the Chakras and the parts in which they relate to the body. You may find the detailed process on the Chanting With Vibration page.

To schedule your complimentary discovery session, or set an appointment for Reiki, EFT, or Coaching, and for continued support with breathing, guidance in meditating, and support in vibrating the sounds, I am available to you.

Contact me online or by calling toll-free 1.888.327.2282


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