What Is The Throat Chakra: Location, Color, Meaning, Themes


What Is The Throat Chakra?

The Throat Chakra is the fifth chakra or ‘energy center’ within our 7 primary chakras (or 7 major energy centers).   It’s located in the throat region.   Our Throat Chakra is our Communication Centre and is sometimes known as the Chakra of Miracles.


Our Throat Chakra (5th Energy Center) relates to challenges in the areas of communication (all forms), self-expression, truth, creativity, authenticity and honesty.

Sanskrit: िवशुद्ध – Viśhuddha

The original Sanskrit word for the Throat Chakra is Viśhuddha and when translated, means; Purified – Simplified or Freed from Doubt.  In other words, we’re no longer ‘at the mercy’ of the lower vibrational chakras, we are ‘freed’. 

Remember, the previous chakra; our Heart Chakra is the midway point or ‘bridge’ of our 7 major chakras.  At the Throat Chakra, we have now ‘crossed over’ that bridge.

We’re on the other side of the ‘bridge’, so to speak.  So, we’re freed and purified from the energies or instinctive reactions of the lower vibrational chakras.

Themes of the Throat Chakra:

Themes related to your 5th Energy Center are: Communication, Self-Expression, Truth, Creativity, Authenticity, Honesty.

Throat Chakra Color:

The color commonly associated with the Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is BLUE.   Discover how to use the color Blue to re-balance or heal your Throat Chakra.

Throat Chakra Element:

The element commonly associated with the Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is AETHER / AKASHA.

Throat Chakra Center Tanmatra:

The Tanmatra (essence / subtle potential) commonly associated with the Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is SOUND.

Throat Chakra Bījā Mantra:

The bījā mantra or seed sound associated with the Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is हं Haṃ (Pronounced ‘Hum’).   Discover how to use the sacred mantra of हं Haṃ to re-balance or heal the Throat Chakra.

Throat Chakra Physical Associations:

On a physical level, the Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is naturally linked to the functions of the throat and throat area, which includes;

  • Throat
  • Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Oesophagus (canal which connects throat to stomach).
  • Vocal chords
  • Bronchi (any of the major air passages of the lungs which diverge from the windpipe).
  • Thyroid (part of the Endocrine System – located in the neck and helps to regulate metabolism).
  • Parathyroid glands (said to regulate calcium levels). 

The Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is also connected to the right hemisphere functions of the brain  (Eg. Creativity, intuition, imagination, spatial abilities, rhythm, holistic awareness, 3-D perceptions and controlling the left side of the body). 

NOTE: If you’ve read the article about your Solar Plexus Chakra, you’ll remember that it’s tied to the left hemisphere functions of the brain.

5-Throat-Chakra-right-and-left-brain hemisphere

As we move upwards through our chakras, raise our vibration and cross over the midway point or bridge, known as our Heart Chakra, we are able to tap into and access the right hemisphere functions of the brain (which require a finer, higher vibration).

Now, don’t get me wrong!   One side is not better than the other.  We need both to move through this world.

A world would be ‘lop-sided’ and unhealthy, if:

  • It depended solely on logic without emotion or imagination.  Or,
  • It operated solely from emotion and imagination, without any logic.

Balance is always required.

Once you understand the chakra system, you can begin to see a ‘higher perspective’ of how your brain processes work and how each hemisphere of your brain gives rise to totally different qualities (at the different frequencies).

Throat Chakra Psychic Associations:

The Throat Chakra (and throat area) is the origin point of all sounds and vibrations. Therefore, it’s naturally associated with abilities such as;

  • Telepathy
  • Clairaudience (which is simply hearing seemingly ‘inaudible’ sounds).

When your Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) is awakened correctly, you can rapidly enhance these talents.  Simply because you will be more ‘open to hear’ the subtle sounds and vibrations of the universe.


How Do You Know If Your Throat Chakra Is Underactive, Overactive or Balanced?

Do you want to discover if your Throat Chakra (your 5th Energy Center) energies are overactive, underactive or balanced?   Then, be sure to read; Simple Signs Your Throat Chakra Is Underactive, Overactive or Balanced, so you can be sure you’re applying the right remedy, for the right imbalance.

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