"Chakra" translates to energy center. There's a total of seven energy centers in the body. When out of balance, it can result in physical, mental, or emotional imbalances. “Visuddha” translates to pure or purification. It is the fifth energy center in the body that governs our ability to communicate with ourselves and with others honestly and authentically. The Visuddha chakra is associated with the element ether and/or space. You can conceptualize it as a spaciousness around your throat and neck through which profound spiritual truths can flow. The purification aspect implies that in order to fully tap into the power of the Visuddha chakra, one must commit to a daily practice of communicating from a place of personal power and mindful honesty.
Life Motif of the Throat Chakra:
This energy center is associated with your voice. It relates to your ability to speak your truth, express your ideas clearly, truthfully, gracefully, and become harmoniously attuned to both inner and outer vibrations.
Physical Signs of Blocked Visuddha Energy:
A misaligned throat chakra can result in a sore throat, thyroid problems, neck and shoulder pain, or jaw pain.
Mental Signs of Blocked Visuddha Energy:
When the throat chakra is out of alignment, you may feel like you don’t know how to ask for what you need and feel unable to shape the world you want to create. Poor communication is the result.
Emotional Signs of Blocked Visuddha Energy:
When you don't seize or create the opportunity to verbally share who you are, what you think, or how you feel, this can lead to emotions of anger, sadness, or resentment towards the situation or person. Ask yourself, do you feel like you are being heard when you speak? And if so, are you speaking from a place where you are being honest with yourself? In order to speak from a place of authenticity, one must check-in and assess what one truly needs in order to embody feelings of happiness, contentment, and self-empowerment.
Energetic Benefits of Aligning the Throat Chakra:
The Visuddha chakra bridges the heart and the mind. When that space is clear, it integrates the wisdom of both, allowing profound spiritual truths to flow freely. You will be able to effectively communicate your needs, desires, creative ideas, boundaries, empathy, and love