Vishuddha, The Throat Chakra

Throat chakra

Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra.


Vishuddha is also known as the throat, or the fifth chakra and can be located at the throat over the hyoid bone. The associated colour is azure and the associated gland is the thyroid.

About Vishuddha, the Throat Chakra

The word Vishuddha, can be translated to: Purification. This chakra is associated with the ether element which corresponds with sound.

Vissudha is associated with communication and self-expression.

The Vissudha chakra develops between 7-12 years of age.  Events that occur during this time can have a great effect on the development of the throat chakra.

Key Themes:

  • Expression
  • Communication
  • Connection to life purpose
  • Will
  • Creativity (in combination with the sacral chakra)
  • Surrender
  • Vitality

Vissudha chakra imbalances can manifest as:

  • Fear of speaking
  • Weak voice
  • Shyness
  • Gossiping
  • Inability to listen
  • Poor auditory comprehension
  • Disorders of ear, nose and throat
  • Hyper / Hypothyroidism
  • Toxicity
  • Tight neck and shoulders
  • Metabolic disorders

How to Balance the Vishuddha chakra

To balance the throat chakra you should be open to creative forms of expression. Exercises that help you to express yourself on a deeper level should be considered. This chakra benefits the most from therapies such as kinesiology, counselling and psychotherapy. You might also include breathing activities such as yogic Udjaii breathing technique as well as journalling. A yoga practice can help open the heart when working with positions that promote extension and flexion of the spine at the cervical level such as Matsyasana (fish pose).

Balancing the Throat Chakra with Kinesiology.

Kinesiology helps us identify heart chakra imbalances. Kinesiology allows the therapist to access the many subconscious connections that lead to imbalance. Through muscle testing, kinesiology can unlock and past experiences and events that have caused throat chakra blocks.

Suggested kinesiology treatment plan.

When balancing the throat chakra (or any other chakra) with kinesiology I recommend:

  • An initial 90 minute kinesiology consultation followed by a standard consultation 1 -2 weeks apart.
  • Further follow-up standard consultations should be spaced between 2 -4 weeks apart or booked as needed.
  • You may like to consider a chakra journey experience whereby over the course of 7 sessions we focus in on blockages occurring in each of the chakras, working towards a subtle awakening of kundalini energy.

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