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.
- Connection to life purpose
- Creativity (in combination with the sacral chakra)
Vissudha chakra imbalances can manifest as:
- Fear of speaking
- Weak voice
- Inability to listen
- Poor auditory comprehension
- Disorders of ear, nose and throat
- Hyper / Hypothyroidism
- 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.
Kristen is a professional Kinesiologist, Dreamworker, Coach and Yoga instructor. She has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for 13 years. Kristen’s professional approach, dedication, and enthusiasm have helped hundreds of people breakthrough in their personal and professional lives.
Kristen specialises in working with the power of the subconscious mind.
Her unique model of conscious wellness is based on working with the energy-body as an interface between the physical body and the mind.
Kristen offers a highly individualised service to help our clients to live consciously, awaken their potential and discover their purpose.
Kristen’s passion is helping you to achieve inner peace, purpose and clarity by discovering your own unique truth and working towards your highest potential. Her personal belief is that everything we create in our life comes back to our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours most of which we are not consciously aware of. Her vocational appetite is for exploring the subconscious mind (including dreams) to help her clients achieve happiness, discover their unique truth and work towards their highest potential. Kristen’s goal is to her clients achieve vibrant, dynamic purpose-driven lives that are in alignment with their soul’s purpose.
On a personal level, Kristen started her career in Arts Management working in casting, training and managing Aussie actors and then eventually moving on to the Circus. Kristen spent her own share of time in the spotlight teaching and bellydancing professionally, a passion that took her to competitions and performances in Egypt, Greece and New York. She lives a quieter life now helping others acheive their dreams and has run her wellness practice, Affinity Wellness for the past 13 years.
Kristen practices in Camberwell, Melbourne and is available for online sessions.