Vishuddi Chakra

‘Believe those who are seeking the truth,

doubt those who claim to have found it.’


Vishuddi means ‘to Purify’. We have arrived at the throat Chakra, the location being the larynx, throat, vocal chords, ears, neck, shoulders and the gland is the Thyroid and Parathyroid. The color is sky blue, the element: time and space- Akasa. The sense is hearing.

This chakra represents our power to communicate verbally and to listen. There is a subtle quality of ‘inner hearing’ like telepathy: knowing ones truth. This can be expressed creatively as a unique and original experience. When you express your truth you fall in to your purpose.  The task of Vishuddi Chakra is to find your inner authentic voice and speak/express your truth creatively and with self-acceptance (not worrying about what others may think of you). We may be forced to question everything we believe in, to strip away all the crap in search for the truth. It is a time of cleansing, honesty and purification on many levels, which can guide us towards liberation.

From the Fifth Chakra level we can start to see the beauty in all religious and cultural expressions because we no longer feel threatened by opposing views and are open minded enough to see from all angles and walks of life.  

‘To fully live our truth

as individuated beings

is to live life as a creative act.’ 

(from ‘Eastern Body, Western Mind’ by Anodea Judith)


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