The 5th (Throat) Chakra or Visuddha is located in the region of the neck, throat, mouth jaw, ears and shoulders. It is connected with the element of Ether/Space and is associated with the color blue. It is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras. This chakra is associated with communication, expression, using your voice and knowing when to stay quiet. The 5th chakra is related to your ability to speak from your heart and mind with clarity and to listen with compassion.
Physical imbalances include thyroid issues, sore throats, laryngitis, jaw pain, ear infections, ulcers, any facial problems (chin, cheek, lips, tongue), neck and shoulder pain.
Emotional imbalances include issues of self-expression through communication. You can have a habit or talking all the time or not knowing when to stay quiet. You may experience the inability to speak up, set boundaries or stand up for yourself. We have a fear of no power or choice, no willpower or being out of control.
When balanced, we have free flowing of words, expression, and communication. We are honest and truthful yet firm. We are good listeners which enables another person to have the experience of being heard, one of the most profound human needs.