There are 7 chakras or wheels in a human body that allow a flow of energy. Each chakra plays an important role and manages it to function properly. We are moving forward with the fifth chakra- the Vishuddha chakra. You will also get to know its meaning, importance, how to balance it, symptoms of imbalance in Vishuddha chakra, and changes due to blocked chakra.
What is the Vishuddha chakra?
According to Hindu tantrism, the Vishuddha chakra is the fifth primary chakra out of the seven chakras. In Sanskrit Vishuddha means ‘pure’ or ‘purification’. The Vishuddha chakra is also known as the throat chakra.
The throat chakra is considered a bridge between the heart and mind. This chakra is associated with the expression and communication of people. The throat chakra is located in the center of the neck, at your throat, and regulates the function of the pharynx, tongue, jaw, neck, and mouth. It helps in expressing thoughts and ideas with clarity to people. Moreover, it is connected to the sacral chakra- the second chakra. The balanced Vishuddha chakra helps to communicate and realize your need and desire. When the throat chakra is aligned, it allows the free flow of energy in your body.
What is the importance of Vishuddha or throat chakra in life?
Vishuddha or throat chakra is the fifth most important chakra according to Vedic. The throat chakra is associated with the element sound and radiates the main color- blue. When you express your feeling in words it comes out of your mouth and propagates in the air. The Vishuddha chakra allows our body to feel the vibration. The throat chakra is the center of body communication. It is related to the power to express yourself and hear your inner voice. Apart from this, the throat chakra also governs the function of cheeks, lips, tongue, ears, and jaw. Baked Throat chakra enables your voice to come out of your mouth. Moreover, it not only helps you to communicate clearly and honestly but also lets you listen to others.
How to balance Vishuddha or Throat Chakra
A balanced throat chakra helps to communicate your feeling with people and reflects your ability to speak the truth. It is responsible for self-expression. If the chakra is aligned it purifies your body and mind and gives you energy. But often unhealthy food habits block the throat chakra and as a result, they disturb the function of your body and mind. Moreover, an unbalanced throat chakra also breaks the communication and you lose the ability to listen to your inner voice and feel isolated.
The best way to get the Throat chakra back to function properly is by performing yoga. Yes, yoga helps to open the blocked passage of the chakra and brings energy to its zone, and gives relief. There are some best yoga exercises to balance the throat chakra that will benefit your whole body.
1. Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand)
- Reduces fatigue
- Increased blood circulation
- Improves digestion
- Builds flexibility
- Relieve stress and anxiety
2. Matsyasna (Fish pose)
- Stretches the front body
- Strengthen upper back muscles and neck
- Improves spinal flexibility
- Improves posture
3. Marjaryasana (Cat Pose)
- Improves blood circulation
- Relieving back pain
- Builds mental stability
- Stretches back and neck
4.Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
- Improves digestion
- Strengthen leg, back, and ankles
- Reduce stress and tension
- Stretches neck and chest
5. Halasana (Plow Pose)
- Strengthen back muscles
- Stretches spine
- Improves digestion problems
- Reduces stress
Symptoms of the unbalanced Vishuddha or Throat Chakra
One of the main symptoms of an unbalanced Throat chakra is an improper function of the thyroid. Along with it, if throat chakra is disturbed or out of alignment, it also causes other problems like
Behavioral changes due to unbalanced throat chakra
There are some major changes in one behavior whose throat chakra is imbalanced or blocked. It not only affects you physically but also mentally and causes behavior changes. And these are some behavioral impacts of an imbalance of throat chakra.