This is the chakra which is located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language. This chakra is about opening the voice, speaking the truth and freeing your creativity.
Sanskrit Name: Vissudha
Body Parts: ears, throat, neck, shoulders, vocal cords
Glands: Thyroid, parathyroid
Function: communication, creativity, listening
Balanced Characteristics: clear communication, good listener, lives creatively, resonant voice, good sense of timing and rhythm
Deficiency: difficulties expressing oneself, fear of speaking, introversion, shyness, weak voice, tone deaf, poor rhythm
Excess: talking as a defense, too much talking, gossiping, inability to listen, dominating voice
Physical Malfunctions: disorders of the throat, ears, neck, voice, tightness of the jaw, toxicity
Healing strategy: singing, chanting, non-goal oriented creativity, journal writing
Key words: creative, harmony, sound, self-expression, vibration, resonance, ethereal, truth.
Affirmations: I am the messenger
I speak my truth with clarity and courage