How To Open Your Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

The next installment in our chakra opening segment is the Throat Chakra, also known as the Vishuddha Chakra. Self-expression and communication derive from this chakra. If you find it easy to express yourself, your chakra is open and functioning well. You may also find yourself excelling in artistic ways. If this chakra is closed or under active, you may find that you hold back on speaking and may come off as shy. If you catch yourself lying often, it is a sign that you may very well have a blocked chakra. Those with an over active chakra may not be great listeners and speak out of line and often to the point where it may be an annoyance to others.

Step One

Sit in the kneeling position with your feet out flat under you.


Step Two

Lock your fingers together on the inside of your hands and touch your thumbs together. When touching your thumbs together pull them upward slightly.


Step Three

Concentrate and focus on the Throat Chakra and all it represents at the base of the throat.


Step Four

Slowly, but clearly, chant the sound “HAM.”

All this time, keep on relaxing your body, thinking of the chakra, it’s meaning, and how it does or should affect your life.

Keep doing this for about five minutes, and the “clean” feeling will intensify once again.


With practice you will be able to achieve this clean relaxed peace more easily and quickly.

It is important that you have a quiet place to do this where you will not be disturbed.

Remember to turn off the phone or other things that may distract you.

If you have chakra mantras, you can also use them during this exercise. (If you need mantras or other meditation tools, see the Resources and Products page.)

It is also ok to kneel on a mat or pillow if you find the floor is too hard for you.

Remember, this is easy, don’t over think it. Just breathe.

Looking forward to reading your comments or questions below.


Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

Fifth Chakra Throat Chakra Vishuddha Chakra

The Fifth Chakra, often referred to as the Throat Chakra or the Vishuddha Chakra, is positioned at the neck region and it has sixteen petals corresponding to the Sanskrit vowels.

Vishuddha is associated with the faculty of higher discrimination, between choosing what is right and wrong, and it is associated with creativity and self-expression. It is known as the ‘poison and nectar’ centre, closely related to the Bindu chakra, and the secret of immortality is said to reside there. When Vishuddha is closed, we undergo decay and death. When it is open, negative experience is transformed into wisdom and learning.

Vishuddha is said to contain Jnana Shakti.

The Bija mantra for Vishuddha is हं haṃ. The petals correspond to the following sixteen vowels:

a ā i ī u ū
e ai o au अः अं

NB: Some vowels listed above do not strictly correspond to the grammatical definition of a Sanskrit vowel, specifically, अः , and अं .

It is associated with the following:

  • Deities: Ambara, Sadashiva and Shakini
  • Element: Aether (Akasha)
  • Color: Blue
  • Animal: Elephant
  • Body Parts: Thyroid gland, Ears, Neck, eyes, voice box, thyroid, parathyroid, sinuses
  • Planet: Jupiter & Mercury

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