The Throat Chakra is located at the throat, also called Visuddha and is the color blue. The color blue is calming to our systems and relaxes us. This is the most healing color for children.
Excessive blue can result in procrastination and sedative (Andrews 2005). The essential oils which impact this Chakra include; Lavender, Sandalwood, Neroli and Sage. Crystals which balance this Chakra include Aquamarine, Turquoise and Chalcedony.
The symbol for the Throat Charka is the 16 petal lotus and the element is Ether.
The Throat Chakra is primarily concerned with truth, communication and honesty. When functioning to optimal ability the Throat Chakra enables telepathic communication and clairaudience, the ability to hear voices. This ability of clairaudience may be mistaken as mental illness such as Schizophrenia.
The Throat Chakra is also described as the gateway to consciousness and is the center of all communication. Communication refers to the process of transmitting and receiving information through symbols, including the communication of DNA through life, often linked to mental illness.
Communication also refers to with the self as well as with others, including creative processes like speaking, listening, chanting, telepathy and arts, as processes of translation of symbols into information. Imbalances with this psychic center lead to fear, doubt, uncertainty and habitual living, all which can lead to poor mental health (Judith, 19).