The Sanskrit name of the 5th chakra is Vishuddha. The Throat chakra is the centre of Creativity.

Throat chakra – Vishuddha

Name: Vishuddha

Meaning of name: Pure place

Location: Throat

Element (Tattva): Ether/Akasha

Color: Blue (Western system), Smoky purple (Tantric system)

Shape: Cresent

Petals of Lotus: 16

Seed Sound (Bija Mantra): Ham

Expression: I am.

Emotion: Union of emotions, dreams, inspirations & knowledge

Key Word: Expression

Aspects: Knowledge

Sense: Hearing

Animal: Single-trunked elephant

Herb: Frankincense & benzoin

Food: Fruit

Source of: Truth

Seat of: Wisdom; responsibility

Imbalances: Any disorders of the throat, including jaw and mouth, thyroid, larynx, tonsils, and thymus; inability to say “yes” or “no”; victimization from non-assertiveness; issues of under- or over-responsibility

Contains: The ability to define ourselves in the world.