Color: Cobalt Blue
Seed Syllable: HAM
Rules: Thyroid, jaw, neck, mouth, throat, tongue, larynx
Because the 5th chakra is located in the throat and governs higher communication, speaking, hearing and listening, it helps us to understand our inner truth and convey it with our voice to the outside world. The sense for the 5th chakra is hearing. Chanting, singing, speaking, reading aloud are all good for the 5th chakra. The vibrations of all these things affect the body down to the cellular level.
The element for the 5th chakra is ether/space. It is connected to the cosmos, which consists of these elements. Deficient energy in the 5th chakra can cause neck and shoulder problems, jaw disorders, throat problems, an under active thyroid and a fear of speaking.
On the other hand, excessive energy in the 5th chakra can cause hearing problems, inability to listen, excessive talking and an overactive thyroid.
Here are some yogic suggestions to work with the throat chakra:
– Ujjayi (conqueror breath)
– Jalandhara Bhanda
All kinds of mantra and chanting are excellent for releasing the throat chakra.