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Today, let’s focus on the fifth energy chakra—our center of expression. Vishuddha, as the fifth chakra is called in Sanskrit, is located in the throat area.
When energy is flowing and we feel alive, empowered and have confidence that we can communicate our needs, that means the fifth chakra is open. When the energy is constricted, we feel like we are not being heard. Energy blocks in this area are often associated with thyroid problems or chronic neck pain.
The Law of Detachment, which states that in order to acquire things in this world, we have to relinquish our attachment to them, is the principle that governs the throat chakra.
An open expression chakra enables us to feel confident in expressing our truth without concern of critics or other people’s opposing views. This does not imply we say things that are intentionally hurtful or insensitive, but that we skillfully and compassionately present our needs in a life-supporting way. Anxiety over how other people will perceive us slips away when the fifth chakra is open.
The Law of Detachment also teaches us that we can choose our words and actions, but cannot control others’ responses to them. When our intentions are clear and our hearts are open, we will spontaneously clear the fifth chakra and speak in a loving, compassionate way, knowing the universe will support us and handle all the details.
Here is a simple and effective way to open the fifth chakra: At the conclusion of yoga practice and before savasana, sit in lotus with spine erect, head titled slightly down, eyes closed and focused up to the third eye, being mindful not to lock the throat. Now visualize the color for the fifth chakra, which is blue. Then chant the mantra for the fifth chakra: hum. Chant it silently at first, then out loud. Feel it resonate as the energy rises to unblock the throat and continues up through the crown of your head.
David Simon, MD, is the co-founder and medical director of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad. Dr. Simon brings healing, love, and strategies for nurturing relationships in his workshops. For more information on his programs, visit chopra.com or call 888.424.6772 x1639.