Chakras are centers of energy, located on the midline of the body. There are seven of them, and they govern our psychological properties.
Vishuddha (literally, “to purify”) is located near the base of the throat. It is often depicted as a blue downward-facing triangle inside a lotus with 16 purple petals. Vishuddha is associated with the element ether, or “space” (akasha), and with speaking one’s truth. Its energetic function is to help us find authentic self-expression.
Throat chakra affirmation: “I speak my truth. I live my truth.”