Opening to Clarity and Truth

vishuddhi chakra

The throat centre, vishuddhi chakra is the seat of verbal communication. When open and balanced, we give voice to our thoughts and feelings, our deepest hearts desire. We can speak with clarity and truth, expressing our wants and needs to others.

The colour associated with the throat centre is blue; a colour that brings peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation. It reduces stress, creating a sense of calmness, relaxation and order – we certainly feel a sense of calm if we lie on our backs and look into a bright blue cloudless sky. It helps regulate the metabolism.

Blue in Nature

  • ocean, water
  • fruit such as blueberries and blue plums
  • blue cheese
  • birds like bluejays, bluebirds, Blue Heron, robin’s egg
  • jewels like lapis lazuli, blue sapphire, blue topaz
  • flowers like forget-me-nots, cornflowers

Blue should be used with caution for those feeling sad, lonely or depressed, as it may increase these symptoms.

Here is a recording of a guided relaxation I used in class recently, connecting the colour blue and vishuddhi chakra.



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  1. Had trouble with the audio but I liked the whole post and the idea. 😉

  2. Neen

    When I’m feeling blue – true with respect to wearing blue if troubled. Guess thought that depression is as much about negative self ‘talk’ as mental illness. I thought though vishuddhi was centre for metabolism not slowing metabolism but regulating, quickening it?

    • buddhimind

      Yes, I agree that we are looking to regulate metabolism. This then may mean to slow or quicken, depending on the individual. Appreciate your feedback Neen

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