(Last Updated on : 19/03/2010)
The chakra of communication, generally called the 'throat chakra', is placed in the region of the neck and shoulders. The colour is blue-a vivid, cerulean blue, contrasting with the indigo blue of chakra six. It is a lotus with sixteen petals that comprises all the vowels of the Sanskrit language. In Sanskrit, vowels are characteristically considered to embody spirit, while consonants embody the tougher stuff of matter.
This lotus is called Visuddha, which stands for "purification." This entails two things about this centre-
To victoriously reach and open the fifth chakra, the body must reach a specific level of refinement. The more elusive facets of the upper chakras necessitate greater sensitivity and refinement of the body opens one to these shades.
Sound- as a vibration and a force underlying in all things, has a cleansing quality. Sound can and does impact the cellular structure of matter. It also has the capability to concord otherwise discordant frequencies both inside and around everybody.
Within the chakra one yet again witnesses Airavata, the many-tusked white elephant. He is inside a circle within a triangle pointing downward, representing the materialisation of speech. The deities include- God Sadasiva (an edition of Shiva, also known as Panchanana, the five-fold one) and Goddess Gauri (an appellation, standing for 'fair one', 'yellow', or 'brilliant one'). Gauri is also the name of a class of Goddesses, which includes Uma, Parvati, Rambha, Totala, and Tripura. Each of the deities in this chakra is depicted with five faces.
The related element of the fifth chakra is ether, differently known as Akasha or 'spirit'. It is in the fifth chakra that one distills their awareness enough to comprehend the delicate field of vibrations known as the etheric plane. This plane is the vibrating field of subtle matter that serves as both a cause and a result of one's feelings, sensations, and physical circumstances.
Few people, particularly in light of modern Para psychological research, can rebuff that there subsists some sort of plane through which occurrences, impossible to enlighten by the laws of commonplace reality, can and do happen almost repeatedly. Instances of remote viewing, telepathic communication, and distance healing are only a few of the kinds of occurrences that happen by supernormal means. Kirlian photography is a technology that can visually record the otherwise invisible field encompassing living things, depicting how this field divulges states of health or disease. Richard Gerber, M.D., in his groundbreaking book, Vibrational Medicine, describes how "in reality, it is the organizing principle of the etheric body which maintains and sustains the growth of the physical body." Diseases incline to show up first in the etheric body, before they demonstrate in the tissues. Similarly, curing can be brought about by procedures that largely treat the elusive body, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and psychic healing.
The element ether symbolises a world of vibrations-the emissions of living things that one experiences as the aura, as sound, and as the delicate plane of assumed impressions on the mind into which our more solid realities are enwrapped.
While most metaphysical systems assume four elements (earth, water, fire, and air), ether, or spirit, is the normally universal element added when a system comprehends five elements. In some cases, it is called "space," being the non-physical element ahead of earth, air, fire, and water. In these systems, the four elements identify the physical world and the spirit is left for the unaccountable non-physical sphere.
The fifth chakra is the last of the seven chakras to have any element related with it, according to classical connections, so the spirit realm is divided by the top three chakras. In average rendering of the system, a person generally associates sound to be the element associated with this chakra, as sound is the crude representation of an unseen field of vibrations, and functions in a similar way to subtle vibrations. As Arthur Avalon states in Serpent Power. "Sound ... is that by which the existence of the ether is known". Light and thought are normally attributed to the sixth and seventh chakras respectively as progressive subtler vibrational occurrence.