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.