vishuddha


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vishuddha

Paranormal
The Hindu term for the fifth primary chakra, which is located at the throat and related to growth/maturation through expression and communication.
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In our body "earth" is present in the muladhara, "water" in the svadhishthana, "fire" in the manipura, "wind" in the anahata, and "ether" in the vishuddha chakra.
This element relates to the vishuddha chakra inside the throat region that connects ether with the subtle element of sound, the activity of hearing; and that is ruled by Sadashiva as Ardhanarishvara, the "Lord Whose Left Half Is Woman" (figure 5).
The lowest, the muladhara-cakra, represents earth (prithivi); the svahdhisthana-cakra, water (apas); the manipura represents fire (tejas); the anahata represents air (vayu); the vishuddha, ether (akasha); and the ajna, represents mind or mental faculties (manas) (Woodroofe 1974:141).
The fifth chakra, the Vishuddha or the throat chakra, can be seen to correspond with the 6th level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs that Maslow was developing during his later years.
So, from the inner physical, through the three layers of vital (lower or svadhisthana; middle or manipura; higher or anahata), the four layers of the mind (expressive or vishuddha; thinking or ajna; spiritual or shasrara; higher; and illumined); to finally intuition and beyond.