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Vishuddhi, the Throat Chakra: Blue Color Theory

Written by Kate Curry

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago. Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy. Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines. Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions. These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Blue Chakra

The blue chakra, Vishuddhi, is the throat chakra that is found in the dead center of your throat. This chakra is responsible for our ability to communicate, listen and effectively use our creative energy. Vishuddhi also helps connect your communications, openness, truth, self-expression, and ideas to help you become a more effective and empathetic communicator.

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The throat chakra has an effect on:

  • Jaws
  • Teeth
  • Throat
  • Mouth Glands
  • Neck
  • Ears

The Vishuddhi chakra is also associated with gemstones:

  • Turquoise
  • Aquamarine
  • Blue Opal
  • Blue Howlite
  • Chrysocolla

Blue Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Vishuddhi chakra is symbolized by a ball of glowing turquoise-blue energy. Across the world, the color light blue has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings. There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors.

In the traditional Hindu sense, blue symbolizes:

  • Nature - Oceans, rivers, and lakes.
  • Bravery
  • Determination
  • Stability
  • Depth of character
  • Protection

Here are some other cool cultural connections with the color blue:

  • Middle East: Safely and protection
  • Latin American Cultures: Hope and good health
  • Judaism: Holiness and divinity
  • Ireland: Sadness and purification

In western countries, when most people see blue they think of water. Vast oceans and rushing rivers. Blue, especially the light blue of Vishuddhi is a bright sky blue. Associated with liberty, innovation, trust, and clarity, blue is one of the most heavily used colors in marketing and advertising. Companies want you to trust them, and there’s no more calming and trusting color than blue!

In light therapy, blue light is used to purify the skin, regulate oil glands, and soothe inflammation. Blue is also associated with courage and loyalty, which is why so many militaries dress uniforms use blues for their fibers. Blue can also be found in offices and schools to keep workers working and keep students studenting!

Wearing Vishuddhi

A woman wearing a light blue tunic is holding her tabby cat outside of a weathered wooden shed.

Blue is the most common color found in a person’s closet. If you don’t have a shred of blue clothing, I’m just a tad bit nervous for you! Blue can symbolize calmness or seriousness. It’s the perfect color to dress down casual or dress up formal. With such a wide variety of shades and meanings, blue is great for versatility.

Crafting With Vishuddhi

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Said to visually calm the body and mind, many artists that use blue often do it in a dreamy, almost soft way. Blue can also be used to express sadness or depression. This creates sometimes soothing and melancholic pieces that you can’t seem to pull yourself away from.

Need some blue? Don’t cry, we’ve got your back!

Our Vishuddhi Turquoise Kit

Lapis Lazuli energy bundle with all items showing in front of a white background. 2 lapis lazuli crystals, 2 skeins sparkle worsted weight silk, 1 skeins chakra beaded cotton yarn, 3 color sari silk ribbon sample card, and coordinating furoshiki.

If you're looking to amp up your crafting energy, we have the perfect kit for you! Our 8 Chakras Energy Bundles are inspired by Vishuddhi and the other 7 chakras. Each kit comes with a variety of handmade eco-friendly yarn, crystals, and a gorgeous furoshiki wrap that will help charge your creative flow!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.