The fifth chakra is located at the throat and called in sanskrit vishuddha and the colour associated with it is light blue.
This is the energy centre that involves the neck, throat, mouth and jaw, and is associated with sound, vibration, communication and speech, amongst others. If you are just tuning in, the original blog on chakra balance is here. We have been covering all the chakras to date as well. The 7 chakras when working harmoniously will uplift our energy. When blocked, we may experience low self-esteem and other difficulties. I have a meditation on my CD, Yoga Mind that will help you re-balance these centers and remove blockages. It is a great basis for understanding the subtle energies at work while you do yoga postures.
The meditation of this chakra (and please note these are not my drawings, so I cannot take credit) is “I listen with my whole self and think before I speak. When I speak, I don’t back away from what is true or right. I share and communicate effectively and respectfully with others. I express myself fully and creatively”… as with all the energy centres, obviously if you are bad mouthing someone, you are not using your ‘highest’ vibrational output…chanting on the other hand could uplift..