Vishuddha the fifth or throat chakra. Vishuddha extends in a band of energy around the neck – encompassing the area around the ears, nose and mouth. The color associated with the throat chakra is blue and its element is ether or space. This energy center is all about speaking your truth, communication – both listening and speaking, asking for your needs to be met, and living authentically. From this space, we experience the confidence and self-assurance to effectively and openly communicate our opinions, emotions, and needs. This is your center of transformation and change, where you harness your energy to express yourself from your spirit, heart and mind. The basic issues of your throat chakra are truth, voice, communication, clairaudience, listening, creative expression, divine timing, self-expression, image of self, humility, manifesting ideas, vibration, telepathy, and channeling.