Vishuddhi Chakra: Throat Center

November 27, 2013    BY Sandra Anderson

Vishuddhi chakra, the home of speech, is associated with all forms of creative expression as well as with nurturance, since the throat is the gateway for both food and speech. Sandy explores the various aspects of this chakra—the active and cognitive senses associated with it, why its symbol has 16 petals, how it is related to the element of space, its connection to the endocrine glands in the throat area, and how imbalances in the energy of this chakra manifest in our lives. She also suggests specific pranayama, asana, and other practices for working with this chakra.

Sandra Anderson
For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and interest in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the... Read more>>