| Vishuddha Chakra|
|[5.1] Introduction to Vishuddha Chakra and Form|
|[5.2] Sound Meditation of Vishuddha Chakra|
|[5.3] Techniques & Effects Of Meditation|
|[5.4] Behavioral Characteristics of Vishuddha Chakra|
|[5.5] Yes, I would like to experience Vishuddha Yoga Meditation|
|[5.6] More about Vishuddha Chakra|
|[5.7] Vishuddha chakra from other traditions and other names of Vishuddha Chakra|
Shakti asks Shiva:
How can I compare it with other systems?
The throat wheel is an important centre in the Highest Yoga traditions of Vajrayana. It is circular, red, with 16 upward pointing petals or channels. It is of particular importance for the practice of Dream Yoga. Correctly meditating upon it before going to sleep should produce lucid dreams, within which one can continue to practice yoga.
Western occultists make various differing kabbalistic associations with Vishuddha. Some associate it with the hidden sephirah Da'at, where 'wisdom' and 'understanding' are balanced in the supernal realm by the aspect of 'knowledge', a tangible idea, which is then expressed, leading to the act of the creation , others associate it with the sephirah Chesed and Geburah, mercy and strength, which are sephirah intimately associated with morality, and the concept that both expansion, as expressed by Chesed, and limitation, as expressed by Geburah, are necessary for the creation of individual beings. In terms of ethics, this is expressed by the yamas and niyamas (do's and do nots) of yoga.
In the system of the Sufi Lataif-e-sitta there are no Lataif in the throat, but there are three in the region of the heart which are arranged horizontally and not vertically. They are the Qalb, or heart, which is the battleground between the lower forces of the Nafs and the higher forces of the Ruh, or spirit; the Ruh which is said by some to be situated on the right hand side of the chest; and Sirr, or secret, between them both in the middle of the chest.
In Taoism, the position of lalana chakra in the roof of the mouth corresponds with a point known as 'The Heavenly Pool'.
This chakra experts have associated this centre astrologically with the planet Mars, and this is in keeping with the astrological series followed here. Mars represents dynamic energy, and rules the sign of Aries, initiating new beginnings. In the Qabalistic scheme too, in both the linear and the holistic/tree diagrams this centre is associated with the principle or Sphere of Mars.