The throat chakra, or Vishuddha, is the fifth chakra and is located in the throat. This chakra is represented by the color blue. Possessing the voice or expression of truth, the throat is your center of communication. This chakra is particularly important, for at a healthy state you are able to ask for what you truly need. You reflect the energy that you put into the world, and the communication of your truth is in turn what you will receive. Actions that aid in maintaining your throat chakra healthy and open are chanting, singing, and controlled breathing. Do not lay waste and shield your voice away from the world, but rather speak your truth into existence. Sing for joy, and emanate love through your own expression, but always speak your own personal truth.