The throat chakra is the fifth chakra. It is also known as Vishuddha. The throat chakra is located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat. It is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function is communication and expression.
The throat chakra color is a beautiful shade of blue turquoise or aqua marine blue.
Characteristics are verbal and non-verbal communication, connection with the etheric realms and intuitive abilities. Opening of this chakra connects you to spirit.
A blocked chakra can lead to feelings of insecurity, timidy and introversion. An overactive may lead to gossip, nonstop talking and being verbally aggressive and mean. Telling lies is another imbalance.
Stones that aid in this chakra are any beautiful blue ones. Turquoise and lapis are two common ones.
Turquoise dispels negativity and Lapis is also known as the stone of truth.