Vishuddha is located on the spine in the throat area. It is associated with our ability to communicate, our creativity, right brain activities, speech and hearing. Physically linked to the throat, vocal cords, mouth, teeth, esophagus, thyroid glands and the respiratory system. When unbalanced, it will cause communication problems, the inability to express our feelings and ideas.
Vishuddha may be understood as relating to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Physically, Vishuddha governs communication, emotionally it governs independence, mentally it governs fluent thought, and spiritually, it governs a sense of security.