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Term: vishuddha

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Vishuddha:

Sanskrit term meaning "With purity." The fifth chakra, primarily known as the Throat Chakra, and physically represented by the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, and the pharyngeal plexus. Also termed Kantha (throat) chakra, Vishuddha is considered a main alchemical transmutation point in Kriya Yoga. It is said to secrete a fluid of immortality (Amrit, meaning "against death") which is burned by Solar Plexus (Manipura) chakra. When this process is reversed, decay is slowed.

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