(Viśuddha Cakra): The “purification center,” is the fifth chakra (energy center), located above the hollow of the neck. Its name refers to its quality of purifying and harmonizing polar energies. It attunes with the Ether element and the energies of space and time. It bestows quick and deep intelligence, the highest aesthetic and symbolic vision, and spiritual intuition. It is the center of purity, harmony, peace, superior ideals, refinement, and elevation. Vishuddha chakra is sometimes called bharati sthana (the “center of speech”) because of its location in the throat region and its function related to communication. Read more about the chakras.