The Throat Chakra is the first of the 3 spiritual chakra's and is also the centre for inspiration, expression, and truth. Vishuddha is a Sanskrit word that means purification. The idea of purification is that the body and mind are free of toxins and negativity so that the mind can be clear and still. It is only a clear mind that can see the truth that isn't clouded by our own personal experiences and beliefs. Without this sense of clarity and purity, it is hard for the fifth Chakra to be balanced.