The fifth chakra is Vishuddha or the Throat Chakra. in Sanskrit, Vishuddha comes from the words "visha" which means "poison" and "shuddhi" which means "purification" and how fitting that is. The Throat Chakra is associated most commonly with speech, communication, creative expression, and a healthy sense of detachment. Lessons are learned, and what is no longer needed is released. There is no dwelling on the past or the future, life's experiences have turned into treasured wisdom and the present is enjoyed as the gift that it is.