I always wanted to become a singer apart from the fact that I dearly wanted to be an actor (a.k.a. film star precisely). Problem was that none of my parents or the forefathers of my forefather ever been here. So now I humbly believe that because it was not in my blood, I ended up being a yoga, Chakra coach. And yes, my father is good in yoga and his father’s father was a well-known yogi in the village, I became what I inherited. But…why am I telling you about my family history? Well, I am just speaking my truth. And if you are here to find the best yoga poses to balance your throat chakra, I will not disappoint you rather. You also get throat chakra yoga sequence PDF download at the end of the post as well as tutorials for the individual pose. So please go ahead and don’t miss any of these.
ChOCked Or Lumped Throat?
For most of us, sharing opinions or speaking truth never been easy sailing. Could it be an academic seminar, official meeting, or a trial with public speaking, ending up with a lumped throat is not uncommon? We all face it. The major reason behind this could be a blocked Throat Chakra a.k.a. Vishuddha. If you face these issues don’t worry because within a few minutes you will come across most of the holistic methods (which I acknowledge and believe) to brighten your Vishuddha as well as the best throat chakra yoga sequence. I think other methods such as mudras, crystals, essential oils, and food to heel throat chakra should also find a place here. This is going to be a well-rounded drill to completely unblock your throat chakra. So grab a cuppa… whatever you like and I have my water bottle😊
Butt… First Let’s Revise Our Chakras
A chakra is Sanskrit for “wheel” and is regularly depicted as spinning, colored wheels of energy. A chakra is an energy center in the body, with the major seven running along the length of the spine. The throat chakra is the fifth chakra from the bottom of the spine, located in the center of your throat.
Throat Chakra’s Nature Element
The throat chakra is associated with the element of sound, ether (space), and the sense of hearing, as well as the action of speaking.
Through the throat, the sound is released into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. Nothing to prove that this is an important instrument of communication and expression.
Color Of Your Throat Chakra
Our 7 Chakras also follow the rainbow pattern or white light spectrum- VIBGYOR.
Hence the Throat Chakra is most commonly represented with the color blue turquoise or aquamarine blue. The auric color of Throat chakra energy can also be seen as a smoky purple or turquoise.
Read: What Does Your Favourite Color Predict About You| Truth About Color Psychology
The symbol of the Throat chakra is composed of:
A circle with sixteen petals.
A crescent with a circle inside of it.
Sometimes, it is symbolized by a circle containing a downward-pointing triangle in which is inscribed another circle
The color of the petals is depicted as smoky purple or grayish lavender.
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Bija Mantra For Throat Chakra
The Bija Mantra associated with Vishuddha chakra is HAM.
In Vedic tradition, mantras, the sound vibrations were ancient tools that tap into that underlying current of energy that exists in this entire universe yet out of reach of one’s perception
Mantra chanting invokes vibrations in the throat to amplify the healing process and leading to a major transformation by creating a channel for the movement of cosmic energies within our bodies.
The universe is bounded with the vibrating atoms, with each atom spinning unfathomably fast at its own frequency. Mantras just help us to get on that same frequency. And when we are in perfect sync with the universe, we manifest to “AHAM BRAHMASMI (I am the universe)”. Which is also a very powerful affirmation to set your intention.
Science Of Voice
It seems like science is yet to define the way voice is associated with your real self. I may love to sing in spite of the fact that l don’t have a classical voice because it touches something quite deep inside me.
Evolution pioneer Charles Darwin theorized that the human voice may have originated when certain chest and throat muscles contracted in excitement or fear; in other words, he believed voice and emotion emerge from the same sentiments.
Though science hasn’t figured the exact reason, the larynx, or voice box, is thought to be wired directly into the brain’s emotional center, the limbic system. This may be why a lump in the throat is often the first sign of emotional distress.
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Ok, Wherein Your Body Resides Throat Chakra
The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra located at the center of the neck at the level of the throat, it is the passage of the energy between the lower parts of the body and the head. The function of the Throat chakra is associated with the principle of expression and communication.
Vishuddha channelizes energy from the six other main chakras to be expressed.
This ‘soul’s gate is also the first of the spiritual chakras and is connected to the Thyroid and Parathyroid gland.
How Can A Blocked Throat Chakra Affect You
A blocked throat chakra can significantly impact your ability to communicate effectively for fear of ridicule and judgment. An imbalance in this region can also manifest as the inability to express and realize your truth in the world. That said, having an open and balanced throat chakra enables you to express clearly, and honestly. Event your negative experiences may turn into a boon of experience and fresh learning.
On the flip side, It is believed that a closed Vishuddha leads to slow decay and even death.
No wonder why the success and failure in one’s life are said to depend upon the state of this chakra, whether it is polluted or clean!
But How Your Throat Chakra Gets Blocked?
Most of us store our guilt feelings quite possible outcomes of our day to day life. This is said to play a prominent role in the blockage of Vishuddha by forcing the Kundalini energy to move upwards.
On the physical level, energy blockage around Vishuddha can result in a sore throat, thyroid problems, neck and shoulder pain, issues with hearing, jaw pain.
Best Yoga Poses To Balance Your Throat Chakra
Since our Throat Chakra influences the throat, ears, and mouth area, we shall focus more here. The yoga poses which involve expansion in this region are fit to balance the Throat Chakra. Also, this chakra being a benign neighbor to the Heart Chakra, shares many of the yoga postures with the later.
PPS- Click each pose name to download the PDF tutorial. However, the child’s pose, cobra pose, and savasana are combined in yoga for beginners’ tutorial.
Throat Chakra Meditation And Mudra
Mudras, basically hand gestures to help create the energy flow from the fingers to the rest of the body. This process wonderfully improves the reflexes of the brain.
The fingers are curled, stretched, crossed, or pressed against each other or specific points on the palms. The pressure at specific points on fingers and palm creates reflections in the body and mind.
Each finger represents the following five elements:
Index finger- (Air-Vayu)
Middle finger- (Space-Aakasha)
Ring finger- (Earth-Prithvi)
Little finger- (Water-Jala)
Let’s do Vishuddha Mudra
The practice of Throat Chakra Mudra is done with the interlocking of the fingers inside the palm, with the tips of the thumbs pressed against each other.
Place your hands close to the navel, and chant HUM.
This when done for a minimum of 10 mins, every day is said to bring balance in the Throat Chakra.
This mudra is seen as a very important one for women as most of us may see trouble in thyroid glands leading to hormonal imbalances. Hence accompanying Vishuddha mudra with throat chakra yoga sequence can do wonder.
Students should specifically consider practicing throat chakra mudra regularly to help them have clear thoughts, clarity in mind, help brighten their creativity, have better control over their emotions, and much more, which are all essential for their personality – setting a clear path for their future.
Positive Affirmations For Throat Chakra
Yes, chakra affirmations are as effective as yoga postures. While physical work efficiently brings more oxygen and blood to the related organs, affirmations create psychological determination to succeed in your zest.
You Can Also Try These Holistic Methods To Balance Your Throat Chakra-
Crystals For Vishuddha Healing
According to Marry Ancillette, one of the best ways to balance an underactive or overactive throat chakra is by using crystals. As the Vishuddha is also linked to the sacral chakra (seat of our emotions and creativity), the best crystals for the throat chakra can also allow us to express creativity through writing, thought, and the spoken word.
These nine crystals can boost self-confidence and communication, which may improve relationships and ease self-judgment.
Aquamarine (Stone Of Courage)
Blue Lace Agate (Stone of Articulation)
Blue Kyanite (High Vibration Stone)
Turquoise (Stone of Communication)
Sodalite (Harmonising Stone)
Food To Soothe Your Throat:
Think of foods that are a lovely blue-purple. Blueberries and blackberries can be extremely nourishing for the throat chakra and can assist with bringing in a much-needed antioxidant boost. You can also use blue grapes or currants. Liquids are also very important – think about what you would love if you were feeling a sore throat. Herbal teas, honey, bone broth, coconut water, and lemon water can be wonderful for throat. Additionally, foods that grow on trees like apples and pears can be extremely clearing for the throat chakra.
Essential Oils For Throat healing
1. Lavender as Throat Chakra Essential Oil
In Chakra Anatomy Lavender is an adaptogenic essential oil, it works wherever it is needed.
The essential oil of Lavender is beneficial for all seven chakras.
For throat chakra healing, on a physical level, Lavender is useful to heal mouth abscess and oral thrush.
On an emotional level, Lavender promotes peace, love, and awareness. When we feel the love in our hearts and peace, deeper layers of emotional pain can surface to our conscious awareness. This is necessary for clearing of the repressed energy and allowing free flow through the throat chakra.
Known as an aphrodisiac, Jasmine is also known as one of the throat chakras essential oils for its effect on the voice. It is used in cases of a hoarse voice.
Penetrating the deeper layers of our soul, Jasmine opens us up to repressed emotional pain, allowing energy flow through the throat chakra.
Other essential oils such as Tea-tree oil, Peppermint oil, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Oil are also good for throat health. This set of essential oils is all in one, that said, for throat chakra wellness as well for the health of other chakras too.
Today’s sequence will help you get more connected with your truth. Therefore, expand and relax the throat, twist the spine, and move your neck in many different directions, creating more energy and space. Also, I encourage you to try writing and sharing your truth with someone. Or you can put your notes in an empty bowl.
Be an active listener. Try to indulge in conversations. Stop trying to think of what you will say when the person stops talking.
Spend time in silence. Calm your throat chakra for a bit. This can be great if you are a talkative person. And get a neck massage. Simple!