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throat chakra

throat chakra

The throat chakra, known as the Vishuddha in sanskrit, inspires your communicative nature and fosters expression and a sense of calm clarity, while minimizing self-consciousness and timidity.

Location throat/base of the neck
Sanskrit Name Vishuddha
Color blue
# of Petals 16
Element Sound (music)
Mantra Ham
Mind confidence
Emotion independence
Spirit sense of security

7 ways to balance the throat chakra

Learn how these seven distinct methodologies can help you balance your throat chakra to inspire calm, confident and clear communication.

1. aromatherapy

Support throat chakra balance with the following:

2. yoga/physical exercises

  • Do throat and voice exercises.
  • Try gargling, singing and breathing exercises that use throat and mouth breathing techniques.
  • Suggested yoga poses include: Supported Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Lion (Simhasana), Plow (Halasana), Camel (Ustrasana)

3. sensory therapy

The throat chakra is connected with the element ether (sky) and is the chakra for expression and communication. Take a walk on a sunny day, surrounded by the harmonies of the natural world. Sing songs, call an old friend, write a letter to someone you love.

4. meditation

Meditate while listening to light background music, sounds of nature, or specific tones for the throat.

5. sound therapy

The expressive sound associations with vishudda are:

  • Keynote: G
  • Frequency: 384 Hz.
  • Mantra: Ham
  • Elemental Sound: bird song and crickets

6. color therapy

The throat chakra is associated with the color light blue. Wear light blue to encourage peaceful and healthy self expression and to be open to receiving communications from others.

7. crystals and gemstones

sapphire, aquamarine, red and brown aventurine, quartz crystal, angelite, blue lace agate, blue topaz, turquoise

throat chakra balancing yoga poses and meditation practices

These yoga postures will help inspire calm, confident and clear communication.

throat chakra yoga poses

supported shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

(sah-LOM-bah sar-van-GAHS-anna)

salamba = with support

(sa = with alamba = support)

sarva = all

anga = limb

Other recommended throat chakra poses:

Lion (Simhasana), Plow (Halasana), Camel (Ustrasana)

Throat Chakra Meditation

throat chakra meditation

Consider doing this simple meditation while listening to light background music, sounds of nature, or specific tones for the throat. Music is a key component in support of this chakra and will help enhance the focused meditation. After the meditation, it is the perfect time to embark on a creative or artistic endeavor.

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listen to the recording of the guided meditation here:

throat chakra aromatherapy recipes

Throat Chakra Revitalizing Mineral Bath Recipe

revitalizing mineral bath

A mineral bath with oils supporting the throat chakra. Sit, soak and revitalize..

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Throat Chakra Opening Diffusion Recipe

opening diffusion

Creat a balanced, anxiety-free atmosphere.

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expressive throat organic chakra roll-on

Renew balance with this sweet blend of organic essential oils featuring calming chamomile and comforting vanilla.

Suggested Uses:

Roll on essence to pulse points. Inhale. Nurture your throat chakra; apply to the base of the throat. Pleasing aroma for daily use as a perfume.

Expressive Throat Chakra Balancing Roll-on