Did you know that unblocking Throat Chakra (Visuddha) could improve your ability to communicate and express yourself?
If you are going through a period where you want to improve your ability to communicate then you need to work upon your throat chakra. Whether you struggle to articulate your true feelings, can’t identify your own needs, find it hard to be your authentic self, never feel understood, then you very likely have a blockage in your throat chakra. One or more of these signs affecting you is a sign that you need to balance your throat chakra.
Find out more about how to activate your throat chakra and restore the ability to listen and express yourself honestly.
The Throat Chakra is also called Visuddha, which is the Sanskrit term for “very pure”. True to its name, this fifth chakra gives a voice to your personal truths. It governs the mouth, tongue, neck, and throat. When this chakra is functioning at its full capacity, it allows you to express yourselves with true clarity.
Visuddha is the first of the higher or spiritual chakras on the chakra ladder. When your throat is out of balance, you'll have difficulty expressing your needs, desires, and opinions with themselves and others. You’ll be at a loss for words while trying to say how you truly feel.
But, when the throat chakra is in balance, you speak, listen, express yourselves openly and authentically.
Location: In the middle of the throat
Controls: Communication, Self Expression, and Truth
Seed Mantra: Ham
Signs of Blocked Throat Chakra: Throat Chakra problems are common and frequent. Even if you become an expert at balancing your chakras, you’ll still experience blockage every so often. Watch out for the following issues with a throat chakra:
Physical Symptoms of a Misaligned throat chakra:
Most of the main examples of a misaligned throat chakra involve painful experiences of communication. It can be harsh words said in an argument, or keeping feelings to yourself could trigger blockages in your throat chakra.
Chakra meditation can be picked by anyone. It doesn’t matter if you have never tried meditation before. Ideally, you should practice throat chakra healing meditation once in a day for at least 10 minutes. Here’s how to get going:
2. Practice Yoga
Some of the best throat chakra yoga poses include the Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand), fish pose (Matsyasana), Bhujangasana (cobra pose). These yoga asanas will help open the Vishuddha or throat chakra.
It's always best to seek the advice of a healthcare professional to make sure what types of moves you should avoid, particularly if you have previously had a neck injury or neck pain.
3. Throat Chakra Affirmations
Promote a healthy throat chakra by saying affirmations that are honest and accurate. These affirmations can be said any time and a daily affirmation practice will go a long way. However, practitioners advise that you follow targeted throat chakra affirmations in your practice. Some of the useful ones to consider are as follows:
4. Include Chakra Food In Your Diet
As throat chakra is represented by blue color, think of foods that are lovely blue-purple. Fruits such as blueberries and blackberries can be very nourishing for your throat chakra healing. Traditionally, all fruits that grow on trees such as apples, oranges, are associated with the throat chakra.
Also, adding simple spices such as ginger, lemongrass, salt can help heal the throat chakra. These foods promote self-expression.