So your assessment showed a Throat Chakra imbalance….
If you answered yes to four or more questions on our Chakra Assessment, your throat chakra may need some attention. Let’s start by taking a look at two examples of throat chakra imbalances…
Do either of these stories feel familiar? Was there something you really related to? If so, your throat chakra may be either deficient or excessive.
Our throat chakra, Vishuddha is located at the base of the throat. It’s the first of our higher chakras and is associated with the colour blue. It concerns our self-expression, creativity and communication. It’s also connected to concepts of truth and authenticity and the way we communicate our wants and needs. It’s about speaking our truth and being true to ourselves.
Vishuddha Balancing Practices
Wear or visualise the colour blue
Sit under a bright blue sky
Engage in free-flow writing, poetry or any form of writing
Learn a new language
Sing or chant
Use blue crystals and gemstones
Chant the bija mantra “HAM”
Write in a journal
Get regular neck massages
Try public speaking or acting classes
Yoga and meditation for Vishuddha
Try poses that focus on freeing up tension in the upper body & stimulate the thyroid
- Halasana (Plow pose)
- Salamba Sarvanghasana (Supported Shoulderstand)
- Matsyasana (Fish pose)
Try these poses in our ‘free to express’ themed throat chakra yoga flow filmed at idyllic city escape studio Stretch Yoga, Brisbane CBD.
Meditation & Mantra
- Repeat the bija mantra HAM
- Listen to the musical note G
- Visualise the colour blue
Aromatherapy and the Throat Chakra
Use essential oils that promote a sense of calm, strength and enable the truth to be spoken such as…
German and Roman chamomile, cypress, geranium, peppermint
Expressive blend is a synergy of German chamomile, sandalwood, basil, and sweet orange pure essential oils designed to assist with free self-expression and communication and the courage to speak your truth. Try diffusing it before public speaking, singing or when faced with the need to communicate clearly and effectively (like in a business meeting).
Affirmations for Vishuddha
• I am open, clear, and honest in my communication • I speak my truth • I communicate my feelings easily • I love sharing my experiences and wisdom • I listen to others •
A Balanced Throat Chakra
When our throat chakra is balanced, we recognise our feelings and express them effectively. We have the confidence to communicate our needs and opinions and choose valueable ways of communicating those opinion.
- I express my authentic self and speak my truth.
- I listen well to others and allow them to be heard.
- I trust life and am open to artistic inspiration.