What follows is a basic overview of the Throat Chakra. The written summaries, exercise recommendations, and recommended Yoga asanas are based on my personal understanding of the chakras; my experience working with them for both personal healing and client work; and the widely accepted beliefs about the modern chakra system.
The essential oil, herbal, and crystal recommendations are suggestions only, and do not represent an exhaustive list. These recommendations were chosen because they represent a close energetic match to their particular chakras; always defer to your intuition when working energetically. Only work with herbs and essential oils if it is within your scope of practice, and if it is advised by your primary healthcare professional.
A Healthy Throat Chakra
When your Throat Chakra is balanced, you express yourself freely, and have a lot of mental and emotional space due to your creative power. You learn quickly, are open-minded, and are able to formulate creative solutions to a variety of problems. You are able to think “outside the box”, and can work well both independently, and as part of a team. You indulge your creative/artistic side, and have hobbies and passions that give you deep fulfillment. You are a great listener, and have excellent communication skills. You are confident in who you are, and you are brave enough to share your authentic self with the world.
Throat Chakra Correspondences
Health: The health of your neck, throat, esophagus, thyroid and parathyroid glands, vocal cords, trachea, cervical spine, mouth, teeth and gums, hypothalamus, tonsils, ears, auditory system (communication organs).
Essential Oils and Herbs: Peppermint, Eucalpytus, Tea Tree, Thyme, Oregano, Ravensara
Crystals: Blue stones, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Chrysocolla, Angelite, Celestite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Calcite
Physical Exercise: The Throat Chakra can be stimulated by any movement that allows for creative expression, such as freestyle dance, modern dance, ecstatic dance, and freestyle yoga (yoga practiced intuitively, without a predetermined set of asanas). Exercises and asanas that build mobility, strength, and flexibility in the neck are also beneficial.
Yoga Asanas: Shoulder stretch, Neck Stretch, Chin Tuck, Bridge, Fish, Shoulderstand, Plow Pose
When it comes to Chakra Therapy, I often see people focusing on what they are missing, or how they are “deficient” in a particular chakra. Let’s focus on the positive!
In what ways do you know that your Throat Chakra is balanced? Journal at least 5 things in your life – from circumstances to personal attributes – that are evidence of a healthy Throat Chakra.
P.S. Are you a Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Bodyworker or Wellness Enthusiast who’d like to learn how to work with the chakras – professionally? You may be interested in my Chakra Therapy Certification course!
This post was originally published on May 8, 2019.