Clear the Air
At-home aromatherapy can help dispel negativity and restore balance to the chakras. Consider introducing one or a combination of these scents to heal and activate your fifth energy center:
- ylang ylang
Talk It Out
Talk openly with close friends and family. Make it a point to be open and honest with all you say. Simply speaking in a heartfelt way can work wonders to strengthen and balance the throat chakra.
Write It Down
Learning how to express yourself without censoring or editing can be valuable. Practice mindful self-expression by journaling. Get it all out on paper and let it sit, then revisit what you have written at a later time.
As the chakra of self-expression, singing can help dispel blockages, activate, and balance the fifth chakra. If you are too shy, humming is also an option. Just be sure to get those vocal cords vibrating with sound.
Let It Be
Letting go is difficult. Holding on to things over which you have no control can lead to resentment, guilt, and anger — all of which contribute to an imbalance of the throat chakra.
Opening Yoga Poses for the Throat Chakra
Yoga for the throat chakra primarily focuses on simple neck movements, such as moving you head from side to side, can help ease tension that can block the throat chakra.
Believe it or not, throat chakra blockages can be initiated by or contribute to blockages elsewhere in the chakra system. Alleviate physical and emotional signs of throat chakra imbalance by doing simple yoga poses each day. To open up and activate the throat chakra, give one of these yoga poses a try:
- Camel (Ustrasana)
- Plow (Halasana)
- Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
- Fish (Matsyasana)
- Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.