Introduction to Throat Chakra Vishuddha

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for circular wheels of energy, which are in and around our bodies. The 7 chakras line up in the center of our bodies; the throat chakra Vishuddha is the 5th chakra.   Chakras 8 through 12 are connected to the soul, the divine and the cosmos (www.energymuse.com).

Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha

Association:  communication, self-expression of feelings, truth

Imbalances: lack of control of speaking, not being able to listening to others, fear of speaking, quiet voice, telling lies or not keeping secrets,

Symbol: a lotus with 16 petals with an inverted triangle in the center

Color: blue

Element: ether

Location: throat

Healing Stones to balance, heal and cleanse the throat chakra: amazonite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, aquamarine

Essential Oils to support this chakra: sandalwood, jasmine, neroli, ylang ylang, rose, frankincense

Organs connected to this chakra: thyroid, respiratory system, teeth, vocal chords

Strengthening throat chakra:   baby cobra pose (Bhujangasana), supported fish pose (Matsysasana), shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana), Legs Up Wall Pose (Viparita Kirani)

Yoga with Adriene Truth Practice

Allie Van Fossen: The Journey Junkie Vishuddha yoga flow

 

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