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Throat Chakra Yoga Poses

to Align and Balance Your 5th Chakra

The best throat chakra yoga poses are those that open and strengthen the throat area.

Situated at the base of your throat, the Throat Chakra is associated with space, the ether, or the void. This is the place where nothing exists - only the pure sound of vibration.

According to traditional yogic wisdom, the Universe was created by the sound of "om" and some chakra experts, like Anodea Judith, say that the throat chakra is simply associated with sound.

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This elemental sound is the cellular wisdom coded into the strands of DNA and RAN locked in the cells of the body.

It is also the emptiness, the void in between the cells, between all the spaces, carrying the wisdom of the universe. It is the space where creation begins.

Naturally then, vocally toning your throat chakra is an incredibly powerful balancing tool. And physically opening the front and the back of the throat chakra is important as well.

The following poses help open and balance your throat chakra:

Plow Pose, Halasana

plow pose to open throat chakraThis posture provides very strong opening for both throat and heart chakras.

Both the throat and the heart are protected in the front and exposed and opened at the back.

This is different from how we usually open the throat or heart chakra. Most of the time we open the front of the body. We are doing something new here. Changing our pattern of opening.

The posture is called the plow pose, because symbolically, we are "plowing" through the field to implant new patterns of behavior which serve us better in our lives.

You may find that you will need a folded towel underneath your shoulders.

  1. Lie on your back with your arms by your side. Breathe in.
  2. On an out breath, bend your knees and bring your thighs up towards your belly.
  3. Engage your core muscles and lift your bottom off the floor.
  4. Place your heads on your lower back and begin to straighten your legs upwards.
  5. Stabilize in this posture and take a few breaths. Allow your face, scalp, and neck to release. Observe your breath.
  6. When you feel you released tension from your face, neck and shoulders and your breathing is even and steady, slowly drop one leg behind your head.
  7. If your breath remains steady, drop the other leg behind your head.
  8. Hold the posture for few breaths and visualize your throat and heart chakra gently opening to the power and flow of energy.

Fish Pose, Matsyasana

With this throat chakra yoga pose, you open the front of your neck. When you are in this pose, visualize blue light coming into your throat chakra. See your chakra spinning and vibrating with energy.

Feel the power of self-expression in your throat. Visualize yourself in a situation where you want to express yourself and your feelings. Feel your own truth.fish pose to open throat chakra

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs fully extended in front of you.
  2. Place your hands on the floor behind you, with your fingertips just underneath your buttocks.
  3. Slowly move your elbows out of the way and allow the head to go back. Always maintain control, never allow the head to just flop back.
  4. Level yourself on the crown so you feel supported.
  5. Continue moving your arms out of the way.
  6. You can either let your arms rest at your side, or you can bring your palms together over your heart in a prayer position. This will enhance the flow of prana in the upper body.

 

Cobra Pose and Camel Pose are not only for opening your heart chakra, but also excellent throat chakra yoga poses.

 

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