The key to balancing specific chakras is to focus on two things: the area of the body it relates to and the color it represents. The throat chakra is represented by the color turquoise. It’s the fifth chakra and is located at the base of the throat. Its Sanskrit name, Visdhuddha literally translates to purity and bridges the heart to the upper energy centers. Restoring balance to this chakra also regulates the thyroid gland allows fluidity of speech and ideas, clears creative blocks and creates a harmonious atmosphere to help you resolve tension between you and your loved ones or any other important relationship in your life.
So, what exactly does that look like? We’ve put together several suggestions to help guide you on your chakra-balancing journey. This includes practicing specific yoga poses to reset your alignment, mantras to bring awareness, crystals to channel high vibrations, scents to stimulate positive energy and even activities to harmonize throat chakra energy.
Activities that balance your Throat Chakra:
Practicing yoga is a great way to balance your throat chakra. Focus on poses that expose or neck or increase circulation from your chest to your head, such as fish pose, camel pose, shoulder stand and plow pose (pictured left to right).
Your body absorbs the essence of what you put into it, so eating foods that are close to the color frequency of your throat chakra are greats way to balance from the inside out. Look for foods that are bright blue in color, such as blueberries and blackberries. Also enjoy foods such as apples, pears, oranges, peaches and plums. This is because they are considered “intuitive” food that clearly communicate when they’re at their peak, meaning once they are ripe, they fall right off the tree.
Meditation and Singing
Bringing energy and vibrations to your throat and larynx are great ways to balance your throat chakra, and one of the best ways to do that is by singing. Put together a feel-good playlist that you love to sing along to and turn those jams up! You can also meditate and repeat positive affirmations. Find a quiet space and say the following mantras: “I communicate easily with confidence and clarity. My voice is powerful and speaks the truth. I am creative and communication comes easily. I feel safe to express myself.”
Items that help balance your Throat Chakra:
Wear Turquoise Clothing
Wear loose clothing that’s turquoise in color, such as a cowl neck top or scarf.
Turquoise, Blue Topaz, or Lapis Lazuli Crystals
Keep crystals such as turquoise, blue topaz or lapis lazuli in your pocket, purse or on your nightstand. You can also meditate with these crystals or enjoy them in crystal-infused water! You can also wear turquoise jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces and chokers.
Use aromatherapy to incorporate your other senses, such as candles, soaps and even essential oils infused with peppermint, spearmint and eucalyptus.