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Best Yoga Practices to Heal The Throat Chakra

Best Yoga Practices to Heal The Throat Chakra

Your words are extremely important. They have the power to guide you, communicate your feelings, and tie you to another person.

Yoga Nation
May 26, 2021

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Your words are extremely important. They have the power to guide you, communicate your feelings, and tie you to another person.

Communication is an essential component of life. Whether it's chatting orally or nonverbally with people around you on the outside, or processing and clarifying the opinions and ideas on the inside. Without the ability to communicate, you will be unable to survive.

You should focus your therapeutic efforts on the Throat Chakra if you're still having difficulty bringing your point across, or if you want to align yourself further with the truth. If you're not acquainted with the Chakra system, the Throat Chakra is located in the middle of your throat and serves as your communication hub. Blockages are common in the Throat Chakra, but they can be avoided with a few simple yoga techniques.

First, I'll go through two practices for opening this Chakra and bringing more energy into the body. The first is a yoga pose, and the second is a breathing exercise.

Then I'll teach you how to prevent energy from leaking out of the Throat Chakra by using a stance and a breathing practice.

A simple yoga practice will help you regenerate your Throat Chakra, whether you need to draw more energy or just nourish and conserve the energy you already have. Let's have a look at the Throat Chakra before we get started. 

What is the Throat Chakra, and what does it represent?

The Throat Chakra, located on the front of the throat and the back of the spine, is associated with clear and fair communication.

What is the Throat Chakra

When this energy center is in good shape, you'll be able to express yourself clearly, say your truths, and provide sound guidance. When your Throat is out of whack, though, you'll catch yourself misleading, gossiping, verbally bullying strangers, and experiencing neck and shoulder pain.

If you're struggling to work out how to do all of the following things:

  • Make a link with one's own selves.
  • Say just what you're thinking in a straightforward and articulate way.
  • Come up with fresh ideas by using creativity.
  • There's a lot more to come.

And directly follow these yogic rituals to heal the Throat Chakra. I advocate opening your throat to enable more beneficial energy to come in to start the healing process for your Throat Chakra. 

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

This is a backbend, but it can also be used to unlock the front of your throat, allowing more beneficial energy to flow into the body.

Start by lying down on your back, knees bent and pointing upwards. Place your palms on the ground and tuck your bottom below them. Ensure that your forearms are flat against the ground and that your elbows are tucked back against your stomach.

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

With an inhale, push your knees into the earth such that they press into your back and you can lift your upper body off the floor.

To avoid neck crunching, cause the top of your head to hit the surface and then place a slight amount of weight on your head. Your limbs and bottom should be able to carry the bulk of your weight in Fish Pose. Allow your throat to soften when you open it toward the stars.

Keep the head and body in this posture for 15-20 seconds before steadily dropping them to the ground. This pose may also be performed with props to assist with shape stability.

Place a pair of pillows under your mid-back and relax. This would help you to loosen your throat by elevating your chest.

In addition to helping you stabilize your Throat Chakra, Fish Pose will also help you regulate your Throat Chakra.

  • Relax and de-stress.
  • Boost the energy levels of the body.
  • Increase the effectiveness of the respiratory tract.
  • Moderate back pressure can be alleviated.

While there are many benefits of this yoga pose, it might not be suitable for your body for a number of reasons. You'll appreciate my next yogic session if you don't feel good in this place. 

Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama (pronounced "ooh-JAH-yee prah-nah-YAH-mah") is a vinyasa wave yoga breathing method also known as "ocean air." It may, though, be done in every still place, such as a comfortable chair or lying down on your back. This breathing technique can instill confidence in your body because the term ujjayi implies "victory" or "conquest."

Find a shape that is comfortable for you and helps you to have a long and straight spine.

I like to perform this breathing exercise while lying down on my stomach. Instead, find a quiet spot if you're tired or have a fear of falling asleep easily. Inhale normally, and gently exhale while keeping the mouth open, as if fogging a mirror. There is a gentle sound that can be detected.

Ujjayi Pranayama

The next step is to inhale normally and steadily exhale while keeping your mouth closed, as if fogging a mirror. Continue to create an underwater sound in the back of your lungs, holding your lips together.

After that, try inhaling with your lips closed and create the same soft hissing sound you made before exhaling with your lips open. Continue to create the echo of your exhale.

You should practice this breathing procedure for as long as you like. Begin with one minute and progressively rise as your faith grows.

When performing Ujjayi, strive to maintain the body cool as far as possible. The ocean-like sound can be produced by a soft constriction in the back of your mouth, rather than being forced.

The relaxation of your Throat Chakra is aided by the gentle constriction at the back of your throat. Prana (or energy) runs through this Chakra, bringing it to existence.

In addition to adding energy to the Throat Chakra, Ujjayi allows you to relax your mind and smooth out the flow of your breath.

Despite the fact that I value and profit from these yogic practices, there are times when I need additional healing sessions. Now that we've explored ways to welcome more energy into this Chakra, let's look at how to prevent energy from leaking out. 

Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock)

A Bandha is a form of energetic lock that aids in maintaining maximum energy transfer across the body. Jalandhara Bandha (jah-lahn-DHA-rah bahn-dah) is an energy lock located at the base of your neck.

First and foremost, choose a comfortable seat. Your spine should be straight and tall so that all seven of your Chakras are aligned. Relax your shoulder blades and lengthen across the back of your body.

Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock)

When you drop your chin to reach it, raise your sternum (that's the bone in the middle of your chest). Allowing them to meet halfway is a good idea. Maintain openness around the front of your chest, comfort in your shoulders, and length in your back of neck.

Take a deep breath in to completely fill your lungs if you've arrived at the correct place. Hold the air inside your body for a few seconds before eventually losing all of the oxygen.

If you're new to breathwork, there are a few things you might do to make it more interesting.

Instead of keeping your breath, you can take regular breaths in and out. Much better, inhale while maintaining a comfortable neck stance, then exhale while pressing the sternum and throat together.

This bandha, or energy lock, stops the body's energy from escaping. Start with 5 rounds of breathing through this lock. If you get more comfortable with the procedure, eventually raise the amount of time you spend breathing in this manner. You'll be able to step on to the next pose after you've mastered this yogic pranayama. 

Sasakasana (Rabbit Pose)

In Sanskrit, this posture is known as Sasangasana, but it's also known in English as Hare Pose, Rabbit Pose, or Hare Headstand. Since it stretches your spine from the foundation to the back of your neck, Rabbit Pose is helpful to your Throat Chakra.

In addition, the guidelines state that you can tuck your head into your chest.

Sasakasana (Rabbit Pose)

Start on your hands and knees, then press your hips back toward your heels to achieve Child's Pose. If the knees are tender or sensitive, a folded blanket may be placed under them to offer extra protection.

Start in Child's Pose by reaching your arms down the side of your torso, clasping your calves or heels. Depending on the length of your arms and torso, you can even clutch your ankles.

Pull your chin into your stomach and pull your eyebrows into your knees on an inhale, maybe causing your crown or top of your head to hit the bottom. Inhale once more, and pound your elbows into the ground while raising your legs off your ankles. Make an effort to get your legs parallel to the ground, but don't put too much weight on your head and shoulders.

Continue to draw your head to your mouth, rounding your back and maintaining a long jaw.

Return to Child's Pose by softly dropping your hips to your knees and lengthening your arms out in front of you to exit the pose.

Rabbit Pose often activates your endocrine system and boosts your immune system, making it an excellent way to remain well.

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