The throat chakra, or vishuddha, corresponds to the element of sound, the color blue and the sense of hearing. You will want to eat blue foods such as blackberries and blueberries. Other beneficial foods include apples, lemons, limes, pears and peaches. You should also stay well-hydrated during this phase, drinking between 8 and 12 glasses each day. Chamomile is a good beverage for this chakra. Most of the activities that help to heal this chakra are communicative, such as singing and chanting. Vishuddha embodies energies such as expression, truth and integrity.
To have a balanced throat chakra is to convey truth, be loyal and to express yourself. If you have an imbalance, you might have anxiety issues and often find yourself in miscommunications.
The first step in healing this chakra is to start telling the truth. Instead of keeping everything inside and away from those closest to you, let them know the truth. Try to have honest relationships. Another helpful activity is to have a massage. Also, wear any blue jewelry you have to enhance your throat chakra.
I started my morning with a glass of water infused with lemon. I do this often anyway, as it cleanses the liver, priming it for the work it has to do for us the rest of the day. Then, with my yoga exercises, I did tree pose, warrior pose, pigeon pose, and boat pose and camel pose. Hip-opening positions like warrior pose and doing squats help this chakra. Cardio is also helpful.
Then, I did my affirmations:
I slept with my sodalite and howlite under my pillow so I could continue my work in my sleep.
Lemon water and yoga.
The vishuddha focuses on “I Speak” energy. Write in your journal all of the things you speak about from your heart. Then, write a list of the deepest sentiments you wish you could speak. Keep in mind, there is no reason you can’t speak about these things. You are the only one blocking yourself from being as honest and open as possible.
Make sure to come up with a good prayer or memorize this one before you do your ending ritual the last day.
After coming up with my prayer, I decided to spend some time listening to music and singing along. This is a very active way to get your throat chakra up and running. Give yourself to the music and let your vocal chords roam free!
Lemon water and yoga. I chanted some affirmations to activate my energy.
INCENSE: Throat Chakra stick by Triloka
MANTRA: “ham.” Chant about 10 times, slowly and spaced out. As you chant the mantra, imagine a bright red light burning at your feet, solidifying your foundation. As it runs up your legs, it blends into orange that gets brighter and brighter until focusing into a bright yellow sun that warms up your body and grows a green landscape at your heart. As you move up to focus on your throat, you look up and there is a vast blue sky of endless possibility.
Recite prayer 5 times.
Focus on the blue energy. Visualize what is possible in the infinite blue. Feel yourself floating toward the sky until you become one with it.