Yoga helps to connect the spiritual and physical of the body through asana. Connecting to the breath while holding asana helps to release tension and bring energy to the area of the throat and thyroid.

The yoga asana that helps in stretching and opening the blocked channels of the throat are:

Shoulderstand | Sarvangasana – The supported Shoulderstand is a pose that’s great for stimulating the thyroid gland and activating the Vishuddha Chakra. This asana helps in increasing oxygen and blood flow in the lungs. The digestive system is improved due to better blood circulation.

Plough Pose | Halasana – This asana is effective in calming the nervous system. Reduction in stress, fatigue, headaches can be seen by practicing Halasana. This asana removes the blockage in Throat Chakra by stimulating the thyroid gland and abdominal organs.

Mindfulness Meditation for the Throat Chakra

Connecting with our inner truth begins with quieting the mind. Mindful breathing presents a way to calm thoughts by focusing attention on the breath. While inhaling deeply, experience the flow of air passing smoothly to the lungs. While exhaling slowly, experience the release of all negative impurities blocking the body and mind.

Throat Chakra Affirmations

The repetition of affirmations sets the intention to break old patterns and create new, healthier and more effective, ones. To balance the Throat Chakra, repeat affirmations that relate to authenticity and open communication.

Here are some examples:

  • I communicate confidently and with ease.
  • I feel comfortable speaking my mind.
  • I am balanced in speaking and listening.
  • I am an active listener.
  • I speak my true thoughts with clarity.
  • I set clear boundaries.
  • I hear and speak the truth.
  • I communicate with respect and courage.
  • My voice is necessary.
  • I feel free to express my creativity.

By repeating these statements, we create new thought patterns, behaviors, and actions that align with feelings of authenticity and open self-expression.

The Power of Mantra Chanting

Ham is the mantra associated with the Throat Chakra. The vibrations from “RAM” open your throat chakra so that your communication energy can flow strongly.

Foods for the Chakras

These are some chakra foods that promote overall openness and balance. Whole-grain foods like brown rice and reducing overall sugar intake is healthy for all chakras. However, there are also more precise dietary changes you can make to target specific chakras. Fruits like apples, oranges, and all other fruits that grow on trees are traditionally associated with the throat chakra. Simple spices such as salt, lemongrass, or ginger to foods can be added to heal the Throat Chakra.


The energy of the Vishuddha or Throat Chakra can prove to be your greatest strength if used effectively. The ease of communication in expressing emotions is a basic need. When our communication, with others and with ourselves flows, we experience more clarity and positivity of thoughts. When we have more clarity, our intention and actions are clear too and any toxic impurity holds less power over us.