The throat chakra is all about communication, self-expression, and speaking your truth. If your throat chakra is blocked and out of balance, you might experience problems saying what you want or finding right words to express your feelings or emotions. These five chakra yoga poses can help with the healing process of your Vishuddha.

The Sanskrit name for the throat chakra is Vishuddha which means “pure”.


    1.  Supported Shoulderstand pose (Salamba Sarvangasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the supported shoulderstand pose is Salamba Sarvangasana with Salamba meaning “supported”, Sarva: “all” and Anga: “limb”.

      Benefits Of Supported Shoulderstand Pose

      The supported shoulderstand pose:

      • stimulates the thyroid gland,

      • stretches the shoulders and neck,

      • stimulates abdominal organs (improving digestion),

      • alleviates the symptoms of menopause,

      • calms the mind,

      • improves sleep quality.

        The video: “How to do Supported Shoulder Stand | Salamba Sarvangasana Tutorial with Briohny Smyth” by Alo Moves – Online Yoga & Fitness Videos

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        2.  Plow pose (Halasana)

        The Sanskrit name for the plow pose is Halasana with Hala meaning “plow”.

        Benefits Of Plow Pose

        The plow pose:

        • stretches the spine,

        • tones the spinal nerves,

        • stimulates the thyroid gland,

        • stimulates the digestive system,

        • improves blood circulation,

        • relieves stress.


        The video: “How to do Plow Pose | Halasana Tutorial with Dylan Werner” by Alo Moves – Online Yoga & Fitness Videos


        3. Cat/ Cow pose (Marjaryasana/Bitilasana)

        The Sanskrit name of the cat pose: Marjaiasana, comes from Marjari meaning “female cat”. The name of the cow pose: Bitilasana, comes from Bitila meaning “cow”.

        Benefits Of Cat/Cow Pose

        The cat/cow pose:

        • strengthens back, thighs, ankles, and glutes,
        • reduces back pain and back tension,
        • opens chest and heart,
        • stimulates lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs,
        • improves blood circulation and digestion,
        • reduces stress, fatigue, and anxiety,
        • alleviates headaches, insomnia, and mild depression.


        The video: “Cat-Cow Yoga Pose – Yoga With Adriene” by Yoga With Adriene

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        4.  Camel pose (Ustrasana)

        The Sanskrit name for the camel pose is Ustrasana where Ustra means “camel” and Asana “pose”.

        Benefits Of Camel Pose

        The camel pose:

        • stretches the anterior body,

        • tones the thighs, hips and glutes,

        • relieves tension in the neck, back and shoulders,

        • improves mobility,

        • opens the chest and expends the diaphragm (improving the respiratory and circulatory systems), 

          • increases focus,
          • reduces stress and anxiety.

          The video: “How to Teach Camel Pose | Teach Yoga with Briohny Smyth” by Yoga With Briohny


          5.  Fish pose (Matsyasana)

          The Sanskrit name for the fish pose is Matsyasana with Matsya meaning “fish”.

          Benefits Of Fish Pose

          The fish pose:

          • strengthens the spine,

          • strengthens abdominal muscles,

          • opens the lungs,

          • stimulates the thyroid gland,

          • stimulates abdominal organs,

          • improves blood circulation,

          • improves posture,

          • reduces fatigue,

          • boosts energy.

          The video: “How to do Matsyasana – Fish Pose for beginners” by Ventuno Yoga

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