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Gentle Yoga for the Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra; Neck & Vagal Toning

This week we come to the fifth chakra. It’s one I find a need to work with a lot.

The fifth chakra, also known as the throat chakra or Vishuddha in Sanskrit, is associated with the element of sound and the color blue. This chakra deals with the thyroid gland, neck, and jaw. Its manta is “ham.”

The throat chakra is about communication, self-expression, and manifesting our creative ideas into the world. It relates to the ability to speak our truth and to listen deeply and with care. When this chakra is balanced, we are able to communicate effectively and assertively and to express our thoughts and feelings freely.

When the throat chakra is imbalanced, though, we may struggle with communication and self-expression. We may not feel heard or understood; our ability to listen and manifest may be blocked.

In yoga this week we will have a particular focus on balancing the throat chakra by freeing the neck and toning the vagus nerve, helping us feel safe enough to be our authentic selves.This can lead to stronger relationships, better decision-making, and a greater sense of personal fulfillment.

  • I speak my truth lovingly, with clarity and confidence

  • I balance my speech and actions with deep listening

  • I am fearless and free

  • I speak and listen with equal awareness

  • I communicate with honesty and integrity,

  • I uplift myself and others through honest communication

  • I pause, I speak, I heal (repeat)

  • By voicing my needs, dreams, and joys, I manifest my best life

  • I am unafraid to ask for what I want

  • I am truth, I speak truth, I sow truth

  • I express myself truthfully with words and actions

  • My honesty attracts the people I want to keep in my life

  • I feel compassion for those who trust me to listen

  • I step into my personal power by exploring who I really am

"The voice that speaks within us is the voice of the divine." - Rumi

"The word is the first principle of healing. It has the power to bring life into being." - Native American Proverb

"The tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words." - Unknown

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”― Stephen R. Covey

“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”

― Zeno of Citium

Hope you can make it to Willow Street Yoga from 11am until 12:30pm on this and every Wednesday. You can sign up in advance at or at the door.



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