Your chakras are seven energy centres which govern certain areas of your body. When they are open and spinning at at the right speed, we have vibrant health and all areas of our life work well. When they are closed or underactive, we get illnesses and problems in areas of our life such as finances, relationships, self-esteem etc.
The throat chakra governs communication and is about speaking your truth and expressing yourself.
People who are quiet with low self-esteem who do not speak up for themselves often have a closed throat chakra. This can stem from being told off for expressing their true self as a child and being taught to conform and behave in a certain way. It is important to open the throat chakra and find your voice in order to communicate our thoughts and feelings and have healthy relationships.
To open it, practice speaking up for yourself to the right person at the right moment. Activities such as singing are helpful to open your throat chakra. Foods to stimulate the throat chakra include drinks especially water, juices, smoothies, fruits, soups, sauces and sea vegetables.
Recipes for the throat chakra include:
Smoothies & Drinks
Lemon Juice in Water
Tropical Pineapple & Mango Smoothie
Vegan Mango Lassi
Summer Fruit Salad
Carrot & Coriander Soup
Green Pea & Mung Bean Soup
Minich, D. (2009). Chakra Foods for Optimum Health. United States of America: Conari Press
It is important to drink enough water everyday to stay fresh and hydrated! Our body is 90% water. The recommended daily amount is 1500-2500ml which is about 3-5x 500ml glasses of water, juices or smoothies! Drinking water is also fantastic for detoxing and gives you radiant, clear skin!
Every morning I like to have a refreshing glass of lemon juice squeezed into water.
The benefits of this include:
- Rehydrates you first thing in the morning
- Stimulates liver detoxification
- Stimulates your digestive juices before breakfast
- Activates your root, solar plexus and throat chakras.
Note: Lemon is acidic and if drunk daily in the long-term it may cause tooth erosion. It is best to drink it through a straw to avoid contact with the teeth.
500ml Filtered water
Pour yourself a glass of water.
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water, making sure to catch the seeds!
Enjoy your refreshing drink!