Experience Better Communication In Your Relationships With These Easy Yoga Tips
Communication is the hallmark of any healthy relationship. The ability to openly express your needs and receive constructive feedback from your partner helps create a sense of safety, trust, and respect in your relationship.
It is important to feel seen and heard in any partnership, but it isn't always easy. Good communication and listening skills come from an open and balanced throat chakra. The Vishuddha chakra is responsible for self-expression, communication, and the ability to speak your truth. Some signs of an imbalanced throat chakra include hesitation in expressing emotions, lacking the vocabulary to describe your feelings, a sense of being misunderstood, and the use of negative words. Here are some ways to open your throat chakra and strengthen your communication skills for balanced and loving conversations with your partner.
Indigo Ayurvedic Pranayama Pillow
Our Indigo Pranayama Pillow is the perfect prop to invite ease into communication while opening up the throat and heart space. Indigo is a powerful, healing herb with a deep blue hue, the color associated with the throat chakra. This pillow is designed to support the spine and expand the chest and ribcage during your Pranayama practice, allowing for even deeper breathing and more expansion. Creating space in the chest, throat, and heart encourages balance in the throat chakra, making speaking your truth and listening to your partner a more accessible and loving exchange.
Fish Pose is an excellent posture to assist you in opening up the throat and chest area. When this pose is practiced with the support of our Ayurvedic textiles, you receive the healing benefits of our 22 traditional Ayurvedic herbs. Restoring a calmer mind and open body as you breathe.
Bennd Tip: Try using our Indigo Pranayama Pillow for Supportive Fish Pose.
- Roll out your mat and place one end of your pillow at the base of your spine.
- Lie back onto the pillow, supporting the spine as you allow the crown of your head to meet the mat, opening up through your throat.
- Extend your arms out long by your side as you surrender into the support, letting your body be heavy and let go completely.
- Breathe slowly into the belly, relaxing deeper with every exhale.
- Hold the posture for 3-5 minutes for optimal effects, pressing into the forearms to come up, lifting the head last.
Meditation & Breath for Communication
Meditation and pranayama are excellent practices to soothe the nervous system and prime our bodies and minds for healthy conversation.
Lie back onto your pranayama pillow, this time allowing the pillow to support the head, sliding it down the spine. Place the soles of your feet together, coming into Supta Baddha Konasana, letting the knees come out wide.
Close down your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breaths, relaxing the body. Feel the weight of your body against the pillow and floor beneath you. Begin by breathing into the belly through the nose, allowing it to expand, and then directing the breath into the chest and throat. Exhale through the mouth. Repeat the same two-part inhale, into the belly, then into the chest and throat area, then exhale. Continue this breath for 30 rounds. You may practice as slow or quickly as you like.
When finished, let go of any breath control and relax into the posture. Direct your awareness to the sensation of the breath and transition into meditation for five minutes. Sustain your attention on your breath, gently redirecting it when your mind wanders.
Openly speaking our truth and communicating can make us quite vulnerable and requires a sense of trust in ourselves and our partner. Having difficult conversations without judgement, being open to receiving feedback, and seeing things from a different perspective can ultimately deepen our intimacy with our partner.
We hope that these practices, along with our Indigo Pranayama Pillow, can support you in your journey to communicating in a healthy and loving way.