The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra known as the Ajna chakra in Sanskrit, located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight and acts as the individual’s center of wisdom, conscience, and higher consciousness. The function of the third eye chakra is driven by the principle of openness and imagination.
The sixth chakra is referred to as:
Third eye chakra
Linked to imagination and visualization the third eye chakra sits between our eyes and being physically connected to the brain, pituitary, and pineal glands, it would be considered the mind chakra. It resonates with the energy of our psyche, as well as our conscious and unconscious psychological tendencies.
Associated with higher knowledge, intuition, and what you might think of as your sixth sense, your third eye helps us perceive a cosmic vision beyond the physical world that your eyes can see. Connected to your intuition it illuminates everything as it is without the filter of your past, your expectations, or your judgment. linked to imagination and visualization.
When Ajna is functioning well, you trust your inner wisdom. When it’s blocked, you feel close-minded.
Key Characteristics of your Third eye Chakra
Resonating with the energy of our psyche, as well as our conscious and unconscious psychological tendencies, your third eye chakra is believed to be related to:
Signs of Balance
You are able to tune into and trust your intuition and imagination. You see your life with clarity, self-awareness, and emotional balance when your third eye chakra is balanced. You trust your inner knowledge, which allows you to make balanced decisions. You are open to different perspectives and able to receive wisdom from beyond the five senses of sight, touch, sound, taste, and hearing. Some believe that, when open, the third eye acts as a doorway for spiritual communication and is said to include:
Underactive third eye chakra
Your ability to concentrate, process information, or keep cool under pressure can be negatively affected when your third eye chakra is blocked or underactive. A blocked third eye chakra can often cause you to be fearful of the unknown.
Signs of an underactive third eye chakra:
Lack of Concentration
Fearful of the Unknown
Lack of Intuition
Unable to Self-Reflect
Unable to See Past Illusions
Disconnected From the Universe
Imbalanced or blocked third eye chakra
The brain and eyes are where your imbalances in the third eye might manifest and you may also feel stuck in the day-to-day. You may have difficulty seeing the bigger picture and without the guidance of your inner wisdom, you make not be able to see beyond your problems or own opinions.
Physical and mental difficulties can be a result if your third eye chakra is misaligned and your mind may constantly feel in overdrive. You may notice the following symptoms:
insomnia or nightmares
Signs of an overactive third eye chakra
Overindulgence in your imagination and excessive daydreaming is a sign your third eye chakra is in overdrive, it can cause you to feel overwhelmed and mentally exhausted. You may experience indecisiveness and clouded judgment.
Lack of Clarity in Thoughts
Ways To Balance Your third eye Chakra
There is an emphasis on the need to open and harmonize all your other chakras prior to opening the third eye. It is said doing otherwise can be destabilizing.
Open up to Wisdom — Try reading new books with different perspectives, and take time to journal your own thoughts.
Get Outside — The third eye chakra is highly influenced by the element of light and not just to sunlight, but the light from the stars and the moon as well. Going outside on sunny days or in the evenings of full moons can help restore balance to your third eye chakra.
Physical Activity — The third eye chakra yoga poses should focus on inversions to help bring balance to your third eye chakra. Below are specific yoga poses and movements to connect you to the energy of the third eye chakra.
Downward-Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana
Child’s Pose | Balasana
Supported shoulder stand | Salamba Sarvangasana
Hero | Virasana
Meditation — Chakra meditation techniques are similar to traditional meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body. Below is a simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your third eye chakra.
Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
Focus your attention on the location of your third eye chakra: in between your brows.
Since the third eye chakra is tied to the color of indigo, imagine an indigo glow at the center of your brows, slowly expanding throughout your forehead, making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.
When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You may follow with positive affirmations.
Affirmations — Positive Affirmations are a positive way to heal negative programming that can be embedded in your subtle body. When balancing your third eye chakra, practice saying the affirmations in the picture below.
Aromatherapy — A powerful and simple tool to use while restoring balance to your third eye chakra. Apply the Third Eye Chakra Blend in between your brows, just above the bridge of your nose.
Crystal Healing — The third eye chakra is highly influenced by amethyst. When balancing your third eye chakra, meditate with amethyst, carry the stone with you, or wear jewelry with amethyst to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra.
Essential oils for Third Eye Chakra
Sandalwood Australian – Promotes deep relaxation, acts as a natural anti-depressant, and can be used to calm the mind and encourage a state which encourages a greater sense of awareness.
Frankincense – A wonderful oil to use for meditation due to its ability to soothe tension and calm the mind. This can help release fears and anxieties, slow down breathing, and help you to achieve an advanced meditative state.
This can be incredibly valuable for balancing the third eye chakra by helping us to overcome fears and open the mind. This can then help us see our inner visions and intuitions.
Lavender – Lavender can be used for treating physical symptoms such as headaches, migraines, whilst also helping to calm the mind. This can be particularly valuable for those whose third eye chakra is off balance and who suffer from anxiety, inability to make decisions, and psychological stress.
Essential oils Safety First
Keep in mind there is limited research supporting the health benefits of essential oils, however, there are studies supporting the benefits of essential oils aiding in lessening stress and anxiety. Many people do claim and enjoy the benefits of using essential oils to balance their chakras. You can enjoy these benefits by experimenting yourself but keep in mind the safety precaution in using essential oils. Today we will focus on Throat Chakra essential oils in a series we will call "oils for Chakras".
Do a patch test before using any essential oil and even before that consult with your doctor to make sure it won't interfere with any medication. You can do a patch test by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil first and testing it on a small area of your body.
Consider those in your environment as well before diluting and using oils, as children and pets cannot tolerate certain oils or certain levels of oil exposure. Research is always useful before using any oils.
Crystals to Balance your Third Eye Chakra
Blue Apatite - We can use Blue Apatite to help us achieve our goals because it removes confusion and apathy, improves creative problem solving, stimulates the mind, and primes it for knowledge.
This stone increases psychic abilities, and it works to optimize metabolism and eyesight, while reducing headache pain.
Known as The Stone of Truth, Black Obsidian is a mirror stone that motivates us to look within and bring our shadow self to light. It expands our consciousness and promotes spiritual growth and emotional healing.
This stone's energy works to balance emotion and reason. It promotes clarity of mind and makes it easier to communicate with spirit guides.
Blue Tiger's Eye - boosts our clairvoyance and psychic powers, while improving our mental focus and clarity of thought. It is helpful for easing depression and increasing self-worth. Blue Tiger's Eye also promotes healthy eyes and hormones.
Lapis Lazuli -This crystal opens the mind and our connection with higher consciousness. It improves awareness on all levels, gives us a desire for knowledge and discovery, and helps us access our purpose and truth. It connects the spiritual and physical realms, raises our vibration, and improves dream recall. It also supports the eyes and brain and works to reduce insomnia and migraines.
Amethyst - helpful during meditation because it calms the mind and helps us access deeper states of consciousness. With its help, we gain new understandings and perceptions, and we are able to integrate logic and spiritual insight for better clarity of mind and decision-making.
Amethyst is also helpful for dream recall, nightmares, and sleep in general. It raises our vibration and gifts us with deeper levels of wisdom and insight. It promotes healthy hormones as well.
Third Eye Chakra Affirmations
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