An Introduction To The Third-Eye Chakra + How To Heal It
The seven chakras are the body’s principal energy centres. The sixth chakra, also known as the Ajna or third-eye chakra, is associated with our ability to concentrate and perceive the larger picture. It becomes simpler to connect with the present moment rather than dwelling in the past or future after the third-eye chakra is opened. This highly spiritual chakra is associated with intuition, psychic skills, and greater knowledge. Here’s a basic primer on this chakra for beginners:
The third-eye chakra is located in this area.
Between the eyes, on the forehead. The brow chakra is another name for it.
What our third-eye chakra is in charge of.
Intuition, inventiveness, knowledge, and the ability to think and make decisions are all qualities that people possess.
Color of the third-eye chakra.
Exercises to heal the third eye chakra.
- Mudra Kitchari: Curl your tongue towards the back of your throat.
- Mudra of Shambhavi: Raise your eyes and look between your brows.
- Breathing in Kumbhaka: On the inhale and exhale, hold your breath.
Start in a seated position with your legs crossed to put everything together. After then, gradually tilt your head back to a 45-degree angle. Begin by curling your tongue as far as it will go to the back of your throat. Inhale slowly and exhale slowly. Add in the Shambhavi mudra and fix your sight between your brows after you’re comfortable with it. Then, on each inhale and exhale, add the last technique: hold your breath for a few seconds (or as long as you’re comfortable) on each inhale and exhale. Maintain this posture for as long as you feel comfortable. Release your head, then your tongue, and finally your breath to its usual tempo to come out of it. This exercise should assist you in tuning out distractions and focusing your attention inward, where your intuition resides.
Beneficial foods for the third-eye chakra.
- Purple-colored fruits like grapes and blueberries
- Lavender-flavored spices or tea
When Blocked or Out of Balance
A number of physiological, mental, emotional, and spiritual illnesses can arise when the energy of the third eye chakra is out of line or not flowing smoothly.
For example, physical indications such as brow tension, headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, sinus troubles, hearing problems, or dizziness may be present. Dissociation, difficulty concentrating, nightmares, sleep difficulties, mental fog, and bewilderment are all signs of an imbalanced third eye chakra (this is not intended to replace the advice and evaluation of a qualified medical pro).
Self-doubt, concern, overthinking, close-mindedness, feeling lost, or relying on others for affirmation and permission are all prevalent emotional signs. Finally, a lack of faith in one’s path or purpose, a feeling of “absence” of intuition, being too planted in the physical world to heed higher guidance and wisdom, or being too rooted in daydreams to focus on the present reality are all spiritual diseases that point back to the third eye.
How can we get our third eyes to open?
Physically moving the body in ways that target the third eye region is one approach to bring the third eye chakra back into alignment. Yoga asanas such as fish position, shoulder stand, and child’s pose, for example, can help to move energy through this area. Use a yoga video like this yoga and affirmations for intuition and insight, third eye chakra yoga sequence, or third eye balancing flow to help you along. Furthermore, focusing on releasing tension in the head, face, and neck, which can restrict the flow of energy to and from the third eye, might be beneficial.
The third eye chakra can also be balanced by using a variety of cognitive and emotional skills. Visualization, for example, is one approach to benefit the third eye by utilising the mind and concentrate. (Imagine light streaming in and out of the centre of your forehead, clearing any trapped or negative energy from the third eye.)
Meditation, in general, is one of the most effective tools for aligning the third eye chakra. This can be as easy as sitting in silence and stillness to become more aware of one’s own self and feelings. (This can help us become more conscious and clear, as well as teach us how to listen to our intuition and inner guidance.) Or guided meditation.
Consider sound meditation: by gently verbalising the seed syllable, “aum,” vibrational energy is directed toward the third eye location, allowing energy to flow freely there. (Note that this syllable has a “oh” vowel sound rather than a “ow” vowel sound.)
Because the third eye is linked to perception, wisdom, and guidance, it is also important to be open-minded. Actively stretching one’s perspective through day-to-day activities, such as trying a new cuisine, reading literature by authors from different backgrounds, or listening to a new genre of music, can help one develop a stronger personal sense of open-mindedness. After all, each of us is a single person in a globe of nearly eight billion people, and there is so much we have yet to learn. Plus, the sense of progress and connection that come from broadening one’s horizons are inspiring!
To focus on a state of balance and alignment for the third eye, incorporate a handful of affirmations into any of the aforementioned activities. Alternatively, incorporate them into a tiny element of your regular regimen, such as your morning skincare routine. Affirmations for the third eye chakra might include:
- I respect and believe in my gut instincts.
- I gain knowledge through my experiences.
- I have clarity and peace of mind because I am linked to the cosmos.
- For wisdom, I look both inner and outward.
- I’m open to accepting and trusting.
Aromatherapy, crystals (more on this below), and a healthier diet are some more options for a problematic third eye chakra. The use of essential scents such as frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, patchouli, and myrrh can aid in the realignment of the third eye.
Aromatherapy, crystals (more on this below), and a healthier diet are some more options for a problematic third eye chakra. The third eye can be realigned by using essential scents such as frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, patchouli, and myrrh. Incorporating deep blue and purple items into the diet, such as blueberries and eggplant, can achieve the same results. Finally, writing or journaling for clarity, particularly through a dream journal, can aid in knowledge and the opening of the third eye chakra!
The Best Crystals for Third Eye Chakra Balancing
Crystals for the third eye chakra aid in the connection to one’s higher consciousness. Blue and purple stones, which are the colours associated with this chakra, are the most commonly used for healing in this area. Tanzanite is a stone that aids in healing and provides guidance. Sodalite, a stone that promotes intuition, is also a good choice for this chakra. Iolite and Sapphire are two more prominent stones for the third eye chakra.
It’s crucial to remember that only through pouring into ourselves will we be able to flow into those around us, no matter how we choose to care for our third eye chakras. We can develop fully secure in our routes and purposes by first seeking inner wisdom, clarity, self-awareness, and open-mindedness, making us even more effective in bringing about the change we want to see in the world.