The Third Eye Chakra- All you need to know

The Third Eye Chakra- All you need to know about your sixth chakra

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Are you disconnected from others? Do you feel you are disconnected from yourself? Are you prone to nightmares? Are you paralyzed by taking action? The Third Eye Chakra deals with all those questions so it may be time to start working on this chakra.

The third eye chakra is located in between the two eyes (the brow chakra) and is responsible for intuition, insight, imagination, and visualization. (the third eye chakra deals with things like telepathy and clairvoyance.)

This blog post will explore the Third Eye Chakra, the key characteristics, the teachings of this Chakra, what it means to have an imbalanced Third Eye Chakra as well as ways you can balance it for yourself and others. 

If you are wanting an overview of the 7 Main Chakras- Check out A Complete Guide to the 7 Main Chakras

The Third Eye Chakra- All you need to know about your sixth Chakra

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The Third Eye Chakra at a Glance

The Third Eye Chakra, also known as Ajna (gateway to all of your innermost desires and thoughts.)This chakra allows you to connect with higher realms, as well as explore what’s going on in your subconscious mind.

The Third Eye Chakra opens up our connection with intuition and spirituality, providing access to greater wisdom from within ourselves as well as guidance for what lies ahead.

Our vision for possibilities expands when we open this door through meditation practices like yoga, visualization techniques such as guided imagery meditations, frequency healing, and sound bathing.

The third Eye Chakra color is Indigo/ Light Blue which represents wisdom and inner knowing. The element associated with this Chakra is light. It’s always good to let that light shine on you:)

The mantra of this chakra is “I SEE” because we can then see our potential and chanting (OM/AUM) helps balance and open this chakra.

Key Characteristics of the Third Eye Chakra

  • Wisdom
  • Knowledge
  • Deeper Understandings
  • Intuition
  • Insight
  • Imagination
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Vision
  • Self-Reflection
  • Creativity
  • Logic

What the Third Eye Chakra Teaches us

The Third Eye Chakra teaches us how to heal ourselves and the world around us. To be more humble about who we are and what we know, so that we can learn from others’ experiences and share knowledge.

Also, to stand in our integrity – feel our feelings rather than repress them. To stay away from any judgment towards ourselves or others, to have faith in the process of life, and to follow our intuition.

By being genuine, heartfelt, compassionate, and sincere in all that we do. How to learn to make peace with the external and internal world, by being in touch with our inner center.

To embrace all that is as it is. We should also be honest and sincere in all of our relationships – personal, professional, business etc., and respect others’ opinions even if we do not agree with them.

How to move beyond fear so that we are able to take chances and be courageous. Diving in and facing our fears, demons (from the unconscious mind), and limitations in order to allow ourselves to grow into something greater than before. How to realize that our body is a temple so we need to not abuse or destroy it.

The third eye also teaches us how to learn how to master our internal dialogue – all those voices that keep us small.    To be honest with ourselves about our true thoughts and feelings, to make peace with them, and then to share them with others in a way that is not destructive.

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Signs of an Imbalanced Third Eye Chakra

  • Headaches
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Sleep disturbances
  • strokes
  • difficulty concentrating
  • depression
  • Seizures
  • Disconnected from yourself and/or others
  • Detached from your thoughts
  • hallucinations/ nightmares
  • Arrogant because you lack self esteem
  • Afraid to self reflect
  • Paralyzed by fear/ can’t take action

How to Balance/Heal/ Open the Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra, aka brow chakra, is associated with wisdom and insight. The opening of the third eye improves intuition, clairvoyance, telepathy as well as psychic abilities such as unconditional love.

This is why once you open it, there is a drastic improvement in your meditation and visualization skills.

The opening of the third eye chakra also leads to improved mental clarity and an enhanced sense of self (more confidence) as well as better decision-making abilities.

Remember to have determination and patience! Nothing is going to happen overnight! Just keep practicing each day and begin to watch your life shift.

Some simple ways you can open this chakra in your everyday life include:

  • Incorporate the color Indigo/Light Blue into your life
  • Be Silent and listen to your intuition
  • Get outside your comfort zone- It’s not easy, but you grow each time you do this
  • Clean eating or eating for the chakras
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Exercise and drink water
  • Paint
  • Be expressive the way that works for you
  • Explore your feelings and the beliefs you have
  • Trataka Meditation
  • SunGazing
  • Breathe Work (Nostril Breathing)
  • Yoga Poses
  • Meditation
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Energy Healing
  • Affirmations with conviction
  • Darkness Retreat
  • Use a singing bowl in your daily routine
  • Affirmation Decks

Connecting Deeper to your Third Eye Chakra

Yoga Poses

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  • Child’s Pose
  • Puppy Pose
  • Leg up the Wall Pose
  • Lizard Pose
  • Dolphin Pose
  • Forward Bend
  • Thunderbolt Pose
  • Downward Dog
  • Plank
  • Head to Knee Pose
  • Tree Pose
Yoga Poses to open the Third Eye Chakra

Breath Work/ Breathing

Targeted Meditations for the Third Eye Chakra

Sound Bathing Meditations

Meditations with Seed Mantra

Chanting can be amazing for our bodies and chakras. It connects us to the divine force of the Universe

The mantra of this chakra is “I SEE” because we can then see our potential and chanting (OM/AUM) helps balance and open this chakra.

Affirmations for the Third Eye Chakra

  • I have a Fantastic Memory
  • My thoughts are calm and peaceful
  • I am aligned with the Divine
  • I am connected and Conscious
  • My intuition guides me and I trust it

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Essential Oils/ Aromatherapy

Crystals

Food

  • Omega 3 rich foods for brain health
  • Whole Foods rich in antioxidants
  • Clean Proteins (plant-based)
  • Juices and Sprouts
  • Purple Colored foods such as:
  • Eggplant
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Purple Kale
  • Potatoes (purple)
  • Blackberries
  • Raisins
  • Plums
  • Figs

Spices

  • EyeBright
  • Mugwort
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Passion Flower
  • Poppy
  • Juniper
  • Lavender

I truly hope I shined some light on the Third Eye Chakra for you!

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More chakra related articles

A complete Guide to the 7 main Chakras
The Root Chakra- All you need to know about your first chakra
The Sacral Chakra- All you need to now about your second chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra- All you need to know about your third chakra
The Heart Chakra- All you need to know about your fourth chakra
The Throat Chakra-All you need to know about your fifth chakra

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