Third Eye Chakra
Sanskrit name - Ajna
Location - Between eyebrows
Colour - Indigo
Element - N/A
The sixth chakra is the third eye or sometimes the brow chakra. It’s the centre of our intuition and wisdom. It is the connection between the higher self of the crown chakra and the rest of the chakras below it. It is connected with the imagination, dreaming and spiritual awareness.
A balanced third eye chakra
When your third eye is perfectly balanced you will have a clear mind and be intuitive. You will be able to focus on ideas and be more observant. A balanced third eye allows you to see the truth of things. It is also possible that psychic powers could start emerging.
A unbalanced third eye chakra
Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.
The emotional feelings of unbalanced third eye chakra include:
- Addictions such as alcohol, drugs & food.
- Confusion (B)
- Daydreaming (O)
- Delusions (O)
- Depression (B)
- Hallucinations (O)
- Lack of concentration
- Lack of passion, no goals in life (B)
- Selective memory (B)
- Solid and inflexible thoughts
- Stubbornness (B)
The physical symptoms of an unbalanced third eye chakra are:
- Brain tumours
- Difficulty sleeping or staying awake (B)
- Headaches (B)
- Poor eyesight (B)
How to balance the third eye chakra
In order to balance the third eye, you first have to make sure to take care of your physical body. The chakras in the physical body include root, sacral, solar plexus, heart and throat. If any of these are out of balance then it’s not going to be possible to completely clear the third eye chakra.
Deep meditation is needed to balance the third eye chakra.
- Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
- Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
- Take two or three deep breaths.
- Now focus on the area between your eyebrows. Imagine the energy rising up from the base of your body, the root chakra through the chakras to your third eye.
- Imagine a ball of indigo energy radiating outwards through the whole body from the third eye.
- Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.
Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.
Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.
Place the crystal over the third eye chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.
The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the third eye chakra. Generally speaking, use indigo stones.
- Blue Obsidian
Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the third eye chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.
Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your third eye chakra feels out of balance.
NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.
Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. It is a therapy that stimulates the energy flow and can help open the third eye chakra.
Scents such as frankincense, sandalwood, juniper, clary sage, patchouli and vetiver help cleanse the third eye chakra. We recommend this third eye chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.
Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the third eye energy flowing.
Make note of your dreams. Spend some time every morning to reflect on your dreams. The third eye can help you interpret your dreams. The more you pay attention to your dreams the more your third eye will open you to the lessons and messages that are conveyed within your dreams.
Food & Drink
Fruit and vegetables that are good for the third eye include prunes, gigs, raisins, dates, blackberries, blueberries, eggplant (aubergine) purple kale, purple carrots and purple potatoes. Drink a herbal tea that contains third eye chakra cleansing herbs.
Light is associated with the third eye chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the third eye chakra. Start a private journal to reflect on your thoughts and feelings from the day. Star gazing helps to open the mind and expand your train of thought.
These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the third eye chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.
- I trust my intuition
- I see with clarity
- My mind and heart are in perfect balance
- It is safe for me to see the truth
- I create my own reality
- I connect with the wisdom of the universe