How To Activate The Third Eye Chakra
There are many different kinds of energies coursing through our bodies and these different energies have different energy sources. These energy sources are the chakras. There are seven main chakras in our body altogether and these can all be found in the spine. They align vertically from the base of the spine - the root - to the top of the head - the crown.
In learning and understanding the chakras, you can learn and understand your own body and become in tune with it's energies. By connecting with your body through the chakras, you can then learn to balance and re-align them in order to become healthier and happier in life.
For a basic idea of the seven main Chakras in our bodies, take a look at Understand The Chakras.
In this post, we will be looking at the sixth chakra - the third eye chakra - and how we can activate ours in order to live a more intuitive and spiritually connected life. If you haven’t activated your root chakra yet, I suggest you start here before jumping to the Third Eye.
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An Introduction To The Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra and is located around the forehead area between the eyebrows. The Sanskrit name for this chakra is 'Ajna' which translates to 'perception' or 'beyond wisdom'. This chakra is connected to the element of space and is represented by the colour indigo.
This chakra is the home of your intuition and perception. It allows you to open your mind to the unknown and allows you to look past material matters. This chakra allows us to envision what we can't yet see.
The third eye chakra is connected to our mind and also our eyes. It governs how we see things and how we perceive what we've seen.
What Does A Balanced Third Eye Chakra Feel Like?
When the third eye chakra is balanced, you will be able to tune into both the spiritual world and the physical world with ease. You will also have the ability to tune into your intuition perfectly.
The third eye chakra is all your intuition - your ability to understand thing on another level - and when this chakra is balanced, you will not only be more open and focused, but you will also have the clarity to make conscious decisions. You will also immune to deception because your ability to determine between what’s real and what’s not will be so much clearer.
The third eye chakra represents our spiritual connection. The more balanced out Third Eye is, the deeper our spiritual connection will be. Always remember that it’s essential for your root chakra to be in working order for your other chakras to work efficiently.
Signs That There’s An Imbalance In Your Third Eye Chakra
When there’s an imbalance in the third eye chakra, you may experience a lack of clear vision causing you to have great difficulty seeing the future. This can also cause fear of the future because it’s unknown to you. You may also some across as slightly delusional, especially when it comes to setting goals and intentions.
Another sign of a blocked third eye chakra is distrust in both yourself and this around you. YoI may find it difficult to understand what’s real and what not and because of this you’ve shit yourself off from the world around you. If any of this sounds familiar, you may have a blocked third eye chakra on your hands!
Health Problems Associated With An Imbalanced Third Eye Chakra
- Sleep Disorders
- Eye Problems
- Memory Problems
- Self Doubt
Healing & Self Care Methods
Affirmations are a very powerful - and underrated - thing. If you’re unfamiliar with affirmations, you should start with my post Affirmations That Could Completely Change The Way You Think. Using the power of affirmation to balance your third eye chakra is definitely the right way to start. Here are some great ones to start you off!
- I trust my intuition
- I see things clearly
- I trust myself
- I see the truth
- I am ready to experience my inner vision *Kyle Gray - Raise Your Vibration*
Food & Drink
What better way to look after your body - and chakras - than to fill it with good nutritional foods and drinks. We are what we eat after all! As the third eye chakra is represented by the colour purple, our nutrition is going to be focused mainly on purple foods, such as:
- Red Cabbage
Crystals and stones are perfect for healing as they carry so much vibrational energy with them. Healing your chakras through crystals is more effective when in close proximity to that specific chakra. Wear your crystals as jewellery or place directly over the affected chakra for better results. Here are the best crystals for third eye chakra healing:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Clear Quartz
When it comes to healing your chakras, you can’t go wrong with yoga. Yoga poses are an effective way to gain confidence in, not just yourself, but also your surroundings, which is vital for Third Eye chakra healing. The best yoga poses for Third Eye chakra healing include:
- Downward Facing Dog pose
- Extended Puppy pose
- Child’s pose
- Seated Forward Fold pose
- Head To Knee pose
Different chakras have different pressure points and it’s important to know where those pressure points are. Reflexology is another term for zone therapy and involves applying pressure to and/or massaging certain pressure points. Here are the third eye chakra pressure points in the body:
- Middle of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finger and the top of the 4th finger
- The inner side of the big toe
Meditation is another powerful practice to balance your third eye chakra - I mean, meditation IS medicine for the soul after all. If you’re a beginner to meditation, you might like to start with my post A Guide To Meditation. Here is a simple meditation designed specifically for Third Eye chakra healing:
- Find a quiet space where you will be free of distractions or interruptions - an outside space would be perfect, if possible.
- Sit comfortably in the lotus position with your hands sitting comfortably on your knees.
- Close your eyes and take three deep breaths, extending them for as long as possible - really focus on those breaths.
- Visualise a ball of purple light rotating between your eyebrows - where the third eye chakra is located. Focus on this light.
- Chant the mantra ‘OM’ while still focusing on that light. This mantra matches the vibration of the third eye chakra.
- Now visualise that rotating purple light enveloping your mind. Imagine your mind glowing a bright purple and your thoughts clearing away.
- Finish your meditation with a strong affirmation.
Work With Your Intuition
Your intuition is a wonderful gift and the stronger your intuition becomes, the stronger your third eye becomes. My favourite practice for developing my intuition is through tarot cards. Try out the Intuitive Tarot Diary To help you develop your intuition through tarot and align with your Higher Self.
My favourite resource for Third Eye chakra healing is Raise Your Vibration by Kyle Gray. This book has been - and still is - my go-to when it comes to sorting out my chakras. I stumbled upon this book by accident but I’m so glad I did because it works!
The book is about raising your vibration - if you haven’t already guessed - and includes 111 practices to increase your spiritual connection through the 7 energy centres in your body. It takes you through each chakra with a few little practices and affirmations for each day. Take a look here - I promise you won’t regret it!
I hope this post helped you in some way! What practices do you like to do when your third eye chakra needs a little love? Please let me know in the comments below!
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