How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra

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The Third Eye chakra is home to your “sixth sense.” Positioned between and just above the eyes, the sixth chakra is associated with wisdom, intellect, and intuition. Associated with the color indigo, which is a combination of deepest blue and violet, the Third Eye chakra governs the eyes, sinuses, and your nervous system. A balanced and open Third Eye, also known as the Ajna, chakra fosters concentration, focus, and reliance on intuition.

When the third eye needs opening

When the Third Eye chakra falls out of balance, you may experience physical symptoms that include:

  • headaches
  • sinusitis
  • fatigue
  • vision problems
  • lack of focus
  • confusion

Manifesting alone or alongside physical symptoms, emotional signs of a blocked Third Eye can include:

  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • anxiety
  • delusions
  • hallucinations
  • fear

If the sixth chakra is in need of opening and healing, there are several exercises and simple steps you can take to strengthen and restore balance to the Third Eye.

Steps to Open your Third Eye Chakra

Just Breathe

Mindful breathing can calm the mind and, in turn, cleanse and open the Third Eye. Being conscious of your breathing not only allows for cleansing, but also balances the chakra system.

Add Some Scent

Introduce essential oils to your home, bath, and body. Subtle fragrances can work wonders for opening, cleansing, and balancing the body’s chakras. To help heal and activate your sixth chakra, consider trying one or a combination of these essential oils:

  • Sandalwood
  • Myrrh
  • Roman or German Chamomile
  • Grapefruit
  • Nutmeg

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Eat (and Drink) Fruits and Veggies

Consuming beverages and foods with natural blue and purple hues can help bolster positive energy flow through the Third Eye chakra. Drink dark fruit juices, such as grape and blackberry. Consider adding the following fruits and vegetables to your grocery list:

  • black currants
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • eggplant
  • prunes
  • rainbow chard
  • beets

Add Third Eye Color

Introduce blue and purple hues to your home and office decor. Surrounding yourself with subtle indigo tones can help heal the sixth chakra and boost energy flow. Add precious or semi-precious blue- and/or purple-stone jewelry to your wardrobe.


Of all the exercises you can do for the sixth chakra, those that require you to actually engage the Third Eye are the best.

Visualizing and meditating on the color blue or purple can help activate the sixth chakra. For instance, sit comfortably and with eyes closed, visualize a blue (or purple) ball of energy in the area of your Third Eye. Simply concentrating on and holding that image is enough to activate the sixth chakra. Concentrating on this image can not only open up the energy center, but it helps dispel imbalance and heal the chakra. There are many beneficial resources about chakra meditation online, so go explore!

Dream It

The Third Eye is crucial in dreaming and dream recall. Engage and activate your Third Eye chakra by keeping a dream journal.

Yoga for the Third Eye Chakra

When learning how to open and heal the body’s energy centers, no conversation is complete without introducing the benefits of yoga. The practice’s elements of breath, focus, and physical movement, when taken together, are great tools for cleansing and balancing the chakras.

To open and strengthen the Ajna chakra, give these yoga poses a try:

  • Hero (Virasana)
  • Standing Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana)
  • Child’s Pose (Balasana)
  • Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana)

Want Healthier and Happier Chakras?

When properly balanced each of your 7 Chakras work together to create an optimal life. If you are like most of us your energetic ecosystem could use some help. Take this 2-minute chakra test to know which of your chakras may be the weakest.

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10 Responses to How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra

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  • Eva

    This is a very sweet and wholesome article, making it seem safe and natural to open the third eye. But let me tell you that if you experience any success in opening it, your experiences will not be sweet or natural. Be prepared for intense crazy-making fear, and the possibility of being bombarded with negative energy (or entities, aka demons).

    It is a portal to the spiritual. To a realm where we do not belong, and do not have the knowledge or tools to be safe. It will only be by the grace of God if you remain safe or protected during your experiences, otherwise you may find yourself face to face with The enemy.

    • mitty

      i am not really sure what to believe but i know that opening your third eye is purely for peace and safety, the reason why people activate their chakras is to stay away from negative energies so i doubt any of what you just said is true.

    • Nick

      I’ll assume then that you’ve opened YOUR 3rd eye and came face to face with dark “entities”. Or….is this something you heard from the pulpit and decided to regurgitate to this site?

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  • steven petersen

    Hello. I love the info on your site. I am having difficulty in opening third eye completely. I feel its open a little because I do get photos of people in my mind in full color which I believe to be spirits. I only get them sometimes. Can you reccomend what stepsni should take. Thank you

    • Milaris

      I think you should practice joga

  • faisal

    I like this information i am working on third eye chakra by grace of God i will open it . Any body who hve similar experience can whatsup me add my cell no on whatsup 03131836527 . Faisal

  • edith coleman

    thank you…the information is helpful.

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