How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra
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:
- vision problems
- lack of focus
- panic attacks
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
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
- Roman or German Chamomile
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
- rainbow chard
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.
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!
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.