5 Simple Techniques To Open Your Third Eye

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How To Open Your Third Eye

Man with his third eye open

Ever wondered how to open your third eye, home to your “sixth sense?” Your intuition and higher wisdom come alive when this energy center is fully open and balanced. Unfortunately, for most of us, developing our third eye chakra and its abilities is challenging at best, and may even sometimes seem out of reach. Here are a few simple steps and recommendations to help.

4 Proven strategies for awakening the third eye

First, we’re going to describe the most important guidelines that will help you develop your third eye.

  1. Cultivate silence

Foster the silence of the mind, whether it’s through meditation, just sitting calmly in nature, or being absorbed in your favorite art or sport practice.

Why? Because third eye perception elevates your senses to more subtle levels. Some call it “the space in between”, psychic abilities, the realm of the invisible. To be able to listen to the messages and information that comes through your third eye, you should be ready to perceive the whisper of its wisdom. If your mind is busy or noisy, you might miss its main message.

  1. Hone your intuition

There are many ways to cultivate your intuition. The third eye is the center of insight, vision, and higher wisdom. So what about getting acquainted with your dreams and their meanings, perhaps giving a try at lucid dreaming, getting to know how to read a horoscope or tarot cards? Find new ways to intuit into your daily life activities.

Why? Because the third eye is the main seat of higher levels of perception and intuition. One way to look at it can be “fake it until you make it.” In other words, be curious, learn about these intuitive techniques. In time, these otherwise esoteric practices will appear more familiar, and you will gain more confidence in your own abilities.

You don’t need to take this seriously – actually, the opposite is recommended. Have fun, explore, and most importantly, keep your mind and chakras open to possibility and wonder.

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Creativity in the brain

  1. Nurture your creativity

Let your creativity flow freely by focusing on specific activities or letting your imagination loose. For instance, start learning a new art or craft; don’t try to be perfect, just let your inspiration run through your hands and be ready to be surprised by the results.

Why? Creativity is a very efficient way to loosen your rational mind – you know, the mental chatter that comments every step you make to see whether it’s right or wrong, that tends to control every action with a specific agenda and intended outcome.

When you calm the part of your mind that wants to be in charge of how reality should be and leverage your creativity to open up possibilities, your third eye capacity has more space to unfold and blossom.

  1. Ground yourself to better soar

For most of us, it might not be obvious that in order to open our third eye abilities, we need to first land both our feet on the ground. Also note the importance of opening up gradually, building reliable foundations first that will allow you to have proper discernment and interpret your extrasensory perceptions with as much clarity as possible.

Why? Because we need to have enough energy running through our whole body and energetic system to support a healthy opening of subtle channels of perception. When the third eye gets activated, the information that comes through might appear rather unusual, unfamiliar, or simply disturbing to the common mind.

Being grounded and having enough energy allows us to expand into subtle dimensions of perception. It can help us open up unhindered and avoid the common negative symptoms of third eye opening, such as feeling disoriented or confused.

Opened eye in black and white

How to exercise your 3rd eye chakra

Let’s explore simple yet efficient exercises to support the opening of your 3rd eye. Here’s a list of practices that will give a boost to your intuitive energy center.

  • Exercise your intuition; it’s the main function of the third eye
  • Rest under the moon light and reflect; the moon light resembles the quality of light of your intuitive center
  • Nurture silence to hear the wisdom of the third eye; listen, the 3rd eye’s sound is more like a whisper
  • Strengthen the energy of your first chakra, as well as your throat chakra; both are useful anchors for unlocking the energy of your third eye in powerful and balanced ways
  • Divination practices
  • Dream work, dream interpretation, lucid dreaming
  • Visualizations
  • Guided meditation, silent meditation
  • Let your imagination loose
  • See, focus on the space “in between” things
  • Be curious about symbolic meanings, symbols around you in different cultures and time periods
  • Commune with nature and the energy of the elements
  • Enjoy creative crafts
  • Free flow
  • Working with inner guidance, spirit guides
  • Practice contemplation
  • Cultivate your psychic abilities

Feel free to try and enjoy the exploration. It’s the best way to get energy flowing in the third eye after all.

Brain and the third eye in human body

How does the pineal gland impacts the awakening of the third eye?

Positioned between the brows and just above the eye level, the 3rd eye is associated with intuition and wisdom. In the human body, this energy center is traditionally associated with the pituitary gland, as well as the pineal gland.

Glands and chakras are intimately related as they represent different levels of bodily functions, the first one being focused on the physical, the other on the subtle energetic level. The pituitary gland is considered to be the “master gland” in the human body because it controls most of the other glands and their hormone production.

What about the pineal gland? The pineal gland is located in the middle of the brain, at the same level as the eyes. Its connection with the third eye chakra or Ajna in the Hindu system has long been investigated by yogic traditions and modern metaphysics alike. They view this gland as a possible seat of the soul and its development, a source for mystical experiences and extrasensory perception or psychic abilities.

This gland is usually considered to be in charge of producing melatonin and regulating our sleep cycle and our sexual maturation. The ways it functions is closely connected to the cycles of light and darkness.

How the pineal gland functions

To suport  your pineal gland and the awakening of your third eye, here’s what you can do:

  • Go outside and get lots of natural light.
  • Eat foods or supplements that support a healthy activity of the pineal gland (and counter its calcification), such as iodine, chlorella, apple cider, Tamarind fruit (as it helps remove excess of fluoride involved in decreased pineal activity).
  • Meditate; meditation balances the activity of the nervous system and stimulates parts of the brain that help the pineal gland.
  • Spend time in complete darkness, as it stimulates a healthy activity in the gland and production of its associated hormones.

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Specific practices to activate the third eye chakra

A balanced and open third eye, also known as the Ajna, chakra fosters concentration, focus, and reliance on intuition. Here are more specific techniques for balancing its energy:

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 Third Eye Color

Associated with the color indigo, which is a combination of deepest blue and violet, the Third Eye chakra governs… 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.

Practice third eye meditation

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!

Third eye meditation on open sky

Dream it

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

Work your theta brainwaves

It could be useful to learn how to activate and maintain theta and alpha brainwaves. These foster frontal lobe activity and prepare your third eye and brain to be more receptive.

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

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

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)

Share your ideas in the comments section below! We’d love to hear your favorite ways to open the energy of your third eye.


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143 Responses to How To Open Your Third Eye Chakra

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  • Niusha

    I want to know all the bad things and good things about opening it could you please tell me

  • James

    Can you help me open my third eye?

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    • Girish

      Dude don’t ever open any ones 3 eye partial … It’s dangerous .. either complete 3 eye opening or don’t open it at all

    • Sarah Glenner

      What exactly do u do?

  • Doug

    whenever i try to meditate, i usually do this listening to binaural beats of youtube. When i feel as if i’m going into deep meditation by focusing on the third eye, i will sometimes get a negative feeling. and when this happens ill be concentrating on my third eye and my eyes will just natural open, i’ll close them and try to get back into meditation but they just slowly open again. It feels as if something is trying to draw me out of meditation, As if i shouldn’t be doing it. Does anybody else get this problem?

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      • Rawya

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      • Ronald Ferreira

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    • Vanessa

      Hi Doug.

      Just imagine these thoughts in clouds going away and disappearing. It is normal! That happens a lot but one day you will get used to not associate yourself with these negative thoughts…. they are transient.

    • TOri

      Make sure you invoke a protection prayer and imagine yourself surround yourself in white light. It would be a good idea to use certain crystals for protection and bringing in white light as well.

      • Dominga

        Is there any Pacific prayers that I can use?
        Please give a prayer example. Thank you, thank you, thank you indvance for your prayers examples.

    • Dan

      it is because you are not supposed to be doing this, you are opening a door for very bad energies to be able to connect to you. God warns us about doing things like this.

  • G. Rajagopal

    Dear Sham Kumar,

    I want to know about the third eye opening, because I know a person who has become blind, and wants to get back some vision.

    What is this something amazing that you know? If it can help a blind person to regain eyesight, it would be useful and interesting for me.

    Thanks and regards,

    • Allan

      Dear Rajagopal

      I need to say something that will give you closure on this issue regarding your “person” wanting to see again. Opening your third eye only lets you see the spiritual realm not the mortal realm. So in turn when he or she open their third eye they will be blasted with knowledge out the wazoo making them go mad.  so i would recommend not doing.

      Your best regards,
      Spiritual Successor Allan

    • Jason

      I don’t know if its true or not.. but I am told when someone is born they a born with a third eye. Which is why kids can see ghosts n shit and we cant. If this is true do you really wish for a blind person to see the dead? I mean, I understand wanting to help someone regain some sight.. but at what cost?

  • Ben

    Hello all, after I washed some videos on the Internet on third eye opening I decide to try it this morning some minute after waking up from sleep at about 6:05am Nigeria time but I never stood up from the bed. I closed my eye and focus on my forehead. The video I washed advice to mark something on your forehead to help u focus n look up to the mark with your eyes closed. She said it could be a dot or anything with a marker just to help focus on the 3rd eye. So I try to focus as if I had mark my head and in about 5min it was wow wow for me guys, it was not a dream suddenly the dark room became bright with light and some kind of colour I feel this sound energy in my head like whilmmmmmm and warmness. I couldn’t complete the experience because i was alone i try to bring my self back to normal i could sense my self struggling back shaking my legs and finally i got back. when i open my physical eye mehn am like woh woh is this for real i have never had such experience before. I would love to do it again and get the full experience but i don’t know if it’s save to do it alone. I don’t think there is anything demonic about the experience. I love to be spiritual because Jesus was and he never spoke of this world hence the reason he was barely understood n his teachings are mistaken as carnal things of the physical world.
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    • Anoop K S

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      • Floris

        How? Please tell me. Will it be harmful to anyone?

      • Amy Richardson


        I have always had spirit awareness and can sense spirits around me, also i am very good at reading peoples ouras. Now recently it went to the next level.

        I was cooking dinner and randomly had a feeling of my boyfriends sister. I asked him when was the last time you spoke with her (we are in australia), his response was months. I said she wants/needs a call with you.
        A week down the line he gets a call from his dad saying that emma (the sister) has moved back home and split with her hubby of two kids.
        this is a shock for both of us especially as i have never met or spoken with his sister to get a connection – but she defo needed that call that night!

        I am now even more interested in exploring this more and opening up my third eye.

        If you have any advice as to how to start and best ways to practice as i have absolutely no idea!!

        i would love your help!

        • Nhi

          can u help me plz? i really want to do this..

  • Michael

    peace be unto you all in Jesus Christ of Nazareth’s name and the blood of Jesus. You are all loved by Jesus. He is calling you so that through me by the Holy Spirit you may be set free.

    The Holy Spirit is our Helper in all we do. Angels sent by Jehovah the Alpha and Omega, The begining and the End, Ancient of Days, Mighty warrior, My saviour and your saviour, My redeemer and your redeemer, that is if you chose Him will reveal to you all truths. i know you all need the touch unexplanable. By this message only i know you have heard the call in your heart and you want to know more. God is Love so love is our connection not fighting each other. thank you for the platform. i really want to share something important with you all if you permit me. i guarantee you will experience something beyond ademption. God bless you.

    • Ben

      Do you know what is Christianity. Do you even know Jesus? Have you ever wonder why it Is so difficult to do the things jesus did in the bible?
      can you tell me what Jesus was doing between age 13 and 29? Don’t let these white people full you with words of proverbs and parable that you quote from the scripture without deep understanding. Yeh are not only flesh man is also spirit.  Our worship in todays church is in flesh we don’t know how to worship God in spirit as the bible has instructed speaking in tongues just 5 secs you start praying is not spiritual is blasphemy. Ever wondered what happen in Jesus transfiguration n how e prayed and his sweat was as thick as blood or how he instructed them to get a donkey from someone they have not see b4? The Bible is not a story book it is a spiritual book my friend study it and meditate on it.

    • zekariyas

      Do you think openong 3rd charka is devilish? Or against God?

      • Anonymous

        absolutely not, that’s what they want you to think! you are god my friend.
        please look into the hidden teaches of Jesus.

      • Dan

        Don’t let the devil fool you. Opening your 3rd eye is not of God, and opens doors to spiritual realms that should not be played with. God bless you.

        • beckie

          how do i open my third eye

  • jitu

    during meditation, i get sleep. Is it wrong ? Means if i work for go to ‘no mind state’ then i get sleep and if i focus in between center of eyebrows to activate agya chakra then feel pain at the point, m i doing wrong ? If yes then let me know the exact way to active agya chakra. Thnx

    • Janmejay

      nothing wrong , it will go on long , the chakra of sleep & strong desire of sex will have so many cycles, never leave attempts, it will happen automatically ,if you have the strong desire to ” not to do any thing ” if either you are a escapist or a terrorist -both only loose ” but get at absolute.  than tell me your age & what way & what has been taught ( all non sense- maxm idea is to get occult power etc)

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      • Mphuti moeketsi

        I real need third eye please help

        • beckie

          how do i open my third eye

    • zekariyas

      Yes i need help…i am begginer so guide me

  • Ebrahim

    Hello. I am an 18 year old Iranian boy. I have different experiences from the third eye. I hear strange sounds when I sleep. At bedtime, I feel that someone is sitting beside me. I see dreams that happen to me in the future. Every day, when I am alone, I have a headache and hear meaningless voices. Sometimes I feel someone is behind me. I feel strange in the dark.
    Are these worrying ??

    • Chance

      Not at all! Your thirds eye is simply opening gradually. The fact that you feel someone around you without seeing them is a sign that your eye is opening. Entities are alive in the astral dimension and it is in this dimension where spirits live. So, by opening your third eye you can essentially see into the astral and physical plane at the same time, thus being able to feel entities or the energy around you.

      • Jason

        i cannot tell if my third eye is opening or not.. I feel as it is because over the past few years my intuition has drastically increased and on numerous accounts, there is a spiritual presence in side my dreams.. I never could find the cause of this happening but i believe it is because my third is starting to awaken..

    • abbaspour

      سلام داداش واقعا میشه ؟ چجوری من هرچی میخونم نمیفهمم اینا چی میگن ی کمک بده

      • Anonymous

        تا اینجاش که چرت و پرته یارو میگه صبح که بیدار شده بدون اینکه از تخت خارج بشه ، بر روی پیشانی تمرکز کرده و چشم فلانش فعال شده ، از اونجایی که نیجریه ای هست 99.9999 درصد کلاه برداره ، یاعلی

    • Janmejay

      you tell me your problem – at body parts
      other than your fear
      1-what is your idea about life
      from what you want to be free ?
      ask me your problem specific
      if shiva ( the godess mother ) allows
      I will answer

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