Third Eye Chakra: Child Mind Institute
The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth chakra and is associated with intuition and connecting with your higher self. The idea of your sixth sense stems from the Third Eye chakra. Sometimes referred to as the Ajna Chakra, this chakra helps you see a more profound vision beyond what your two eyes see in this realm. Your Third Eye Chakra is also linked to your imagination and visualization. When the Third Eye Chakra is balanced, you trust your inner wisdom for guidance.
On the contrary, when your Third Eye Chakra is blocked, you feel closed-minded and doubtful of the things going on in your life. These are the times when meditation can be difficult, but sticking through the complex process with discipline can help you see what is going on through a different perspective; your Third Eye.
Did you know that an overactive Third Eye Chakra can increase psychic abilities in uncommon circumstances, leading to more paranormal experiences?
How Do I Discover If My Third Eye Chakra Is Out Of Balance?
Aside from feeling closed-minded, when the Third Eye Chakra is out of balance, you may feel lost, and you may feel you are on the wrong path in life. A way to physically see if your Third Eye Chakra is out of balance is if you are feeling stuck or in a rut in your day-to-day life. It could be a sign from your higher self to take a step back and see with your third eye for a different perspective.
This can go hand in hand with the emotional section of this blog but mentally is where the manifestations stem from. Burning out mentally can be a sign of a blocked chakra. Other mental manifestations can be:
- Losing focus of the big picture
- Feeling mentally foggy
With the Third Eye Chakra associated mostly with intuition and your mind, physical manifestations can result from your mind being in overdrive. Some common physical manifestations can be:
- Eye Problems
A blocked Third Eye Chakra can disconnect you from your inner wisdom. Without the guidance of your inner wisdom, doubt and fear can cloud the mind. The feeling of being stuck in your daily routine can also play a part. Emotionally, you will be able to see these manifestations play out first before your physical - these can include:
- Feeling off your spiritual path
- Lack of Purpose
When feeling any of these manifestations listed above, the hardest thing to do is to go within oneself, but that is where you can find the guiding light that your intuition can provide. The insight you can gain by going within and connecting with your Third Eye Chakra can give you insight as to the tools to use to assist you in restoring balance to your mind, body and spirit.
Balancing My Third Eye Chakra
Having a balanced Third Eye Chakra has many benefits, such as clarity of thought, trust in intuition, and a better understanding of life’s lessons. As you balance this chakra, you start to see different aspects of life as they are without the judgment of ego.
Although it can be challenging to handle the symptoms of an out-of-balanced chakra, there are many ways to balance each chakra that is suitable for each one specifically. Here are ways you can balance your Third Eye Chakra:
Affirmations play a significant role in boosting your mood and channeling energy from your chakras, providing you with an abundance of energy and positive vibes. For the Third Eye Chakra, some affirmations you can state proudly are:
- I trust my inner wisdom is guiding me on the right path
- I trust my inner voice
- I feel balanced and aware
- I am manifesting my vision
- Child Pose (Balasana) - A familiar pose in the yogi community, take it a step further by slowly rolling your forehead from side to side to gently massage the Third Eye.
- Dolphin Pose - Similar to the Downward Dog Pose, but you are on your forearms this time. To stimulate this chakra, put your hands in analji mudra or prayer hands, and gently press your thumbs to your Third Eye.
- Eagle Pose (Garudsana) - A challenging pose that requires flexibility, strength, and, most importantly, focus. Focus is why this pose is linked to your Third Eye.
Meditations and Mudras
The simplest way to activate your Third Eye Chakra is to breathe and be present, focusing on your breath mindfully. Mindfully, whether at work or sitting at a red light, it is a good practice to always take a breath to connect with your body and your inner wisdom, allowing your mind to rest.
When in meditation, the mudra for this is called the Kaleshwar Mudra, or Mudra of the Great Head. To do this mudra:
- Sit comfortably with the spine elongated and your head over the heart and heart over the pelvis. Close your eyes and bring all of your energies to your third eye. Next, with your middle fingers straight, press their fingertips together. Bring the fingertips of the thumbs together too. Bend all the other fingers so they can touch at the second knuckle. While taking long, deep breaths, speak out the mantra “O-M-M-M-M” as you exhale with full awareness. Chant mantra for as long as you are comfortable.
Using Other Senses to Balance the Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra is aligned with the color indigo. Indigo brings clarity to all five of your senses and is the color of inner knowledge and wisdom. Wearing indigo is a great way to activate your Third Eye Chakra. Other means to stimulate your Third Eye Chakra are listed below:
- Raw Cacao
- Purple Grapes
- Purple Potatoes
Stones and Crystals
- Clear Quartz
Using different stones and crystals can be beneficial for more than one chakra at a time by clearing out energy blockages to help realign your chakras. With your focus on your Third Eye Chakra, using stones for welcoming positive energy is essential when tapping into your higher being and performing other mystic practices. The last thing to know about the Third Eye Chakra is that it bridges the conscious and subconscious mind. Trusting your inner wisdom will help you make balanced decisions and help keep the other chakras open.
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