Exploring Your Third Eye Chakra
Expand your intuition and discover the power of your sixth chakra.
When your third eye chakra is balanced, it gives you the ability to self-reflect and see the world and understand it.
Given the rise in popularity of energy healing, you have probably heard of the seven chakras. However, you might not know exactly what the seven chakras are and how to work with them effectively. Chakras are energy centers in the subtle body that distribute the flow of prana or energy throughout your body. Starting at the base of the spine and working up to the crown of your head, chakras influence your overall health and well-being.
Understanding the role and purpose of each chakra is a crucial first step in balancing your chakras and establishing a harmonious flow of energy. All of the seven chakras are interconnected; balancing one chakra will create change in the others. If you are working towards expanding your knowledge and sharpening your intuition, you should focus on your third eye chakra.
The Third Eye Chakra
Located between the brows, the third eye chakra or ajna is the sixth of your seven chakras. The Sanskrit name translates to “perceiving” or “command,” which is a fitting name for this chakra, as the third eye chakra is responsible for how you perceive the world. The energy of the third eye chakra starts in-between your brows, just above the bridge of your nose.
This chakra is responsible for the link between your mind and the outer world, embodying your ability to see both the inner and outer worlds. This allows you to experience clear thought and self-reflection. Your sixth chakra is motivated by knowledge, reflection, and intuition. The third eye chakra symbolizes your connection to wisdom and insight, allowing you to access the inner guidance that comes from deep within your being. This enables you to cut through illusion and access deeper truths.
The gift of your sixth chakra is the ability to be mindful and live in the present moment. Your third eye chakra is the center of your intuition and wisdom, allowing you to open your mind to deeper understandings and expand your intuition. When your third eye chakra is balanced, it gives you the ability to self-reflect and see the world and understand it.
Key Characteristics of the Third Eye Chakra
- Wisdom — Your third eye chakra is your center of wisdom and knowledge. It allows you to open your mind to deeper understandings.
- Intuition — This chakra is instrumental in perceiving the subtle qualities of reality. It allows you to open up to intuitive sensibility and inner perception.
- Self-Reflection — The third eye chakra is responsible for your ability to self-examine and self-reflect.
- Vision — Your third eye chakra is the link between your mind and the physical world. It enables you to internalize the outer world and reflect within.
- Logic & Creativity — Your third eye chakra gives you the ability to integrate your creativity and logical thinking.
Third Eye Chakra Imbalance
The chakra system distributes the flow of prana or energy throughout your subtle body. Stress, illness, emotional upset, or conflict can cause blockages or imbalances in your chakra system. All of the seven chakras are interconnected; when one chakra experiences a blockage or imbalance, it affects all the others.
This energy disruption can cause your mind, body, and spirit to suffer. When the third eye chakra is imbalanced, it can cause emotional and physical stress. If you are working toward developing a deeper understanding of your world and expanding your intuition, it is important that you open and balances your third eye chakra.
Underactive Third Eye Chakra — When a chakra is underactive, it means that the chakra is experiencing a blockage or is not distributing the flow of energy. When your third eye chakra is underactive, it can affect your overall well-being. When your third eye chakra is blocked or underactive, it can negatively affect your ability to concentrate, process information, or keep calm under pressure. When the third eye chakra becomes blocked, it can often cause you to be fearful of the unknown.
Signs of an underactive third eye chakra:
- Lack of Concentration
- Fearful of the Unknown
- Lack of Intuition
- Unable to Self-Reflect
- Unable to See Past Illusions
- Disconnected From the Universe
Overactive Third Eye Chakra — When a chakra is overactive, it means that the chakra is distributing too much energy. It is working in overdrive and bringing imbalance to the chakra. When your third eye chakra is overactive, it affects your overall well-being.
If your third eye chakra is overactive, you may be experiencing an overindulgence in your imagination and excessive daydreaming. When the third eye chakra is in overdrive, it can cause you to feel overwhelmed and mentally exhausted. You may experience indecisiveness and clouded judgment.
Signs of an overactive third eye chakra:
- Overly Analytical
- Mental Fog
- Mentally Overwhelmed
- Excessive Daydreaming
- Lack of Clarity in Thoughts
How to Balance Your Third Eye Chakra
Chakra balancing is the process of restoring the harmonious and balanced flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Your chakras are in constant fluctuation. Practicing chakra balancing and aligning is a regular and sometimes daily activity to explore. But how do you balance your third eye chakra?
Open up to Wisdom — Opening yourself up to new ideas and understanding can help restore the harmonious flow of energy in your third eye chakra. This wisdom can come from others, or you can dive into your own insight and inner knowledge. Try reading new books with different perspectives, and take time to journal your own thoughts.
Get Outside — The third eye chakra is highly influenced by the element of light. This is not limited to light from the sun, but the light from the stars and the moon as well. Getting outside on sunny days or in the evenings of full moons can help restore balance to your third eye chakra.
Physical Activity — Yoga is a paramount tool in bringing balance to your third eye chakra. Yoga poses for the third eye chakra should focus on inversions to help bring balance to your third eye chakra. Below are specific yoga poses and movements to connect you to the energy of the third eye chakra.
- Downward-Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Child’s Pose | Balasana
- Supported shoulder stand | Salamba Sarvangasana
- Hero | Virasana
Meditation — Meditation plays an important role in restoring balance to your chakras. Chakra meditation techniques are similar to traditional meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body. Below is a simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your third eye chakra.
- Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
- Focus your attention on the location of your third eye chakra: in between your brows.
- Since the third eye chakra is tied to the color of indigo, imagine an indigo glow at the center of your brows, slowly expanding throughout your forehead, making the whole area warm and relaxed. Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.
- When you are ready, slowly open your eyes. You may follow with positive affirmations.
Affirmations — Positive Affirmations are a positive way to heal negative programming that can be embedded in your subtle body. When balancing your third eye chakra, practice saying these phrases to yourself:
- I am in touch with my inner guidance
- I am wise, knowledgeable, and intuitive
- I trust my intuition
- I am open to inspiration and bliss
- I am a connected to the wisdom of the universe
Aromatherapy — Aromatherapy can be a powerful and simple tool to use while restoring balance to your third eye chakra. Use essential oils that promote clarity and balance. Our Third Eye Chakra Essential Oil Blend is designed to aid in restoring balance to your third eye chakra. Apply the Third Eye Chakra Blend in between your brows, just above the bridge of your nose.
Crystal Healing — Each chakra is influenced by unique stones and their energetic properties. The third eye chakra is highly influenced by amethyst. When balancing your third eye chakra, meditate with amethyst, carry the stone with you, or wear jewelry with amethyst to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. Our 10ml Third Eye Chakra Roll-on has an amethyst rollerball to aid in balancing your third eye chakra.
Third Eye Chakra Essential Oil Blend
Open your mind to our Third Eye Chakra Blend to new ideas and deeper understandings. This blend is a unique combination of essential oils known for their energetic and emotional healing properties. We created a 5ml diffuser blend and a 10ml roll-on to use this powerful blend in your preferred way as a diffuser blend or roll-on. Third Eye Chakra Essential Oil Blend
- Ylang Ylang — Supports feelings of connection to the world around you.
- Lavender — Promotes emotional stability and dispels feelings of conflict or confusion.
- Clary Sage — Brings feelings of clarity and emotional stability.
- Pine — Promotes self-confidence, instills positivity, and supports clarity for mediation.
- Frankincense Serrata — Calms and brings peace to the mind, allowing you to expand your thought.
Amethyst Rollerball Known as the stone of transformation and spirit, amethyst is used to open and balance the third eye chakra. The elements of amethyst stimulate the desire for deeper understanding and help sharpen your intuition.
The energetic properties of amethyst open the mind to new ideas, dreams, and visions while helping control the flow of prana throughout the chakras. Our 10ml Third-Eye Chakra Roll-On comes with an Amethyst rollerball to further enhance the energetic properties of the blend.
How to use the Third Eye Chakra Blend
Our Third Eye Chakra blend was expertly crafted to help restore balance to and awaken your third eye chakra. You may use this blend to aid in your third eye chakra realignment. Diffuse 3-5 drops of the Third-Eye Chakra Blend to unlock your intuition and bring emotional stability or apply the Third Eye Chakra Blend in between your brows, just above the bridge of your nose.
Now you have basic overview of third eye chakra and how to balance it, you can start to further balance each of your chakra using these guides: