The Third eye chakra: your intuitive center
The six chakra also called Ajna, is in the area of the third eye, which is found in the space between the eyebrows. It encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower part of the brain. The third eye chakra is your center of intuition. A spiritual chakra, which means “beyond wisdom,” Ajna leads you to an inner knowledge that will guide you if you let it. An open sixth chakra can enable clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination, and visualization.
Your third eye chakra is responsible for the link between your mind and the outer world. The energy from the third eye allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind and beyond the words.
This makes it extremely important to maintain a healthy and balanced Ajna chakra even if you’re not actively seeking enlightenment or spiritual harmony. A healthy 6th chakra promotes intuition, pattern recognition, learning skills, and memory.
Imbalances in the Third Eye Chakra
A blocked third eye can wreak havoc on your physical well-being. Since this energy center governs the pituitary gland and neurological function, your body’s ability to fight infection, regulate sleep, and maintain balanced metabolic function is compromised. As a result, you may find you are frequently sick, suffer with insomnia, or develop high blood pressure.
Additional physical signs of a third eye chakra blockage are:
- poor vision
In extreme cases, there’s an increased risk for serious complications, such as stroke and blindness.
Emotional signs of sixth chakra imbalance include:
It is not uncommon to also experience vivid dreams, nightmares, and heightened skepticism.
Balancing the Third Eye Chakra
A blockage of energy in the Third Eye Chakra can be healed with regular practice designed to stimulate the chakra, which allows energy to flow into it and excess energy to dissipate. Chakra balancing can be helped along by a healer, but there are many things you can do on your own as well.
Simple ideas to help balance the Third eye chakra:
Chakra meditation is an integral part of opening the Ajna chakra. There are numerous online guides about how to activate your Third Eye Chakra using chakra healing meditation. Regardless of the method you choose, remember the key elements to successful chakra healing meditation and chakra awakening include being relaxed, visualization, and focus.
Intuitive and mindful eating is governed by the third-eye chakra.
Cacao: dark chocolate helps with mental clarity and causes the body to release serotonin (the feel good hormone). The flavonoids in cacao have been shown to improve blood flow to the brain and the magnesium in cacao helps to relieve stress and promotes relaxation.
Purple foods: grapes, blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, purple kale, purple cabbage and purple sweet potatoes.
Omega 3-rich foods: salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and chia seeds all contain high levels of Omega 3’s which are perfect for boosting brain power and balancing the third-eye chakra.
Clary sage, Cypress, Elemi, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper, Marjoram, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Vetiver.