Third Eye Chakra
Third Eye Chakra

The Chakra Chapters: The Third Eye Chakra

It’s time for the next stop on the enchanting journey through the chakra system! In the sixth instalment of the Chakra Chapters, we set our sights on the mystical realm of the Third Eye Chakra. Before delving into this enlightening energy centre, make sure to explore the insightful blogs on the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, and Throat Chakra. Each chakra unveils a unique aspect of our being, and now it’s time to unravel the wonders of my favourite chakra, the Third Eye Chakra.

What is the Third Eye Chakra?

Located in the centre of the forehead, this chakra governs our intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness. In Sanskrit, the third eye chakra is known as the Ajna chakra which translates to “perceive” or “command”. Associated with the colour indigo, the third eye chakra is connected to our inner vision and higher consciousness. When this chakra is balanced, we experience clarity, intuition, and a deep sense of knowing.

Third Eye Chakra Blockages

Blockages in the third eye chakra can manifest in various signs and symptoms, indicating an imbalance in this energy centre. These include a lack of intuition and insight, difficulty visualising and imagining, closed-mindedness, an overactive mind, and a lack of clarity. This can cause excessive mental activity, creating confusion and a lack of clarity. When our third eye chakra is blocked, we can feel very close-minded and resistant to new experiences or ideas. Recognising these manifestations allows us to take steps towards healing and restoring the harmonious flow of this chakra, reuniting with our instinct and intuition.

What is the third eye chakra

How to Balance the Third Eye Chakra

In order to restore balance and activate the third eye chakra, there are various techniques and practices that can be incorporated into your daily routine. From meditation and candle gazing to yoga and crystal healing, these methods offer pathways to enhance your intuition, clarity, and connection with your inner vision.

Candle Gazing & Meditation

One effective ritual for balancing the third eye chakra is candle gazing. Sit in a quiet space, light a candle, and gaze at its flame. Allow your eyes to soften as you focus on the flickering light, and let your mind quiet down. Basic meditations are also helpful for restoring balance to your third eye chakra. Observe your breath and gently move your eyes towards the space between your eyebrows. Follow guided meditations to follow instructions to open your third eye and feel the energy flow restored. For a heightened meditation, try combining your practice with fasting, as this will provide even greater focus and clarity.

Smudge sticks

Crystals, Herbs, & Smudging 

Crystals, smudge sticks, and herbs can be powerful allies in healing and restoring balance to the third eye chakra. Crystals such as amethyst, labradorite, fluorite, apatite, sodalite, and angelite are known for their ability to activate and harmonise this energy centre. Placing these crystals on or near the third eye area during meditation or wearing them as jewellery can help stimulate the chakra’s energy flow and enhance intuition. Remember to cleanse and recharge your crystals regularly and set intentions for their specific healing properties.

Burning sacred herbs such as lavender smudge sticks or palo santo wood clears stagnant energy. Allowing the potent smoke to envelop you and your surroundings to create a harmonious environment for healing. Herbal teas like blue lotus or mugwort can also support the restoration of balance in the third eye chakra. Blue lotus tea is known for its ability to enhance spiritual insight and stimulate your intuitive faculties. Mugwort tea has been used for centuries to promote lucid dreaming and facilitate access to the subconscious realms, allowing for a deeper connection to one’s inner vision.

Yoga & Breathwork

Incorporating specific yoga poses into your regular practice can also stimulate this chakra. Child’s pose, humble warrior, bow pose, dolphin pose, and lotus pose are excellent poses to activate the third eye chakra. Yoga Nidra is also a perfect practice for accessing your third eye chakra and clearing it of any blockages.  Holotropic breathwork can deepen your connection to the spiritual realm, ushering into you a higher plane of consciousness. This specific breathwork practice can be very intense, so I recommend exploring it with a trained guide to ensure your journey is both safe and effective.

Avoid Fluoride

Fluoride is commonly found in toothpaste, tap water, and certain processed foods. While fluoride is beneficial for dental health, excessive consumption can have negative effects on the third eye chakra. Fluoride is believed by some to calcify the pineal gland, which is closely associated with the third eye chakra. A calcified pineal gland can potentially hinder spiritual perception and intuition. To minimise fluoride intake, consider using fluoride-free toothpaste, drinking filtered water without fluoride, and being mindful of the fluoride content in the products you consume. Consuming natural remedies such as turmeric may also help combat the harmful effects of fluoride due to its potential detoxifying properties.

Plant-Based Diet

If there’s one thing anyone knows about me, it’s my passion for veganism and championing the plant-based lifestyle. I’ve written before about what I’ve learned since committing to veganism, and it has positively impacted many areas of my day-to-day life. Plant-based foods are often rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, nourishing the body and supporting clear energy flow. For balancing the third eye chakra, adopting a plant-based or vegan diet can promote overall energetic balance and well-being, as well as enhance your spiritual awareness. Check my vegan venture Plant Essence for plant-based meals and plans to kick-start your vegan journey.

A plant-based diet activates the third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is a gateway to expanded consciousness and heightened intuition. By incorporating rituals such as candle gazing, working with crystals, smudging, practising specific yoga poses, and exploring other supportive practices, we can awaken and align our third eye chakra, leading to a deeper connection with our inner wisdom.

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