Do you find the concept of Chakra confusing? Well, many people find it so. You might wonder where all these chakras, including the third-eye chakra (Ajna) are supposed to be in our body.
First, let’s get the concept of the chakras clear. There are seven chakras in the human body and these chakras are the main energy centers in the body.
And the sixth chakra in our body, Ajna or third-eye is linked with our ability to focus and see the bigger picture in life. When your third-eye chakra is opened, it becomes easier for you to connect with the present moment instead of dwelling in the past or future. It is an extremely spiritual chakra, which is connected to your intuition, psychic abilities, and higher knowing. Someone with an open third-eye chakra experiences strong visions and intuitive hits.
Let’s explore more about the third-eye chakra
Also known as Ajna (meaning “beyond wisdom” or “to perceive” in Sanskrit), the third-eye chakra opens up your mind to information beyond the material world and the five senses. Think of third-eye chakra as the eye of the soul. In this chakra we find our mystical selves - intuition, inner vision, psychic energy, or extrasensory perception.
When Ajna is balanced, you will feel equal in tune with both the physical world and the material world. Psychic information will come easy to you just like information from the five physical senses, but only that it won’t overwhelm you. Those who balance this chakra of wisdom become visionaries.
However, imbalances occur too in the third-eye chakra either as excess or deficiencies, which you will find out about ahead in this article
Let’s have a look at the basics of the sixth chakra that is the third-eye chakra:
Location: The space between your eyebrows. It radiates down to your mouth and up to the top of your head.
Controls: Intuition, Imagination, Wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions
Seed Mantra: Sham
Next Chakra: 👉 Crown Chakra
The important thing is that you have to be able to detect the signs and symptoms of a misaligned third-eye chakra causing problems so that you know you act on them sooner. The triggers sparking the need for third-eye healing differs for everyone. However, some of the most common emotional and mental symptoms of a blocked third-eye chakra are as follows:
Blockages in third-eye chakra could also give rise to multiple physical symptoms. Some of the most frequently witnessed are:
Moreover, the third-eye chakra can also be pushed out of alignment when someone belittles your vocation or passion. Likewise, going through transitional life experiences such as death, illness, job loss, or divorce can cause blockage in the third-eye.
As murky or complex as it may sound, a third-eye chakra healing is surprisingly simple. The third-eye opening experience can be profound. An unblocked third-eye chakra can be vital in leading a happier life. It will help you in fine-tuning your sense of intuition, which will naturally drift you towards opportunities that are right for you. Being aware of the symptoms of the open third-eye chakra is an easy way to tell whether you are living in accordance with your true purpose.
Third eye is one of the many ways to work on opening and energizing the third-eye chakra. Follow the steps here to get started with:
As you practice this, you’ll find it easier to connect with the energy of the third-eye chakra.
If you like yoga, you may try some of the techniques such as a downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), arm stand or shoulder stand (Salamba Sarvangasana), child pose (Balasana), Eagle Pose (Garudasana) to activate the third-eye chakra.
Yoga poses for the Ajna chakra will help you fine-tune your sense of perception and also let you see life as it truly is/beyond the material world.
With third-eye affirmations, you want to focus your attention on spirituality, your gut instincts, and your basic sense of purpose. Here some examples you can try:
Adding specific third-eye chakra foods in your diet can help prevent or fight against blockages in the chakra.
Given that Purple is the color for the third-eye chakra, the intake of all purple food promotes its balance. Some of the best sources include eggplant, purple cabbage, blueberries, and blackberries.
Foods rich in Omega-3 can enhance cognitive function and thereby help to keep your third-eye chakra open. Think of walnuts, chia seeds, salmon, and sardines. Chocolates too are advised when you are trying to open your third eye.