Third Eye Chakra
Third Eye Chakra is the 6th Chakra and is responsible to what we refer to as “the sixth sense”. The Chakra connects us to our internal intuitions and is responsible for the sharp senses, the ability to read the future and receive nonverbal messages. Through the Third Eye, we communicate with the world and can even receive messages from the past and from the future. It grants us our sense of observation.
Main Characteristic Associated with the Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra’s element is light. Even though the third eye is blind, it has a deep vision because it’s directed inside. Ana governs and connects the conscious and the unconscious mind.
Third Eye Chakra in balance
When the Chakra is balanced we experience high mental ability, we are able to separate between reality and imagination and best combine logic and emotion. When we live with a balanced Third Eye chakra, we experience overall good health, clear thinking, and focus. A healthy third eye chakra will encourage intuition, empathy of others and build trust in oneself.
Third Eye Chakra out of balance
When the Chakra is unbalanced we experience fatigue, daydreaming, sleep problems, lack of assertiveness, inability to listen to others, and may even often feel disoriented. When the Chakra is over-active, you may immerse in a world of fantasy and even experience hallucinations.
Ajna Chakra Balancing: Ways to increase purple energy:
Practice Meditation to develop your intuition.
Use aroma-therapeutic essential oils such as Patchouli, Myrrh, and Olibanum.
Add purple and indigo colours to your wardrobe, even a scarf can assist the flow of energy.
Choosing music that is classical in nature such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach can enhance the energies flowing to the third eye chakra.
Gemstones associated with the third eye chakra are amethyst, tourmaline, and tanzanite.
The importance of balance when our emotions are in turmoil our
health is compromised.Work to balance the flow of energy in all energy centres and allow yourself a life filled with joy, satisfaction, happiness and wealth.
Chakra characteristics Chakras are influenced by things like colours, gem stones and aromas and impact important elements such as our courage, strength, our ability to heal, self-esteem, expressive, creativity and even the will to live
Ajna or Third Eye Chakra Is in the middle of the forehead. The deeply spiritual indigo coloured Ajna chakra is linked to the Pineal Gland. It enables the individual to see, hear, write and work with Spirit Guides. Physically it relates to the left eye, nose, nervous system and lower brain. If imbalanced it causes the individual to become cynical, fearful, have little focus or concentration, develop headaches, eye problems or blindness and have vivid or unpleasant dreams.
Feeling Your Way to Intuition
Your physical senses can give you clues as to how to follow your intuition. For example, have you ever had the feeling that a carton of milk was bad? You smell the milk, look at the expiration date that’s still a couple weeks away, and even ask everyone in the house, “Is this milk bad?” Then, not detecting anything concrete, you go ahead and drink it but experience severe stomach pain as a result? That’s because, on a very subtle level, your sense of smell detected something wasn’t right and gave you a clue that you doubted.
Here’s another example: you’re making a business deal with someone and everything adds up. The person seems great and honest. But when you shake hands you feel something just isn’t right. When the deal goes through, you find out it was corrupt.
You receive these clues through your senses, but when something isn’t visible you tend to ignore it. The good news is that you can learn to trust these clues and make better decisions based on your intuitive sense. When your decisions turn out right, write them down to reinforce that your intuition guided you in the right direction. Remember that just like the animals in the forest, you too have always had this sixth sense; you simply need to find it again.
Ask Your Inner sense for Guidance
You can also use your inner sense to ask for guidance to make the right decisions. Taking into account your mind, intellect, and ego, you are now including your soul in the decision making process. Just as you turned to the third chakra in the area of the solar plexus to guide you with comfort or discomfort, you will pay attention to a hunch or a subtle feeling of moving forward or holding back. If you are conflicted, ask for your sense of intuition to be opened to you in order to help you make the right choice.
Just like any of the spiritual chakras, Ajna is best balanced through meditation. Often, new meditators will report having a tingling feeling in the third eye or equate it to a headache. A tingling or pulsating sensation around the area of the third eye during or after meditation is a sign that you are opening this blocked chakra.
A great Pranayama breathing technique is called Brahmari or the bee breath. Bring both hands to your face. Place the two middle fingers over your eyes. Allow the index fingers to rest on the eyebrow line and the pinky fingers under the cheekbones. Close your ears with your thumbs. Take a deep inhalation and exhale the word AUM with the emphasis on the “M” sound while creating a buzzing sound like a bee. Do this for two minutes or more. You can alleviate tension in the head and it works to open the sixth chakra.
Asanas, Sounds, Colors, and Gems
Any yoga Asana where the temple is pushed down is a decent one for the 6th chakra. Attempt kid’s posture (Balasana) with your brow squeezed to the floor or a yoga piece. Dolphin posture is another useful stance when you lift the make a beeline for look toward the floor.
The colour for the sixth chakra is indigo and the mantra sound is SHAM.
Gems that help open the Ajna chakra are amethyst, lapis lazuli, and azurite.
Third Eye Chakra