Updated: Sep 28, 2022
The Third Eye Chakra is also called the Ajna Chakra or the Inner Eye Chakra or the Eye of Wisdom. It's associated with the color indigo primarily, but also yellow and violet. It’s located one finger above the nose in the center of the forehead. It's associated with all senses, including extrasensory perception. A partly opened third eye can still function harmoniously.
A harmonious third eye chakra is responsible for seeing within the self and in the outer world. This manifests as imagination, intuition, knowledge of being, development of awareness, openness, perception, inner senses, mental powers, and manifestation. It’s one of the more spiritual rather than physical chakras. This chakra helps with awareness of all levels of being. Consciousness mirrors the Divine, rather and being bound by rational thought. A harmoniously functioning Third Eye Chakra also allows for manifestation through control of energies.
A disharmonious Third Eye Chakraleads to relying on the rational mind or using the influence of the mind to control events or other people for personal benefit rather than the overall good. Unresolved emotional patterns can lead to misperception of reality due to the integration of imagination-based perceptions rather than those based on reality.
Try the Kaleshwar mudra. With your middle fingers straight, press their finger tips together. Bring the finger tips of the thumbs together too. Bend all of the other fingers so that they can touch at the second knuckle.
The mantra associated with the third eye chakra is a classic: aum (or om). This is the sound of the universe.
Affirmations in English include
I trust my intuition
I care for my spirit
I am connected
I am open to inspiration
I love myself
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Poses where your third eye is pointed toward the Earth like balasana (happy baby), half forward fold (ardha uttanasana), dolphin (ardha pincha mayurasana) and downward dog (adho mukha svanasana) can help. Other strong poses assosciated with the third eye chakra include shoulder stand (salamba sarvangasana) and hero pose (virasana).
The third eye chakra is associated with indigo or dark blue and sometimes blue-purple. You can harness the energy of this chakra by surrounding yourself with this color- in your clothes and your home.
Eating foods that are this color can help too like blueberries and blackberries, plums, eggplant and beets.
Also meditating on the color can help. Try to focus your energy into your third eye and imagine an indigo ball of energy at your third eye.
The third eye chakra is crucial to trusting and believing in yourself. Intuition and creativity thrive when this chakra is open and balanced.
For more ideas to balance your third eye chakra, see the ebook Journal!
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