Governed by Divine white light, the 6th chakra is the energy center of awareness, understanding, intuition, and consciousness of the rational mind and spiritual body. So how can we know if our third eye chakra is open or blocked? Keep reading and discover this and third eye chakra affirmations, essential oils, crystals, and more that can help!
An Intro to the Third Eye Chakra
The third eye can be found between the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead. Also known as the Ajna, derived from perceive or higher wisdom in Sanskrit, its frequency is indigo, like the limitless night sky.
An open and active third eye is a portal of wisdom, psychic vision, self-awareness, spirituality, and intellect. It allows us to navigate our inner experience, divine purpose, and worldly experience with clarity, decisiveness, and understanding. When the third eye is balanced, we have inner peace, self-awareness, connection to the Divine, the universe, and humanity, and trust in our intuition, which we sometimes call a gut feeling or a hunch.
Signs of a Blocked Third Eye Chakra
If the Ajna is blocked, you may experience headaches, migraines, eye issues, sleep difficulties such as insomnia or unrefreshing sleep, and dizziness. Mentally, you could experience a lack of focus, confusion, struggle to make decisions, or negative thought patterns. Emotionally, you may be prone to stubbornness, hopelessness, self-doubt, suspicion, and spiritual detachment. These challenges are often due to being too “in your head,” causing a limited vision, narrow mind, and clouding your connection to Spirit.
How to Align the Third Eye Chakra
Yoga for the Third Eye Chakra
Yoga that promotes energetic balance through stabilizing poses aligns the third eye chakra. While postures that stimulate energy flow to the head, activate and expand it. Child’s Pose, Seated Forward Bend, and Tree Pose are gentle asanas suitable for a range of activity and flexibility levels.
Food for the Third Eye Chakra
Foods that detoxify the system and support brain function nourish the Ajna. Consider a bowl of blueberries and hemp seeds sprinkled with cacao for a decadent third eye healing treat or a cup of green tea sweetened with raw honey.
Third Eye Chakra Essential Oils & Herbs
Herbs that stimulate and uplift the mind like lemongrass, mint, and St. John’s Wort activate and revitalize the 6th chakra. While essential oils that foster serenity and balance like lavender, neroli, and jasmine bring the energy center into alignment.
Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra
Purple crystals that heighten spiritual connection and intuition like chevron amethyst, kunzite, and charoite expand the Ajna. Whereas, translucent and opalescent stones like clear quartz, selenite, and golden quartz cleanse and balance it.
Mental & Emotional Healing
Healing Activities & Hobbies for the Third Eye Chakra
Meditation and mindfulness are to the third eye what the sun is to flowers! When it comes to these practices, longer doesn’t always mean better. A brief break of 5 to 10 minutes during your lunch hour or before you start scrolling your favorite streaming services in the evening is enough to refresh and energize the third eye chakra.
Dreamwork is a broad term for practices that use dreams as a tool for self-discovery, healing, and growth and is also enriching for the third eye. You can start by writing down whatever dreams you remember upon waking and trying to decipher their deeper meanings and answers to life’s dilemmas.
Journal Prompts for the Third Eye Chakra
Tuning into your intuition and connecting to your inner truth and Spirit can strengthen, attune, and promote a stronger connection to your Ajna. Here is a few journal prompts to inspire you.
- Do I trust my intuition? Why or why not?
- What does my inner voice sound like?
- Complete the following sentence:
- “Even without evidence, deep down inside, I believe...”
- What does “The Divine” or “Spirit” mean to me?
- What is my relationship with them?
Affirmations for the Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra is invigorated by meaningful reflection and introspection. Try pausing to contemplate each affirmation after you recite it. As you do so, envision an indigo light flowing through the center of your forehead.
- My mind is calm and clear
- I am lovingly guided by my intuition
- The answers I seek are found within
- I am connected to the Divine
- My thoughts are guided by my highest purpose and greatest good.
We will explore the crown chakra, the conduit for universal love, Divine connection, and higher purpose. In the meantime, remember to trust in the whisper of the soul. Your intuition never lies, will tell you everything you need to know, and will always lead you to where you need to be.