The center of your intuition resides here, which can guide you to higher states of consciousness or start the process of becoming enlightened. Located right between the eyebrows this can also be referred to as your brow chakra. The element associated with the Third Eye is light. When you are balanced you have a strong intuition, exceptional memory, and can absorb new information easily. You know that you have the power to create your own reality and use the law of attraction to your advantage. You can be empathetic without feeling drained, be perceptive, and imaginative. You know that everything is connected in the world. Your life is in balance. When practicing focus on your Drishti – or your gazing point, this outward vision lock can bring inner awareness. Quite often if our eyes are darting around the room or are unfocused so is our practice.
A blocked chakra is common with those who are indecisive or fear commitment. Not listening to your instincts or feeling that you have no purpose in life can also block this chakra. Those who fear religion quite often shut this area down, as they are not open to the possibility of spiritual guidance. Overactivity is seen in those with high stress levels that physically can manifest as headaches or migraines. Individuals with over activity tend to be judgmental, unsympathetic, or overly-intellectual while thinking. These are the types of people who are constantly in their heads. Physically the energy in this area affects the brain, pituitary gland and the pineal gland. Headaches and migraines are the most common physical complaint but it can manifest as tumors, cysts, strokes, seizures, insomnia, depression, addiction, nausea or the loss of a sense at a more severe level.
Some things to try on to help open and unblock your third eye chakra are:
Some questions to journal or discuss with a friend or partner:
Key poses associated with the third eye chakra:
Third Eye Affirmation
I see the beauty of the universe. I listen to my intuition. I am open to connecting to the universal truth that lives inside of me. I am an unlimited being.
By Luminary: Tara Koenig