third-eye-chakra

 

THIRD EYE CHAKRA 

Sanskrit: Ajna
Color: Indigo, dark blue/purple
Location: Pineal gland
Element: Light

 

The Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of the forehead (pineal gland) and is associated with our inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, peace of mind, psychic abilities, visual perception, and imagination.

 

If blocked or unbalanced, one can have a lack of intuition, negative thoughts, a wish to control others, live in a fantasy world, blindness, eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, and nightmares.

If unblocked and running smoothly, one is connected to their inner wisdom and trust that it guides them to make the right choices, have a superior insight to other peoples motives, able to daydream and create bright ideas, and receive the ability to provide great understanding and a peace of mind.

Below are some ways to help unblock and balance the Third Eye Chakra with yoga postures, breathing techniques, aromas, crystals, and items to set up on an altar for your practice or daily life

 

Yoga Postures/Stretches:
• Mountain Pose
• Half Moon Pose
• Standing/Seated Yoga Mudra
• Sun Salutation
• Moon Salutation
• Tibetan Rites
• Hare Pose
• Eagle Pose
• Fish Pose
• Shoulderstand Pose
• Savasana

 

Breathing Exercises:
• Ujjayi
• Nadhi Shodana

 

Gemstones:
• Quartz
• Lapis Lazuli
• Sodalite
• Calcite
• Azurite

 

Aromas:
• Jasmine
• Mugwort
• Clary Sage
• Eucalyptus

 

Items (for altar):
• Visual materials
• Indigo or rainbow cloth
• Crystals, candles, flowers
• Archetype: Hermit, Psychic Dreamer

 

Additional Tips:

  • Journaling, getting our thoughts down on paper to clear up the mind
  • Meditation with crystals
  • Yin/Restorative Yoga
  • Let go of the need to control or possess, this will only create more frustration