Ajna: The Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is located right between the brows above the base of the nose. Its key purpose is to provide a link between the natural world and the conscious mind. It is the place where our consciousness interacts with the flow of energy around us. 

Ajna is extremely important as it allows us to see beyond illusion and access deeper truths. Even if you are not on a spiritual path, a healthy, balanced third eye chakra is still vital for wellbeing. The third eye can be thought of as our intuition. In the natural world, animals and insects operate solely on intuition. They instinctively know when danger is near or where to get the right nutrition. We too have this ability within; however, our own minds often get in the way as they are highly susceptible to cultural and family conditioning. 

The third eye sees beyond sense desires and can even give us an insight into the future by understanding the subtle shifts all around us. Essentially, it enables us to see without the filter of our past, expectations or experiences. 

A blocked or closed third eye translates into issues between understanding the connectedness of the world around us and our place in it. You will find it difficult to trust your intuition or inner voice and may even face challenges when trying to learn new skills. Similarly, an overactive third eye can lead to a detachment from reality, an increased judgmental attitude, and an inward, self-centered focus. When Ajna is balanced, you will clearly see the interconnectedness of the world around you and be able to securely in it. You will be able to separate your intuition from your day-to-day thoughts, creating a deep sense of understanding towards yourself and your surroundings. You will acquire new skills quickly and have a sharper memory. 

Signs Of An Imbalanced Third Eye

  • Frequent headaches
  • Easily stressed out
  • Overthinking
  • Delusional 
  • Judgmental or unsympathetic 
  • Lack of empathy
  • Slow learner
  • Forgetful 
  • Depression or addiction
  • Sinus problems
  • Earaches
  • Hormonal imbalance

How To Balance The Third Eye

  • Affirmation – I can see and think clearly. I see the solutions to the situations in my life and have the ability to make positive changes. I am the creator of my reality. 
  • Nutrition – Brain foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are great for the third eye. Fish, nuts, and vegetable are all examples of traditional brain food. However, when it comes to training the third eye, it is important to eat intuitively. Your body knows what food it needs for the best nourishment. Practice going beyond your cravings and listening to what your body really needs. 
  • Aromatherapy – Sage, cypress, rosemary, sandalwood, frankincense, and angelica root 
  • Nature – Light is the key ingredient for the third eye to be in balance. Sitting outside, taking a walk, or doing yoga in the garden will open your third eye, as well as balancing your throat chakra. You can even put on some workout clothes and head outside for some exercise!
  • Meditation – Sit quietly and focus your attention on the spot between your eyebrows. Imagine a bright white light shining from this point and radiating outwards. Envision this as a portal for you to both give and receive information.

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