Philosophy of Yoga

How to Unlock the Power of the Third Eye Chakra– The Sixth of the Seven Chakras

Unlock your spiritual potential with the Third Eye Chakra. Cultivate intuition, wisdom, and clarity with balanced Third Eye energy.

What is Third Eye Chakra?

The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth of the seven Chakras .

We find stability by activating the Root Chakra, stay connected with ourselves by healing the Sacral Chakra, expand the energy by awakening the Solar Plexus Chakra, develop love and compassion by opening the Heart Chakra, and explore listening and communicating skills by developing Throat Chakra. We are now ready for higher knowledge from the Third Eye Chakra.

The Third Eye Chakra, also known as the Ajna Chakra, is the sixth of the seven primary energy centers in the human body and is considered the center of intuition, inner vision, and perception. It governs the pineal gland and is associated with spiritual insight and higher consciousness. An imbalanced Third Eye Chakra can lead to negative traits such as fear and confusion

Ajna Chakra

What is the power of Third Eye Chakra?

The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the power of intuition, inner vision, and perception. When it is open and balanced, it can lead to improved focus and concentration, as well as increased imagination and creativity. It is also believed to help one access their inner wisdom and understand the world around them. A balanced Third Eye Chakra enhances spiritual insight and leads to a higher level of consciousness. On a physical level, it is believed to help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm and improve sleep.

What happens when we ignore Third Eye Chakra?

Ignoring the Third Eye Chakra can significantly impact one’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When this chakra is blocked or imbalanced, it can lead to negative traits such as fear, anxiety, confusion, and a lack of direction.

Physically, an imbalanced Third Eye Chakra can lead to sleep disturbances and headaches, as it governs the pineal gland, which regulates the body’s circadian rhythm.

Mentally, it can result in a lack of focus and concentration, decreased imagination and creativity, disconnection from one’s inner wisdom and a lack of understanding of the world around us, resulting in feeling lost in life.

What is the mantra for exploring Third Eye Chakra?

Be aware that your intuition is your ability to know, recognize, and sense all that you need to have a balanced and fulfilled life. Learn to meditate to listen to your inner shelf.

Meditation is a powerful tool to explore Third Eye Chakra. This simple yet effective practice involves sitting quietly, focusing the mind, and letting go of any thoughts or distractions. The power of meditation lies in its ability to quiet the mind and bring a sense of inner peace, which can help to reduce stress, improve focus, and increase overall happiness.

Tips to Explore your Third Eye Chakra

Meditation: Focus your attention on your third eye while meditating and visualize a bright, glowing light in that area. This can help to activate and balance the chakra.

Essential oils: Using essential oils such as lavender, frankincense, and sandalwood can help to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra and promote feelings of calm and clarity.

Yoga: Certain yoga poses, such as Child’s Pose and Downward-Facing Dog, can help to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra and bring balance to this energy center.

Color therapy: The color associated with the Third Eye Chakra is indigo, and incorporating this color into your daily life through clothing, decor, or visualizations can help to balance the chakra.

Journaling: Keeping a journal and regularly reflecting on your thoughts and experiences can help to increase your self-awareness and tap into your intuition, both of which are connected to the Third Eye Chakra.

The Power of Meditation

If you’re new to meditation, here’s a simple exercise that you can try to get started:

  1. Find a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit down in a relaxed position, either in a chair or cross-legged on a cushion. You can also lie down if that’s more comfortable for you.
  2. Close your eyes and take a deep breath, counting to four as you do so. Hold your breath for a count of four, and then slowly release it, counting to four again. Repeat this process.
  3. Begin to focus your attention on your breath. Pay attention to the sensation of the air moving in and out of your body. If your mind starts to wander, gently bring it back to your breath.
  4. Continue to focus on your breath for 5-10 minutes. As you do so, try to let go of any thoughts or distractions. Just focus on the sensation of your breath moving in and out of your body.
  5. When you’re ready to finish, take a deep breath and slowly release it. Open your eyes and take a moment to stretch, and get up slowly.

Here is the magic of Color Indigo

Bija Mantra: AUM

Color Purple or Indigo is a type of color therapy that uses color vibrations to harmonize the body, mind, and soul. It is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.  This color is also said to improve mental clarity and focus, making it an ideal color to use when studying or working on challenging tasks. You can incorporate the color purple into your diet by consuming naturally green or blue foods, such as leafy greens, blueberries, and avocados.

Mantra for Third Eye Chakra

The Bīja Mantra (Seed Mantra) of the Third Eye Chakra is AUM, the sound of spiritual awakening. Here is a video that we found helpful.

And lastly, do not forget to save this Third Eye Chakra Affirmation

Summarizing Third Eye Chakra

Sanskrit NameAjna
MeaningTo perceive, to command
LocationCenter of the head, slightly above eye level
FunctionSeeing, intuition
RightsRights to see and to be seen
Other Body partsEyes
MalfunctionBlindness, headaches, nightmares, eyestrain, blurred vision
Seed SoundAum or Om

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