Awaken Your Third Eye Chakra

Tucked between your eyebrows and inside your brain, the Third Eye Chakra (not to be confused with the Third Chakra located in your naval) acts as a center of intuition and foresight. As with any other chakra, you want to keep it healthy and balanced. Neither an overactive Third Eye Chakra nor an underactive one is good for the spirit.

Find out how you can become in tune with your Third Eye Chakra, which will in turn enhance your quality of life.

  • Get to know your Third Eye Chakra
  • What happens when you have an unbalanced chakra
  • How to awaken your chakra

Get to know your Third Eye Chakra

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Meet your Third Eye Chakra. Guiding it are the principles of openness and imagination. In Sanskrit, it is referred to as “Ajna,” which translates to “command” and “perceiving.” Due to its location, it allows you to experience both your inner and outer worlds through self-reflection and engagement in spiritual reflection. Put simply, your Third Eye Chakra allows you to both see and interpret the world around you.

Here are some more fast facts for you to know.

  • Element: Light
  • Color: Indigo
  • Symbols: The upside down triangle and the lotus flower
  • Physical association: Pineal gland
  • Psychological and behavioral characteristics: Vision, inspiration, creativity, wisdom, insight

What happens when you have an unbalanced chakra

Overactive Third Eye Chakra

If you have ever overloaded on caffeine, then you have experienced the sensation of having an overactive Third Eye Chakra. Symptoms of an overactive chakra include: difficulty concentrating, headaches, nausea, insomnia, and vision problems. You may start feeling overwhelmed, and in extreme situations, experience hallucinations or delusions.

Underactive Third Eye Chakra

On the other end of the spectrum is a blocked and deflated Third Eye Chakra. Those with underactive chakras tend to have trouble empathizing with other people and retaining their learning and memories. Signs of depression are also associated with an underactive Third Eye Chakra.

How to awaken your chakra

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Luckily, whether you have an over or underactive Third Eye Chakra, there are plenty of methods for fixing it.

Diet

Include foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish and vegetables, in your diet. Dark chocolate has been found to help with mental clarity and relaxation. And don’t forget to throw in some berries every once in a while to help with memory and learning.

Nature and Aromatherapy

There’s something about being out in the open that nurtures the soul. Go outside and get some vitamin D for a healthier Third Eye Chakra. For aromatherapy, try angelic root, cypress, and juniper.

These are just several ways that you can improve your Third Eye Chakra health. How do you enjoy cultivating your Third Eye? Let us know in the comments below!