The third eye chakra is located right in the middle of the forehead and is represented by the element of intuition or extra-sensory perception. This chakra allows you to pick up signs, trust in your gut feeling and enables you to see the bigger picture in life. With a balanced third eye chakra, you are able to relate yourself to the universe, rationalizing and using logic to analyze certain situations and creating rational plans accordingly.
Some key characteristics of a balanced Third Eye chakra are:
Intuitive - you are able to sense things about people and your surroundings
Fast learner - you are quick to adapt and learn in a new environment
Clear memory - you remember details that others find difficult to remember
Intelligent - you are smart and intellectual
An imbalance in the third eye chakra will make you feel like there's no point to what you're doing, or you feel that it is insignificant. You may also be struck by your inability to make decisions. In some cases, those with a blocked third eye chakra may seem forgetful, judgemental and lacking common sense. Difficulties with sleeping or nightmare issues may also plague those with this imbalance.
Since the third eye chakra is responsible for intuition, an imbalance will only lead to poor decision making choices, and lack of faith in your purpose. It can also trigger a range of physical symptoms from headaches, eye discomfort and body aches.
What triggers the blockage of the third eye chakra?
Depending on how sensitive you are, hearing someone belittle your vocation or passion can push your third eye chakra out of alignment, or when you are going through a transitional life experience like illness, death, job loss or divorce, this can also cause a blockage of the third eye chakra.
Chakra meditation works best, especially for beginners, since it is relatively easy, and can be done in the comfort of your own room. Firstly, find a quiet place that you can be at for at least 30 minutes. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Inhale and exhale ten times slowly and deeply. Focus your attention on your forehead and imagine a purple ball of energy getting bigger and warmer, then imagine it purging all the negativity from your body.
Third eye yoga poses include the child pose and the eagle pose. It may take some time to get used to yoga poses, but with regular practice, you will be able to master it in no time. Your yoga session can be complemented by diffusing some essential oils within the vicinity for quicker alignment of your third eye chakra.
Some affirmations that you want to focus on are:
Chakras Third Eye - The gentle, pleasant sweetness of lemon and geranium is particularly uplifting and calming, topped off with a minty freshness to hone your intuition and foresight associated with the Third Eye.