Chakras are our energy source. They are points in our body in which our hidden energies are stored. They are openings for life energy to flow into and out of our auras. They bring out our self-consciousness and nourish our soul. If they are opened then it’s like a food for our soul. They are like an energy tunnel, at the end of which is spiritual light. When our chakras our open, we can compare our life to a lotus flower. As a lotus flower blooms beautifully in mud, similarly our life also flourishes when our chakras are activated.
Third eye chakra is a powerhouse for intuitive and perspective views.
Sanskrit Name - anja
Physical Location - centre of the forehead
Purposes - action of ideas, insight, mind development
Spiritual Lesson - understanding, reality check point, detachment, open mind
Physical Dysfunctions - brain tumours, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression
Mental and Emotional Issues - fear of truth, discipline, judgement, evaluation, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion
Area of Body Governed - brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands
Gemstone - Purple Fluorite, Sugalite, Lapis
Flower Essences - Wild oat, Queen Anne’s lace
Like our body need vitamins, nourishments, proteins to carry on, similarly our chakras also need food to be healthy and well-nourished and to be balanced. The food that we can have to nourish and balance our Third eye chakra is:
- Dark bluish colored fruits: blueberries, red grapes, blackberries, raspberries, etc.
- Liquids: red wines and grape juice
- Spices: lavender, poppy seed, mugwort
Exercises for Third eye chakra:
Forward Bends: This exercise involves seated poses, which further involve leaning forward and placing your forehead on the blanket that can stimulate the Third eye chakra. Yoga poses like single-leg seated forward fold, wide-angled fold, child’s pose. Press your head towards the floor firmly in the poses to bring awareness to the third eye.
Visualizations: While in a relaxed position such as lotus pose or savasana, creating positive and vibrant images with your mind improves the health of the Third eye. Focussing on a blank wall, or a lighted candle, or exercising with magnets. Visualizations help a great deal in opening your Third eye chakra. For example, if you have upcoming interviews for an important job, visualize the interview going well. The optimism helps to bring energy to life.