The 6th chakra, or third eye chakra takes us to an even higher level of awareness and begins to tap into our intuitive powers. It is at our 3rd eye where we reference getting “hunches” and experience things we cannot rationalize. This chakra is linked to psychic abilities and our inner vision.
As a quick reference guide, I’ve listed the basic description of the the sacral chakra as well as the physical, mental and emotional ailments of each, along with healing modalities.
Sanskrit name: Ajna or to perceive, to know
Location: Above and between the eyebrows
Associated color: Indigo
Main Issues: Intuition, Wisdom
Endocrine Gland: Pituitary
Body parts: Eyes, and the base of the skull
Astrological sign: Sagittarious, Pisces
Sense: Sixth sense
When the third eye chakra is too open, or spins too fast, we can become authoritarian, arrogant and highly logical.
When the third eye chakra is blocked, or sluggish, we can set our sights too low and fear success.
When the third eye chakra is balanced, we are charismatic, highly intuitive and may even experience unusual phenomena.
How To Heal the Third Eye Chakra
Crystals: Amethyst, Fluorite, Azurite
Fragrances: Rose geranium, Violet
Meditations for the Third Eye chakra:
- I recognize the need for silence and stillness in my life. Translation: I need “me” time.
- Making mistakes enables me to learn, grow, and develop. Translation: I’m not perfect, and its totes cool to mess up every now and then.
- The answer to all my questions lies within me. Translation: I am the captain of my own ship.
Self-Reflection Questions for the Third Eye chakra:
- When was the last time you sat in silence and listened to your inner voice?
- Do you look outside yourself for answers? Recollect a time that you looked outside yourself for an answer, and dissect what happened in that situation.
- Do you trust your instincts and intuition? When was the last time you did so? What happened?
Movement Therapy for the Third Eye chakra
Instead of a physical exercise for the 6th chakra, we can use colors and mandals to develop a better vision for our 3rd eye. A mandala is a sacred art form that consists of geometric shapes that are used in meditative practices. One way to use mandalas in practice is by actually coloring them. Below is an example of a mandala that you can print and color using crayons, pens, markers or colored pencils. You can also find mandala coloring books online. Here’s a link to one that I use: Everyone’s Mandala Coloring Book