What follows is a basic overview of the Third Eye Chakra. The written summaries, exercise recommendations, and recommended Yoga asanas are based on my personal understanding of the chakras; my experience working with them for both personal healing and client work; and the widely accepted beliefs about the modern chakra system.
The essential oil, herbal, and crystal recommendations are suggestions only, and do not represent an exhaustive list. These recommendations were chosen because they represent a close energetic match to their particular chakras; always defer to your intuition when working energetically. Only work with herbs and essential oils if it is within your scope of practice, and if it is advised by your primary healthcare professional.
A Healthy Third Eye Chakra
When your Third Eye Chakra is balanced, you are able to think clearly, and are confident in your choices and decisions. You are able to operate from both your logical and intuitive mind, which means that you are able to temper all of your intuitive insights and energetic readings against rational thought. You have good critical thinking skills, a strong memory, and are able to see the “big picture” – all qualities that make you a fast learner, and an ideal student. You are able to focus your concentration at will, and are able to bring yourself in and out of different states of consciousness quickly and without difficulty. You are able to connect with the spirit realm at will, and have strong energetic boundaries.
Third Eye Chakra Correspondences
Element: Light, All Elements
Location: Above and between the eyebrows
Health: Neurological system, eyesight, ears. Mental illness issues, balance, neurological diseases, chronic headaches and migraines can be issues.
Essential Oils and Herbs: Frankincense, Lavender, Tea Tree, Juniper Berry, Eucalyptus, Thyme, German Chamomile
Crystals: Blue, Purple, White, or Clear Stones; Amethyst, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Clear Quartz, Angelite, Celestite
Physical Exercise: The best form of exercise for the Third Eye Chakra is Dance, due to its proven neurological benefits for preventing and decreasing the rate of cognitive degeneration, even in individuals who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. The research has found that any kind of Dance (including Zumba and dance fitness) where learning choreography is required is particularly helpful, because it requires concentration, memorization, and coordination. In addition, choose exercises and asanas that challenge your balance; cross-body movements; challenging movement that requires your full concentration (such as gymnastics, circus arts, or Acro Yoga); and movement that requires strong spatial awareness and challenges your peripheral vision, such as rock climbing, hiking or walking in nature.
Yoga Asanas: All balancing poses, eye exercises
When it comes to Chakra Therapy, I often see people focusing on what they are missing, or how they are “deficient” in a particular chakra. Let’s focus on the positive!
In what ways do you know that your Third Eye Chakra is balanced? Journal at least 5 things in your life – from circumstances to personal attributes – that are evidence of a healthy Third Eye Chakra.
P.S. Are you a Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Bodyworker or Wellness Enthusiast who’d like to learn how to work with the chakras – professionally? You may be interested in my Chakra Therapy Certification course!