The third eye, also known as the “inner eye” or sixth chakra (Ajna), often symbolizes a state of enlightenment. It is associated with clairvoyance, precognition, and intuition. The third eye is believed to be located between the eyebrows. Many religions & spiritual traditions use the third eye to be connected to a divine source of knowledge and insight.
Through meditation and visualization techniques, work toward developing your third eye to reach a higher level of consciousness & understanding. It is believed that when your third eye/ Anja chakra, also known as the sixth chakra, is unbalanced or misaligned, you may suffer from many ailments, including migraines, dizziness, anxiety, vision, and hearing problems. When in perfect alignment and balanced, it is believed that you can see things through the power of intuition without the shadow of your ego.
This is accomplished through daily meditation and the practice of yoga.
When meditating, make your third eye your focal point. To do this, turn your eyeballs to the center of your brow, repeating the mantra of “om.” This can be done with your eyes open or closed during meditation. Breathwork during meditation is highly beneficial. The child’s pose is one the best choices since you rest your forehead onto the floor and can remain this way for several minutes. Another suggested yoga pose if standing is the eagle or the warrior pose.
Food and essential oils also play a significant role in opening your third eye.
Many of these foods are chosen for their color, as indigo is associated with the third eye. Some of the foods within this list are not indigo in color. However, they have a very high serotonin-boosting effect on the brain.
Best food for activating the third eye:
- Raw cacao or almond cacao
- Purple grapes
- Purple kale
- Purple sweet potatoes
Raw chocolate and almond cacao are filled with antioxidants and flavonoids that boost your serotonin as well as reduce stress & inflammation.
Salmon is a substantial protein that is full of Omega-3s, promoting brain health fights depression, anxiety, and inflammation.
Walnuts & avocados are high in Omega-3s, rich in antioxidants, and healthy fats that help optimize brain function.
Purple grapes contain a powerful antioxidant known as resveratrol which reduces oxidative stress and helps to maintain optimal brain health.
Purple kale is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent detoxing and cleansing vegetable when your third eye/ sixth chakra feels out of balance.
Blueberries are also packed with antioxidants and flavonoids known for increasing your energy, improving short-term memory, and improving your cognitive damage.
Eggplant is one of the few vegetables with natural chemicals called phytonutrients. They improve increased blood flow through your body and into the brain.
Purple sweet potato is another antioxidant-rich food that also contains beta-carotene, which helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Lavender is the most beneficial essential oil to help unblock your third eye chakra. The Lavender essential oil can calm the mind, which your third eye needs when blocked. The Cypris essential oil helps us to trust our life’s path and journey. It will encourage our self-confidence, help improve our mental clarity and focus and promote our feelings of strength. The Clary Sage essential oil combats negative emotions and helps to clear creative blocks, and brings clarity to our thoughts. The Juniper Berry essential oil improves self-awareness and removes our ideas from distractions. It also allows us to connect to our inner wisdom. The Lemon essential oil will encourage deep thought and spark creative thinking. It also helps to organize the mind, energize the body and uplift your mood.
The combination of meditation, yoga, breathwork, proper nutrition, and essential oils will help us to learn to develop our third eye. Thus leading us to live our most enlightened and fulfilled life journey.
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