The third eye chakra is believed to be a portal to the spiritual world.

This chakra governs the pineal gland and your vision, imagination, intuition, and wisdom. It is located on your forehead, between the eyebrows. 

The third eye chakra is sometimes referred as our sixth sense.

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Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Location: Between eyebrows

Color: Indigo

Element: Light

Mantra: I see

Gland: Pineal

Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Sodalite

When your Ajna is balanced, you trust your intuition, have good vision, great memory and you sleep well.

Symptoms Of A Blocked Third Eye Chakra

When your third eye chakra is blocked and out of balance you might experience some of the symptoms below:

  • Feeling uncertain and indecisive
  • Lacking faith in your intuition
  • Feeling life is meaningless

On the physical level:

  • Problems with eyes
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sinus infections
  • Brain fog and memory issues

Below you will find 9 tips helpful in opening your third eye chakra.

How To Open And Unblock Your Third Eye Chakra


  1. Meditation

Meditation is a very useful way to balance and open any of your chakras.

There are many variations of the third eye chakra meditations available.

If you would like to start with something simple, this mediation might be right for you:

  • Visualize a ball of indigo light between your eyes.
  • Focus all your attention on your third eye center.
  • As you breathe deeply, imagine the ball of light getting bigger and brighter.
  • Notice how it cleanses any negativity from your mind.
  • Feel the powerful energy of the third eye chakra embracing your whole body.

Try to do this third eye mediation daily, for at least 10 minutes.

  1. Seed mantra

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, for a few minutes chant “OM” (pronounced “AUM”) which is the seed sound associated with the third eye chakra. Breathe in and as you breathe out vibrate the sound OM. 

You can add this mantra to your third eye chakra meditation.

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If you would like to learn more about chakras, make sure to take a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Chakras, happy reading 🙂 !

  1. Yoga

Introducing asanas as method of balancing individual chakras benefits your entire chakra system. In order to open your third eye chakra, try these yoga poses:

  • Downward-Facing Dog pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
  • Extended Child’s pose (Utthita Balasana)   
  • Lotus pose (Padmasana)
  • Cow Face pose (Gomukhasana)
  • Legs Up The Wall pose (Viparita Karani)

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      1. Affirmations

      Affirmations are a very useful tool when working with any of your chakras. Below you will find a few affirmations focusing on the third eye chakra:

      • I trust and follow my intuition.
      • I am in alignment with my purpose.
      • I see the deeper truth.
      • I surrender to the divine.
      • I am following my true path.
      • I see all things with clarity.
      • I can manifest anything I put my mind and heart into.
      • I am open to inspiration.
      • I feel bliss in everything I do.
      • I have a brilliant mind.

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      1. Dream journal

      Pay attention to your dreams and look for signs about your third eye opening.

      Create a dream journal in which you will record your dreams every night. Keep your journal by your bed and try to write down your dreams the moment you wake up. Set the intention to receive guidance through your dreams. Every few days, read your notes and try to recognize themes or messages.

      1. Crystals

      Some of the best crystals to clean and stimulate your third eye chakra include the following:

      • Azurite
      • Lapis Lazuli
      • Sodalite
      • Amethyst
      • Celestite
      • Labradorite

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        1. Essential oils

        Here are a few essential oils you will find useful when working with your third eye chakra:

        • Almond
        • Rosemary
        • Bay Laurel
        • Clary Sage
        • Sweet Marjoram

        These oils will help you open your mind to intuitive thoughts, they will increase your concentration and clear thinking.

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          1. Third eye chakra food

          These are the best foods for your third eye chakra:

          • Foods with blue to purple hues: blackberries, blueberries, purple kale, eggplant, purple broccoli, plums
          • Cocoa
          • Foods rich in omega-3: salmon, avocado, walnut, chia seeds. 
          1. Reiki

          Explore the power of a Reiki healing session. This is an amazing experience which can bring benefits to your entire chakra system. To learn more about Reiki, make sure to check this post.

          Signs Your Third Eye Is Opening


          When working with your third eye chakra, you might be wondering what are the signs that the third eye itself is being activated. These are some signs of your third eye opening:

          1) On the physical level: tension or gentle pressure between your eyebrows, as well as possible recurring headaches

          2) On the spiritual level:

          • Enhanced intuition
          • Vivid dreams
          • Seeing light and colors with eyes closed
          • Becoming clairvoyant
          • Gaining psychic abilities
          • Increased creativity
          • Sense of infinite freedom
          • Awareness of synchronicities
          • Disconnection from the ego
          • Seeing auras around people
          • Access to the higher consciousness

          How Long Does It Take To Open Your Third Eye?

          There is no specific timescale on how long it takes to open your third eye. It might take a few days, weeks, months, or years. The most important is to have a clear intention of opening your third eye and working towards that goal daily.

          Remember: this is a fascinating journey which should bring you joy, not frustration or disappointment.

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