The third eye chakra is located in the middle of your forehead, slightly above the space between the eyebrows. The third eye chakra is associated with intuition, perception, clarity, insight, and spiritual awareness.

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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 third eye chakra is balanced and open, you may experience a strong sense of intuition and inner knowing, heightened clarity of thought and perception, enhanced imagination and visualization abilities, a deep connection to your spiritual path, and an openness to receiving and interpreting subtle messages and signs from the universe.

When your the third eye chakra gets blocked or imbalanced you might have trouble accessing intuition and inner guidance, you might feel disconnected from your spiritual path, experiencing a lack of clarity or insight, and struggling with limited imagination or having difficulty visualizing.

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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 🙂 !

If you suspect your third eye chakra is blocked, it can be beneficial to explore practices which can help open and balance your Ajna and meditation can be a powerful tool to help you with this process.


How Can Meditation Help Open And Balance My Third Eye Chakra?


Meditation can help open and balance your third eye chakra in several ways:

1.  Enhanced Awareness: Through regular meditation, you cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and introspection. This increased awareness allows you to recognize and acknowledge the subtler aspects of your consciousness, including intuition and insight, which are associated with the third eye chakra.

2.  Deep Relaxation: Meditation induces a state of deep relaxation, which helps calm the mind and reduce mental chatter. When the mind is calm and still, it becomes easier to access the intuitive and perceptive abilities associated with the third eye chakra.

3.  Focus and Concentration: Meditation trains your mind to develop focus and concentration. By directing your attention inward during meditation, you strengthen your ability to concentrate and direct your energy to specific areas, such as the third eye chakra. This focused attention can help activate and open the chakra.

4.  Energy Flow: Through meditation, you can learn to sense and work with the subtle energy within your body, including the energy associated with the chakras. By directing your attention and intention to the third eye chakra during meditation, you can encourage the flow of energy to this area, supporting its opening and activation.

5.  Intuitive Insights: As you deepen your meditation practice, you may experience moments of clarity and profound insights. These insights often arise from a deep connection with your intuition and the expanded awareness facilitated by an open third eye chakra. Regular meditation can help you access these intuitive insights more readily.

6.  Balancing the Chakra System: Meditation helps bring balance and harmony to your entire chakra system. When the energy centers, including the third eye chakra, are in a balanced state, it supports the optimal functioning of each chakra. This balance encourages the opening and activation of the third eye chakra.

7.  Spiritual Connection: Meditation is a pathway to connecting with your higher self and the spiritual realm. As you deepen your meditation practice and cultivate a greater sense of inner stillness and presence, you can experience a heightened spiritual connection. This connection can facilitate the opening of the third eye chakra, which is associated with spiritual insight and intuition.

Be patient with the process, trust your own intuitive wisdom, and enjoy the journey of self-discovery and expanded awareness that meditation can bring :).

Third Eye Chakra Meditation


Below you will find a step-by-step guide which you can use as inspiration for your own third eye chakra meditation practice. 

1.  Create a Sacred Space: Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can meditate without distractions. You may want to light candles, burn incense, or play soft, soothing music to enhance the ambiance.

2.  Relaxation: Sit or lie down in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind. Release any tension or stress you may be holding.

3.  Focus on the Third Eye: Bring your attention to the space between your eyebrows, which is the location of the third eye chakra. Visualize a small indigo or deep blue light glowing in this area.

4.  Visualizations: Visualize the opening of your third eye. You can imagine it as a blooming flower, a spinning wheel, or any other symbol that resonates with you. See it gradually expanding and radiating energy.

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5.  Mantra or Affirmations: Repeat a mantra or affirmations that are associated with the third eye chakra. You can silently or audibly say phrases like “I trust my intuition,” “I see clearly with my inner vision,” or “I am connected to my higher self.” Choose affirmations that resonate with you.

6.  Intention Setting: Set a clear intention to open and activate your third eye chakra. Visualize it becoming clearer, brighter, and more receptive to spiritual insight and intuition. Feel a sense of openness and receptivity in this area.

7.  Deep Meditation: Enter a deep meditative state by focusing your attention on your breath or a point of concentration. Allow any thoughts or distractions to pass by without judgment and gently bring your focus back to your breath or chosen point of focus.

8.  Trust and Surrender: Let go of any expectations or attachment to the outcome. Trust in the process and surrender to the experience. Allow the energy to flow naturally, without forcing or pushing it.

9.  Practice Regularly: Consistency is key. Set aside dedicated time for meditation every day or as often as possible. The more you practice, the more you will be able to open and balance your third eye chakra.

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Looking for more inspiration? Below you will find some additional ideas you can use in your third eye chakra meditation 🙂

1.  Candle Gazing: Sit in front of a lit candle at eye level. Softly focus your gaze on the flame and allow it to draw your attention inward, promoting a state of deep meditation and awakening your intuition.

2.  Sound Meditation: Listen to soothing sounds or specific frequencies associated with the third eye chakra, such as Tibetan singing bowls, binaural beats, or guided meditations with sounds that stimulate the intuition and enhance spiritual connection.

3.  Aromatherapy: Use essential oils that are associated with the third eye chakra, such as clary sage, rosemary, or sweet marjoram. Diffuse or apply a drop of the oil to your third eye area before or during meditation to enhance your focus and intuitive abilities.

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4.  Crystal Meditation: Place a crystal that resonates with the third eye chakra, such as amethyst, lapis lazuli, or azurite, on your forehead during meditation. Visualize the crystal’s energy activating and opening your third eye chakra.

5.  Guided Third Eye Meditation: Follow a guided meditation specifically designed to open and balance the third eye chakra. Many meditation apps, YouTube channels, and websites offer guided meditations that focus on the third eye chakra.

6.  Yoga for the Third Eye: Combine yoga postures (asanas) that activate the energy of the third eye chakra with meditation. Poses such as Extended Child’s pose, Cow Face pose, and Downward-Facing Dog can help release tension and stimulate the flow of energy to the third eye.

Feel free to explore these ideas and adapt them to your preferences and meditation practice. Experiment with different techniques to find what resonates best with you on your journey of opening and activating your third eye chakra.

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Do you feel your Ajna might be unbalanced and blocked? Discover 9 methods to open and balance your third eye chakra and start the healing process today!

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