When your third eye chakra is balanced, you trust your intuition, have good vision, great memory; you understand the inner and outer worlds. There is wisdom within you, and you trust your inner knowledge.

Try these five chakra yoga poses to keep your third eye chakra open and balanced.

The Sanskrit name for the third eye chakra is Ajna which means “perceive,” “command” or “authority”.


    1.  Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the downward-facing dog is Adho Mukha Svanasana with Adho meaning ”down”, Mukha: ”face” and Svana meaning “dog”.

      Benefits Of Downward-Facing Dog Pose

      The downward-facing dog pose:

      • strengthens and stretches the upper and lower body,

      • improves circulation,

      • helps prevent osteoporosis,

      • relieves neck and back tension,

      • can help reduce brain fog,

      • relieves stress,

      • boosts energy.

      The video:  “Downward Dog: Tutorial, Tips, & Benefits” by DoYou

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      2.  Extended Child’s pose (Utthita Balasana

      The Sanskrit name for the extended child’s pose is Utthita Balasana with Utthita meaning “extended” and Bala: “child”.

      Benefits Of Extended Child’s Pose

      The extended child’s pose:

      • stretches and lengthens the spine,

      • stretches hips and knees,

      • increases flexibility in the hips,

      • regulates breathing,

      • calms the mind,

      • relieves stress.


      The video: “Extended Child’s Pose – Yoga With Adriene” by Yoga With Adriene


      3.  Lotus pose (Padmasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the lotus pose is Padmasana with Padma meaning “lotus”.

      Benefits Of Lotus Pose

      The lotus pose:

      • opens up the hips,

      • increases flexibility in the hips,

      • straightens and strengthens the spine,

      • stretches the ankles and knees,

      • stimulates the abdominal organs,

      • relieves menstrual cramps,

      • increases focus,

      • calms the mind,

      • energizes the body.


      The video: “How to do Padmasana – Lotus Pose” by Ventuno Yoga

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      4.  Legs Up The Wall (Viparita Karani)

      The Sanskrit name for the legs up the wall pose is Viparita Karani with Viparita meaning “inverted” and Karani “action”.

      Benefits Of Legs Up The Wall Pose

      The legs up the wall pose:

      • improves blood circulation,

      • relieves leg and feet cramps,

      • reduces lower-leg swelling,

      • improves digestion,

      • relieves stomach related aches,

      • reduces stress and anxiety,
      • relaxes the mind and body.

        The video: “Legs Up The Wall – Foundations of Yoga” by Yoga With Adriene


        5.  Cow Face pose (Gomukhasana)

        The Sanskrit name for the cow face pose is Gomukhasana with Go meaning “cow” and Mukha “face”/“mouth”.

        Benefits Of Cow Face Pose

        The cow face pose:

        • strengthens the spine,

        • stretches the ankles, hips, thighs, shoulders, arms and back,

        • opens the chest,

        • improves the respiratory system,

        • increases flexibility,

        • improves posture.

        The video: “The Beginner’s Guide to Cow Face Pose: Step-By-Step Yoga Tutorial (+5 Health Benefits)” by DoYou

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