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A New Way of Seeing: Third Eye Chakra

Jul 31, 2020 09:00AM ● By Laura Baker
Within our body reside multiple energy fields called chakras. Although each chakra has its own unique purpose, together they play an important role in the body’s energetic system. When chakras are open and clear, the mind, body, and spirit will feel harmonious and in balance. When the chakras are disrupted by daily stress, toxins, or illness, we may feel fatigue, anxious, depressed, and/or general dis-ease.

The sixth chakra is called the third eye or Ajna Chakra. It is located in the brain, above the eyebrows. The third eye chakra is connected to our ability to trust our own inner guidance and intuition. When the third eye chakra is in balance, we feel we are in control of life and we have increased perception.

When the third eye chakra is blocked, we may have difficulty in visualizing or using our imagination. We may fear success and set personal goals too low, or not set any goals at all. We may lack discipline. We may be overly logical and not open to imaginative ideas. We may experience headaches, issues within our nervous system, and nightmares, as well as, excessive worrying, anxiety, poor judgement, confusion, and a lack of concentration.

Easy Exercises to Balance and Restore the Third Eye Chakra

Stimulate your Third Eye: Place your index finger on your third eye, which is located between and above your eyebrow. Tap it three times, then massage it in a circular motion. Imagine purple energy flowing to this chakra.

Meditate with Amethyst: Lie down on your back and place an amethyst crystal on your third eye. During meditation, visualize purple energy flowing to this chakra. New to meditation? Meditation is a great way to lower stress, reduce anxiety, and improve overall well-being. There are many different phone apps that offer beginner meditations to help get you started. My favorite is Insight Timer.

Mindful Breathing: Most of us tend to take shallow breaths and unintentionally limit oxygen to the body. Three times a day, practice taking deep belly breaths through your nose and out through your mouth. Bringing more oxygen to the body will not only reduce stress but also stimulates the third eye chakra.

Laura Baker is an intuitive energy healer and reiki master in the Indianapolis area. Connect with her at
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