The Third Eye Chakra is your insight and intuition, the ability to see the bigger picture. This is one of our ways of ‘sensing’ things. Read on to discover all the yoga moves, tips and techniques you need to nourish your Ajna Chakra.
This is related to the element of light and to our pineal gland. This centre helps us to see things clearly, physically and psychically. We feel imaginative, aware of the subtle energies of the world. When in balance, you can see your path clearly and how you serve this lifetime. You feel wise and can apply this to your relationships and daily life.
When out of balance you feel confused, lack of direction and imagination, you feel apathetic and disconnected. You can get a lot of headaches, blurred vision, nightmares, eyestrain.
Meditation and visualisations are great ways to bring this centre into balance. Also eye exercises, simply looking up and down, left and right and then making circles is a simple way to start. Then rub your hands together to create warmth and cup them over your eyes.
Questions For Self-Enquiry
If you want more clarity, insight, wisdom and intuition this is a slightly different practice to our previous weeks. You don’t need a journal. Just close your eyes, breathe and get centred. Then ask a question in your mind. Then patiently wait for the answer. It will come, maybe not straight away but over the next few days.
Insight and Intuition – A Yoga Practice for the 3rd Eye Chakra
Try this meditative class which will quieten internal chatter and stimulate intuitive abilities. Lucy’s class includes eye movements and gentle poses with a block to rest on your third eye chakra. Ideal for bedtime or first thing, this class will help you act with insight and intuition.
Nourish Your Third Eye Chakra
Fasting for a short time is beneficial for this chakra. Drink herbal teas like Eyebright, Bilberry, Star Anise, Mugwort, Lavender, Juniper, Rosemary.
Also rub Melissa, the Oil of Light into this area – just between the eyebrows. Melissa is said to remind you of who you truly are and why you came to this earth. It invites you to release everything and anything that holds you back from reaching your fullest potential.*
*Emotions & Essential Oils – Enlightened Healing
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