The third eye chakra can be activated and opened through intention alone. When we incorporate massage with our intentions we have the power to bring much clarity and healing to this chakra.
What Is The Third Eye Chakra?
The third eye chakra known as Ajna in Sanskrit is located between the eyebrows in the center of our forehead. It is associated physically with the pineal gland, brain, eyes, and pituitary gland.
It is associated with the element of light and the color indigo. It holds the bridge between our logical mind and our intuitive mind. This energy center is represented as a third eye which symbolically explains its main function, to decipher the truth and see beyond illusions.
When opening the third eye chakra it increases mental capacity, offers clear self-reflection, and taps you into your intuition. It also correlates to extrasensory perception such as clairvoyance. Learn how meditation can help you increase your intuition here.
This chakra guides us to see beyond societal programming and instant gratification. It connects us to our inner instincts so that we may follow the path that is for our highest good.
What Causes Chakras To Be Blocked?
The chakra system works similar to a river segmented into seven sections. The prana flows throughout the entire chakra system as they are all interconnected just like the entire universe we live in.
If one section (chakra) becomes clogged it will affect the water flow (prana and health) within the other sections of the river (chakras). Each chakra can become blocked by suppressed emotions, fears, and holding onto what we need to let go of for our evolution.
How To Perform a Third Eye Massage
Before you begin, you may wish to incorporate essential oils into this healing massage for added benefits. Make sure to dilute it in a carrier oil as the skin on your face is very sensitive. Here is a list of essential oils that work to open the third eye.
- Clary Sage
Third eye massage techniques vary. Follow your intuition based on what technique feels right to you. We recommend starting first with your index finger (using essential oils if this feels right to you) and placing it on your third eye.
Breathe this way for at least ten breaths before beginning to circle in a clockwise direction. You can play around with different pressures if this feels right. This can be powerful enough within itself.
However, if you would like more follow this third eye massage technique below from massage nerd.
Other Ways To Open The Third Eye Chakra
Other ways to open your lovely third eye chakra can be through visualizations, diving into journal prompts for the third eye, and of course meditation. Visualizations work to strengthen your cognitive function as well as increase your manifestation capabilities.
Journal prompts can spark you to dive deeper into the emotional aspects of the third eye chakra and uncover any emotional blockages that may be residing here. The more honest you are with your writing the more healing you can create.
Meditation of course directly opens the third eye chakra due to the illusion dissolving self-reflective quality of it. If you are a beginner meditator you may enjoy our 30 day course to begin meditating.