In this article, we will learn about the symptoms and practices on how to open and heal an Imbalanced Third Eye Chakra.
The Chakras are an ancient Hindu system of energetic vortices present within our body. Although the chakras are not of physical matter, they accumulate energy close to important organs and glands in the human body.
We have as many as 114 chakras in our bodies, yet the seven major ones are sufficient to maintain and take care of our general health and well-being.
The Third Eye Chakra is the seventh in the system and is located between the eyebrows and the center of our head. The Third Eye Chakra is responsible for our intuition, consciousness, and awareness. Its original Sanskrit name, Ajna Chakra, can be translated as “the seat of consciousness.” Here, we begin defining our True selves.
Below we will go through the symptoms of a blocked or overactive Ajna Chakra and share some insightful knowledge on balancing and working with this energy wheel.
Third Eye Chakra Blocked Symptoms
A blocked Third Eye Chakra will demonstrate itself with a weak sense of self and a lack of intuition, and insecurity of your truth. To know if you are dealing with a blocked Third Eye Chakra, go through the questions listed below:
- Am I secure and confident in my decisions?
- Am I observant and conscious of my surroundings?
- Am I listening to the signs my body and emotions are sending me?
- Do I think in a clear and open-minded way?
- Is it easy for me to accept change?
- Do I often see the bigger picture?
- Can I sense and feel what I want or need during the day?
- Does it feel like everything comes to me easily and calmly?
If you have answered NO to a majority of the above questions, you might be dealing with a blocked Ajna Chakra.
Third Eye Chakra Imbalance Symptoms
The Third Eye Chakra’s imbalance can show itself as underactive or hyperactive energy. In both cases, we will be dealing with difficulties in functioning every day for different reasons.
An underactive or blocked Ajna Chakra will show up with a lack of openness to growth and change and a lack of intuition and self-understanding.
The general symptoms of a blocked Ajna Chakra include:
- Lack of security in decision-making.
- Weak sense of intuition.
- Difficulties in knowing what you want and feel.
- Not learning from mistakes.
- A closed-minded attitude.
- Lack of openness to change and questioning.
- Feeling confused.
- Mixed feelings.
- Fear and doubt of one’s purpose.
- Feeling insecure.
- Feeling powerless.
- Always putting yourself last.
- Not noticing or not acknowledging your emotions.
- Clogged nose and sinus
- Unclear vision
- Sleep difficulties
- Weak sense of physical balance
How to open the Third eye chakra
Opening The Third Eye Chakra should be taken seriously and not jumped into without grounding and connecting to the other six chakras. It is said that no Chakra is dominant over the other, but they are interconnected, so it is important to treat the system as a whole.
When opening the Ajna Chakra, preparing a steady physical and emotional balance with regular self-care and self-awareness practices such as hatha yoga, grounding, embodiment, emotional awareness, and meditation is crucial.
If you decide to focus on the seventh chakra more intensely without such preparations, you might struggle with maintaining your physical and mental health in a secure and stable place.
That is why we highly recommend opening the Third Eye Chakra only after you have worked on a proper sense of self, have disciplined practice, and feel ready to dive deeper into the realms of consciousness.
Tips For Healing Ajna Chakra
When you feel like it is time to heal the Third Eye Chakra, you will find many spiritual and yogic practices to follow.
Invite Change And An Open-Minded Attitude
The Third Eye Chakra blossoms when you are open to transformation and welcome all possibilities into your life. Becoming more aware and accepting of different realities, views and opinions can be a starting practice to heal your Ajna Chakra.
Practice Being Honest With Yourself And Others
Being honest to yourself and with others is a sign that your Ajna Chakra is balancing out. Practice listening to your emotions, notice how your body feels in certain situations and conversations, and allow it to guide your intuition.
Become More Grounded
As we have mentioned before, it is very important to focus on your mindfulness and grounding when approaching the seventh chakra. Practicing yoga asanas and kriyas (postures and movement) together with pranayama breathwork can help you feel strong and steady to safely explore deeper consciousness later.
Increase Your Sunlight Exposure
Light is the element connected to the Third Eye Chakra; therefore, it is recommended to take in more of it through nature. Going for walks under the sun, allowing it to warm up your face and forehead (avoid overdoing it!), is a good way to invite healing into the Ajna Chakra.
It is recommended to take in the sunlight of the morning hours when it is calmer and not too harsh on your skin.
Add Certain Foods Into Your Diet
Nutrition is a vital element in supporting and healing the chakra system. For The Third Eye Chakra, try incorporating more of the foods listed below:
- Purple Cabbage
- Chia seeds
Practice Om Chanting and Meditation
One of the most efficient and powerful ways to heal your Ajna is to take up regular meditation and Om chanting practices. By connecting and feeling the space within you, you will slowly create a connection with a deeper consciousness, your True Self.
Om chanting is also a great way to stimulate the vibrations and blood flow in your head and sinus area, which connect strongly to your Third Eye Chakra.
Symptoms of Overactive Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra, responsible for the spiritual and non-material realm, can be difficult to experience and handle when its energies are overactive. As with an underactive chakra, hyperactivity is a serious issue to look into.
Beginning with your own body. When dealing with an overactive Ajna Chakra, you might find connecting to the material and physical world difficult. A lack of connection to your identity, not focusing on your body’s physical needs, and a sense of constantly changing and floating in reality rather than finding yourself firm and safe are signs that your Ajna Chakra needs more grounding.
By grounding, we mean focusing on the lower chakras more consciously and with care. Looking more carefully at the Root Chakra, the Muladhara Chakra, to get back to your center and regain your sense of grounding and stability.
When the Ajna Chakra is balanced, you can make calm and secure decisions without being attached to any particular outcome or result. You will accept and learn from each situation in your life, going through them with a high sense of confidence and inner peace.
Mental symptoms of a hyperactive Third Eye Chakra include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Mind fog and difficulty thinking clearly
- Thoughts away from your individual self
- Panic attacks
- Lacking meaning and structure in life
- Often shifting and changing identity
- Constantly observing and judging the surrounding
Physical symptoms of a hyperactive Third Eye Chakra include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Problems with eyesight
- Dizziness and nausea
- Sinus issues
- Poor appetite or overeating
As you can see, an overactive Ajna Chakra will demonstrate itself very clearly in our mental and physical condition. Often, the best way to get back on track with balancing the energies within the seventh chakra is to seek professional help.
For a start, it is good to begin regular self-grounding exercises, focusing on the first and second chakras, the Muladhara and the Svadhisthana Chakra. Becoming more aware of the physical body and the material world will help you connect to the present moment and reality. Noticing and accepting the body as the first thing you need to take care of will support your later journey in exploring the deeper realms of consciousness and spirituality.
The Chakra System is strongly linked and will constantly influence how we see ourselves, the world around us, and life itself. The Third Eye Chakra is a very important and powerful energy vortex that helps you gain clear and truthful thinking and a sense of intuitive knowledge, which will lead you through life without fear. Balancing and healing the Ajna Chakra will be strongly connected to the other parts of the chakra system, and we highly recommend learning more about it when starting this journey. If you would like to gain access to well-prepared and structured teaching on the entire chakra system, we invite you to join our online course, ‘Understanding Chakra.’