Ways to open your Third Eye Chakra or Ajna Chakra

12 Ways to open your Third Eye Chakra or Ajna Chakra

The 3rd Eye chakra is the sixth of the 7 main chakras . He is also known as Ajna in Sanskrit.

It is represented by the color indigo (but some see it purple) and is related to our intuition , our extrasensory capacities , and the world of the invisible .

The 3rd Eye chakra is located between our eyebrows. It turns clockwise. To visualize your 6th chakra, you can visualize an indigo or purple colored ball (choose the color that resonates the most in you) , between your eyebrows, turn clockwise, and two kinds of cones, one on the front (belly side – to receive the energies), and one at the back (back side – where the energy comes out). 

We will see below the different symptoms of an unbalanced 3rd Eye chakra , and tips to harmonize it.

Symptoms when your Third Eye Chakra is Open

  • you have good intuition . 
  • You tend to daydream (be careful! In a good way).

Symptoms when your Third Eye Chakra is Underactive

  • You are not good at thinking for yourself and tend to rely on the opinions of authorities. 
  • Your thinking may be rigid and based too much on belief . 
  • A life without a goal, reduced activities, memory loss and confusion, are often related to Third Eye underfunction.

Symptoms when your Third Eye Chakra is Overactive

  • a surplus of energy is exteriorized by fanaticism, egocentricity, arrogance, excessive cerebrality. 
  • You can live to excess in a world of the imagination , and in extreme cases hallucinations are possible.

How to Open your Third Eye Chakra


Repeat to yourself at least once a day, and for a minimum of 21 days, positive affirmations related to the 3rd Eye chakra such as the following: “I trust my intuition” – “I learn from my experiences” – “I” listen to my inner guide “ . Depending on the imbalances in your chakra, create the affirmations that are right for you.


Sacred frequencies are particular frequencies that influence our energy bodies. The sacred frequency 852 Hertz is the sacred frequency directly influencing the energy of our 3rd Eye chakra. You just need to start a recording of the 852 Hertz frequency, while you meditate, or just while you cook, play sports … It doesn’t matter! You will find various recordings of this frequency online.


In many cultures, it is said that plants have a soul… One thing is certain, the vibration of plants is a pure and very high vibration, so let’s not deprive ourselves of it! All you need to do is place a few drops of the essential oil on your two wrists, and rub them against each other for a few minutes. (be careful, never put pure essential oil directly on your skin, diluted first with vegetable oil). Because the skin on our wrists is very thin, the oil will be absorbed into your body more quickly. You can use sandalwood essential oil, or find 3rd Eye chakra specific essential oil blends on the market.

  • Rose geranium,
  • hyacinth,
  • violet,
  • jasmine,
  • vetiver,
  • patchouli,
  • rosemary
  • sandalwood


As stated above, the color of the 3rd Eye chakra is indigo / purple. So eat foods with these colors! Each color has a vibration, so by eating indigos or purple foods, you directly bring this vibration into your body, which will nourish this energy in the 3rd Eye chakra. 


 The crystals all carry a very particular frequency, very high and very pure. Surrounding yourself with crystals in relation to the vibration of the 3rd Eye chakra can then bring it the vibrations it needs to harmonize. 


Practice visualizing what you would like to see happen in your life. Not only will you use your creative energy and the power of intention to make your desires embodied in matter, but the more you practice visualization, the more it will aid in the harmonization of your 3rd eye chakra.


The sound, or the mantra “OM” resonates with the 3rd Eye chakra. Always a story of vibrations, this sound emits vibrations in resonance with this chakra, and will therefore feed its energy. So sing, repeat the sound OM, as much as possible! You will also find various recordings of this sound online, so don’t miss out!


We talked about color vibes a bit above, so surround yourself with indigo or purple as much as possible! Wear these colors, decorate your home with these colors … soak up the vibrancy of these colors!


Mudras put your two hands in contact, with certain postures relating certain specific points of your fingers. Each finger has its function and its power within our body. When the fingers touch each other, the “nadis” (subtle energy channels) are connected and particular energetic vibrations are activated. Learn about the mudras corresponding to the 3rd Eye chakra, and use them during your meditation for example.

10. YOGA

Yoga is known to be a very good exercise for relaxation, but it is also a powerful practice to better circulate energy in our body, and therefore activate certain meridians and chakras whose energies were blocked. Learn about Yoga postures in relation to the 3rd Eye chakra, and take a few minutes a day to perform them.


Keep a journal by your bed and when you wake up, take a few moments to write down the dreams you remember. The more time you take to remember your dreams, the easier it will become and the more you will remember when you wake up. Dreams are directly related to the 3rd Eye Chakra, so by doing this practice you are focusing on it. We also regularly receive messages from the invisible world through our dreams, this practice will then bring you closer to your intuition, your feelings, your higher self and your guides.


The energy treatments are the most effective way to cleanse and balance the chakras. Following an energetic treatment, your chakras will be harmonized, but it will however be necessary to continue to maintain them so that they keep this alignment.

Foods to unblock your Third Eye Chakra

As you can see, purple / indigos foods are to be preferred! So eggplants, grapes, plums … Garlic and turmeric are also very good foods to help harmonize the 3rd Eye chakra.

By eating these foods regularly, you will help your 3rd Eye chakra to harmonize, by providing it with adequate energy and vibrations.

Stones and Crystals to Open your Third Eye Chakra

You can meditate with these crystals, or just keep them close to you during your day, in your pocket, in your bag … or you can place them in a place where you spend time, like your office or your room. The more time you spend near a crystal, the more energy you soak up.

  • Amethyst 
  • Sodalite
  • Labradorite
  • Lepidolite
  • Lolite

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