Body & Mind: How to open your third eye

Body & Mind: How to open your third eye

The Chakras are energy points through which the life force flows through us. To tap into your intuition and start seeing with all of your eyes, you can try opening your third eye.

The odds are that if you've ever practiced yoga or meditation, you already know something about what chakras are. Literally, the word "chakra" from Sanskrit translates to "wheel" or "disk," but it makes reference to a spiritual energy center in the human body, of which there are seven along the spine, and through the neck and the crown of your head.

Each of the seven Chakras influences a certain area of the body and life; however, for us to feel good and comfortable in our surroundings, all must be in perfect balance.

When our chakras are balanced, there is a general feeling of well-being: we feel in tune with the universe and by staying in that state the chakras open up to receive the universal energy of love. That is why taking care of our Chakras and keeping them balanced is extremely important for life.

The Chakras are energy points through which the life force flows through us. 

Your sixth chakra or your third eye is an energetic center that is associated with the pineal and pituitary glands on the brain –located between the brows in your forehead.

Each chakra has a function and a purpose. The function of the third is to access clarity, intuition and foresight, this is why psychics typically have a highly developed third eye.

What you should know before opening your third eye

Opening your third eye, however, is not something you can do overnight, it is a process that takes a lot of work and time. First of all, you need to build the energetic foundation of the other chakras, starting from the root –opening the third eye before doing so can result in a spiritual crisis. It is like trying to learn to jump, before learning to stay on your feet.

Practice mindfulness meditation on your own, observe what thoughts arise if you focus on your third eye. You can practice the child’s pose with your forehead pressing into the floor to open your third eye.

How to open your third eye

Eat clean and healthy

Your food choices are paramount for your chakra alignment and govern your energy –include purple foods, such as blackberries, blueberries, grapes, eggplant, purple kale, purple sweet potatoes, and purple cabbage to boost and balance your third eye.

Analyze your dreams

Pay attention to what your dreams tell you, try jotting them down, remember them, listening to them and, of course, analyzing them. Dreams might tell you a lot about yourself.

Meditate and practice yoga

 

Practice mindfulness meditation on your own, observe what thoughts arise if you focus on your third eye. You can practice the child’s pose with your forehead pressing into the floor to open your third eye.

Try sound healing

Sound baths are great tools to heal and open your third eye too. Here is a beginner’s guide!

When in doubt, consult an experienced reiki master to guide you in the beautiful process of opening your third eye.

Explore the power of crystals

Crystals are an amazing spiritual tool to open your third eye –place a crystal on your third eye as you meditate and bring your focus into your breath. Purple crystals such as amethyst and blue or purple sapphire are the best.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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