The Third Eye Chakra
by Regina Ann
According to Wikipedia, Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or “turning.” The chakras are considered to be a number of wheel-like vortices that exist within the subtle body being the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies. It is generally accepted that there are seven main chakras in the body system which include the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.
Many traditions, therapies and disciplines have found connections between the health of each chakra and the health of specific areas of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. When life energy is allowed to flow through the energy points, chakras, with ease and in balance, the body systems respond in balance and harmony. Through life experiences and daily life we may develop blockages that become trapped in one or more chakra resulting in imbalance and disharmony. Those of us who work in the fields of healing commonly see the physical, mental and emotional results of these blockages.
In an effort to promote healing we will look in depth at each of the commonly accepted chakras over the next few months. Along with information that is widely accepted pertaining to each chakra, each article will also include some real world pertinent experiences with that chakra.
The Third Eye Chakra ~ The Third Eye Chakra center is located in the center of the forehead. It is related to intuitive sight, emotional intelligence, vision, insight. When balanced one may experience: full connection to their intuition or inner guidance, ease in visualizing, creative imagination and seeing life more fully. Mentally, it relates to visual consciousness. Emotionally, it relates to clarity.
The physical organs affected by the Third Eye Chakra include the lower brain, left eye, nose, spine, ears and pineal gland. The pineal gland is a light sensitive gland which produces melatonin, the hormone regulating sleep and waking states.
Key issues of the Third Eye Chakra are balancing the higher self and the lower self as well as trusting ones inner guidance. Symptoms of blockage may include: a lack of vision, lack of imagination, and not trusting your intuition. The most common complaints I see in my practice related to the Third Eye Chakra include: headaches, trouble sleeping/troublesome dreams, and problems with the eyes and or ears.
Balancing and healing the Third Eye Chakra includes healing affirmations, allowing yourself to daydream, taking time to visualize the life you want, meditation, and being confident of your inner guidance/intuition.
Crystals for healing the Third Eye Chakra include Amethyst and Lapis.
Essential oils recommended for the Third Eye Chakra include Frankincense and Peppermint.
Meditating on the vibrational sound SHAM is an Ayurvedic technique for balancing the Third Eye Chakra.
~*~ Regina Ann is the founder of Integrative Wholistic Solutions and a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner offering Complimentary and Integrative Medicines, resources and tools to assist you in achieving emotional, mental, physical, spiritual Well Being. Visit IntegrativeWholisticSolutions.com to learn more.
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