The Sixth Chakra – Brow or Third Eye Chakra

The sixth chakra is situated on the forehead, just between the eyebrows. This chakra is represented by the indigo Ajna mandala (command centre), the element of the light, electricity and mind and is symbolised by spirit.

Chakra systemThe third eye chakra influences ones capacity to see things that have not yet taken place or clairvoyance as this is the foundation of our psychic powers.

The chakra physically influences vision, the eyes, nose, brain, central nervous system and pituitary gland.

A balanced third eye chakra enables one to be able to read auras and to see their spirit guides, who assist with healing the past and the ability to see into the future. It enables us to use our imagination, intuition, visualisation, insight, concentration, awareness and enlightenment – at the same time defining fantasy from reality.

  • When in balance one will feel more in control of their lives and will courageously pursue their goals. They will have confidence in their own abilities and will have no need for others to make them feel whole.

An imbalanced chakra will create negative influences on the physical level, which manifest in the form of sinus and visual problems, nightmares and headaches. This in turn may lead to over analysing situations and a lack of clarity.

Too much energy flow can cause headaches, a lack of concentration, confusion, spiritual fatigue, panic attacks, psychological problems and depression.

Too little energy flow can cause one to be unassertive, disorderly, frightened of achieving, far too empathetic and unaware of what comes from ones highest guidance.

Balancing and unblocking the third eye chakra can be achieved by lying flat on your back and placing a crystal (lapis lazuli, which is my favourite) above the third eye, then visualise a flame or indigo light whilst meditating.

A healing exercise to assist the third eye chakra’s balance:

The Child’s pose and other poses with forward bends are good for healing this area.

Do daily eye exercises.

Try out some herbal oil treatments

Food that is great for aligning the third eye chakra:

echinacea, eggplant, ginseng

Any purple foods like blueberries, grapes and eggplant

This is when you tug into chocolate, reminding yourself how good it is for you.

Drink yummy tea like Lavender flavoured spiced tea.

Herbs related to the third eye chakra:

Elecampane (Inula Helenium)and Sandalwood (Santalum Album)

Glands related to the third eye chakra:


Vowel Sound related to the third eye chakra:

e (me)

Musical note related to the third eye chakra:


Element related to the third eye chakra:

Water and Light

Crystals related to the third eye chakra:

– indicolite tourmaline, Lapis lazuli, azurite, sodalite, fluorite, quartz crystal and sapphire.

Sense related to the third eye chakra:

ESP and intuition

Incense related to the third eye chakra:

Star Anise, Mugwort, Acacia and Saffron

Astrological Signs related to the third eye chakra:

Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio