The third eye chakra is your center of intuition and the seat of the sixth sense. The brow chakra, or Ajna in Sanskrit, is your primary manifestation center as it allows you to visualize and imagine the possibilities and take full command of your reality. Its color is dark blue or indigo, and it is located in the middle of the forehead.
When your third eye chakra is open and healthy, you begin to trust your intuition and utilize the power of the mind to transform your life. Gifts of lucid dreaming, astral projection and inner sight (clairvoyance) are granted to people with highly developed third eye chakras.
So, what are the healing benefits of yoga for your third eye chakra?
Adding yoga to your everyday routine is a perfect way to loosen up and align all chakras of your body. There are many yoga poses (asanas), which can be used for individual chakras, but please keep in mind that ultimately they will provide many health benefits for your body as a whole.
Yoga is a great way to work with your third eye chakra, as certain physical poses (asanas) will allow you to improve the flow of energy in your body and allow you to put more pressure on your forehead area. Yoga also improves the oxygen circulation to your brain, as most of the yoga postures involve working with your breath.
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Some of my favorite yoga poses for the sixth chakra are:
Child's Pose | Balasana
Child's Pose is the most important resting posture in yoga because it gives you an opportunity to pause what you do, close your eyes, and reconnect with your breath. Child's Pose is an easy meditative posture that turns your focus inward and focuses on your third eye chakra.
Child's Posture represents the ultimate warmth and comfort of the fetal position. Your back stretches in Balasana, and it provides a supportive shield for your internal organs. Breathing into the belly and resting the forehead on the floor calms the mind and spirit.
Head-to-Knee Pose | Janu Sirsasana
Although the name of the pose may appear to reveal an intention based on physical anatomy (head to knee pose), the point of Janu Sirasana is to turn your attention inward and make space for self-reflection. Instead of concentrating on the strength of the pose or an urge to put your head to your knee, focus on the present moment, breathe deeply, and connect with your intuition.
Janu Sirsasana can help to cure minor anxiety, sleeplessness, sinusitis, high blood pressure, menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It is a great stretch for your hamstrings, hips, and lower back.
Downward-Facing Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward-Facing Dog is one of the most recognized yoga poses, and it is normally performed many times during standard yoga classes. Adho Mukha Svanasana energizes and rejuvenates the whole body, and it provides healing benefits for all of your chakras. It thoroughly stretches out your back, hamstrings, calves, thighs, arches of your feet, hands, and activates your core muscles. Downward-Facing improves your concentration, increases the blood flow to your brain, and it gives you more mental clarity.
Cow Face Pose With Eagle Arms | Gomukhasana Garudasana
Cow Face Pose With Eagle Arms is a deep hip opener, and it might be difficult for people with tightness in the hip and shoulder area. It is known as a restorative posture, which gives you the ability to go inward to get a complete release of all tension in your body.
Gomukhasana Garudasana clearly shows the differences between the flexibility of the two sides of your body. It encourages you to focus and work on restoring the balance between the left and right areas of your body.
Standing Forward Bend | Uttanasana
Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) is commonly performed in a vinyasa-style practice as a part of the sun salutation sequence. Uttanasana releases the tension from the upper and lower back all the way down to the hips and thighs. Since most of us sit during the day, this is a perfect way to reset the hamstrings and stretch the legs.
Standing Forward Bend has the potential to calm your brain by lowering your head below your heart. This can alleviate fatigue, headaches, anxiety, tiredness, and insomnia. It also gives you an opportunity to slow down, close your eyes, and go inward by following each of your breath cycles.
Your Favorite Yoga Poses for Third Eye Chakra
Now, over to you.
- Have you tried any the poses mentioned in this post?
- Did I forget to mention some of your favorites?
Don't forget to let us know in the comments below!
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Yoga Asanas For Seven Chakras
If you enjoyed this article and would like to learn how to balance and heal your other chakras with yoga, feel free to check out one of the posts below:
- Root Chakra Yoga Poses | 1st Chakra
- Sacral Chakra Yoga Poses | 2nd Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra Yoga Poses | 3rd Chakra
- Heart Chakra Yoga Poses | 4th Chakra
- Throat Chakra Yoga Poses | 5th Chakra
- Crown Chakra Yoga Poses | 7th Chakra