With the abundance of information available on the seven chakras it’s hard to find what you are looking for. Using our experience we have made it easy for you. In this post you will understand what the crown and third eye chakra are, their power, how to open them and what causes them to get blocked.
What are the Crown and Third Eye Chakra’s?
The third eye chakra also know as the sixth chakra and the ajna chakra is located in the centre of the forehead, parallel to your eyebrows. It is associated with spiritual consciousness and insight.
The Crown Chakra also known as the seventh Chakra and the Sahasrara chakra is located at the top of your head. It is the spiritual or higher self where unity with all things is experienced.
The Purpose of the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra
It’s your sense of universal consciousness
Connection to the divine
Sense of own divinity , of being a soul in a human body.
There is overlap with all the seven chakra’s as they are intimately connected.
They are different aspects of the one energy and the central nervous system and the physical body.
Signs of the Crown and Third Eye Chakra are Open and Balanced.
How Tell if Your Third Eye Chakra is Open and Balanced
Things to look out for…
Expressing yourself clearly
Your intuition is strengthened
You are decisive
You have insight
You may also experience…
A balanced third eye chakra does not mean you will notice these all at once, some will be more vivid than others at different times.
This chakra is also known as the sixth sense.
How to Tell if Your Crown Chakra is Open and Balanced
Things to look out for…
Connection to higher consciousness
You have greater clarity and understanding
Your spiritual practices improve
You have more empathy and compassion
As with all the other chakra’s a balanced crown chakra will have some aspects come to the forth more intensely than others and at different times.
How to Open the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra
How to Open Your Third Eye Chakra
Practice specific yoga poses (for recommendations read below).
Imagine a glowing light emanating from your forehead.
Visualize a lotus flower blooming at the center of your forehead
Use crystals (scroll down below for specific crystals).
Have an intention to develop your intuition.
Do the above regularly ideally with someone who understands and has experience in these practices.
How to Open Your Crown Chakra
Practicing yoga postures. (Scroll below for specific postures)
Breathwork and affirmations.
Energy healing that release blockages and create flow. eg Reiki, acupuncture, and sound therapy.
Spend time in nature
Again do these regularly and seek out an instructor who can help you.
Yoga Poses for the Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra
Third eye Chakra Yoga Poses
Some of the yoga poses that are believed to help balance and open the third eye chakra are:
Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
Downward-Facing Dog Pose also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana
Dolphin Pose (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana)
Child’s Pose also known as Balasana
Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
If you practice yoga you will know what these are, if not you can look them up but better would be to join a yoga class.
Crown Chakra Yoga Poses
Some of the yoga poses that are believed to help balance and open the crown chakra are:
Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
Half Lotus Pose (Ardha Padmasana)
Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
If you do not know what these are it’s important that you seek you a good instructor so you do not injure yourself.
To get an idea of what the poses look like you can look them up online.
Yoga Breathing for the Third Eye and Crown Chakra
Breathing for the Third Eye
Some of the yoga breathing techniques (pranayama) that are believed to help balance and open the third eye chakra are:
Alternate Nostril Breathing – Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. The Nasagra Mudra hand position increases the effectiveness.
Bellows Breath- Bhastrika Pranayama
Cooling Breath – Sheetali Pranayama
Skull-Shining Breath -Kapalabhati Pranayama
Bee Breath – Brahmari Pranayama
Breath work can be very powerful. Seek out a professional and take doctors advice before starting this if you have any medical conditions you are concerned about.
Breathing for the Crown
Some of the yoga breathing techniques (pranayama) that are believed to help balance and open the crown chakra are:
Alternate Nostril Breathing – Sahita Kumbhaka Pranayama
Skull-Shining Breath – Kapalabhati Pranayama
Victorious Breath – Ujjayi Pranayama
Bee Breath – Bhramari Pranayama
Cooling Breath – Shitali Pranayama
Crystals for the Third Eye and Crown Chakra
Third Eye Crystals
There are several way to use third eye chakra crystals.
You can hold them in your hand while you meditate or while practicing affirmations.
Put them under your pillow at night.
You can hold the crystal on your third eye while you meditate or chant.
You can even have them surrounding you during your yoga practice or where them as jewellery.
Crown Chakra Crystals
Some of the crystals that are believed to help balance and open the crown chakra are:
To awaken spiritual connection
Put these crystals under your pillow when you sleep.
Hold them in your hand when you do affirmations and visualizations.
Surround yourself with them when you meditate or practice yoga.
Rub the crystals on your crown.
You can also where them as jewellery.
Essential Oils For the Sixth and Seventh Chakras
Sixth Chakra Essential oils
Some essential oils that are believed to help balance and open the third eye chakra are:
Apply the oil to center of forehead, between the eye brows (third eye is also called the brow chakra).
You can also apply the oil to the pulse points on neck, wrists and heart area. Use a diffuser to use it aromatically.
Seventh Chakra Essential Oils
Essential oils that are believed to help balance and open the crown chakra are:
Apply the essential oil to center of the crown on your head.
You can also apply the oil to the pulse points on neck, wrists and heart area.
Use a diffuser to use it aromatically
What Causes the Chakras to Get Blocked?
Some of the main reasons that your third and crown chakra will get blocked are:
Lack of spiritual practice.
Without are regular spiritual practice it will be difficult to connect with the divine and your spiritual essence.
The practices explained above and doing regular yoga classes will help you.
Negative Beliefs and Thoughts
The negative chatter and beliefs about ourselves prevent us from acknowledging or even looking into the deeper parts of ourselves.
The negative beliefs and thoughts interfere with the energy flow to the chakras.
A bad a diet and lack of physical movement block energy.
Not only will this block the energy flow to the chakra’s but trauma also makes it hard to even try to connect with the divine because we feel unworthy.
Time to Practice.
Remember the ultimate purpose of classic yoga is to reach self realisation. Opening these two chakras is where this happens.
You now have the knowledge, Time to practice!
Third Eye Chakra
Location: Between the eyebrows.
Organs associated: Eyes, Nervous system, Pineal gland, Pituitary gland, Ears
Location: Top of the head Color: Violet
Organs associated: Pituitary gland and hypothalamus.