Third-Eye Chakra (6th)

Sanskrit: Ajna
Location: Middle of the forehead or between the eyes
Color: Indigo, a combination of red and blue
Element: Light
Verb: I see
In a Word: Perception


Located in the center of the forehead but in some cases between the eyebrows, the THIRD-EYE CHAKRA is the sixth chakra. It’s commonly referred to as the Brow Chakra or the Third-Eye center and deals mainly with clairvoyance and mental activity. It’s related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels.

When balanced, it allows us to clearly “see the big picture”. However, when unbalanced, one experiencing sleep disorders, has coordination problems, and/or suffers from anxiety and doubt, loses touch with reality especially when overstimulated, and feels stuck in life.


Basic Overview for the Third-Eye Chakra:

  • Center of physical and spiritual understanding
  • Experience heightened spiritual wisdom and enlightenment
  • Related to the act of seeing – both physically and psychically
  • Inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, insight, perception, imagination, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will, manifestation
  • Also is concerned with dreams, spiritual life, understanding, open-mindedness, detachment, and the development of psychic ability


Extended Details about the Third-Eye Chakra:

Sense:Sixth sense
Associated Gland:Pituitary
Associated Organ/Systems:The pituitary gland, lower brain, ears, nose, sinuses, the left eye (or the eye of personality) and parts of the nervous system
Musical Keynote:A - vocalized as "ee" but its sacred sound is SHAM
Sound Frequency:426.7 Hz
Qualities and/or Functions:Inner vision, intuition, clairvoyance, insight, perception, imagination, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will, manifestation


Healing Meditation for the Third-Eye Chakra:

Healing & Awakening Meditations by Meditative Mind


Tools for Working with the Third-Eye Chakra:

To activate this chakra, one could wear blue, purple or indigo clothing and eat blue or purple fruits and vegetables, along with

Gemstones:Amethyst, Azurite, Lepidolite, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Sapphire
Herbs:Jasmine, Mint, Mugwort, Star Anise
Essential Oils:Anise, Angelica Seed, Hyacinth, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Pine
Yoga Poses:Downward Facing Dog, Child's Pose, Standing Forward Folds, Dolphin Pose, Head-to-Knee (Sitting) Pose
Health Tips:"Eat hormone-free, grass-fed meat and poultry; if possible, substitute fish for red meat. Use visual capacity to enable health - for instance, aesthetically arrange small portions of food on a plate and set the mood with lighting; pin a picture of someone with your desired type on refrigerator or bathroom mirror; use visual imagery to imagine what you want to look like." (Dale, 2009)



The Complete Book of Chakra Healing by Cindi Dale (2009)