The Third Eye Chakra - Healing & Balancing the Brow Chakra

The third eye - or brow - chakra is located in the forehead area between the eyes. In this article we'll take a look at some of the main characteristics of this chakra, as well as what you can do if it should get out of balance.

What Is The Third Eye Chakra?

Chakras are vortices of energy which are located in the etheric or subtle body. The chakras play an important role in transmuting energy from the wider universe into a form that our minds and bodies can use, as well as keeping our personal energetic systems in balance. There are seven main chakras, of which the third eye is the sixth. In traditional Sanskrit terminology, it is also called 'Ajna' chakra.

Characteristics Of the Brow Chakra

Each chakra is linked with a particular colour, and in this case it is the colour indigo. The brow chakra is strongly associated with the intuition, and when it is in good balance, you will benefit from a clear flow of inner wisdom and insight. It is also linked with the health of the head area, including the eyes, ears and nose.

Keeping The Sixth Chakra In Balance

The chakras can become imbalanced as a result of various factors, including the stressful lifestyles that so many people lead nowadays. Such imbalances can manifest in a variety of ways, and in the case of the third eye chakra, you may experience symptoms such as problems with the head, eyes, ears etc, as well as a sense of confusion, mental preoccupation and learning problems.

As with the other chakras, the use of crystals can be beneficial in restoring balance. For the brow chakra, the use of blue colour gemstones such as sodalite or lapis lazuli may be helpful.

In addition, meditation is among the most powerful ways of rebalancing the sixth chakra, especially if you use a brainwave entrainment recording that is designed for the purpose. In case you're not familiar with it, brainwave entrainment basically involves listening to sounds of specific frequencies, with the frequencies in question depending on what the recording is designed to achieve.

A brainwave recording that's intended for chakra work should contain frequencies that are associated with the healthy functioning of the chakras in question. Via exposure to such a recording, the chakras can naturally realign with relatively little effort on your part. This is great for people who aren't trained meditators, and who may find traditional guided meditation techniques difficult to stay focused on.