“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.” -Unknown
The Ajna (which means command or summoning in Sanskrit) Chakra is the 6th primary chakra in the body, located in the center of the brain between the brow in the pineal gland. The pineal gland, most commonly referred to as the Third Eye, is a tiny pine comb shaped endocrine gland that produces melatonin, and regulates our sleep patterns.
The third eye is met with much skepticism, with many people believing the metaphysical and spiritual benefits are just occult mysticism, or pseudoscience. The third eye has been known for thousands of years and has a history in many cultures all over the world.
The benefits of an open third is a heightened sense of clarity, concentration, intuition, consciousness, and spiritual enlightenment.
Unfortunately, many of us have a blocked Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra. Listed below are 5 ways to activate this amazing psychic energy.
Raw Cacao Powder
Cacao powder was much desired by the Ancient Mayans and Aztecs and used to make spicy, chocolate drinks. Cacao comes from the Theobroma Cacao fruit tree, which translates to “food for the gods”, is an evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae, native to the deep tropical regions of the Americas.
Raw organic Cacao powder has many benefits but should not be confused with cocoa powder (which is more processed and sweeter). Cacao powder has a bitter taste, contains more nutrients and is fermented and heated at a lower temperature.
Cacao powder is a natural antioxidant that prevents premature aging, boosts vitality, and improves mood. Cacao powder is ideal for activating your third eye because of its richness in antioxidants. Cacao Powder contains Antioxidants such as Flavonoids that protect your cells and brain against the harmful effects of free radicals.
Balasana/ Child’s Pose
Balasana is a resting pose that’s very relaxing, soothing, that alleviates stress, and is a mild spinal stretch. You’re forehead rests on the earth, and this is very calming on the brain and nervous system. You can stretch your arms out in front of you or stretch them behind you. Relax and stimulate your third eye in this pose!
Ganoderma lucidum (Lingzhi or Reishi) is a medicinal mushroom that has been used for over 2,000 years. In Chinese, the name Lingzhi is known as the “herb of spiritual potency,” symbolizing success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Reishi really boosts the immune system, and is considered a superfood due to its high antioxidant content. Reishi is usually consumed as a powder to add to a beverage, dietary supplements, or tea.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Eating fruits and vegetables is absolutely vital to a healthy immune system. They are the source of many nutrients, low-in fat, and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. When we eat fast food, unhealthy snacks, and processed foods, we introduce harmful toxins that prevent our third eye from opening. Highly acidic foods, meat, alcohol, even fluoride found in water calcify our third eye, so eat plenty of leafy greens!
According to ancient Hindu tradition, when our chakras are aligned, healing energy is able to pass freely from one chakra to the next. When our Chakras are aligned, were happy, healthy, content, and at peace. Practicing yoga is an effective technique for a healthy overall wellbeing. Through yoga, we’re able to assess our body and heal emotional turmoil.
Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. Reiki is comprised of two words Japanese words, Rei- “God’s wisdom or the Higher Power” and Kei- “life force energy”.
Reiki is an energy transfer by “laying on hands”. This method has been used to treat for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and reduce pain. It can be performed by a trained reiki master or you can try it yourself. Balanced chakras also mean that the energy from your Ajna chakra is able to flow freely to the 7th and final Crown (Sahasrara) chakra.