3 Yoga Poses to Open the Third Eye Chakra

Article by Eve Sengkeo

Conflicted by an ongoing situation at home or work? Got a major decision coming up? Overwhelmed by how the consequences of your choices may be perceived?

When it comes to applying a holistic approach to get to the root of stress, certain yoga can help to resolve issues at the energetic level of the intuitive, higher self.

The Third Eye chakra, the seat of wisdom, is responsible for our intuition. So how does one open up the 6th chakra?

Most times we are trying to tackle our blocks, we do so on a physical, emotional, and mental level. Rarely do we look at how to take on our challenges on the energetic level.

Yoga can help energetically tackle these blocks by creating energetic flow through the body. Yes, raising your vibrations to gain clarity on your toughest challenge!

A yoga sequence focused on moving energy through the spine and shoulders to recharge the central nervous system can help with grounding and stimulating the Third Eye chakra. Thi, in turn, creates space to connect with your higher self, or intuition. The healing practice is not only energetically clearing, but also energizing.

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Say you don’t feel like going to the yoga studio or gym to practice yoga. No problem. The following 3 poses can be done right at home to help you open up the Third Eye chakra:

1. Child’s pose

Grounding to Earth energy and connecting with Source energy, helps to clear energetic blocks that may be in the way of gaining clarity.

When in child’s pose, roll your forehead on your mat or a block from side to side, as if you are shaking your head to say “no.”

Bring your awareness to your thoughts. Visualize the thoughts that aren’t serving you to fall right into the Earth. Remember, energy flows where the mind goes!

2. Wide-legged forward bend

Allow your neck to hang heavy in this pose to send the energy all the way through the Crown chakra.

As each vertebrae loosens up, this also helps energy flow through each of the chakras. As a result, the energetic flow helps to clear your Third Eye chakra in order for you to tap into your intuition.

3. Tadasana

In mountain pose, focus your gaze towards your Third Eye chakra. Like child’s pose, this pose helps you to reset in between sun salutations. With your hands at heart center, remember to set an intention for yourself be it to detach from a particular outcome or to let go of any thoughts that do not serve your highest good.

May you gain more and more clarity by connecting with your higher self with consistent practice! Namaste.

Eve Sengkeo
Eve Sengkeo

Eve Sengkeo, RYT is a prenatal and Hatha yoga teacher. Her passion is helping busy women achieve holistic wellness through yoga and energy healing. You can read all about her setbacks, comebacks, and all the lessons learned in between on her website SilverLinedDays.com. Welcome to connect with her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SilverLinedDays/.