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All about the Brow Chakra (Third Eye): Healing the Brow Chakra with Reiki

Situated between the eyes, the brow or third eye chakra deals with intelligence and psychic power according to Hindu tradition.

It is the seat of psychic vision and has been known as Ajna by Hindu practitioners for thousands of years.

Physically, it is located between the two eyebrows and is often symbolized by the symbol for the syllable OM with a petal on both sides each. The associated colors are indigo, deep blue, and sometimes violet.

Hormones are responsible for the body’s functions. They are associated with many aspects of our body which includes physical aspects and mental or emotional aspects as well. Modern day practitioners like to relate chakras with the endocrine system of the body which is responsible for the release of hormones that regulate many functions including growth and maturation, metabolism, tissue function and also mood.

Functions of the Brow (Third Eye) Chakra

Physical Health

The third eye chakra governs the pineal gland, nose, eyes, ears and also the skeletal system. It is related to the senses of sight and hearing, and to your ability to perceive and form your own opinions about what you see and how you live.

The Seven Main Chakras

The Seven Main Chakras

This chakra plays an important role in making you see things clearly, not only physically, but also morally, and even intuitively.

Formation of dreams

The pineal gland’s main function is to secrete a hormone called melatonin which plays a role in regulating your sleep cycle, regulating growth, slowing down aging and also maintaining a stable mind. The pineal gland is light-sensitive, therefore scientists have determined that the eyes stimulate the pineal gland into releasing melatonin. Many scientists have also revealed that the earth’s electromagnetic field is responsible for stimulating the gland.


As it governs your eyes, the function of physical vision and is related to this chakra, as well as psychic and intuitive abilities.

Mental and spiritual health

The third eye chakra plays a role in governing alertness, as well as your ability to see things clearly and predict things, to be optimistic and visualize outcomes that you desire. This chakra is responsible for creating your realities and being able to form perceptions about reality. When this chakra is in balance, you will be able to visualize easily and your memory and ability to reason become sharp. You will trust yourself and be able to form and rely on your intuitions. You will instantly come to help someone without their request for help.

An imbalance in this chakra however, can cause you trouble in understanding reality and creating your own reality. You may rely too much on fate or luck and blame them if something wrong happens. Headaches / migraines will cause you trouble, and there will be a constant feeling of anxiousness. You will worry about social behaviors and you may also want to dominate or control others as well. All of these are signs of a blocked third eye chakra.

How to Clear Your Third Eye Chakra

In order to unblock this chakra, practice tolerance and love. Appreciate yourself for all the things that you do and practice self-love. Trying to focus your mind into thinking how much life has to offer and how good it is to you can help you get rid of many psychological and physical problems.

The Brow (Third Eye) Chakra Symbol

The Brow (Third Eye) Chakra Symbol

Meditating near large bodies of water such as an ocean or a lake can help you enhance your intuition and develop your third eye chakra. Indigo blue is associated with this chakra so visualize large pools of water if it is too difficult for you to physically get to a body of water. You can also look at the sky at night.

Help yourself with your own perception and expand your level of understanding. Allow others to understand your true nature.

Using Reiki to unblock the brow chakra

As always, Reiki practitioners each have their own way of working with this chakra. The following are the steps of the Reiki process in order to clear your Brow (Third Eye) chakra that some Reiki Masters recommend:

  1. Relax comfortably
  2. Enable the flow of Reiki
  3. Place your hands above your eyes and forehead.
  4. Move in a circular motion. Some recommend clockwise circulation for females and anticlockwise for males – but let your intuition guide you and see what works best for you.

Several other methods can be used as well. For mantra healing, Ksham is effective. The vibration developed by this sound will open up energies in your chakra.

Aromatherapy can also be used with aromas of mint and jasmine to clear the chakra.

For gemstone healing, indigo sapphire and azurite, as well as other indigo stones, can be used.

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  • Yolanda Rodríguez November 25, 2012, 6:30 pm

    Poder leer en Español…por favor…pueden traducír…???…Gracias.

    • Reiki Rays November 27, 2012, 7:42 am

      Hispanoparlantes: por favor, utilice el navegador de Google Chrome, que se traducirá automáticamente las páginas para ti. Descárgalo aquí: https://www.google.com/intl/es/chrome/browser/?hl=es

      Muchas gracias!
      (Spanish speakers – download Google Chrome with automatic translation)

  • Nory November 26, 2012, 10:31 am

    thank you very much, i´m in a very special ( stressing and post traumatic) situation, i´ll practice it every day!!!

    • Reiki Rays November 27, 2012, 7:43 am

      Reiki on the way to you!

  • Ana October 20, 2013, 4:37 pm

    i have a job interview coming up….I wasnt confident in my first one i lost…so i will try reiki to help me through this…but ANy tips of what i can do to pass this interview

  • seabell July 12, 2014, 9:23 pm

    Hi i don’t sure how can i enable to flow reiki.i coudn’t fine correct word.would you please help me

  • Col RD Bali October 21, 2014, 8:56 am

    Wonderful article but I would like to recommend that we should not force opening of brow chakra. Dr & Master Sha, a world renowned Soul Healer who has created tens and thousands of healing miracles, says the location of third eye is inside brain. Take a line up from your top of nose and a line joining your ears. Where these two lines meet go down one and half inch. This is the location of your third eye and it’s size is like a cherry.
    If one wants to open third eye then there are practices to be followed to strengthen some of the energy centres like Lower Dan TIAN, Snow Mountain Area ( kundalini), Message Centre, Zu Qiao.
    If some one is keen to learn more about this you are most welcome to contact me or http://www.drsha.com. I will be honoured to share knowledge and wisdom.
    Love & Light

  • Madhavan Nair October 21, 2014, 9:19 am

    Excellent article and valuable accurate guidance.

  • Denise January 3, 2015, 10:47 pm

    I don’t understand the 4th step in your instructions if we are in a relax position in the 1st step? Move what exactly…our hands, our whole body OR the energy.

    • deen dayal kaur July 10, 2015, 11:58 am

      Keep your hand in a cup shape and then rotate it for 21 times. 🙂

  • Dawn January 18, 2016, 12:19 am

    Very ill for long time terrible breathing and stomach problems use reiki lots any suggestions gratefully accepted

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