Third Eye Chakra


The Third Eye Chakra is located in the brain, at the brow, above the base of the nose. The gift of this chakra is seeing – both inner and outer worlds. The energy of this chakra allows us to experience clear thought as well as gifts of spiritual contemplation and self reflection. Through the gift of seeing we can internalize the outer world and with symbolic language we can externalize the inner world.The energy of this chakra allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths – to see beyond the mind, beyond the words. The “way of the third eye” is seeing everything as it is from a point of “witness” or “observer”, or from simply being mindful – moment by moment.

Third Eye Chakra

LOCATION: center of the forehead

REPRESENTS: self reflection and knowing

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: pituitary gland, left brain hemisphere, left eye, nose, ears, sinuses, conscious mind

BODILY FUNCTIONS: endocrine system, neurological system, small muscle control


COLOR: indigo


Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are.

By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: A balanced Sixth Chakra is having a spiritual awareness of movement and change, knowing that there is an appropriate time for endings as well as beginnings. It is having the ability to release old thought patterns and embrace the new. When you balance the third eye chakra, you experience clarity of thought and vision, you are imaginative, intuitive, and see the events in your life as symbolic and lessons to be learned. You will remember your dreams and contemplate their meanings. You are flexible in your opinions.

Excessive: When the third eye is excessively abuzz with energy, we experience headaches, hallucinations, nightmares, and difficulty concentrating. A person with excessive sixth chakra may lack concentration with the mind flitting here and there. There can be obsessiveness, nightmares, spending far too much time in self-evaluation with no results. Often times they can be narrow focused with a lack of mental flexibility. A person may be often religious but self-righteously so to the point of becoming tyrannical. They tend to be over analytical but missing main factors. 

Deficient: When this chakra is underactive, there is no imagination or visualization skill. A person may have difficulty changing their minds—they only see one side of a story which is their way. Generally, they cannot see the outcomes or ramifications of their actions. They don’t learn from their mistakes and are doomed to keep repeating them. People with underactive third eye chakras are undisciplined, weak-willed, and afraid of success, they are unable to set goals, or when set, their goals are very low. Visioning and dreaming is a challenge. When this chakra is deficient, we have a poor memory, experience eye problems, have difficulty recognizing patterns, and can’t visualize well.


Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll between the brow on forehead.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Cedarwood inspires feelings of belonging and assists in receiving the love and support of others. Cedarwood reminds us that we are not alone and that life is a shared experience. Cedarwood assists in opening awareness to individuals to the support system that is available to them, including those who have passed on. This essential oil helps to feel a sense of belonging, feeling supported and and emotionally connected.

Lemongrass is a powerful cleanser of energy and helps the individual let go of limiting thoughts and beliefs. Lemongrass clears negative energy from the brow chakra and spiritual eyes. It supports those to feel energy flowing freely and smoothly while assisting in spiritual cleansing. This one helps limits spiritual clarity, cleansing, non-attachment, simplicity, and releasing what is no longer needed.

Frankincense helps you to raise awareness and shine your bright inner light. This essential oil is a powerful oil for assisting in spiritual awakening and helps one to feel the love of the Divine. Frankincense also shields the body and soul from negative influences and assists the soul in spiritual evolution. Frankincense brings about feeling of enlightenment, wisdom, discernment, feeling spiritually open and connected. 

Marjoram is a beautiful herbaceous essential oil that restores trust and openness while softening the heart and tending to past wounds. Marjoram kindles the fires of trust within the self and others. This oil is perfect for feeling emotionally connected and open to others, developing a soft heart and cultivating the ability to trust.

Deep Blue Blend is a blend of wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, ylang ylang, helichrysum, blue tansy, blue chamomile, and Osmanthus. This blend encourages individuals to let go of resistance to pain while learning to accept and tolerate the challenges of life. This blend invites one to feel strengthened, soothed, serene and find healing. The Blue Tansy in this blend is particularly strong at bringing about feelings of inspiration, motivated, purposeful and insightful.

Arise is known as the blend of enlightening. The essential oils in this blend include lemon, grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus and Melissa. This oil reawakens intuition and insight. It encourages all parts of the mind, body and spirit to unite in wholeness. Arise Blend is powerful in helping someone feel integrated, intuitive, lifted, joyful, optimistic, actualized and enthusiastic. This powerful blend invites one to reclaim the wholeness and to not live beneath their potential.


Amethyst. This purple stone is said to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst stimulates the third eye crown as itt helps in enhancing cognitive perception as well as accelerating the development of intuitive and psychic abilities. Also, its inherent high frequency purifies the aura of any negative energy or attachments and creates a protective shield of light around the body. Amethyst helps in developing an ability to think more clearly and decision making. It works deeply on the emotional level to help in building the skill to recognize emotional patterns. 


This practice will open and build awareness in your third eye chakra and you may begin to see everything in your life more clearly. The third eye chakra is associated with vision, reality, inspiration, intuition, perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy, access to mystical states, illumination, connection to wisdom, insight.

Candle Gazing: A candle gazing meditation helps bring energy to the third eye, increases concentration, and improves memory. By channeling our thoughts and focusing our mind, we can regain wasted energy and move towards peace. Through consistent open-eye meditation, you can increase your memory and find an increased state of awareness, which will hone your attention and focus. When your gaze is focused on the flame of a candle, you see nothing else. This allows your mind to fully focus on the candle as everything else in the room fades away from your awareness. At the same time, any invasive thoughts or distractions will also fade away. 

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama:“Nadi” is a Sanskrit word meaning “subtle energy channel” and “shuddhi” means cleansing or purifying. So in yogic speak, this practice cleanses the subtle energy channels so that our prana (life force energy or breath) can flow freely through the body. Inhaling through the left nostril triggers the rest/relaxation response (parasympathetic nervous system) and inhaling through the right stimulates the fight/flight response (sympathetic nervous system). Alternate nostril breathing is about bringing these two opposites into balance. The benefits include: calms and centers the mind, brings the mind to the present moment, increases respiratory health, stress relieving, relaxing for the body and mind, helps purify and balance the the subtle energy channels, thereby ensuring smooth flow of prana (life force) through the body, helps harmonize the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which correlate to the logical and emotional sides of our personality, help to maintain body temperature

Child’s Pose: Child’s Pose is a true resting pose. A pause for the mind, and the body. Placing your forehead, specifically your ‘third eye’ down on the mat (or on stacked fists) has an instant calming and soothing effect on the brain. The inward fold of the body, with the eyes looking back towards you sends a signal to your brain that you’re safe.  This posture creates a light pressure which stimulates the third eye chakra. As you stretch leaning forward and breathe in and out, the practice brings your mental and physical state to a relaxed and stress-free position. 

Downward Dog: This standing, forward bend calms the mind (and sixth chakra), stretches the calves, arms, and spine and energizes the rest of the body. This posture helps us to experience ease of physical balance as well as mental balance. Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression while also energizing the body. This simple and yet complex posture can also decrease tension and headaches, decrease anxiety and provide whole body circulation. 

Forward Fold: When we fold, we lower out head below our heart which helps the tapping of the third eye, and awakens the energy stored in the chakra and cleanses it. The pose further accentuates the feeling of relaxation, works deeply on the hamstring and works on the spine as well. The flow of blood is directed towards third eye chakra in this pose.

Wide-Legged Forward Fold: Another inverted posture that brings your head below your heart and provides a powerful shift for your perception. This pose has benefits on the brain as it helps relaxation, and in some cases the alleviation of symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress as well as insomnia, fatigue and headache.

Head-to-Knee Pose: This seated pose brings with it a sense of grounding while also developing flexibility in the back, hamstrings, and hips. Sitting tall with a long spine and legs outstretched in front of you, bend your right knee and place the sole of the right foot against the inner left thigh.

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The Heart Chakra


The heart chakra colors our life with compassion, love, and beauty. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the fourth energy center is said to bridge earthly and spiritual aspirations. The heart chakra, or Anahata, deals with unconditional love and emotional power. At its core, this chakra is emotional and propels us to enhance our emotional development. The heart embodies a gentle wisdom that teaches us the ways of love and compassion. This chakra is responsible for the balance between earth (foundational, material, prime creation) and our emotions (ethereal, spiritual, metaphysical creativity)

LOCATION: low center of the chest

REPRESENTS: self acceptance and loving

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: thymus and lymph glands, heart, rib cage, lungs, skin, arms, hands

BODILY FUNCTIONS: circulation, immune system


COLOR: Green


Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead us to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: When the heart chakra is open, you may feel being deeply connected, the harmonious exchange of energy with all that is around you, and the appreciation of beauty. When our heart chakra is open, waves of love and compassion flow within us, enabling us quickly to forgive, and accept others and yourself. Balancing the heart chakra allows us to release our emotional pain through unconditional love.

Excessive: If the heart chakra is overly open, it may be overly demanding, especially close family or partner. We might also have a need to fulfill other people’s perceived needs to the cost of one’s balance, which may result in the tendency to feel like a victim. A person with an excessive heart chakra may lose a sense of personal boundaries in a way that is detrimental for well-being. When our heart chakra is overactive, we get disconnected in our relationships and get controlled by emotions, experiencing immense feelings of happiness, jealousy, sadness, love, grief, anger, and possessiveness.

Deficient: When our heart chakra is underactive, we feel lack of compassion for self and others, lack of empathy and become cold-hearted, we can be emotionally inaccessible, or overly sensitive. An underactive here chakra makes us feel scared to love or be loved because of your fear of betrayal & hence we continue to hold on to bitterness, sorrow and grief and do not trust others, become judgmental, critical and intolerant. 


Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the heart.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Lavender encourages a calm mind and specifically the insecurities that are felt when one risks their true feelings. Lavender addresses a deep fear of being heard and seen. Lavender is a great choice for those who seek to release the tension around their heart that stems from fear of expressing themselves. This oil encourages emotional honesty to give the experience of unconditional love, acceptance and peace of mind. This calming and expressive oil is a great choice to bring about a feeling of being loved, seen and heard.

Cypress aids in transition, transformation and renewal while helping to release the need to control and to feel more trusting of life. Cypress encourages a person to cast aside their worries and tension around the heart and learn to enjoy the thrill of being alive. This oil brings out feeling of trust, being flexible and emotionally adaptable through allow life to flow through you.

Laurel Leaf essential oil promotes a courageous heart as it opens the heart to goodness. It empowers you to target clear mind function, better gut instincts, body health and breathing, and a positive emotional state with less fear and anxiety. This confidence building essential oil is a perfect choice for a brave heart. 

Whisper is a beautiful blend being out a kind, gentle spirit as it softens the heart. These oils work together to bring out a feminine energy in both men and women, and in doing this allows the person to let go of the tough exterior and allow gentleness and emotional connection to come forth. This helps to reduce feelings of hostility and anger. This blend includes patchouli, bergamot, sandalwood, rose, vanilla, jasmine, cinnamon, vetiver, labdanum, cocoa and ylang and ylang.

Lemon is a delightful oil engages the mind however it is also a great choice for those seeking genuine joy. This bright aroma immediately beings a lightness to the spirit and helps one have a natural playfulness and buoyancy in the heart.

Wild Orange oil addresses a wide variety of emotional issues. By inspiring abundance, creativity, fun, spontaneity, and playfulness will orange brings out the the joy in our lives. Wild orange also assists in our natural creative sense and inspires limitless solutions to our lives. Wild Orange is a great choice for an abundant heart full of love and compassion.


Rose Quartz is the stone of Unconditional Love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes.

Green Aventurine is the stone of opportunity. Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.


When we feel stuck, we often isolate ourselves or seek to escape. Unfortunately this creates a cycle of feeling alone and disconnected. A balanced solar plexus chakra can bring with it sense of positivity and connection to own’s personal power. Balance your solar plexus chakra with the following yoga postures.

Cat/Cow: We create emotional balance when we practice cat and cow. While Cat and Cow may look “easy,” it is a powerful pose for the mind. The breath synchronized movement increases coordination, fosters intentional focus, and invigorates the vital life force in the body. It is associated with increased emotional balance and stability of the mind and reducing feelings of stress while creating a sense of calm. Cat/Cow Pose strengthens and improves flexibility of the spine through utilization of the reciprocal relationship between the upper and lower back.

Lunge Pose with Backbend: Lunge strengthens your quads while creating flexibility in your hips and the backbend elevated the energy of the heart. This shape, combined with the squaring of the hips and full plant of the ball joint of the back foot, requires that one have a great perception of where their body is in space. The lunge with a slight backbend is great for opening the heart and developing courage. This pose has you standing really strong: one leg back, one leg forward, hips facing forward, and your chest (and heart lifted.). This powerful stance can help you gain inner strength while also letting you open up your heart to yourself and others.

Bridge Pose: Bridge Pose is a gentler variation of Wheel Pose and it begins to create flexibility and strength in your spine and as a result, the heart is opened. As our heart rises above the head in this posture, we allow the mind to quiet and we can truly begin to lead with our heart. Staying in this posture for 5-10 breath cycles is soothing for overactive emotions (supported with a block or not).

Cobra Pose: Cobra pose strengthens and tones your arms while creating flexibility in your spine. This lifting of the heart is another powerful reminder of the lift that we can achieve by letting our heart guide us. This posture reduces stress and anxiety which allows us to feel more joy and happiness. This pose is one that invigorates the heart while also improving circulation.

Eagle Arms: Creating space between the shoulder blades we allow the heart to also radiate through the back as a symbolic reminder that all experiences bring lessons. We can learn to open ourselves up to the past with a sense of unconditional love for all things. In this pose we are, in a way, constricting the flow of blood through our bodies. This happens when we cross arms and squeeze them together. This is similar to the pressure we experience during a massage. This massaging action is a great way to stimulate and release the flow of fresh, immunity yielding blood throughout the body, thus providing excellent benefits of circulation on many levels. 

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The root chakra is the first chakra. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. The root chakra enhances spirituality, integrates the emotional, physical, mental & etheric bodies, grounds the physical body energy to the earth and fortifies the will to live in a calm and balanced nature.

The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life.

This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day.

The root chakra provides the foundation on which we build our life. It supports us in growing and feeling safe into exploring all the aspects of life. It is related to our feeling of safety and security, whether it’s physical or regarding our bodily needs or metaphorical regarding housing and financial safety. To sum it up, the first chakra questions are around the idea of survival and safety. The root chakra is where we ground ourselves into the earth and anchor our energy into the manifest world.

For a person who has imbalance in the first chakra, it might be hard to feel safe in the world and everything looks like a potential risk. The desire for security dominates and can translate into concerns over the job situation, physical safety, shelter, health. A blocked root chakra may turn into behaviors ruled mainly by fear.

The first chakra is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics:

  • Security, safety
  • Survival
  • Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)
  • Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self
  • Grounding
  • Support and foundation for living our lives

LOCATION: Base of the spine

REPRESENTS: Grounds us into the physical world, Survival/self-preservation

ASSOCIATED ANATOMY: Spine, Legs, Feet, Colon, Adrenal Glands (Fight or Flight Reaction)

BODILY FUNCTIONS: Cell production, Digestive system




Understanding the subtle changes in our physical body and emotions can lead use to understand more about who we are. By paying close attention we can find out throughout self discovery what we need to feel more balanced and harmonious.

Balanced: If the chakra is balanced, you’ll feel grounded, at-ease, healthy, happy, affectionate and whole. You will have abundant health and energy, comfortable in your own body, a sense of security and safety, overall happiness in your career and generally satisfied with life.

Excessive: When this chakra is overactive you might feel nervousness, have dominate behaviors, aggression, angry, paranoid, hoarding, addiction to adrenaline causing activities, and/or crave unhealthy foods. There is a sense of greediness, attachment to materialistic things, indiscriminate, egotistical and nervous behaviors.

Deficient: When this chakra is under active there is a sense of neglecting the self, poor boundaries, depression, lethargy, chronic disorganization, fear of change, and feeling as though you do not belong. Often there are feelings of anxiety, feeling unloved, weak, uninterested, and/or abandoned.


Essential oils and gemstones can be a wonderful addition to balancing you chakras.

Apply the essential oils to the bottoms of the feet and/or roll along the base of the spine.

Aromatically: apply the oils to your palms and cup your nose and take deep, long breaths.

Cedarwood strengthens ones connection with the divine & brings all bodies into balance.

Balance Blend is a blend of trees and roots that strengthen the connection with the lower body and the earth. It grounds the emotional, physical, mental bodies and provides a stable, connected and strong inner spirit.

Anchor Blend offers a a steady, calm, present and courageous outlook by reminding you that uncertainty is a symptom of fear. This blends encourages you to be present and aware while encouraging you to step onto the path with faith and courage.

Cypress aids in transition, transformation and renewal while helping to release the need to control and to feel more trusting of life.

Vetiver is nourishing, restoring and connecting as it helps to feel centered, grounded, present and fully aware.

Black Tourmaline activates grounding between the first chakra and the center of the earth. Carry this one in your pocket, purse or on your body. Hematite has very strong grounding energy; you can feel that just by holding the stone in your hand. It also has a cooling and calming effect, as well as helps develop concentration and focus.


Cultivate a sense of earthiness and stability through postures that stay focused on the lower body and a little slower and more deliberate pace.

Warrior Two: The root chakra is related to our primal instincts. Our ‘fight or flight’ response. Warrior II helps to ground the energy so that we feel strong, stable and ready to face our fears and doubts.

Standing Forward Fold: This standing forward bend can bring a sense of peace and calm to the busy mind. Physically, the sensation of having tight hamstrings can suggest to the brain that the body is prepared to run away.

Garland Pose: As we rest in this pose, we bring ourselves closer to the earth and breathe slowly to quieten the chattering mind. Physically, the pose strengthens the lower back, ankles and calves while opening the hips.

Easy Pose: Sitting on your mat or a cushion if you need to elevate and tilt your pelvis forward a little to keep the spine long, bend your knees and cross your feet at the ankles or shins.

Head to Knee Forward Bend: This seated pose brings with it a sense of grounding while also developing flexibility in the back, hamstrings, and hips. Sitting tall with a long spine and legs outstretched in front of you, bend your right knee and place the sole of the right foot against the inner left thigh.

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Chakra Balancing Blends

There are seven major energy centers in the body known as ‘Chakras’. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means “wheel”. Our seven main chakras are connected to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Blocked energy in our seven chakras can often lead to illness, so it’s important to understand what each chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.Chakras are invisible to the naked eye and yet interconnect our physical and spiritual selves. Each of the seven chakras is tied directly to a specific region and nerve center of the body.

It is believed that each of the chakras absorbs and filters the energy that we emit through our thoughts and actions as well as through the thoughts and actions of all those that we come into contact with. When one of the chakras is out of balance as a result of negative energy flowing through it, it begins to spin too slowly or too fast. When a chakra is not balanced, it can effect that physical region of the body and also effect very specific aspects of our spiritual and emotional selves.

There are many ways to go about balancing the chakras but two of the most accessible, effective and relaxing practices are aromatherapy and crystal therapy. When paired correctly, crystals and essential oils can create potent combinations that help to release blocked energy and restore the body to full charge.

Chakra Blends:

  • Root: black tourmaline; cypress, sandalwood, balance, vetiver and cedarwood. I AM. Apply to feet, legs. 
  • Sacral: carnelian; clary sage, patchouli, bergamot,  ylang and wild orange I FEEL.  Apply to low belly. 
  • Solar plexus: citrine; cinnamon, coriander, ginger, clove, and peppermint. I DO.  Apply to center of belly. 
  • Heart: rose quartz; lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper and sandalwood I LOVE. Apply to heart. 
  • Throat: sodalite; bergamot, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus and lavender. I SPEAK. Apply to throat. 
  • 3rd eye: amethyst; cedarwood, lemongrass, frankincense, marjoram, blue tansy, sandalwood. I SEE.  Apply to behind ears, forehead. 
  • Crown: quartz crystal; frankincense, myrrh, Roman chamomile, lavender and rosemary. I UNDERSTAND. Apply to heart, spine. 

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Heart Chakra

In Sanskrit, the heart chakra is called Anahata, which means “unstruck” or “unhurt.” Its name implies that deep beneath our personal stories of brokenness and the pain in our heart, wholeness, boundless love, and a wellspring of compassion reside.

The Heart Chakra

The fourth chakra, the heart chakra,rests in the center of the chakra system at the core of our spirit. Its physical location is the heart, upper chest, and upper back. The fourth is the balance point, integrating the world of matter (the lower three chakras) with the world of spirit (the upper three chakras). Through the heart chakra, we open to and connect with harmony and peace. The health of our heart center registers the quality and power of love in our life.

Being an even-numbered, feminine chakra, the heart center naturally yearns to release and let go. When we feel fearful, there is no room for love, and our bodies show contraction. When we choose love, the fear melts away, and our practice takes on a joyful quality.

Balancing the heart chakra

Doing backbends develops the trust and surrender we need to open the heart fully. In many backbending poses, the heart is positioned higher than the head. It’s wonderfully refreshing to let the mind drop away from the top position and instead lead with the heart.

Some signs that the heart chakra is overpowering your life can include co-dependency, possessiveness, jealousy, heart disease, and high blood pressure. For these symptoms, forward bends are the best antidote, because they are grounding and foster introspection. While people with deficient heart chakras need to open to receive love more fully, those with excessive heart chakras find healing by slowing down to discover inside themselves the nourishment they have been seeking from others.

Yoga, Essential Oils and Crystals for the Heart Chakra

Yoga Postures—eagle, camel, bow, cobra, bridge.

Essential Oils—lavender, cypress, lemon, orange, whisper blend and sandalwood. Apply to the heart area.

Crystals—rose quartz and green tourmaline.

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