The Third Eye Chakra is located between the brows, also called Ajna and is the color indigo. The color indigo is healing both spiritually and physically, it balances the hemispheres of the brain and nerve synapse between them.
The use of the color indigo can be used to reach deeper states of consciousness during meditation. This can also be used to remove obsessions (Andrews 2005). The Third Eye Chakra essential oils include Jasmine, Basil, Petchouli and Rosemary.
Crystals for balancing the Third Eye Chakra are Lapis Lazuli, Indigo Sapphire and Opal. The element of the Third Eye Chakra is all the elements. The symbol for this Charka is the 96 petal lotus.
The third eye is associated with psychic vision, stepping beyond the mind and into the realms of knowledge and vision. The link between the Third Eye Chakra and the hormonal balance of an individual are of great significance.
This Chakra is linked to the Pituitary and Pineal Glands, controlling hormones like Serotonin and Melanin, well known hormones relating mood, mental health and states of wellbeing. It is Serotonin which, when imbalanced, leads to depression and anxiety disorders, and regulates mood, sexuality and appetite.
It is the Third Eye Chakra which governs spiritual direction and wisdom, it is the center of dreams, inner visions and spiritual lives. When balanced we experience the ability to see things clearly, inner wisdom, intuitive thoughts and feelings leading to positive and life enhancing actions as well as improved intellectual abilities, all of which are clear signs of good mental health (Ruffles, 31).