Have you been weighed down by anxious thoughts and feelings? You’re not alone, over 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder and that number only seems to be increasing with the pandemic. Although the occasional anxiety symptoms like worry and fear can be a completely normal and natural part of life, uncontrollable thoughts and feelings may indicate you are suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. The good news is there are effective ways to help manage and treat anxiety through balancing this one important chakra and a simple method that will temporarily switch off your anxiousness.
Balance this chakra
The third eye chakra: this chakra is responsible for anxiety, therefore blockages and imbalance can result in symptoms such as the ones listed below:
Common anxiety symptoms to look out for
- Excessive worry
- Intrusive thoughts
- Uncontrolled stress
- Digestive upset
If you are chronically experiencing these symptoms it may be time to pay attention to your chakra system and remove any possible blockages in order to rebalance in the body to help improve anxiety and overall well-being.
Our chakras are considered an internal energy powerhouse, running from the root of our spine to the crown over our heads. This system is made up of seven different chakras regulating all parts of the bodily system. Each withhold different purposes, characteristics, colours and elements.
The third eye chakra is specifically located at the center of your forehead between your eyes, associated with the colour indigo -- this chakra is connected to the element of light and represents knowing, thought, question and perception. When your inner eye closes (third eye) awareness is limited and things become difficult to see in their true form, “this circle of ruminating thoughts could cause you to be plagued by fear, self-doubt, and anxiety.” As a result, anxiety heightens along with other unsettling feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Rebalance your third eye chakra
There are simple and effective choices you can make to help clear any potential blockages and balance the body to improve anxiety:
- Meditate or practice yoga with your eyes closed
- Get restful 8 hour sleep
- Eat dark blue/purple foods: purple yams, eggplant, grapes
- Wear the colour indigo
- Third eye balancing affirmations “I now use my intuition and insight without fear and without delusion”
Try the 333 rule when you need a quick fix
This is an effective trick to disrupt anxious thinking so you can focus on the present and get back to being in control and feeling good about yourself.
How to practice the 333 rule
It’s easy! When you start to feel anxious, or are suffering from an anxiety/panic attack, look around you and name three things you see, name three sounds you hear, then move three parts of your body and voila, you've reduced the anxiety! This mental trick will help you regain control of your thoughts and pull you back into the present moment, leaving your anxiety and worry behind.
Using meditation and yoga are key practices to help release trapped energy, but it’s equally as important to follow a healthy lifestyle and routine including exercise, clean eating and of course doing things to protect your mental wellness in order to rebalance the chakras. The goal is to create harmony and balance so you can remain grounded and get back to feeling like yourself again!