Signs to Look for if Your Third Eye Chakra is Overactive

The third eye chakra is known for enhancing imagination, focus, and wisdom, but you don’t want it to become overactive.

Represented by the color indigo, your third eye chakra is known for enhancing imagination, focus, and clarity. Sixth of the seven chakras, the third eye chakra is located on the forehead, between your eyes. The third eye chakra has an effect on your emotional, physical, and psychological states whether it is opening or overactive.

Unfortunately, because of the third eye chakra’s power, it can become overactive due to a lack of activity or blockage in the other chakras. If you have been experiencing headaches, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed, chances are you have been experiencing an overactive third eye chakra.

If you think your third eye chakra may be overactive, learn more about:

  • Signs of an Overactive Third Eye Chakra
  • Signs of a Balanced Third Eye Chakra
  • How to Heal an Overactive Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra symbol, an indigo color with an upside down triangle and a three in the middle.
The symbol associated with the third eye chakra is an upside down triangle with a three inside of it. Image courtesy of From Molly with Love.

Signs of an Overactive Third Eye Chakra

If you have been exhibiting behaviors in this section, you may be experiencing overactivity in your third eye chakra.

With the third eye chakra associated with focus, imagination, and clarity, most of the signs of blockage relate to these qualities.

If your third eye chakra is overactive, you may be experiencing a feeling of lack of control. With the third eye chakra being in tune with your focus and clarity, feelings that repress or contradict these qualities are often signs of overactivity. This lack of control can manifest in your visualizations, bringing you into a fantasy that does not exist, yet you have no control over.

Feelings of being overwhelmed are associated with an overactive third eye. If you are feeling overwhelmed, chances are it is due to a lack of clarity in something, like a decision that needs to be made. This sign is most notable in relation to an overactive third eye chakra when you are feeling overwhelmed in regards to something that you traditionally would not be.

Similarly, general feelings of lack of clarity can be a sign that your third eye chakra is overactive. This can be described as a mental fog that does not allow you to see things as clearly as you normally would. Places you can notice this may be not processing as much when reading or having a difficult time focusing on a TV show.

Being judgmental is another sign that your third eye chakra is overactive. When you are judgmental, it is usually because of your internal feelings of insecurity. By directing your own insecurities onto others, it indicates that you are lacking a sense of clarity within yourself.

This lack of clarity can also take the form of feelings of anxiousness. When you do not feel good enough or are concerned about your perception, it can oftentimes be related to a lack of clarity, or even a lack of intuition into certain aspects of your life. If these feelings of anxiety relate to your own creativity and ability to focus, or comparisons to others creativity and focus, it is most definitely in connection to an overactive third eye chakra.

However, there are also physical sensations that you may be experiencing in relation to an overactive third eye chakra. Headaches, vision problems, and sinus issues all fall in the category of the third eye chakra. With the third eye chakra being located on the forehead, physical sensations in and around that area are correlated to the chakra.

There are also signs you can find within your sleep and dream patterns. If you have been having frequent lucid or vivid dreams, this can be related to an overactivity in your third eye chakra. With the third eye chakra’s role in visualizing and clarity, too much clarity in your dreams can be a result of overactivity. On the contrary, if you have been experiencing insomnia, that is also a sign of an overactive third eye chakra.

Woman in an indigo scene, opening her third eye.
The third eye chakra is prominent in bringing clarity, creativity, and intuition when it is in balance.

Signs of a Balanced Third Eye Chakra

If you haven’t experienced behaviors signaling overactivity in the third eye chakra, you may be experiencing behaviors of a properly balanced third eye chakra.

Most of these signs are fairly self-explanatory, as most are opposites of signs to an overactive third eye. However, it is still worth going over them to see if you identify with any of them.

If you have been experiencing feelings of clarity within your life, it is most likely that your third eye chakra is in balance. Clarity is one of the key components of the third eye chakra, so when you are experiencing a sense of ease when making decisions and aware of your surroundings, it is likely to be associated with the balance of your third eye chakra.

In connection to clarity, feelings of intuition are another signal that your third eye chakra is in balance. Before you can tune into your intuition, you have to be able to see things clearly. This is why connecting with your intuition is associated with a balanced third eye chakra.

If you have been experiencing a heightened sense of creativity and inspiration, it is likely that you could be experiencing a balanced third eye chakra. With the third eye chakra being associated with imagination and visualization, enhanced creativity and inspiration are a large indicator that your imagination is working. Working with visual arts, like painting or photography, are particularly valuable in determining your levels of creativity and inspiration. If you were previously in a block of creativity, but are now inspired, it is likely that the shift is correlated to your third eye chakra coming into balance.

Finally, an increased sense of self is one of the most prominent signs that your third eye chakra is actually in balance. Not only does this indicate a notion of clarity within your life, but it specifically signals an internal clarity.

Woman doing yoga in child's pose.
Child’s pose is one yoga pose in particular that focuses on the third eye chakra and is helpful in healing an overactive third eye chakra.

How to Heal an Overactive Third Eye Chakra

An overactive third eye chakra does not last forever - here are some ways to bring the third eye chakra into balance.

Hopefully you are now able to discern whether or not your third eye chakra is in an overactive state. If it is, there is no need to worry. Now that you are aware of this overactivity, there are plenty of ways to go about healing your overactive third eye chakra.

One very simple way to begin healing your third eye chakra is to incorporate indigo colored foods into your diet. Examples of these may include blueberries, eggplant, or grapes. By eating foods associated with the specific color of each chakra, it helps enhance the function of the chakra.

Incorporating activities that will help you to enhance your creativity can help you to reel in your third eye chakra from an overactive state. Participating in crafts or exercises of visualization are two examples of activities you can engage in to enhance your creativity.

Of course, meditation is also a powerful tool in bringing the third eye chakra out of an overactive state. With the third eye chakra being the center of mindfulness and clarity, any form of meditation will help you to hone these qualities. You can also utilize chakra specific guided meditations to really target the third eye chakra.

Just like meditation, yoga can be a great way to help heal your third eye chakra. The practice of yoga in itself helps to center you and your third eye chakra, bringing about clarity. Though, if you are up for a challenge, there are chakra-inspired yoga classes that you can follow to really dedicate time to finding a balance in your third eye chakra.

However, if you’d rather incorporate a third eye chakra focus into your yoga or workout routine, here are some specific yoga moves that focus on the third eye chakra. Candle gazing in a comfortable position and wide-legged forward fold are two poses that focus on the eyes and head. And who could forget everyone’s favorite - child’s pose.

Doing any form of yoga or meditation can be very helpful in aligning all seven of the chakras. With the third eye chakra’s connection to the other chakras, yoga and meditation can be helpful in creating a balance in any chakra that is out of line and in turn, bring the third eye chakra to a more balanced state.

Once again, do not worry if you are experiencing signs that correlate to an overactive third eye chakra, as there are plenty of ways to bring it back into balance. As with any chakra, the state of your third eye chakra is always shifting. Keep these signs in the back of your mind to help you bring your third eye chakra into balance.

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Dean Pinnell

Dean Pinnell is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Communication and Fiction Writing.
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