Working our way down, we next find the third eye chakra, or brow chakra. Also known as anja, it is located right between your eyes and deals with your instincts. This chakra is all about learning how to trust that little voice (or eye) inside of you that tells you (or shows you) things you can’t quite see on a conscious level, but know you need to pay attention to. This is where the psychic ability we all have on some level resides.

In the physical realm, this chakra is linked to your pineal system, which produces melatonin (the hormone that helps regulate our sleep). When this chakra is unbalanced, it often times will show itself as sleeping problems. Other signs of imbalance can include: learning disabilities, frequent fevers and infections, neck and shoulder problems.

The brow chakra is often associated with the color indigo. Therefore, to try and rebalance this chakra, you can try surrounding yourself with the color in your food, drink and clothing. Because this is a strongly visual chakra, you can also try looking at stars in the night sky to help you rebalance.

The next chakra is the throat chakra, also called vishuddah. This chakra is all about communication. But, it’s not just about speaking clearly to others. It’s also about how we express ourselves, truthfully and honestly. The idea is to be able to trust others, maintain good relationships and be honest about who we are by how we communicate with those around us.

The throat chakra is connected to the thyroid system. This part of your body controls the thyroid hormone, which helps us mature and grow in the physical sense. Of course, as we grow physically, we are expected to mature mentally. When this chakra is out of balance, though, these things may happen unevenly. It may show the imbalance as recurrent infections or mood swings.

Associated with the color blue, try rebalancing this chakra by eating blue foods. You can also try singing or engaging in meaningful and honest conversations.