Ajna: the sixth chakra or third eye
November 24, 2016
Meaning: ajna – knowledge Location: frown Element: mind Color: Navy blue Symbolism: beyond the physical elements Mantra: OM developmental age: adolescence Sense: intuition Body parts: forehead and between the eyebrows Positive emotions: reasoning, disciplined imagination Negative emotions: self-righteousness, paranoia, cynicism, anxiety, denial of reality Main activity: thought In a previous post on our blog, we talked about the seven chakras of the subtle body, their meaning and location. Ajna is the sixth chakra, also known as the third eye.. Located in the area between the eyebrows, it is related to our ability to gradually free ourselves from self-imposed limitations and see the larger and truer context of our lives. If your energy is balanced and it flows well, you will be more open to psychic perception and your sense of intuition will be more developed. Sometimes in yoga, chakra work is started from here, as it is said that it is easier to harmonize the lower chakras if it is already balanced. But the energy of the sixth chakra may be unbalanced and cause dizziness, endocrine instability, migraines, sinusitis or poor vision. It is also possible that it leads to mental confusion, insomnia, intellectual arrogance or, if the imbalance is extreme, hallucinations or disconnection from reality. To balance the Ajna or sixth chakra, we recommend: Asana: postures such as Siddhasana (Perfect Posture), Sukhasana (Easy Posture) or Balasana (Child's Posture). In general, sitting meditation postures and others that bring the forehead in contact with the ground balance the Ajna chakra. nasagra drishti: drishti means "gaze" or "vision". It refers to the point of attention or focus on which we rest our gaze during asanas or meditation. The dristhis seek to cultivate an internal look that makes it easier for us to be present during the practice. Sit in a meditative posture and direct your gaze to the tip of your nose, keeping your eyelids half open for 10 seconds. Then close and relax your eyes. You can do several laps for up to a minute, as long as you don't feel strain on your eyes. Meditation Bhuchari: If you wear glasses or contact lenses, we recommend that you remove them before starting. Sit in your preferred meditation posture in front of a white wall. Bring the thumb of your right hand to the center of your upper lip and relax your index, middle, and ring fingers as you stretch your little finger out. Focus your gaze on the tip of your little finger, trying not to blink. Practice like this for five minutes and then relax your hand but continue looking at where the tip of your little finger was. Continue like this for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat several days in a row. This technique cleans eyes, tear ducts and sinuses. Affirmations: Sit in a meditation posture and repeat internally: “My mind feels strong, well focused and alert”. Or: "I trust the messages I receive from my higher self through intuition." Others: Understanding and analyzing dreams is an excellent way to connect with this chakra and balance its energy.