“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau
The Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra is the sixth Chakra, and is located at the brow, above the base of the nose. It is associated with our ability to see both the inner and outer worlds and is said to be the seat of wisdom, as well as the seat of conscience. Our ideas, dreams, goals, values and our “self” image all begin in this chakra. It is associated with the color indigo and the element light. The associated body parts are the brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, pituitary gland, and pineal gland.
Those who are strong and balanced in this chakra experience high mental ability, are able to separate between reality and imagination, and can easily combine logic and emotion. They experience overall good health, clear thinking and focus. They also have good intuition, are empathetic towards others, and trust themselves.
Those who are overactive in this chakra may become delusional and create circumstances in their minds that are not really happening (i.e., a mental illness). They may also tend to be judgmental, unsympathetic or over-intellectual in their thinking.
Those who are depleted in this chakra have difficulty in understanding the spiritual side of the world and the connection between their inner and outer reality. They can lack empathy for the people in their life, lack common sense, and/or intuition.
Those who are out of balance in this chakra, in either direction, are more prone to such issues as brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunction, panic, depression, migraines, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and equilibrium dysfunction.
We will be focusing on the Third Eye Chakra in class this week. To balance this chakra, it is important to include meditation, as this helps develop intuition. Also, any pose where you can use a prop or your hands to press upon and stimulate the third eye area is another way to help bring this chakra into balance.