A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Chakras: The Third-Eye Chakra

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Chakras: The Third-Eye Chakra

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The seven Chakras are the main energy centres of the human body. Derived from the Sanskrit term cakra meaning “wheel”, the chakras are believed to be perpetually spinning disks of energy that correspond with major organs and nerve endings that directly or indirectly affect our spiritual and mental wellbeing.


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In today’s lesson on spiritual awakening, we will discuss the Third-Eye Chakra, also known as Ajna.


The Third-Eye Chakra: Ajna


The Ajna or Third-Eye Chakra is located between the eyes, on the forehead, and is sometimes referred to as the “brow chakra”. The metaphorical war room of the body, the Ajna is the seat of our mind and consciousness and commands our growth and the development of our being. Rooted in the pituitary gland of the brain, this chakra controls our imagination, as well as our intuition.


Being located on the forehead, those experiencing a blockage in their Third-Eye Chakra may experience manifestation in the form of headaches, and lack of concentration. In some cases, problems related to hearing and sight might also manifest. These individuals may come across as bad listeners, or as know-it-alls who have trouble with new ideas.


Associated with the colour Indigo, Purple, Or a deep, Midnight Blue and corresponding with the Light element, the Third-Eye Chakra is symbolic of the metaphorical eye of the soul, and its connection with the Divine. It is through this connection that the Divine can commune with our minds, planting thoughts and ideas meant to further our journey of spiritual awakening.


A marriage of the two driving forces of pranic energy, which, in other chakras work against each other as opposing forces, the Ajna represents the meeting point of these energies, opening our mind and spirit to a form of Divine tranquillity. These forces, our emotions and our intellect come together in this chakra to grant us the powers of intuition, self-reflection, and self-knowledge, enabling us to transcend the mundane reality of life and enter the realm of the subconscious.


Yogic Asanas, such as nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril breathing) and intent-driven meditation with a corresponding gemstone of Amethyst can aid in the release of any blocked energies of this chakra, allowing us access to our subconscious mind, and in turn, to the mysterious powers of the Divine.


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