The Brow Chakra represents the level of awareness and harmony where it is possible for direct mind to mind communication between two people. It is the level of sensitivity where individual minds can meet, a center through which the Guru can communicate with his disciples and gives them commands. This Chakra has many other names, like the eye of intuition where an awakened aspirant can perceive events in both the outer and psychic realms, the most common beings the third eye. In Yoga this Chakra is also referred to as Divya Chakshu or Divine eye, Jnana Chakshu or Jnana Netra or eye of knowledge and the eye of Shiva. This Chakra is the meeting point of the three principle Nadis, Ida (Moon Nadi), Pingala (Sun Nadi) and Sushumna (Central Nadi) while being iIn charge of insight and intuition on both a spiritual and a mundane level. An open and balanced Third Eye Chakra allows you to see how the world around you is interconnected and makes it easier to understand your place in it. This Chakra is associated with the archetypal dimensions, as well as the realm of spirits while being an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality, the seat of intuitive sensibility and inner perception, puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely, while being the center of clarity and wisdom and forms the boundary between human and Divine consciousness. This Chakra is also associated to the Pineal gland. The Pineal gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or mystical states of consciousness.
- Ajna means "command" or "knowledge"
- This Chakra is the sixth Chakra
- Color: Blue
- Mantra: Om
- Element: Mind
- Balancing Stones and Crystals: Lazuli, Azurite and Lapis
- Essential Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Bay Laurel, Jasmine, Palo Santo, Chamomile, Rose, Geranium, and Lavender
- Location: This Chakra is located between the eye brows
- Gland: Pituitary
The Chakra symbiology
- The lotus with two petals of the brow chakra are indicating that at this level of consciousness there exists only two, Atma means "Self" and Paramatma means "God".
Signs of a balanced Chakra
- Psychic abilities such as clairvoyance.
- Access to mystical states and illumination.
- Connection to wisdom and insight.
- Motivates inspiration and creativity.
Issues associated with an imbalance in this Chakra
- Not being able to look beyond your issues and set a guiding vision for yourself.
- Indulgence in psychic fantasies and illusions.
- issues establishing a vision for oneself and realize it.
- Rejection of everything spiritual.
- Not being able to see the greater picture.
- Lack of clarity.
Other names this Chakra is referred to as
Practices for the Brow Chakra
The following practices are intended to clear and balance this Chakra. We encourage you to use these practices individually or combine them together for a more effective practice. This practice is sometimes referred to as Ajna Yoga.
Asanas for this Chakra
Pranayama for this Chakra
Hasta Mudras for this Chakra
Hatha Mudras for this Chakra
Shatkarma for this Chakra
Mantra for this Chakra
The Bija Mantra or seed Mantra for the Chakra is OM. Chanting this Mantra during practices and while in a walking state will help to clear and balance this Chakra. While chanting this Bija Mantra, visualize the color indigo or dark blue at this Chakra.
Color therapy of this Chakra
- Wearing clothing in the color indigo or dark blue is good way to use the sense of sight to help clear and balance this Chakra.
- Preform Shavasana or lay down on the back, place a gemstone that is associated with this Chakra at the Chakra.
- While Meditating, visualize the color indigo or dark blue coming from this Chakra.
- Eating fruits and vegetables. Negatively Pranic foods or night shades should be avoided.
- If you have a practice room, hang indigo or dark blue sheets on the walls during your practice.