Brow Chakra - Ajna
The sixth chakra is located between the eyebrows. It is often called "The third eye". It governs our thoughts, honesty, inner and outer sight, our visions and our dreams. This chakra controls intuition and awareness. Blockages can manifest in sinus or eye problems. When it is healthy, it allows us to see clearly.
The brow chakra is related to the brain. When it is balanced, you can heighten your clarity of thought and bring upon pure harmony, peace and balance between your mind, body and spirit. It is all about perception of the world and self realization, which is the ability to see yourself with pure honesty and insight.
Balancing your brow chakra involves complete honesty with your inner self and others. You can have the ability to ignite your spiritual development and follow through with better choices in your life with no excuses. Saying "I can't" will not exist in your vocabulary. Many positive things can happen to you, such as sudden ideas, insights or flashes of intuition about your purpose of life or how to solve specific problems.
Having an unbalanced or blocked brow chakra can divert inspirational thoughts into fantasy. This can also be engaging in activities such as watching television or playing video games all day long. If your brow chakra is too open, which can happen from consuming mind altering drugs or belonging to a cult. This can can bring upon negative attributes, such as nightmares, hallucinations and having uncontrollable and negative thought patterns.
Ways to balance the Brow Chakra
Yoga can help stimulate this chakra, by emphasizing on balance, concentration and focus. The more visual and mental focus you have, the longer you'll be able to hold a posture. The steadiness of your gaze and focus can affect your balancing abilities.
Eagle pose, Garudasana in Sanskrit may look complicated, but it can place focus on your brow chakra. It is quite relaxing once you're in balance and is a good stretch for your back. The word eagle means the power of the spirit. Cobra pose, Bhujangasana and headstand, or Sirsasana both stimulate your nervous system and brain, which are connected to your brow chakra. You can practice headstand against a wall for support and confidence. After doing inversions, it's relaxing to be in child's pose, Balasana for a few moments. Child's pose is very calming and can put you back into balance.
- Chakra Meditation Video
- Here is a chakra meditation exercise to bring awareness to your higher energy centres. This meditation is most helpful when you reinforce it with a regular yoga asana practice, self-analysis and positive activities throughout the day.
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