THE BROW CHAKRA – AJNA
Also known as the Third Eye, this chakra is located in the middle of the forehead, slightly above the level of the eyes. It relates to the pineal gland, a part of the brain located at the rear end of the deep cleft that separates the 2 cerebral hemispheres and just in front of the cerebellum.
This gland is thought to influence our biological day / night rhythms. It produces melatonin that seems to affect mood and sleep / wake cycles.
The body parts influenced by this chakra are
The colour of this chakra is indigo;
its sense is the sense of sight;
its element is light;
its functions are intuition and seeing (including insight).
It is also thought to relate to ‘second sight’ and other psychic talents.
The ‘food’ for this chakra is mind altering inhalants.
When this chakra is open and balanced it results in a wisdom, imagination, and the ability to make decisions. You have a strong sense of your own inner truth and listen to, and follow it as it guides you on your life path. You are confident in your own intuitive decisions.
When it is out of balance it can lead to visual problems, a lack of imagination and therefore empathy, or an inappropriate use of imagination where you prefer to live in your own inner world rather than being open to the reality of your situation. You might feel lost when it comes to your spiritual purpose and path in life. You feel disconnected from your intuition, or don’t believe that you have any.
It can also cause headaches, nightmares and an inability to trust one’s own judgement.
Our energies can fluctuate during the day, and our chakras can be more or less open in any given situation depending on what ‘pushes our buttons’.
Why not take some time to pay attention to how you’re feeling — whereabouts in your body do you feel tension / pain / ease / lightness?
Are there repeating patterns in your life? Do they serve you or do they leave you feeling stuck?
If any of this has resonated for you I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment or contact me if you’d like to ask any questions or discuss things further:
(This post was taken from my article on the chakras. You can read the full text here)