The sixth Chakra, known as the Third Eye Chakra, is the place of the subtle body. This is the source of the conscious perceptions of your being, and the seat of your intellect, memory, will, and higher mental powers. In terms of the physical world, it is the command centre for your nervous system.
It is from this place that we first become aware of our own consciousness, and (slowly) build on our growing awareness that we create our own reality. The third eye Chakra is the place from which we manifest new realities or dissolve old ones.
The third eye Chakra ‘opens’ when you reach a certain level of inner consciousness, and from this place you will experience a deep understanding of the connectedness of all things, and see the unity that is everything.
When the third eye Chakra is functioning harmoniously, you will be open to the possibility (which steadily becomes the reality) that the world as you know it is merely a reflection of the spirit within each of us.
As you enter the more advanced levels, you will experience a level of consciousness where the material world is a direct reflection of the subtle level of being. You realise you can consciously control these forces and create what you want. You may also find that your inner eye opens the gates to the multitude of other dimensions that exist between the physical world and the pure level of being.
When the third eye Chakra is not functioning harmoniously, you most commonly experience an over emphasis of the mental sphere. This can be seen through a belief that life is a puzzle that can be solved through reason and intellect alone. The problem is that you only allow yourself from this perspective to perceive those things that your rational mind can accept (i.e. your physical reality).
Another aspect of this disharmony is where you use your mental capabilities to influence those around you often for your own selfish reasons. It is also common for people in this situation to be unaware of the serious consequences of their actions because of the high level of self-denial. When this happens, it is typical for other Chakras to also be out of alignment like the solar plexus and heart Chakras.
Where energy from the third eye Chakra is out-of-alignment and base Chakras is blocked, it is possible for you to lose your perception as to what is reality and go into a fear-based dysfunctional process of control. This fear-based reality is often created during childhood and manifests in adulthood as a need to control yourself and others around you in order to get feel ‘real’ and get validation (often through gaslighting those around you).
As the blockage worsens, it can lead you to believe that the reality created by your mind is the only truth, and that actual reality is a lie. Ultimately this will result in you losing touch with reality and your sanity. However the ‘sanity’ you are losing is one that was ultimately based on lies, so in effect you are only losing the part of you that felt it had to control its ‘reality’ in order to survive.
From this point, you can become the phoenix – metaphoricly burning away the blockage cause by your wounding in childhood – rising from the ashes to create a new relationship with yourself based on your spirit and a healthy relationship with reality.
Name: Third Eye, Brow or Ajna Chakra
Location: Brow – just above the bridge of the nose
Purpose: Intuition, self-mastery
Colour: Indigo (also yellow and violet)
Sense: All senses including extrasensory perception
Symbol: 2-petaled lotus
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Track 2 is a guided Ananta Meditation which is sitting in stillness in with focus on the endless breath, allowing you to connect with your eternal nature. The quality of your eternal nature fostered in this Ananta Meditation is Santosa, which is contentment and deep peace. This guided practice to develop Ajna (third eye) and Mooladhara (root) chakras. This track runs for 22 minutes.
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When an energy centre is blocked or inactive it can lead to imbalance and disease in the body. These classes can support you to regain your balance or improve an aspect of your energy that you wish to focus on.
Class 1 – The Base Chakra. This practice is for a healthy and revitalised Base Chakra (Muladhara Chakra). It is a set of exercises called the “Healthy Bowel System” – designed to work on the body’s cleansing and digestive system, relating to the organs located at the base of the spine. Energetically, it works with your sense of safety, stability and security. The colour associated with this chakra is the colour red.
Class 2 – The Sacral Chakra: This practice is for the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana Chakra) – the energetic centre located around the lower abdomen. The colour associated with this chakra is orange. It is represented by the element of water. On a physical level, these set of exercises focus on the area around your spleen, bladder, kidneys, liver, and reproductive organs.
Class 3 – The Solar Plexus Chakra: This practice or kriya is for the third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra) located right below the navel and the base of the sternum. This energetic centre relates to the digestive system, liver, gallbladder, and the pancreas. It relates to our drive and effective will. The colour associated with this chakra is yellow.
Class 4 – Heart Chakra: This open level class introduces you to the Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra). It is a practice referred to as the “Heart Connection Kriya” – a practice designed to strengthen your lungs and circulation, strengthen your arms, and work with the energy centre around the region of the heart, with the intention of supporting you to have a healthy heart chakra. The colour associated with this energy centre is green.
Class 5 – Throat Chakra: This open level class revitalises the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha Chakra). It is a practice called the “Creativity Kriya” – a routine designed to strengthen your neck muscles, enhance your communication and thyroid gland, and work with the energy centre around the throat. This chakra is associated with the element of sound, and with the colour blue.
Class 6 – Ajna Chakra (Third Eye): This open level class is for a healthy Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna Chakra). It is a practice called the “Ajna Stimulation Kriya”, and is designed to help you develop your eye-sight, your intuition, and work with clearing the energy around the third-eye point between your eyebrows. The colour associated with this energy centre is purple.
Class 7 – Sahasrara Chakra: This open level class is for a healthy Crown Chakra (Sahasrara Chakra). This is a practice called the “Foundation for Infinity Kriya”. This practice is designed to help you with calming any busy mental activity, and work with the energy centre around the crown of the head.
Class 8 – The Aura: This open level class is to promote harmonised energy in your Eighth Chakra – your Aura. This is a practice called the “Electromagnetic Field and Aura Perception Kriya” – a practise designed to help you with your presence and projection to the world, and work with the energy that surrounds your whole physical body.
Have you eve wondered whether there is something more than the physical, matter world that you can touch, smell and see? In the same vein as electricity – which we cannot touch, smell or see – there is energy flowing all around us. It is from this energy that the physical body is nourished.
When it comes to energy in and around your body, there are three basic components.
This post focuses on the chakras which can be seen as as receivers, transformers and distributors of the energy (commonly referred to as prana) that flows around our energy system.
While there are numerous energy centres in the human body, there are seven “main” chakras. These chakras are as follows:
1. Muladhara (Mūlādhāra) Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord or coxis)
2. Swadhisthana (Svādhiṣṭhāna) Sacral Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
3. Manipura (Maṇipūra) Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
4. Anahata (Anāhata) Heart Chakra (heart area)
5. Vishuddha (Viśuddha) Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
6. Ajna (Ājñā) Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pituary gland)
7. Sahasrara (Sahasrāra) Crown Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)