The Ajna Chakra or the Third Eye chakra is associated with the LIGHT element and the color INDIGO.
Mantra: “I see” or “Aum/Om”
The Ajna is located on the forehead between the eyebrows, just above and between the eye line.
It governs your vision, intuition, illumination, psychic abilities, perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy, connection to insight, wisdom, inspiration and creativity.
When your Ajna chakra is open and balanced, you clearly see reality without the filters of your ego, expectations, past experiences and other social programming. The gift of your Ajna chakra is the ability to be mindful and live in the present moment. Your third eye chakra is the center of your intuition and wisdom, allowing you to open your mind to deeper understandings and expand your intuition.
When it is blocked, you may feel stuck in the daily grind without being able to look beyond your problems and set a guiding vision for yourself and have a lack of clarity.
When it is overstimulated and without support from the rest of the chakra system, you may indulge in fantasies that appear more real than reality, and experience psychic fantasies and other illusions.
To balance this chakra, try forward folds, shoulder stand and balasana, childs’ pose.
See clearly, my dear yogis!