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Chakra 6 - Ajna - Third Eye


The Ajna (to perceive, to know) has 96 petals, a the centre is symbolized by the Sanskrit letter for the vibration that is the sound of creation, AUM within a two-petaled lotus representing the two hemispheres of the brain. Here realization, clairvoyance, intuition and heightened mental faculties are experienced in a state of self-realization. Main issues: intuition, wisdom.

Colour: indigo

Seed sound: om

Vowel sound: mmm

Note sound: A

Location: top and centre of head

Associated body parts: face, eyes, nose, sinus, pituitary, gland, cerebellum, base of skull.

Purpose: basic issues for the consciousness of this chakra are concerned with clairvoyance and the higher functions of consciousness, a psychic tool, the “knowing” of spiritual matters

Associated Sacrament: Ordination

Meditation and Pranayama

Chakra in harmony- chakra is in balance: awareness, intuition, connects to the universe, charismatic, may experience unusual phenomena

Chakra out of harmony - chakra is out of balance, too open: highly logical, dogmatic, authoritarian, arrogant.

Chakra out of harmony, chakra is out of balance, blocked: undisciplined, fears success, tendency toward schizophrenia, sets sites too low

Yoga Postures: Bridge (Setu Bandasana), Knee to chest pose (Apanasana), half and full locust (Shalabasna), Downward Dog (Ardho Mukha Svanasana), Shoulder Stand (Viparita Karani)

Crystals: Amethyst, Purple apatite, Azurite, Calcite, Sapphire, Fluorite, Lapis lazuli

Essential Oils: Jasmine, Violet, Rose geranium, Basil, Rosemary, Patchouli

Archetypes: functional - Psychic; dysfunctional - Rationalist

Societal Association: None

Emotional dysfunctions: nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations

Goals: ability to see other than with the eyes

Developmental age: N/A

Element: All Elements

Ruling planet: Mercury, Venus, Uranus

Zodiac: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces

Massage directions: female - clockwise; male – counter clockwise


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The following questions can provide shortcuts to connecting with the Universal Truth:

Seek only Truth

Ask yourself again and again: do I believe?

Do I judge others?

Do I honour others?

Am I clinging to a reality that serves me?


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