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What is the Third Eye chakra? How to awaken & connect with your Ajna energy

Yoga for Chakras Series 6 - Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra

Location – Located in the space just above the eyebrows

Association – Pituitary and pineal glands, both of which are hormone producers

Colour – Indigo

Element – Light

Meaning – Intuition, your ‘sixth sense’

Crystal – Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Fluorite & Sodalite (all available on our website)

The sixth chakra in the primary series is known at the Ajna Chakra, or third eye.

Your Ajna chakra is associated with the natural element of light, a light which when your chakra is flowing freely, you carry with you helping to illuminate the path in front of you.

When your third eye chakra is open, you are able to tune in and listen to your intuition, you will have a sense of self awareness and emotionally you will feel balanced.

However, when this sixth chakra is blocked, you may feel closed-minded, as though you can’t trust your inner wisdom and you may not be able to see situations with clarity. Physically you may suffer with brain fog, headaches or even depression.

Meditation to Open Your Third Eye Chakra

A great way to awaken and connect with your Ajna chakra or third eye chakra is through mediation. This allows you to focus and slow down your energy.

Start in a comfortable seated position, either on a cushion or folded blanket. Bring the hands lightly in your lap, palms facing upwards with the right hand on top and thumbs touching - this is known as Dhyana mudra. This mudra is used to help you to tune into your intuition and help to go deeper within.

Make sure the shoulders are away from the ears and the crown of the head is towards the sky, then once settled, gently close off your eyes.

Turn your focus to your third eye, the space between the brows and deepen your breath. Intentionally slow down your breathing, drawing the air into your stomach to allow a full body breath.

You can concentrate on your breath, or you can try repeating one of these chants or affirmations:

· I trust my intuition

· I see things with clarity

· I am connected to authentic self

· I honour my inner power

· I am connected to my true path