Ajna: Third Eye Chakra
In October classes we will be working on bringing balance to Ajna in our practice of asana, breath work, hasta mudra (hand gestures), meditation and relaxation.
Ajna, the “third-eye” chakra, is the sixth chakra and translates as “command” or “perception”. It is located at the centre of the forehead, between the eyebrows and governs the eyes, nose, brain and pituitary gland and pineal gland. Sometimes called the guru sense, it is associated with intuition and inner wisdom, guiding us to connect to our own inner teacher. Ajna connects us to both our outward and inward perception, and is the governing force behind intuition, dreaming, imagination, visualisation and focus.
Ajna is often associated with the element of light and the sense of sight and mind, however it is also called the sixth sense; that of instinct. It is depicted as an indigo/purple lotus with 2 petals and the bija mantra is Aum/Om (Saraswati, 2016)
It is vital to pay respect and acknowledgement to our sources:
Judith, A. (2015) Chakra Yoga. Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications.
Pacheco, R. (2016) Do your Om thing. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Saradananda, S. (2015) Mudras for Modern Life. London: Watkins Media Ltd.
Saraswati, S. N. (2016) Prana and Pranayama. Bahir India: Bihar School of Yoga.
Simpson, L. (2016) The Book of Chakra Healing: A Spiritual System of Cosmic Healing. London: Octopus Publishing.
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