The big deal about the Third Eye
The third eye is one of the fascinating concepts in the human body. It is said to be a mystical concept of an invisible eye located in the forehead that provides heightened perception beyond ordinary vision when opened. However, according to Indian traditions, the third eye denotes the Ajna chakra which is the sixth primary chakra in the body. The Ajna chakra is said to allow people to see and understand the inner and outer worlds, provide wisdom, insight & help receive messages from the past and the future.
The key elements
When it comes to the concept of the third eye, there are some key elements associated with it which are explained as follows. Ajna is derived from a Sanskrit word that means ‘perceive’, or ‘beyond wisdom’. The key elements are classified as the physical body, emotional body, mental body and quality.
As the third eye is located on the forehead, the physical body is associated with the pineal gland. This gland secretes melatonin that helps to regulate the body’s internal clock that influences the circadian rhythms.
In the emotional body, Ajna chakra is associated with concepts such as mystical visions, precognition, clairvoyance and out of body experience. This is a place where we can detach ourselves from physical & mental illusions and where we can understand and deeply connect with our soul by going beyond our thoughts, worries, fears, etc.
It is said that the Ajna chakra consists of a unique combination of facts, fears, personal experiences and memories. When this area becomes stimulated, it helps both brain hemispheres to work together and help us go beyond the dualistic thinking nature.
Signs of imbalance
It is said that the stress in any layer of the body causes us to stagnate, slow down or go into overdrive which results in Ajna chakra imbalance. Signs include lack of focus, confusion, depression, hallucinations, etc. By practising yoga asanas at the best yoga classes Dubai and doing meditation helps with balancing and results in better health.
Balancing third eye chakra
Engaging in various yoga poses or asanas is a great way to deal with the third eye or Ajna chakra imbalances. Certainly, when our body is actively indulged in these poses, the tightness and stagnation present will surface automatically. All we have to do is have patience and wisdom to understand the deeper connection that arises and let it go consciously. Some of the poses worth trying are:
- Lotus Pose
- Plough Pose
- Child’s Pose
- Downward Dog
- Legs Up the Wall
As light is the quality and one of the key elements of Ajna chakra, visualize light during your meditation sessions. With your eyes closed, imagine the radiance and allow it to fill, expand into your head, your body, the space surrounding you. Apart from these, using certain crystals can help with third eye chakra imbalance and one of those is Amethyst. It is known as the stone of spirituality and contentment that helps unblock the effects of an imbalanced Ajna chakra. Learn the best practices with DiFit Lifestyle, call us to learn more and find our Yoga centre with the below direction map.