Ajna Chakra and Yoga – #6 Third Eye Chakra

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

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What is the Chakra system?  Chakras are the energy sources that are placed in seven different points on the spinal column.  They are responsible for disturbing the life energy and can get out of balance. But yoga poses can help bring the chakra’s into balance.  Come with me on a seven week Chakra Journey into energy balance!

What Chakra are you? Take my Chakra Quiz to find out!

The eyes are the gateway to the soul.

Shakespeare
Ajna Chakra and Yoga

The Third Eye Chakra energy is focused in the forehead between the eyes and is associated with the color indigo and our intuition.

Ajna Chakra and Yoga Balancing

Do you find yourself having:*
Hallucinations, Delusions, Obsessions, Nightmares, Intrusive memories, Difficulty concentrating, Excessive fantasizing?
Then you may have too much energy around your Third-Eye Chakra

Do you sometimes have:*
Lack of imagination, Difficulty visualizing, Insensitivity, Excessive skepticism, Denial, Inability to see alternatives?
Then you may have too little energy around your Third-Eye Chakra

Do you want to be balanced?  Yes! Here is what you could experience:*
Strong intuition, Penetrating insight, Creative imagination, Good memory, Good dream recall, Ability to visualize, Have a guiding vision for your life

*Learn more about the Throat Chakra with the Chakra Balancing Workbook by Anodea Judith

Ajna Chakra and Yoga Practice

How can you balance your ajna chakra and yoga?

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Dolphin pose is a great strengthener for the core and arms but you can also focus on being present in this pose by bringing your thumbs to your third eye and focusing all the attention to the eye center.  Your head rush will help with his sensation.

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Virabhadrasana III- Balance poses need a keen focus in order to remain steadily standing.  Focus or Drishti, comes from our eyes so we can visualize standing strong and steady in this unsteady world.

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Garudasana- This pose brings our hands right by our third eye and forces our focus to change as we cannot see past our hands.  “Garuda” means to devour.  Let this pose devour ego, doubt, fear, and clear the way for loving intention.

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Humble Warrior- “For us to speak our truth, our head and our heart need to be congruent. If what we think and what we feel are in opposition to one another, the words we speak are going to be deeply influenced by that incongruence. Shoulder openers create a broad channel between the head and heart.” Seane Corn.  

Ajna Chakra and Yoga

Prasarita Padottanasana with Gomukhasana arms- Open the energy in the third eye and crown chakra here by getting the hips above the head and heart to flush the pituitary and pineal glands.  This helps to ignite the heart and stimulate.

You could also try connecting to your Third-Eye Chakra with the essential oils of Basil, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Frankincense.  I suggest doTERRA Essential oils! I also enjoy balancing the chakras will chakra singing bowls. Think of your future as you practice ajna chakra and yoga.

The chakras are a journey, ajna chakra and yoga included. Take the Journey full journey: Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown.

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