Third-Eye Chakra (Sanskrit: आज्ञा, IAST: Ājñā), or Ajna, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, slightly above at the bridge of your nose. More accurately described, it is behind the eyes in the middle of the head from that location. It is the center of intuition and foresight. The principle of openness and imagination drives the function of the third eye chakra.
Third-Eye Chakra is a part of the brain which can be made functional through meditation, yoga and other spiritual practices like a muscle. Third-Eye Chakra signifies the subconscious mind, the direct link to the universe. While a person's two eyes see the physical world, the third eye is to reveal insights. The Third-Eye Chakra is said to connect people to their intuition, give them the ability to communicate with the world or help them receive messages from the past and the future simultaneously.
The Third-Eye Chakra commonly represented in the color purple or bluish purple. The auric color of its energy is translucent purple or bluish white characterized by the quality of its luminescence or soft radiance resemblance of moonlight.
Its symbol contains two elements frequently associated with wisdom: the upside down triangle and the lotus flower.
This Third-Eye Chakra which directly ties to the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms, including sleep and wake time. It’s a gland located in the brain that is a center of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered states of consciousness. Due to its proximity to the optical nerves, it is also sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting.
Behavioral characteristics of the Third-Eye Chakra:
Perception of subtle dimensions and movements of energy
Psychic abilities related to clairvoyance and clairaudience especially
Access to mystical states, illumination
Connection to wisdom, insight
Motivates inspiration and creativity
The Third-Eye Chakra is an instrument to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality. It goes beyond the more physical senses into the realm of subtle energies. Awakening your third eye allows you to open up to an intuitive sensibility and inner perception.
Because it connects us with a different way of seeing and perceiving, the Third-Eye Chakra’s images are often hard to describe verbally. It puts us in touch with the ineffable and the intangible more closely. Third-Eye visions are also often more subtle than regular sights: They may appear a bit “blurry,” ghost-like, cloudy, or dream-like. Sometimes, however, the inner visions might be clear; like a movie playing in front of your eyes.
Sustaining awareness of Third-Eye Chakra energy might require focus and the ability to relax into a different way of seeing. When we focus our mind and consciousness, we can look beyond the distractions and illusions that stand before us and have more insight to live and create more deeply aligned with our highest good.
Third-Eye Chakra Imbalance
When the Third eye chakra has an imbalance it can manifest as:
Feeling stuck in the daily grind without being able to look beyond your problems and set a guiding vision for yourself
Overactive third chakra without support from the rest of the chakra system may manifest as fantasies that appear more real than reality, indulgence in psychic fantasies and illusions
Not being able to establish a vision for oneself and realize it
Rejection of everything spiritual or beyond the usual
Not being able to see the greater picture
Lack of clarity
When adequately balanced each of your 7 Chakras work together to create an optimal life.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be going through each of the remaining 5 Chakras on our blog. So stay tuned.