The chakras are the seven main energy centers in the body where we receive, absorb, and distribute life energies. They are located along the spine, starting at the base and running upwards to the crown of the head. The chakras are described as “whirling wheels of light” and each chakra radiates a specific color and energy. Each chakra relates to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical issues. Balancing these energy centers leads to our well-being.
These seven chakras can become blocked through external situations and internal habits such as long-held tension in the body or staying stuck in our thoughts about things past or constant worry about the future. As a result a chakra can become either deficient or excessive. Therefore this chakra is imbalanced. Practicing mantras that correspond to each chakra can release these blocks and clear the path to more joyful living.
About Ajna Chakra:
How do I see myself? We learn from yoga that our world is created from the inside out. We communicate with ourselves first and this is echoed back to us. A powerful sixth chakra mantra related to this is “May I seek only the truth.”
The truth is that you create your reality.
“All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.” – Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
While holding a difficult pose you create a story in your mind of effortless effort and then the pose becomes what you want it to be. Take this a step further. “To hold an image in our mind increases the possibility it will materialize.” The more you focus and repeat the story the stronger it gets.
This focused energy is often associated with meditation.
Through self-reflection you can learn to harness the power of your mind into a story that serves your intention. The more you stay with it then the easier it is to tap into your ability to manifest. The word manifest simply means to realize your potential. Today, tell yourself the story of the next chapter of your life, allow yourself to get clear about your vision in order to transform like the butterfly. Outline your intentions and talk yourself through what that looks like in your life and you’ll see for yourself the magic of the 6th chakra at work!
Then stay tuned in to signs from the universe supporting your intuition. This chakra helps us sustain balanced effort towards spiritual growth and personal development. It helps us maintain an effortless effort and accept support from those around us. Together we can believe in the best of other’s potential so they may live their best lives in alignment with their dharma.
“What you focus on, you create. So focus your attention consciously, and do not allow your attention to stray to results that you aren’t interested in manifesting. Because you can, and will, create more of what you are focusing on.” – Mary Morrissey
Location: The brow area above the nose and between the eyes
Your rights: The right to see
Mantra: I am understanding
Color: Indigo or white
Element: Light Sense: Thought
Healing Stones: Lapis, iolite, amethyst
Basic Issues: Intuition, imagination, discernment, ability to see from a deeper place within your "third eye," wisdom, insight, dreams, vision, color, clairvoyance, life lessons, spiritual awareness, and perceiving the truth
Characteristics When Out of Balance: Illusion, headaches, nightmares, hallucinations, delusions, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, denial, addictions to hallucinogens, marijuana
Excessive: Delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, nightmares
Deficient: Insensitivity, poor vision, poor memory, difficulty seeing the future, lack of imagination, difficulty visualizing, poor dream recall, denial
Healing: Coloring, drawing, art therapy, dream work, hypnosis, guided visualizations, past life regression therapy