6th Chakra: AJNA

Brow Chakra

MEANING: "the perception center", "the command center" (ajna = to know/ to obey/ to follow)
LOCATION: in the mid brain (at the medulla oblongata), at the top of the spinal cord behind the eyebrow center
KSHETRAM: eyebrow center (bhrumadhya)
COLOR: clear or grey/ violet/ indigo
TATTWA (ELEMENT): mind (manas) / light
TANMATRA (SENSE): mind / intuition (the sixth sense)
PRANA VAYU: all five (apana, vyana, samana, prana, udana)
KOSHA: vijnanamaya
NO OF PETALS: 2 main lobes of 48 each
YANTRA: clear or grey circle (inverted triangle, black shivalingam and the OM symbol within it)
DEVI: Hakini
DEVA: Parama-Shiva
NADA(INNER SOUND): symphony of all the sounds
PHYSIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: brain, eyes, nervous system, sinuses, nose
DHATU: marrow
NEUROLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: cavernous plexus, carotid plexus
PSYCOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIP: imagination, visualization, dreaming, ability to see one's life clearly, to see beyond the visible, use of the mind/intellect
RIGHTS: to see
HUMAN TALENT: intuition
DEMON: illusion
SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE: lessons related to mind and wisdom, insight and intuition

DEFICIENT: poor memory, lack of imagination, difficulty recognizing patterns, weak visualization ability, insensitivity to the subtleties around (can’t “take a hint”)
EXCESSIVE: hallucinations, nightmares, obsessions, delusions, difficulty concentrating, confusion from too much input, or over-interpretation of everyday occurrences
OTHER PHYSICAL DYSFUNCTIONS: headaches, eye strain, conjunctivitis, poor sight or blindness, nose or sinus problems, facial nerve problems, seizures, spinal dysfunctions, brain tumor, stroke, neurological disturbances; learning disabilities, depression
BALANCED: ability to think reality into existence, to think symbolically, good with imagination, intuition, concentration and focus
LIFE PERIODS: 36-42 y.old, 86-92 y.old, as well as 6, 13, 20, 27, 34, 41, 48 y.old
PLANET: Jupiter, Neptune
GEMSTONES: amethyst, sodalite, sugilite(luvilite), quartz, celestite, alexandrite
ESSENTIAL OILS: rosemary, juniper, hyacinth, lemon, pine, angelica seed
FOODS: liquid fast; consciousness-altering substances (entheogens)


• HATHA YOGA PRACTICE: Fish (Matsyasana), Headstand (Shirshasana). Shambhavi Mudra. Shanmukhi Mudra. Alternate nostril breathing (Nadi Shodhana). Trataka. Visualization of OM.

• Cultivating Vision
1. Image – pay attention to how things look, and how the way they look affects you/ surround yourself with positive pleasant visual context
2. Visual feast – art museum (www.jasonlu.com), visually stimulating film, land/seascapes, etc.
3. Meditate to clear ”the screen” and visualize the whole picture of your life just the way you'd want it to be.
.• Creating visual art
• Dreams – write down your dreams, try to understand them. Dreams are the psyche’s communication through visual symbols.
Meditation and intuition. The flash of intuition is the voice of God.

• Sankalpa (choose one or formulate your own):

I always receive and perceive the guidance I need.
I open to fully utilize the gift of my intuition.
My inner vision is clear and strong.
I trust my intuition and inner vision.
I see all things with clarity.
I am open to the wisdom within.
I can manifest my vision.
I see the world with spiritual eyes and welcome all the gifts that are prepared for me.
I take command of my life and move forward now to manifest an abundant future.



karen sullivan (Author) 2010-03-24 10:48:10

:) Loved this lesson was so good for my eye allergies xxx
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