Information about Third Eye Chakra
The Third Eye Chakra (or Brow Chakra) is your 6th chakra. The Sanskrit word for the Sixth Chakra is "Ajna" meaning "command" or "summoning".
The Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of your forehead just above your eyebrows. Your inner wisdom is housed here. The Brow Chakra governs both your conscious & subconscious mind. It allows you to see beyond your physical existence.
Identified by Yoga as "the seat of the Soul", the Third Eye Chakra energy center is associated with spiritual truth. Anytime one must resolve issues of what is true on an absolute or philosophic level, the Brow Chakra may become stressed which can lead to pain, abnormalities of hearing, vision and/or psychic phenomena.
As the center of psychic knowledge, the Sixth Chakra produces our dreams & fantasies, as well as such advanced psychic states as clairvoyance, telepathy, clairaudience & spirit communication. These are simply normal functions of this powerful chakra but anyone unaccustomed to them may find them shocking or a bit frightening at first. As such, the Brow Chakra is often the source of psychological as well as psychic-phenomena upheavals.
The Brow Chakra is associated with the color Indigo. It is also often referred to as the "third eye", “the sixth chakra” or the "mind center." It is our avenue to wisdom - learning from our experiences and putting them in perspective. Our ability to separate reality from fantasy or delusions is in connection with the healthfulness of this chakra. Achieving the art of detachment beyond "small mindedness" is accomplished through developing impersonal intuitive reasoning. It is through an open Brow Chakra that visual images are received.
Brow Chakra Associations
- Color - Indigo
- Physical Location - center of the forehead
- Stones & Crystals - Lapis Lazuli, Azurite, Sugilite, Tanzine Aura
- Associated Endocrine Gland - Pituitary
- Purposes - action of ideas, insight, mind development
- Spiritual Lessons - understanding, reality check point, detachment, open mind
- Physical Dysfunctions- brain tumors, strokes, blindness, deafness, seizures, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic, depression
- Mental and Emotional Issues - fear of truth, discipline, judgment, evaluation, emotional intelligence, concept of reality, confusion
- Information Stored Inside Sacral Chakra - seeing clear picture (symbolic or literal), wisdom, intuition, mental facilities, intellect
- Area of Body Governed - brain, neurological system, eyes, ears, nose, pituitary, pineal glands
The Third Eye Chakra is about insight & visualization. When it is open, you have a good intuition. You may tend to fantasize.
If it is underactive, you’re not very good at thinking for yourself, and you may tend to rely on authorities. You may be rigid in your thinking, relying on beliefs too much. You might even get confused easily.
If the Brow Chakra is overactive, you may live in a world of fantasy too much. In excessive cases, hallucinations are possible.