The sixth energy center, also named Ajna or the third eye chakra, is located about 1 inch above your eyebrows in the middle of your forehead.
Associated with an indigo color, the third eye represents spiritual awareness, intuition, clairvoyance and the ability to gain clear sight through the use of energy.
The energy of Ajna allows us to access our inner guidance that comes from the depths of our being. It allows us to cut through illusion and to access deeper truths, to see beyond the mind and words.
Holistic in nature, when this chakra is fully activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in synchronicity. The right hemisphere's creativity and synthetic thinking is integrated and balanced with left hemisphere's analytical and logical thinking.
Anatomically, it corresponds to the pituitary gland, and is associated with the lower brain, nervous system, eyes, nose, face, and ears.
A balanced sixth chakra offers the ability to call forth ideas and make them manifest. Your intellect is in this case well balanced with your intuition – a simple definition of what wisdom is.
Factors contributing to a blocked 6th chakra are thoughts about past and future, daily drama, misinterpretations and strong mental focus.
An imbalanced Ajna manifests at the physical level through sinusitis, migraine or seizures and emotionally one can experience an indecisive state of being, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, depression, anxiety, scepticism and insomnia.
How to balance the 6th energy center?
Letting go of the ego, embracing forgiveness and compassion are essential to healing the 3rd eye chakra.
Meditation is the most powerful tool in this aspect.
Start by centering yourself, taking long deep breaths and visualizing a ball of indigo light in the middle of your forehead. Keep this image for 5-10 minutes. With each exhale, visualize the indigo ball of light increasing its size.
Another powerful method is practicing often Third Eye Chakra Affirmations:
- I am in touch with my inner guidance
- I listen to my deepest wisdom
- I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences.
Contemplate on the following questions:
- What inspires me?
- Do I trust my intuition?
- What behavior and thought patterns can I identify in my life?
- What beliefs do I have that cause me to judge another person negatively?