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What do we perceive and really see? | Ajna Chakra

Intuitively knowing what to do!

How many times do we know what to do, yet continue to look the other way? Can we honour and follow our path’s and trust the journey, yet we worry about the future but look to the present moment and open our eye’s to the reality and possibility of NOW!

If we take the first steps to honour ourselves and step onto the mat and cherish the moments we give ourselves to open to the 3rd eye then our inner realisations will become clearer to see and to step onto and follow our paths. It may not be the same as everyone else’s life, it may be truly unique to you, but honour that which it is and see – really see where we can continue to move to…

It is a journey, is there a destination? What do you know it to be for you?
Stepping onto the mat…

“The study of asana is not about mastering posture. It’s about using posture to understand and transform yourself.” – B. K. S Iyengar

This morning I stepped onto my mat and did some asana. I’ve been having a break for a while of Sunday asana as I teach classes every other day of the week and usually use Sunday’s as other forms of movement and mindfulness. But this morning after a few days of rest – I felt like I really needed to move and not whilst teaching and not whilst thinking I had to do any particular sequence – but I just let me body move and held where I felt I needed to and moved gently and then more actively when I felt the energy lift.

It felt amazing and eased my mind and calmed my senses and made me feel connected to me! I did have Eckhart Tolle talking in the background and my mind clicked in at one stage to hear him say – the body is like a child and if you don’t give it enough attention it will rebel! This made me smirk to myself and thought oh yes so true.

Ajna: 6th CHAKRA

Located at the third eye, the mid-brain the meeting place between the eyebrows and temples.
Ajna = third eye, Jnana Chakshu -the eye of wisdom or knowledge, Treveni – the confluence of 3 rivers – the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati – or the Guru, Chakra and the eye of Shiva.
Ajna means command, and in deeper states of meditation it is said that the disciple receives commands and guidance from the guru and from the divine or higher self.

“I can manifest my vision, I am open to the wisdom within, I am in touch with my inner light, I look inward and recognize what is essential, I listen to my inner voice, I see with clarity, I follow the path of truth, I let my fantasy run free.” – Yoga Teacher Central

The sixth chakra is associated with intuition, insight, wisdom, vision, self-awareness, imagination, dreams, memory and thinking symbolically. Signs of a healthy ajna chakra include mental clarity, intelligence, strong concentration, sharp vision and hearing.
Signs of being out of balance include confusion, denial or delusion, lack of concentration, anxiety, learning disabilities, superstition, poor vision, poor memory, difficulty visualizing, hallucinations, obsessions, nightmares.

Physical Associations
The location of the energy center itself – mid-brain, meeting place between eyebrows and temples

Physical areas of association include the following.

  • Pineal Gland
    • Pine cone-shaped, about the size of a gain of rice
    • Located directly back from the 3rd eye
    • Produces melatonin which affects sleep
  • Eyes
  • Senses
  • Forehead, brow
  • Face
  • Sinuses
  • Hormonal System
  • Nervous system
  • Tanmatra – buddhi (cosmic mind)


Basic Concerns & Issues

  • Insight, wisdom
  • Intuition
  • Vision, realization
  • Transcendental awareness
  • Visualization
  • Self-knowledge
  • Dreams
  • Dedication to spiritual path
  • Sixth sense
  • Right – to see
  • Goals – establishment of personal identity, intuiting
  • Problems – headaches, migraines, brain diseases, learning disabilities, nightmares, eye disorders (e.g. conjunctivitis, eyestrain, blurred vision, blindness), other sense-related issues such as hearing impairments, mental illness, neurological disorders

Source: Yogateachercentral.com

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mantra – Om/ Aum
Element – light
Colour – Indigo/Violet

Mudra: Mahasir Mudra – of the great head
Right hand – Curl your ring finger into the palm of the hand, place the thumb and index and longest fingers to touch, place these three tips at the 3rd eye/eyebrow centre location, little finger extends out long
Left hand can rest on the left leg.

I honour my intuition, I accept my path, I am healing: body, mind and spirit.


Thanks Lou, See you on-screen next Tuesday.  I’ll keep up the YouTube classes. They’re helping me a lot to keep flexible.

Jean – Nov 24th, 2021
Louise Eddy

Louise Eddy

Yoga Teacher & Owner

Louise is passionate about her practice and her understanding of yoga. Her journey in life has led her to study and practice yoga for the past 20+yrs. In the past 5+ years she has also focussed on Mental health and well-being and has actively been involved teaching classes in community and special needs areas with this focus.

She gives thanks for the knowledge that has been passed along from the teachers and students before that have paved the way for the journey of yoga as it is in the west. She teaches from her heart with gratitude and love. ​Om Shanti.

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