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Yoga for Your 6th Chakra: Ajna. Trust Your Intuition

Yoga for Your 6th Chakra: Ajna. Trust Your Intuition

Do you trust your intuition? Take a moment and consider the last few major decisions you made in your life.

Did you feel secure following your initial instincts or did you second guess yourself

Learning to believe in your intuition and perceive your world clearly is one of the greatest benefits of a balanced Ajna Chakra or Third Eye. The Ajna Chakra is the sixth of seven main Chakras running along the Sushumna Nadi, an energy channel mirroring the spine. Nadis are part of the Subtle Body, a blueprint of the physical body. 

The Ajna Chakra is located between your brows and roughly corresponds to your pituitary gland, the master gland of the endocrine system known as “Command Central.” Command Central governs the hormones and the other glands in your body. The Ida and Pingala energy pathways that carry the quality of active and passive energy and govern sympathetic and parasympathetic activity connect at the Ajna Chakra. Equilibrium is key.

When you are out of balance, you can be plagued by the inability to make decisions or a fixation on your way being the only correct path. Other ways you can ascertain if your Ajna Chakra is imbalanced is when you cannot connect to your life’s purpose, you’re plagued by insomnia, or you’re generally anxious. 

When your Ajna Chakra is balanced, you trust your insight, you embody self-awareness, and the path forward is clear. The Ajna Chakra is said to be the location of our higher self and also where we see the divine in all beings. You'll also have a stronger ability to create the vision of your future with a clear Ajna chakra. 

An excellent way to quickly connect to your intuition is through Balasana (Child’s Pose). When you press your forehead to the earth and feel that connection beneath you, it helps stimulate your Third Eye. Take a few minutes breathing comfortably in this position and when you return to a seated position, take a few minutes for seated meditation to focus upon clarity. This week's classes have a connection to your third eye region of your body, which includes your head and neck, and will help balance your sense of intuition. Enjoy!

1. Jackie Casal Mahrou - Morning Manifestation Meditation

2. Claire Petretti Marti - Yoga for Clarity

3. Dana Damara - Chakra Flow Series 6: Ajna Chakra

4. Elise Fabricant - Yoga for the 6th chakra

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