Taking a Look at the Third Eye Chakra

A statue of the Buddha with a prominent third eye feature.

Helping You Open Your Eyes To Healthier Living?

The Third Eye chakra is both the commander of your senses and their regulator. Last time we spoke about the seventh, or highest, most chakra, the Crown Chakra. We touched on the balance inherent in maintaining the health of the seventh chakra, as it trickles down into a sense to influence the health of all other chakras. Today we’re going to look at its close neighbour, and ultimately the chakra which helps the Crown Chakra influence all the others.

In this way, we see its role in interacting with the Third Eye. It represents the universal meaning of “om” within its “omnipresent” control of our perception of reality and beyond it into our inner thoughts. We could even look at it like the crown chakra is its north star, and what it makes its course by to steer the ship of your inner mind and health. When it’s out of balance, we can steer towards blindly forging a path in life or charting our course by every passing vessel instead of the balance and constant north star.

We see this relate to a physical location in your body, of course, our mind. We can see the literal meaning of the third eye as it regulates and sorts out all our sensory inputs and reactions to them.

The Sixth Chakra is also referred to as:
The Third eye chakra
The Brow chakra
The Ajna chakra
The Bhru Madhya
The Dvidak Padma
The most common Sanskrit name for the Third eye chakra is “Ajna,” which means “command” or “perceiving.”

We draw on it for our wisdom and deeper understanding of the world around us, or our close-mindedness and rash judgment should it be off-balance and closed, hence the term.

Some people place our Third Eye Chakra in close relation to the pineal gland, a gland in part responsible for the release of melatonin, which is a chief aid in our sound sleep.

Based on our perception of light during the day and lack of during the night in good health, our Third Eye helps us regulate the sleep we need, with the healthy REM cycles and restorative dreaming it brings.

Beyond sleep, where our health is concerned with waiting to maintain an open but balanced, Third Eye Chakra can also be seen in addictions and personal ignorance towards other destructive habits with our health. In some ways, your Third Eye is that honest voice in the back of your mind. The voice you should listen to as it’s seeing beyond the present and speaking in concern for your overall health in the future.

Here too, we can see, while the Third Eye chakra is the commander of our body, and thus the lower, more earthly chakras, it can also be overwhelmed to close itself by its desires when left unchecked and unbalanced.

However, just as it can be closed, it can always be reopened. Working on your third eye chakra, along with the others, can be personally fulfilling and help you open your eyes to realizing a healthy state of being overall. After all, when we make healthy choices a habit it only enables our body to do its natural job of healing all the better!

Contact us today to book an appointment, or let us know if you have any questions about how Inprana can help you balance your chakras!

– Dr. Rogini Thirukkumaran D.C., BSc. – Shakti Chiro

Your Holistic Chiropractor, Energy Healer, and Founder of Inprana Integrative Healing

*Disclaimer: Energy healing releases any energy blockages or improves pranic energy which allows regeneration of tissues at a cellular level and stimulates innate healing mechanisms of the body. It does not attempt to diagnose, treat, or cure illness.

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