Chakra Yoga: Ajna is the sixth in our series of Chakra Yoga books, covering the whole sequence of chakras in order. They provide an inspiration and guide to a personal practice structured around the Chakra system, and form the essential core of the Jojoba Chakra Yoga classes.
Ajna chakra, or the ‘third eye’ chakra is located in the eyebrow centre slightly above the eyebrows in the sensitive dip you may feel if you gently press that point of your forehead.
Engaging and connecting with ajna chakra is primarily accomplished through balance poses. In balance poses a focus point is used to stabilise the mind and body. This takes you into the first stage of meditation; therefore balance poses in yoga are a form of moving meditation.
The element of ajna chakra is light. Its colour is indigo, and deep blue crystals can activate ajna chakra, such as lapis lazuli, sodalite and blue quartz.
What are the Chakras?
The Chakras are vortices of pranic energy located in specific areas of the body, controlling the circulation of vital energy. Each one relates to a physical nexus (gland) located in the same area. Glands control hormones and chemicals in the body; therefore, by learning to feel and energise our Chakras, we can influence and regulate our body and our health.
By releasing dormant Chakra energy through Yoga practices, we open up previously unconscious behavioural, emotional and thinking patterns. This therefore helps the body to release physical, emotional and mental blocks that can often manifest as illness. It cleanses and heals body, mind and spirit, thus enabling the body’s natural healing processes to function more efficiently.
Why a Chakra Yoga eBook?
In our Chakra Yoga series, each book relates to a specific Chakra. The intention is to stimulate the flow of energy and activate your energy centres. This, in turn, stimulates areas of the brain that correspond to each Chakra, and awakens dormant mental or psychic functions.
Chakra Yoga introduces you to the tools by which a practitioner can prevent illness from manifesting within the body. The Chakra Yoga books are intended to inspire you through the use of colour and shape, so that you are more able to tune into the different parts of your own body’s energy. They are intended to be a quick, beautiful and easy to use guide to your own personal practice of Yoga.