to Align and Balance Your 6th Chakra
The best Third Eye Chakra yoga poses are those that help us connect with our inner self and those that prepare us for the head stand (Crown Chakra yoga pose).
Situated above the base of the nose, slightly above the eyebrows, the Third Eye Chakra is associated the element of light. We need light to see and our Third Eye is about seeing, about perception, and intuition. It is the chakra of dreams, visions, inspiration, imagination, and our inner guide - our inner light.
When you sixth chakra is open and flowing, your ability to transcend duality is born. You see everything as interconnected as part of a whole. There is no good or bad, black or white, right or wrong. Everything just "is". There is no judgment.
Before you begin to practice yoga, check with your doctor.
Some poses can be challenging for the body and it is best to practice with a qualified yoga teacher.
Yoga should never hurt.
At this level you are able to perceive the Divine and to align yourself with it.
Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?
So, how do we get to this place? How do we balance or open our Third Eye Chakra?
Yoga is one answer. As with all the other chakras, there are many ways to open and balance chakras, but on this page I will show you couple poses that will help you open your third eye.
Varja means thunderbolt and it is the weapon of a god Indra, ruler of heaven. This sacred weapon is used to get rid of our most powerful enemy - the one within - our inner critic and our judgments that make us feel not good enough.
The power of this pose is observation. It is by observing thoughts and not engaging with them further that we can be released from the grip of these thoughts.
We know from quantum physics that observation impacts that which is being observed. When we simply observe in this pose, we are becoming whole again.
The effects of cultivating this ability to observe your thoughts and not be engaged in the story, are amazing. You will find having more compassion for yourself, you will begin to see patterns of behavior that do not serve you and you will be able to gradually change these patterns. You will experience greater unity with others and the world around you. You will experience greater peace, inner knowing, and joy.
This Third Eye Chakra yoga pose gently prepares you for headstands as you get used to the increased blood flow to your head. Concentrate on your third eye as you hold this position.
Downward facing dog is one of the poses in the Sun Salutation sequence. It is a wonderful pose to calm the mind and energize the whole body. You can stay in this pose for 1-3 minutes.
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