The Chakra System Week 6: Third Eye Chakra
Our Chakra System syllabus at HOA aims to provide a deeper understanding of the subtle energy centers that govern our physical and energetic body. This week December 9th - 15th, we move up the spinal column to the Third Eye chakra - the sixth in our chakra system. Located in the center of the forehead, in between the eyebrows, the Third Eye chakra is responsible for our intuition, imagination and psychic abilities. The Third Eye chakra opens up our world to information beyond the material world and our 5 senses. The Sanskrit name “Ajna” translates to “beyond wisdom.”
The Third Eye chakra corresponds to the pineal gland, which is in charge of regulating biorhythms. One of its functions to secrete melatonin to regulate sleep and wake cycles. Without the proper amounts of melatonin in our system, we experience sleep disruption and possibly an accelerated aging process. Other hormones and chemicals created through the pineal gland is essential in promoting states of happiness and peace, maintaining a healthy mental function and balancing our moods.
When the Third Eye chakra is overactive, we may be paranoid, delusional or may spend too much time in spiritual activities that distract us from having a human experience. When the Third Eye chakra is blocked, we may be unable to trust our instincts, unable to extrapolate based on current information, and feel a disconnect from spiritual experiences. Physical symptoms of an unbalanced Third Eye chakra include headaches and problems with allergies and sinus.
Our pineal gland, just like other parts of the body, may experience blockage, or decalcification. This may be caused by poor diet, exposure to environmental toxins, stress and anxiety, and electromagnetic fields released by mobile phones and other wireless devices. The pineal gland is especially sensitive to fluoride, which unfortunately is commonly found in toothpaste and in Singapore, is deliberately added to tap water. There are many reasons why the dominator culture may want to suppress our pineal glands and limit the expansion of our consciousness. An awakened population may rise up and overturn the power dynamics in society. It is truly a shame that many of us in the modern world have become disconnected with the pineal gland, causing it to shrink. Indian masters of the Vedic times were believed to have a pineal gland the size of a lemon. Today our pineal gland is the size of a small pea.
Ancient wisdom cultures throughout the world also seemed to have an understanding of the extreme value and importance of the pineal gland and its role in visionary, psychic and spiritual phenomena and experiences. The pineal gland is also responsible for our dreamscape, which gives us valuable insight to our subconscious mind. When the Third Eye chakra is balanced, we are able to trust ourselves completely based on information perceived not only from our 5 physical senses but also our metaphysical senses.
In yogic metaphysics, the Third Eye chakra is the center where we transcend duality – the duality of a personal “I” separate from the rest of the world, or of a personality that exists independently from everything else. By working with the Third Eye, we can begin to see the vast web of interconnectivity that spans the entire universe. We transcend our narrow perception of identity to encompass the larger whole. The Third Eye chakra is driven by the principle of vision; when our Third Eye is balanced, we can work with our imagination to better manifest the reality we desire. Sustaining awareness of Third Eye chakra energy might require focus and the ability to relax into a different way of seeing. When we focus our mind and consciousness, we can see beyond the distractions and illusions that stand before us and have more insight to live and create more deeply aligned with our highest good.
The Third Eye chakra is governed by the element of Light. When we honour the light within us, we integrate with the Divine.
The Bīja Mantra (Seed Mantra) of the Third Eye chakra is AUM, or OM. The mantra, when chanted, vibrates at 432Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency as the Universe. By chanting AUM, we are tuning into our connection to all living beings, nature, the universe and the divine.
Join us at HOA this week to tune into your inner light with the sound of the Gong. Book your mat today! Special sessions;
Week 6: Third Eye Chakra Principles, Purposes, & Properties
A 2-hr insightful journey with co-creator Suraya Sam to restore the flow of energy which brings balance to your health and well-being, allowing you to return and realign to your true nature. This session features breath-work, sound bath, mantra singing, meditation, aromatherapy and simple postures that correspond to each the Third eye chakra.
Gemini Full Moon Ritual
The Full Moon is a powerful time for meditation, healing, recharging and realigning the human energetic field and centers. It’s a time-honoured tradition, tracing back to many ancient cultures that used rituals and ceremonies taking place during the Full Moon. During this two hour ritual facilitated by our co-creators Suraya Sam & Jens Ringefelt, grounding work/postures, Third eye chakra meditation, and sound bath are introduced to release the things that no longer serve our higher purpose.
* Cancellation for December 12th & 13th should be done 3 days prior or you will be charged for late cancellation.