In traditional Yogic chakra theory, there are 7 major chakras in the body. These chakras are like emotional and spiritual transducers that absorb and distribute life energy to various body organs and tissues. In the same way that physical toxins can produce illness, emotional toxins can poison the physical and spiritual body in many subtle ways.
My previous chakra posts: For the heart chakra please click here
For the solar plexus chakra please click here
Today we explore the brow (or third eye) chakra.
The Brow Chakra
This chakra, located in the centre of your forehead just above your eyebrows, is associated with your eyes, ears, and the parts of your brain where two very important glands reside - the hypothalamus and the pituitary. Together, these two glands regulate all the other glands in the body, controlling your body temperature, water balance, metabolism, intellectual functioning, emotions, sex drive, pain and pleasure.
Emotionally and spiritually your brow chakra is related to your ability to see your life clearly, your intuition and inner vision as well as the use of your mind for intellectual purposes. This is where we define our relationship to knowledge, wisdom and vision. It is said this chakra may become blocked when we do not allow ourselves to "see" what's going on in our lives, or when we relate to others and the world around us only through our emotions while entirely ignoring what our minds have to say.
Considered the seat of intuition, chakra theory suggests that as we start to mature spiritually and allow ourselves to open to new ideas and information, we begin to make a spiritual shift in consciousness. This shift may eventually allow us to see beyond the visible physical world into the higher vibrational world of subtle energy.