| Ajna Chakra|
|[6.1] Introduction to Ajna Chakra and Form|
|[6.2] Sound Meditation of Ajna Chakra|
|[6.3] Techniques & Effects Of Meditation|
|[6.4] Behavioral Characteristics of Ajna Chakra|
|[6.5] Yes, I would like to experience Ajna Yoga Meditation|
|[6.6] More about Ajna Chakra|
|[6.7] Ajna Chakra from other traditions and other names of Ajna Chakra|
Ajna translates as 'command', and is considered as the eye of intuition. When something is seen in the mind's eye, or in a dream, it is being 'seen' by Ajna. It is a bridge that links gurus with disciples, allowing mind communication to occur between two people. The sense organ and action organ associated with Ajna is the mind in both cases.
Hindus believe that spiritual energy from the external environments enter their body through this gateway and hence take utmost precaution in protecting it with spiritually positive protecting forces. The various religious marks one sees on the foreheads of men and women belonging to the Hindu faith (like holy ash, namam, vermilion etc.) are thus the blessed spiritual prasadam of their respective form of the Hindu gods.
Meditation upon Ajna supposedly grants the following siddhis or occult powers; to quickly enter another body at will; to become omniscient; he realizes unity with Brahman; and he has the ability to create, preserve and destroy the 3 worlds.
Manas chakra is responsible for sending sense perceptions to the higher chakras. The petals change colour depending on the sense.
Directly above Ajna is a minor chakra known as Manas, or mind. It possesses 6 petals, one for each of the 5 senses, and one for sleep. These petals are normally white, but assume the colour of the senses when activated by them, and they are black during sleep. Its function is to send sense perceptions to the higher chakras.
The parietal eye (very small grey oval between the regular eyes) of a juvenile bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana).
Ajna is associated with the third eye on the forehead. It is sometimes associated with the pineal gland, and sometimes with the pituitary gland. The pineal gland is actually related to a real, light sensitive 'third eye' (Parietal eye) found in some lizards, amphibians and fish, and regulates the circadian rhythms, while the Pituitary Gland is considered as the master gland of all endocrine glands, whose secretions control all the other endocrine glands.
In kundalini yoga, different practices are said to stimulate the Ajna Chakra, including Trataka (steady gazing), Shambhavi Mudra (gazing at the space between the eyebrows), and some forms of Pranayama (breath exercises).
The plane is Tapas Loka of austerity or penance. The ruling planet is Saturn. The aspect of this chakra is self realization. The element is Mahat or Mahatattva in which all other elements are present in their pure essence.