A guide to your brow chakra

This is the sixth in the series of blog posts focusing on the seven main chakras and in this blog we look at the sixth chakra – the brow chakra.

The brow chakra is our centre of perception and captures our view of the world. It is where we learn wisdom, clarity, intuition and insight. Often referred to as our third eye, it helps us see clearly (either literally or symbolically), interpret the world and separate reality from fantasy. In this chakra we develop our imagination and action our ideas. We recognise patterns and understand mental concepts and we learn to detach and keep an open mind.

Below is a summary of the some of the main attributes of the brow chakra:

Chakra: Brow

Sanskrit name: Ajna (to perceive and command)

Location: Centre of the forehead, just above the nose

Colour: Indigo

Element: Light

Subtle body: Budhic body

Vowel: Aye

Sense: Sixth sense/intuition

Challenge: Illusion

Twinned with: Solar plexus chakra

Basic rights: To see

Physical issues: Lower parts of the brain, endocrine system, eyes and pituitary gland

Emotional issues: Wisdom, intuition, clarity, perspective, self-awareness, imagination, dreams, vision, clairvoyance, telepathy

When our brow chakra is open and healthy we are able to discern our highest good, we have profound awareness and intuition and we see clearly and understand what we see. We are able to understand mental concepts and recognise patterns. We are open-minded with a strong sense of perspective, we are open to new ideas, and we are able to access our inner wisdom and guidance.

As the brow chakra is related to vision and the eyes, sometimes a fear arising from something we have seen can cause blocks in our brow chakra, for example being in a violent environment. Also, if what you are told does not match what you are see, your brow chakra may become unbalanced as you struggle to makes sense of things. Shame can affect your brow chakra as it is essentially vision turned inwards. Other things that may affect the brow chakra are; having a negative reaction to receiving intuitive or psychic messages; or negative thoughts and feelings about the past, future or spiritual beliefs.