The Ajna Chakra is situated in the area between the eyebrows.
The Ajna chakra consists of 96 petals and has two divisions- each consisting of 48 petals. The colours of pranas in the Ajna Chakra differ from person to person. While some people have the predominant colours of light yellow and light violet, other people have whitish green and light violet divisions in their Ajna Chakra. The colours of the Ajna Chakra also change according to the psychological state of the person.
Spiritual Functions of the Ajna Chakra
The Ajna Chakra is the center of higher mental faculty and is closely interconnected to the solar plexus or Manipura Chakra (center of emotional will) and the crown chakra Sahasrara Chakra (center of universal love). The Ajna Chakra should be activated for people with unregulated emotions. A psychologically imbalanced person can be treated by activating the Ajna Chakra to ensure more self-control. Thus one of the Ajna Chakra awakening symptoms includes gaining self control.
Psychological Functions of the Ajna Chakra
The Ajna Chakra has a directive function. The Ajna Chakra is called ‘understanding’ in Kabbalah and is responsible for the understanding of abstract concepts and principles. The Ajna Chakra’s function is active intelligence. This is also known as dynamic intelligence and is different from sterile intelligence where a person might be intelligent and impressive but is unable to produce results. When a person’s Ajna Chakra is strong, he will smile even when he is under tremendous pressure. A strong Ajna Chakra ensures active intelligence- intelligence along with the ability to take action. The Ajna Chakra is the Master Chakra that controls all the other chakras.
Types of Will
The Solar Plexus Chakra is the emotional will and the Ajna Chakra is the active directing will. While most ordinary people derive strength from the Solar Plexus Chakra, a highly developed person comes from the Ajna Chakra. The Ajna Chakra is responsible for intuition. Intuition can be defined as knowing through inner perception. Mastery of self and greater control are some of the main Ajna Chakra awakening symptoms.
Physiological Functions of the Ajna Chakra:
The Ajna Chakra controls and energizes the pituitary gland, the endocrine glands and the brain to a certain extent.
The right eye and ear are energized by the Ajna Chakra.
The Ajna Chakra influences the basic chakra or Mooladhara Chakra and is thus also responsible for the health of your skin
Energizing the Ajna Chakra causes the other chakras to light up rapidly. Thus the whole body is energized.
The Ajna Chakra is known as the master chakra as it directs and controls the other major chakras.
The Ajna Chakra activation benefits include healthy eyes and the nose.
Consequences of a Malfunctioning Ajna Chakra
Middle and inner ear infections can result from stuffy nose. In such cases, the Ajna Chakra should be treated.
Malfunctioning Ajna Chakra can lead to ailments related to the endocrine glands.
Acute and chronic sinusitis causes the Ajna Chakra to fill up with dirty red energy.
Equivalent Acupuncture Point
In Chinese medicine, the Ajna Chakra corresponds to the acupuncture point M-HN3.
Taoist Indian Correspondence of the Ajna Chakra
In Taoist yoga, the Ajna Chakra is known as yin tang and means ‘hall of impressions’.
In Tamil, the Ajna Chakra is called Thilardha varmam.