The Forehead Chakra is located at the center of the forehead. This chakra has one hundred forty four petals with twelve divisions. Each division has twelve petals and is made of light violet, green, yellow, orange, red and blue pranas. The Forehead Chakra controls and energizes the pineal gland and the nervous system.
Just as the Crown Chakra or the Sahasrara Chakra is center of higher intuition, the Forehead Chakra is the center of lower intuition or wisdom. With the activation of the Forehead Chakra we get access to the spiritual world. This chakra is the center of lower buddhic or cosmic consciousness.
One may ask, what is the difference between the higher intuition of Crown Chakra and the lower intuition of the Forehead Chakra? The Crown Chakra corresponds to the direct inner perception without form. It is pure knowledge. On the other hand, the Forehead Chakra is direct inner perception with form.
The Forehead Chakra is also known as the centre of higher clairvoyancy. It gives one the ability to see the truth using the third eye or the spiritual eye.
In esotericc Buddhism where the teachings are orally or telepathically passed from the guru to the pupil, the forehead chakra is called the
lower Buddhichitta, while the crown chakra is called the
higher Buddhichitta, or simply Buddhichitta.
The Forehead Chakra corresponds to the intuition and the Ajna Chakra corresponds to the intellect. A genius uses intuition rather than just pure intelligence. This is what makes them far superior to the intelligentsia and the masses. He will use is intuition to know the truth. He will extract the truth from Mother Nature with his intuition and will use his intelligence to validate the same. Therefore, he is the perfect combination of intelligence and intuition.
One can understand the nature of an object just by direct inner seeing, without having to study, without having to use logic and reason. With the activation of the Forehead Chakra, one can simply see with the
Some conditions as a result of malfunctioning Forehead Chakra
If the Forehead Chakra malfunctions, it may result as ailments of the nervous system like loss of memory, paralysis and epilepsy. In epilepsy the Solar Plexus is congested and overactivated. The Forehead Chakra, Ajna Chakra and the back head chakras are adversely affected.
Equivalent Acupuncture Points
In Chinese medicine, it corresponds to the acupuncture point DU (GV) 24.
Taoist and Indian Correspondence of the Forehead Chakra
In Taoist yoga, the Forehead Chakra corresponds to "Shen Ting" which means
hall of the divine.
In Indian oral tradition it is known as Lalaata Chakra.
Source : The Chakras and their Functions by Master Choa Kok Sui