In line with our theme of the Seven Chakras, the next four weeks we will use poses, breathing and visualisation/relaxation techniques to tap into our Third Eye Chakra.

This chakra is associated with your intuition; your deep inner knowing. When it is functioning well, you have insight, and you trust your inner wisdom to face life's challenges and choices.

The third eye which is also known as Ajna is located in between the eyebrows and certain poses can help us lead with this energy point. We develop a deeper connection to movement and breath through centering, stillness and visualisation.

The Third Eye Chakra gets activated when you are quiet, present and when you turn inward. By being present and turning inward you're learning to listen to what's happening in the moment rather than getting anxious about the future or stressing over the past.

Yoga is a great way to work with your Third Eye Chakra, as certain physical poses will help allow you to improve the flow of energy in your body and allow you to put more pressure on your forehead area.

When we practice yoga regularly, the third eye energy centre becomes steady, and we become more open-minded, intuitive, creative, and logical. With the regular energy flow, our mind and body become more relaxed.

July - Ajna (Third Eye Chakra)

Colour – Indigo
Element – Light
Location – Between the eyebrows
Related Body Parts – Eyes, forehead, pineal gland
Postures to Work With – Sitting, balancing, inversions, focusing gaze, visualisations and quietening the mind
Properties – Radiance, beauty, stillness, single-pointed focus, inner light

Week 1 – Clarity and Focus – develop our concentration abilities. If you suffer from stress and headaches these poses will help to reduce these and help us to feel more balanced.
Week 2 – Insight and Intuition- poses to awaken the higher mind, quieten the internal chatter and begin to stimulate your intuitive abilities.
Week 3 – See Clearer – We will focus on our drishti in poses which in yoga is a gazing technique which can cultivate a deeper state of concentration and turn your practice into a moving mediation.
Week 4 – Awareness and Connection – This sequence will help to calm the mind and provide clarity by working on a deeper inner awareness as we work through our poses.

Intuition is the whisper of the soul.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

This Months Music

Here's the usual selection of music that Vicky has been listening to this month.

Lata MangeshkarOm Chant For Morning Meditation
Aman GloryAum
ParijatReturn to Your Body
Spiritual MomentSolfeggio 741 Throat Chakra
Peter KaterThroat Chakra
Float Waves and Doe PaoroHAM - Throat Chakra - Creative Energy
Music For Deep MeditationThe Throat Chakra, Vishudda Om in the Key of G