Ajna means ‘to command’ or ‘to see’ and is often referred to as ‘the third eye’, the corresponding sense being sight or vision. This energy center, is associated to the Pineal gland which is a tiny, light sensitive organ, of mystical significance. The Pineal gland is related to the regulation of the body’s circadian (day/night) rhythms and is also believed to be related to reproduction. This gland also produces melatonin, a derivative of the neurotransmitter serotonin which is produced during sleep (which may explain why a good nights sleep makes us feel so much better). This gland is said to be a key factor in dreaming, near death visions and psychedelic experiences.
Here we can connect to the light that illuminates the path forward. Ajna is a feminine chakra, a place of deep wisdom, beauty and intuition. Connected to the sense of sight and vision, not just physically but also in terms of ones own inner vision and imagination. It is at this point that we begin to experience the true meaning of yoga, the union of the body, mind and soul and here that the Ida(moon/feminine) and Pingala (sun/male) nadi’s meet. This is a place of balance and focus where we may experience harmony and deep peace leading to meditation, and the clarity of mind which enables us to connect with who we truly are.
“Train yourself to be in awe of the subtle and you will live in a world of beauty and ease.”