Ajna Chakra (Third Eye Chakra)
The space between your eyebrows—a.k.a. the third eye— is your center of intuition and insight. During times of change, you may experience a lack of clarity or trust in yourself, resulting in disconnection from your third eye center. Excessive mind chatter is a signal this center is out of balance. THE POSE // PASCHIMOTTANASANA Seated Forward Bend The practice of folding forward can help still your mind, as folding into yourself is naturally introspective. In Paschimottanasana, you can stimulate the third eye by placing your forehead against your legs. If this is challenging, bend your knees or rest your forehead on a block.
HOW TO Sit tall in Dandasana (Staff Pose) with your legs drawn together, feet flexed. Shift your weight to the front of your sitting bones so your pelvis tilts forward. Lengthen your spine and gently fold forward over your legs, letting your head and neck relax. Hold onto your feet to create length in your spine, bending your knees as much as needed to get there. As you begin to relax, bring your inner gaze to your third eye. Become completely aware of each sensation that comes to the surface as a result of the light pressure you’ve placed on your third eye. Stay here for at least 10 slow, deep breaths.