The Third Eye Chakra

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The Sanskrit name for the Third Eye Chakra is AGNYA CHAKRA  which means to command.  The Agnya Chakra and the Pineal gland are same and one.  It  Controls many important functions of the human body, like growth, blood pressure, thyroid glands, sex organs, pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, temperature regulation , water-salt concentration etc.

 Why  Is It named as the Third Eye Chakra ?

“In Theosophy, it is believed to be connected with the Pineal gland. According to this theory, humans had in far ancient times an actual third eye in the back of the head with a physical and spiritual function. Over time, as humans evolved, this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland.”- Wikipedia

Recent research clearly indicates the fact that the Pineal gland is actually the Third Eye mentioned in Hinduism and other many cultures like Sumerian, Greek, and Roman traditions.

Source: www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com

“Under the skin in the skull of a lizard lies a light-responsive “third eye” which is the evolutionary equivalent of the bone-encased, hormone-secreting pineal gland in the human brain.  The human pineal is denied access to light directly, but like the lizard’s “third eye,” it shows enhanced release of its hormone, melatonin, during the night. The challenge is to understand the mechanisms which regulate the synthesis and release of melatonin.  The pineal gland is the ‘mind’s eye.’  Dissected, the reptile’s pineal looks much like an eye, with the same shape and tissue.” – Dr. Cheryl Craft, Ph.D.,  Chair of the Department of Cell and Neurobiology, University of Southern California.

A study published in Experimental Eye Research revealed that “Although the mammalian pineal gland is considered to be only indirectly photosensitive, the presence of proteins in the pineal gland which is morally involved in phototransduction (light-sensing) in the retina, raises the possibility that direct photic events may occur in the mammalian pineal gland”.

What’s fascinating is that the interior of the pineal gland actually has retinal tissue composed of rods and cones (photoreceptors) inside its interior lining just like the eye, and is even wired into the visual cortex of the brain. “The photoreceptors of the retina strongly resemble the cells of the pineal gland”. Dr. David Klein, Science Daily.  It even has vitreous fluid in it as an eye does.



Location of the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra

The Chakra is located between the eyebrows, directly behind the center of the forehead, at the base of the nose.

The appearance of the Agnya/ Third Eye Chakra

The symbol represents two lotus petals, two virittis i.e.spiritual knowledge and worldly knowledge representing Shiv-Shakti.  The circle representing total void, mind free of attachments.  The color associated with the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra is indigo or violet.

Beej Mantra

The Beej  / Seed Mantra for the Agnya Chakra is OM.

Dysfunctioning of the Chakra

INSIGHT, INTELLECT, AND INTUITION are the main attributes of the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra.  The imbalance in this chakra, leads to lack of imagination and intuition which results in poor decision making  and self-deception

When it is awakened person move toward Self-realization and one becomes a detached witness.

on the physical level, the imbalance in this Chakra leads to Parkinson, cerebral palsy, Motor Nuron disease, multiple senioritis, dementia, macular degeneration, vertigo, while depression and anxiety affect on the mental level.

If the Agnya chakra is under active the person may face the difficulty in understanding the spiritual side of the world,  while overactive chakra tends to be unsympathetic, over intellectual in the thinking.

Balance the Chakra

Yog Sadhana

The practice of TRATAK (steady gazing ) and of SHAMBHAVI MUDRA (gazing at the space between the eyebrows).

Asanas :  Garudasana, Matsyasana, Uttanasana.

Mantra Therapy

The chanting of OM  is immensely helpful for the balancing of the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra.

Sound Therapy

A note /  frequency 426.7

Color Therapy

The Indigo is the color of the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra, so having this color in your surroundings is very helpful in balancing the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra.  The color can be used in your wardrobe, jewelry, stationery, etc.


The Agnya Chakra functioning gets deteriorated by calcification of fluoride.  To avoid the calcification of fluoride, Oregano Oil, and Neem extract or the use of neem leaves is very useful.

Raw organic chocolate in its purest form can help detoxify the Pineal gland, because of Cacao’s high anti-oxidant content.

Raw apple cider vinegar is very helpful due to its malic acid properties which are a natural detoxifier.

Organic food such as Broccoli, almonds, Oranges as well as the use of beet and dried plums are very effective.


Amethyst, Azurite, Indigo  Kyanite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Tourmaline, Purple fluorite, sugilite, Angelite.


Bay Laurel ( assist in stimulating hemispheric synchronization), Jasmine (enhances intuitive powers), Carrot Seed (known to aid healing of the eyesight), Clary Sage (ability to clear eye problems, also used for Autism, epilepsy, headaches, and migraines.




The element of the Agnya / Third Eye Chakra is LIGHT.

The balanced Third Eye Chakra is very important in our material as well as the spiritual journey.  It is not only the sixth chakra in the chakra series but also the center of our sixth sense.

In this Chakra Series, in the next article, we are going to discuss Sahastrara or Crown Chakra.

SAHASTRA is a Sanskrit word which means thousand, Sahastrar here it means a lotus with a thousand petals.  Vedic terminology highlighted for its symbolic language, it’s always been mystical or occult.

What does it mean when it says a chakra with a thousand petals? we are going to discuss it in Sahastrara or Crown Chakra. 

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