Manual Therapy for the Body and the Mind

Third Eye Chakra

Ayurvedic

  • Sixth Chakra
  • Sanskrit name: Ajna
  • Shown in indigo
  • Located between the eyebrows in the center of the forehead
  • Considered the psychic center
    • Involved with perception, imagination, insight and dreaming
    • A manifestation of the brain, it is the control center for the mind/ body
  • The main goal of yoga is to clear blockages of the lower five chakras, allowing awareness of mind-driven conscious and body-driven unconscious impulses to be fully realized in the third eye
    • The practitioner can become more consciously aware of the body, and is able to make effective decisions about how to proceed through life
  • In our present society, where computers, gaming and other mind-based pursuits far exceed more physically balanced ones in their esteem and popularity, it is no surprise that we have increased incidences of ADHD, insomnia and an inability to concentrate

Physiological

  • The nervous system component is the brain
    • The most electrically charged region of the body
    • The “traffic cop” for the entire body
      • Involved with thinking, memory, motor control, spatial perception, the five senses, as well as the unconscious systems like breathing, blood circulation, body temperature and more
    • As the brain is to the physical body, so the Pituitary gland is to the endocrine system
      • Its primary function is to manufacture and distribute broad-reaching regulating hormones that affect the entire body
        • Growth hormone, essential for growth and repair of tissue
        • Prolactin, the activator for milk production
        • Oxytocin, an important hormone for maternal behaviors such as bonding, breast feeding and birthing
        • Endorphins, the happy drugs released during exercise, excitement and orgasm
        • Thyroid stimulating hormone, among others
    • The Hypothalamus links the pituitary to the central nervous system, acting as orchestra master and gatekeeper
      • Receiving its signal directly from the brain, it sends nerve impulses to the pituitary signaling the need to produce the hormones the body needs
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