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Perform Uttanasana to activate sixth chakra

Wednesday, 22 May, 2024
Ajna is the chakra of intuition, self-realization, inspiration and imagination. (Photo courtesy: Yanalya on Freepik.com)

By Atul Vyas

The sixth chakra is often called 'the mind's eye' because it controls the perception and assimilation of light and color.

This chakra is commonly called ajna chakra. Ajna is a sanskrit word meaning to have command or control. When applied to a human's potential, it means to have control of his thought processes.

A person's perception of life clears as his/her psychic pathways open, bringing freedom to his or her mind. When the mind is free of unwanted, negative mental energy, the truth reveals itself effortlessly.

This happens when this chakra is activated. This chakra also represents the individual's connection to the creative energy, thought which is also energy. A person is what he thinks. By controlling one's mental thoughts, one can create thought patterns that are healthy and positive.

There are many yogic interventions to activate this important chakra and one of them is Uttanasana, or forward head to knee pose.

1. Stand erect, raise your hands and then bend forward and try to touch the thumbs of your toes. Then try to touch your head to your knees without bending them.
2. Keep breathing normally. Do it for 5 seconds and repeat it 3 times.

1. It activates the sixth chakra.
2. It helps in diabetes, anorexia, stomach upsets and dyspepsia.
3. It helps to do away with sinus problems.

People suffering from angina pectoris should not do it.


(Atul Vyas likes to be called a “Yoga Scientist”. He is a celebrity yoga trainer and has trained several top Hollywood and Bollywood stars. He has trained for years under many eminent yoga gurus including his illustrious mother Daya Vyas, the first lady yoga guru of India)

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