YOLY Challenge #23: Take the Bridge to Clarity

Focus on the space between your eyes, this is the seat of your perception center, sometimes referred to as the mind’s eye.

third_eye

The third eye or ajna chakra allows us to see things as they are meant to be seen – it is the connection to the quiet voice of the soul.

I call this challenge “The Bridge to Clarity” because as we make our journey to the higher chakras, we cross over into a new realm.  On the other side is greater access to our dreams, intuition and imagination. When we begin to attend to our third-eye, we find ourselves more lucid, balanced and clear.

Our posture work this week will pave the way to this new state of being.

Fine-tune your mind’s eye with these daily postures:

Tree Pose (with your eyes closed): a wonderful way to get more insight into this pose through balance.

Supported Seated Forward Bend: descend into a comfortable place and support your forehead to increase blood flow to the brain and become more inward.

Child’s Pose:  make this as supportive as you can and cushion the forehead slightly – give attention to the third eye as you restore.

Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall): use an eye bag and detach from your surroundings.

 “The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars in the sky. By connecting her mind with the subtle origin, she calms it. Once calmed, it naturally expands, and ultimately her mind becomes as vast and immeasurable as the night sky.”  -Lao Tzu

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