is the centre of the `Third Eye`: the point between the eyebrows in the forehead. Physically
this chakra corresponds to the pineal gland at the front of the brain, which affects the hormone production of the pituitary
gland behind it. It is also at the bridging point between the left and right
sides of the brain and their relative functions. For this reason the chakra is
sometimes called the Command Wheel (Chakra).
yoga teaching this chakra is the centre of telepathic and intuitive powers leading to the development of clairvoyance. It
can be called the Guru chakra, because communication between guru and shishya transcends mere oral teaching to that of the
subtle realms. It is the point where the Ida and Pingala nadis are said to converge. We are also told that this chakra is connected to our individuality (Ahamkara) and
also to the lower mind (Manas). From this chakra we rise to our union with the
traditional symbolism the chakra is shown with two petals of grey or white. In
the centre of the symbol is a downward pointing triangle – the Shakti (feminine) force – with an inner lingam
– the Shiva (masculine) force. The sound associated with this chakra is
Aum – the complete and Universal sound indicating the completeness of what is in this place where Ida and Pingala have
on this point is often used in meditation where it can help to develop those
intuitive powers mentioned above.