The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra and in the Sanskrit language is referred to as Alna. It can be found right in the center of the forehead, just between and slightly above the eyes at the level of the eyebrows. It also has a corresponding point at the back of the head.
This chakra is about attaining a clear vision of events, of knowing instinctively and of awakening the sixth sense.
The third eye chakra represents the power to communicate with your inner self and your intuition.
If this chakra is activated and open, it can help you to get in touch with your inner self, your intuition will become more finely tuned and it can allow you to learn to let the messages of the brain flow easily thus allowing a direct connection to the cosmic consciousness. When this chakra is blocked however then there can be mental imbalance along with insensitivity and an inability to accept new ideas.
The color associated with the throat chakra is indigo blue and its metal is Silver. The principle stone for this chakra is Sodalite. Sodalite clarifies understanding, it can bring a serenity and can strengthen the nerves. It can help greatly in dissolving old and obsolete behavior patterns whilst providing the strength and confidence to defend ones thought patterns in the environment of our daily life. It can help to clear the mind and to achieve rational thinking.
When the third eye chakra is balanced, the psychological aspects can manifest as psychic development, an intellectual lucidity and extra-sensorial perception. When the chakra is unbalanced the psychological aspects can manifest as inability to use the intuition, disbelief of dreams, an inability to visualize and intellectual blockages. It can cause headaches and confusing thoughts.
To balance the chakra you can use meditation music in the key of D and imagine a sphere of indigo blue light between the eyebrows. See a 2 petalled indigo lotus flower slowly opening and rotating over the area. This indigo lotus flower with its 2 petals is represented in the Sanskrit Mandala for the chakra.