Full Title: Canine Frontal Bone / Third Eye Chakra
Author: Tina Hayden
Date of Publication: July 30, 2014
Research Paper Text:
The canine frontal bone is a paired structure joined by the interfrontal suture between the cranium and the face and enclosing the frontal sinuses. It is bordered by the nasal and lacrimal bones to form the lateral portion of the zygomatic process. The muscle that covers the front bone is the frontalis. This muscle draws the skin forward over the head, elevates the eyebrows and wrinkles the forehead.
There is also a different aspect of this area of the canine skull, one that is not physical. This is where the third eye chakra resides.
Canines, just like all other living beings, have a chakra system. Chakra’s are spinning vortices of energy located within the body and emanating outward. Their function is to receive, accumulate, transform and distribute life force energy.
Animals have 7 chakras in common with humans, which are:
Root (red), Sacral (orange), Solar Plexus (yellow), Heart (green), Throat (turquoise), Third Eye (indigo blue), and Crown (violet).
In addition to these, animals have one additional charka called the Brachial chakra (Black).
Each chakra has its own function and governs specific parts of the body. An imbalanced chakra can manifest into physical and emotional problems.
For the purpose of this paper, I will be focusing on the specifics of the third eye chakra.
The third eye chakra is energetically located between and slightly up from the eyes. Physically this is part of the canine frontal bone.
This chakra governs insight and visualization. When balanced, your dog will be intuitive and go easily between the dog and people world. If underactive, he may be too dependent on you, unable to think for himself, and get easily confused. If overactive, he may wish to only play or be easily distracted. It also governs the head, nose, eyes, pineal gland, natural body rhythms and higher mental self.
An example of an overactive third eye chakra that I personally encountered involved a dog who became over sensitive to shadows. She would be so distracted by the shadows that all she would focus on was chasing them. This created a problem, as her owner was training her in agility and she was simply not able to perform successfully. I theorized that this may be caused by her third eye chakra being too open and through a mediation session with this dog, I “tuned” the third eye down to a more normal setting. Immediately after that session, dog and owner competed perfectly in an agility trial.
Each chakra has gemstones/crystals & essential oils that aid in balancing. Gemstones and crystals for the third eye include Blue Sapphire, Clear Quartz Crystal, Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Fluorite, and Amethyst. Essential oils include Geranium, lavender, rosemary and spearmint.
While understanding the anatomy and physiology of canines is important in order to effectively massage and help with physical discomfort, equally important is understanding the energetic aspect. Balancing both the physical and energetic is essential in achieving a happy, well-adjusted dog.