Jnana Yoga and Self - Inquiry
Jnana which is usually translated as wisdom, is the yoga of inquiring into the nature of one's Self. The primary aim of Jnana yoga practices is to attain Self-Realization, which is the realization of the Atman or Soul.
The human condition is such that most people are identified with their bodies, emotions, and thinking mind. This is a contraction into ego consciousness. In the Chakra - Jnana process we use direct methods to inquire into the various aspects of the ego, and do so in such a way that creates a direct comprehension of the limiting nature of ego consciousness. By moving through the relevant emotions and psychic structures of the chakras, we are able to understand that in essence we are not the limited feelings and thoughts of the ego. Once we have processed, understood, and integrated the functions and activities of the lower psychic structures, we are then prepared to enter into direct awareness of the Self as Soul and Spirit.
From a chakra based perspective the realization of the eternal nature of one's True Self as Soul, represents the essence of the third eye chakra. In the crown chakra the division between the Soul and Spirit dissolve into non-dual awareness. There is no distinction between 'myself' and Spirit. Having this realization is liberation.