What Is Third Eye Meditation?

Lord Shiva by the uploader

Lord Shiva by the uploader (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Himanshu Jakhar

Third eye meditation is one of the many enigmatic concepts that have befuddled the human mind from centuries. This type of meditation primarily focuses on the ajna (brow) chakra according to Hindu spirituality.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the universe possesses the ‘Third Eye‘ which is located between his eyebrows and a little higher than the bridge of the nose. Whenever the universe is threatened by the immoral atrocities committed by mankind, the sacred energy of the third eye engages and burns down the evil to ashes. When Lord Shiva calms down aftermath, he lets the generative energy flow through his third eye to create a new universe.

Through third eye meditation, you establish contact with your inner energies and accumulate them to help you advance to higher levels of spiritual consciousness. You acquire the wisdom to distinguish the layers of this material world and beyond.

To practice third eye meditation, find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit down and take a few deep breaths. Open the doors and windows of your mind and let all the troubling thoughts and feelings escape.

Close your eyes. While breathing in and out, concentrate on the region between your eyebrows i.e. the third eye. Visualize your deep breathing activate this space. Believe that your third eye is a gateway to the state of realization: where you can allow the conscious to expand beyond the earthly levels.

Feel the freedom that comes with the higher knowledge. Let your spirit lose to taste the waters of the deepest seas and scale the height of the highest peaks! As you delve to search the meaning of your existence, you experience a connection with you mind through your third eye. Remain in contact with your mind and still allow your soul to travel to the places that you cannot possibly imagine exist in the material world.

Now, you are in a state where nothing: no thought, emotion or situation, can snatch away this moment: the celebration of stillness, contentment and happiness. Take some deep breaths and let your mind absorb the calmness and allow it to enter the complex layers of the unconscious. Listen to the voices within, the ones you may have left unheard in the hullabaloo of your busy life. Let these voices resonate with every particle of your mind.

With some more deep breaths, let your body and soul slowly be engulfed by the liberated energy. This energy travels from your third eye down to the other parts of the body, sending positive sensations to your spine, moving down to your feet and the soles of your feet. Now, imagine this energy flow link you back to the daily chores of your ‘regular’ life. But now, you’re calmer and stronger to face the challenges for you possess the divine knowledge grasped through the third eye.

This sense of being alive from within empowers you to transmit this energy to other people around you. Allow others to also discover the answers to their innumerable questions by spreading the message of third eye meditation.

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MAGELANG, INDONESIA – MAY 17: Buddhist followers meditation at Borobudur temple during Vesak Day, commonly known as ‘Buddha’s birthday’, at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument on May 17, 2011 in Magelang, Indonesia. Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument anually, which makes it the most visited tourist attraction in Indonesia. It is observed during the full moon in May or June, with the ceremony centred at three Buddhist temples by walking from Mendut to Pawon and ending at Borobudur. The stages of life of Buddhism’s founder, Gautama Buddha, which are celebrated at Vesak are his birth, enlightenment to Nirvana, and his passing (Parinirvana). (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

By Jessica Tanner

The third eye chakra is the 6th chakra in the chakra system. It is located at the middle of the forehead just between the eyebrows. Stimulating meditation can help you activate your third eye and stimulate it, but first you want to learn some basic information about this chakra before doing third eye exercises.

Third Eye Information

Colour: the colour of your third eye chakra is purple. This can be a very useful information in your meditation so that you have a specific colour to work with to help you feel connected to your chakra.

Sanskrit Name: Ajna

Characteristics: Your third eye is one of the two chakras that is the least connected to our physical body and the earth. The third eye is linked to our spirituality and the spiritual world. It is also connected to our psychic abilities, so if you feel like working with your spirituality and psychic powers, you probably want to learn more about this chakra.

Third Eye Activation Meditation

Choose a still place where you are able to practice your meditation exercise with no interruption. Turn of all the many electrical devices and chose a comfortable meditation posture. Sit with your back straight, and take a minute to calm your mind and body.

Step 1

Close your eyes and take some slow cleansing breathes in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth. Allow yourself to totally relax. Let the air carry out all the frustration from your body and mind. Feel how you become more and more relaxed and calm with every cleansing breath.

Step 2

Now, continue to breathe slowly and deeply but switch your focus to your third eye area in the middle of your forehead. Now picture that you are inhaling and exhaling through your sixth chakra. Inhale purple energy into your body. Feel the air as it enters your body through this chakra. Feel the energy that fills your body and energizes you with new and spiritual energy. breathe out the air through your forehead as a drained plain air empty of energy.

Step 3

Do not force yourself to create sensations, but pay attention if you are feeling any strange sensation on your chakra such as a tingling sensation, which could mean that your chakra is being stimulated and activated. Do this third eye breathing meditation for 20 minutes.

There are many different types of meditation techniques you can practice to help you open your Ajna chakra. I suggest that you try some different techniques and see which ones give you the best results. But be very patient and allow the chakra to open little by little. If you rush your exercises or become impatient it can ruin your practice and you may not get the wanted results. So give it time and practice your meditation on a daily basis so that it will become a part of your natural routine, which will help it feel like a habit and something you actually want to do and not something you have to do.

But remember that your third eye is just one chakra of the seven different chakras in the kundalini system, which are all just as important, so remember to also work on the rest of the system to create balance between the chakras.

Jessica Tanner.
My interest in meditation and spiritual work is something I have had for quite some time now. I am no expert in the field what so ever, though I do believe I have some knowledge to share, and hopefully it will help you.
I provide information and different guided meditation that will help you through the meditation in an easy step-by-step practice. If you want to learn more go to my website at:
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