Meditation of third eye
Your third eye is hungry for awareness !.......
The meditation technique which you are going to read is 'Trataka'
(also known as third eye meditation). In the belief system of 'Tantra'
and 'Hatha Yoga' there is a concept of Kundalini .
you ever heard of Tantra or 'Hatha' Yoga ? If not then let me tell you
very briefly that 'Tantra' is a sort of esoteric spiritual path that
involves doing a number of activities which seem bizarre and odd to
many people. Soon I'll write a separate article on Tantra. Keep
watching ' New Articles'
'Hatha' Yoga is a branch of Yoga and it involves indulging in
various physical exercises and breathing routines (known as Pranayam.)
Many things in 'Hatha Yoga' and Tantra are common' . In this article,
without going into the details of Tantra, Hatha Yoga or Pranayam, I
have tried to present a simple meditation technique of third eye. The topics
of Tantra, Hatha & Pranayam will be covered in other articles soon]
It has been discovered that there are
seven chakras (or
points of consciousness) in our body. These Chakras (literally
Chakra means rings) are situated
at different points in our body. Among these Chakras, the 6th Chakra is known as '
Aagya Chakra' located between the eyebrows and is said to be the
seat of the mystical "third eye".
The physical location of this chakra is at the center
of our forehead. Just above the place between our eyes. It is believed
that Kundalini (the energy field) travels from the first Chakra (also
known as Muladhara Chakra, situated at the base of our spine) and travels to
2nd, 3rd, 4th…..chakra to reach the 7th Chakra of Sahasrara. Here it
meets with the Supreme Consciousness- Shiva. The 'Agya Chakra' is the
6th chakra (the second last Chakra in the path of Kundalini).
This 3rd eye
meditation revolves around this 6th center of consciousness - Agya Chakra. This Agya
Chakra' is considered as the center where our third eye resides. Though
there is no physical third eye present in the body but at a more
subtle, spiritual plane it has been experienced by many people that a
stimulating center of consciousness exist here. Trataka (or third eye
meditation) is the meditation technique of 'Agya Chakra'. When we
focus our awareness on third eye, we automatically and
instantly attain a meditative state.
Now without further going into the scientific explanation or spiritual significance
of this meditation technique let us learn the exact method of this simple meditation
technique of 'Trataka' which may take you into a meditative
Here is the method:
[Please don't do this meditation in train or bus i.e. while
You'll not be able to do it properly when your body is in motion. ]
Sit in the lotus pose (cross legged). [if it not possible for you
then sit comfortably on chair or
keep your spine straight.
close your eyes.
inhale and exhale deeply for 3 times.
Now concentrate on the middle of your forehead around the area which
is a few centimeters above the middle of your eyes.
Keep your eyes closed and draw both of your eyes towards this center
point of 3rd eye. I mean just look upwards with your eyes closed
. Focus your closed eyes at 20-25 degrees above just at the center of
the forehead (at the place of third
eye.) Now slowly at about two-second interval, start counting in your
mind backward from one
hundred to one (that is 100,99,98,97....and so on). As you do it, keep your eyes centered towards the
Here I want to clear a doubt which comes in the mind of many people
Well it seems too vogue to know the exact position of third eye. In
the middle of forehead is OK. but as I try to concentrate my both eyes
at that point I get confused where is the exact point of third eye ?
Is there a way to know that I have centered my eyes exactly on third
To know exactly that you have centered your eyes on the third eye is
very simple. As you draw your eyes towards the center of forehead by
looking upwards at 20-25 degree angle, at a particular point both of
your eyes will become still, absolutely motionless. You will feel as if
a force is slowly pulling your eyes towards itself. It will be just like
a magnetic attraction. As and when you experience this state, you'll
be at the right point ! ]
Do you know what you'll feel ? You'll feel a pleasant strain on your eyes.
yes ! a
pleasant strain in eyes.
There will be a strain but you will enjoy it.
By the time you reach 3..2...1(in backward counting), you will feel a
strange sensation in and around your third eye. There will be a feeling which
is difficult to describe in words. Keep your concentration on third
Once you achieved this state of stillness of eyes many of you will
feel as if you can see your
thoughts. Just like a screen you will see your thought appearing
Have you ever thought what is the source through which we see the inner
thought process of our body ?. When you close your eyes there are many things which we
see and observe. We observe all those things through
Your thoughts will stop. If they appear at all, you will be able to
see them like a dream. In this situation you will realize the real
watcher in you. You will be able to easily perceive the witness inside
you. Something different from body and mind and yet a part of you.
Just be in this state for 10-15 minutes.
Now slowly return from this state to the state of normalcy. Release
the strain from your eyes and slowly shift them from the third eye to
their normal position. Let
them loose and free. Move your consciousness from the third eye.
Be still for few minutes. Allow the eyes to retain their normal
movements. Inhale and exhale deeply for three time. Slowly open your
eyes. Your meditation is complete.
This third eye meditation is a very powerful method for developing
concentration. This is also a very very helpful exercise for eyes too.
Your eyes will remain healthy. No matter how much strain and tension
your eyes are subjected to in a day, doing this meditation daily in
morning and evening insure your eyes against any further damage.
Meditating on 'Agya Chakra' is also believed to be helpful in developing intuitive power.
Doing this meditation regularly certainly helps in developing
intuition but I must clarify that the concept of intuition and
clairvoyance are beyond the scope of this website. Here we will
restrict ourselves with just learning
meditation. Please note that we should not learn
meditation for gaining some kind of meta-physical or supernatural
Learn meditation for the sheer joy of meditation, for the bliss it
provides us. If you expect something from it, you will deviate from
the path . Don't expect anything and you may get many rewards.
FEW WORDS OF WARNING:
Though I have taken care in explaining this meditation technique of
Trataka by telling you just that which is sufficient for
you ; I still feel that you should be aware of the sensitiveness of this meditation and
about some precautions which you
should follow while trying this.
When you meditate on Agya Chakra, you
meditate on a part of your subtle body. It may happen that when you
meditate on your third eye, you feel that the center of your forehead is heating up.
When it happens it indicates that the third eye is attracting energy of the Kundalini.
Though this heating is not harmful, you should be very careful. There may
be a feeling of hotness with itching on third eye area. As and when it
happens stop immediately. As a layman who does not know the intricacy
of this Kundalini and its various paths, it s better to limit oneself
to the process of meditation only i.e. achieving a still and
thought-free state of existence.
Please don't indulge in this meditation too deeply
if you start feeling too much hot sensation on your third eye area.
Few things should be used only in moderation if we do
not have the capacity to handle their larger implication.
be happy and be meditative. Try third eye meditation without giving
any thought to Kundalini awakening. Just do what has been told and you
will be in meditation. The awakening of Kundalini is a concept of yogis who are full time dedicated to this subject.
We, as a common men and women of twenty first century, neither have he time nor
the patience which is required for Kundalini awakening. Nevertheless, if you
do want to know more and experiment on this, please
consult a yogic expert who can personally guide you. As far as
meditation is concerned what I have told you is enough.
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