HJ: Opening the third eye is a relatively straightforward process. It typically does not happen overnight, but with a little persistence and focused intent, it will invariably happen to the extent that you are capable of at your current level of consciousness and ability. Furthermore, doing so does not necessarily require abstract, esoteric ritual as many commonly suspect. While those methods certainly do work, they are quite unnecessary on the whole. Instead, one is encouraged to use the more direct, simple, and yet still powerful means outlined in the article below. The consistent use of seed mantras, loosely translated as ‘sacred tones’, will begin to stimulate and activate the appropriate chakras — in this case the third eye.
Why would someone want to open the third eye? Quite simply, it is a natural step on the path to higher consciousness, and with it comes expanded intuitional and psychic capability, which, for many, is a desirable trait. When our chakras are clear and activated, we are in many respects much closer to our full expression as divine, multidimensional beings. Blocked, imbalanced chakras are akin to a cup of dirty water. The light has a hard time pouring in. On the other hand, a clear glass lets the light pass through and refracts and amplifies it. The same can be said for the chakras when clear and balanced. In order to use the full range of our abilities, we must, at some point, clear, balance and heal our chakras. To learn more about balancing, clearing and opening chakras see the article here Create Your Own Sound Healing With Chakra Seed Mantras
Most Powerful Mantra for Opening the Third Eye Chakra
by Anmol Mehta | Anmol Mehta
Not only Kundalini Yoga, but all of Yoga is really based on the Seven Chakra System. In this system there are seven chakra points that lie along the spine, from the base to the crown of the head, and each of these chakra points is responsible for the organs and glands situation in it’s region. The chakras, though, are responsible for not just the organs and glands, but they are also responsible for our various personality traits and characteristic. Of these seven chakras, more of the most important and fascinating is the Ajna Chakra, or Third Eye.
Situated in the middle of brain directly behind the center of the forehead, is the Third Eye Chakra. This chakra governs the pituitary gland, which is the master gland for the endocrine system and strongly influences the functioning of the other endocrine glands. The endocrine system is very key to your overall health, thus, for optimum wellbeing, having the pituitary gland functioning properly is of paramount importance. Opening, balancing and healing the Ajna chakra, directly improves the functioning of this most important gland.
In addition, the Third Eye is considered to be the seat of wisdom and intuition. It allows us to see the unseen and know the unknown. Opening this chakra allows you to develop your intuitive, psychic nature. The more balanced and open this center is, the greater power of intuition and insight you will have. So let’s find out how to activate this most important chakra point.
The most powerful method of opening the Third Eye Chakra, is with the use of the OM (AUM) mantra. Each chakra and a seed sound, or bij mantra, which is a sound that that particular center resonates with, and chanting that sound activates that center. For the Ajna chakra, the seed sound is the AUM mantra. Chanting it aloud, or just mentally is one of the best techniques for opening this chakra. Here are two good methods for chanting this mantra.
In the first AUM mantra chanting technique, you should inhale deeply and then make a long OOO sound, for about two thirds of the breath. Then, for the last one third of the breath, make the sound MMM. Feel this sound emerging from the center of the forehead and emanating outwards. In addition, have your eyes turned slightly upwards as if you are trying to look through the center of the forehead. This is called Shambhavi Mudra, and it further stimulates the Third Eye.
The second technique for chanting the AUM mantra, does not require you to even verbalize the sound. Instead, close your eyes and as you inhale, feel the sound OOO entering through the center of your forehead, and as you exhale feel the sound MMM leaving from the center of your forehead. Repeat this meditation for as long as you like, imagining the sounds entering and leaving. Again, you should have your eyes turned slightly upwards, without strain, as if you are looking through the center of the forehead.
Both of the techniques above are excellent mediation methods for opening and balancing the Third Eye Chakra. As I mentioned, opening this center bestows numerous benefits, ranging from excellent health, wisdom and even psychic powers. My only request is that you use the powers you ascertain for helping yourself and other in their spiritual evolution only. May the pure light within guide you.
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