Opening Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra Meditation Technique for Psychic Powers

Chakra Meditation to Open Third Eye

AUM Meditation

The third meditation we will explore in the Free Online Guided Meditation E-Book is a widely used and accepted method for opening, activating and balancing the mysterious and powerful Ajna Chakra (Third Eye).  It is the the potent AUM Mantra meditation technique.

Video of AUM Meditation to Open Third Eye Chakra

(From Chapter 1 of the Guided Meditation Video Series for Daily Practice:- AUM Meditation to Rapidly Open Third Eye)


Background of Ajna Chakra Meditation: 

The Ajna Chakra is the sixth chakra of the Kundalini Seven Chakra System.  A chakra is an energy vortex which resides in a particular location of the body and governs the organs and glands of that region.  A Chakra is also associated with certain traits and characteristics of the personality and forms a bridge between mind, body and spirit. 

The Ajna Chakra or Third Eye, eye lies at the very top of spine in the medulla oblongata.  It relates to the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the nasociliary nerve plexus and frontal lobes of the brain.

Chakra Meditation means to activate and balance a particular chakra, thus improving the functioning of everything in that particular region as well as refining the associated personality traits and characteristics.  In some cases psychic powers associated with a particular chakra are also unleashed.

Ajna Chakra literally mean “To Command”.  This chakra is also called the “Third Eye” as it’s activation gives one the power of intuitive knowledge.  In addition, it is called the “Guru Chakra” as its activation connects one to the “Inner Guru”.  Similarly, it is also called “Eye of Shiva” or “The Divine Eye” for it’s awakening implies the higher stages of meditation and wisdom. 

Each chakra can be activated by several means.  In this meditation we will use the physical trigger point of the chakra (kshetram) as a point of concentration to activate it.  In addition, each chakra is associated with a particular seed sound (Beej Mantra) which can be utilized to awaken it.   For the Ajan Chakra the Beej Mantra is the primordial sound “OM” (AUM) and this meditation will be using that as well.

Tools Required:

  • An alarm clock, stop watch or other time device.


Primary Benefits: 

  • Builds the power of intuition.
  • Bestows and increases Psychic Powers.
  • Increases and refines awareness.
  • Provides clarity of thought, insights and wisdom.
  • Allows one to connect to the “inner guru” or “higher self” for guidance and inspiration.
  • Builds the Yogic Mind or Neutral Mind which is free from attachments of the ego.
  • Build the power to read others and detect their subtle and gross energetic conditions.
  • Promotes flow of Kundalini Energy into the higher centers.

Secondary Benefits: 

  • Promotes the ability to have Lucid Dreams.
  • Allows for non-verbal communication.
  • Builds focus and one pointedness of the mind.
  • Improves your vision.
  • Promotes health and wellbeing.

Cautions for Practicing Third Eye Meditation:

Do not strain when holding shambhavi yoga mudra (detailed below).


AUM Mantra Meditation Instructions: 

Follow the step by step meditation below to practice this technique:

  • Sit in a comfortable cross legged position.  You may also sit on a chair or lean against a wall for this meditation.
  • Set your alarm or other time device for 20 minutes.
  • Elongate your spine upwards, lengthen your neck and subtly bring your chin back and in, like a soldier at attention.  This will align the spine with the back of your head.
  • Take 5 deep, slow breaths though the nose.  This will oxygenate your blood and relax you.
  • Keeping the head straight look up at an imaginary point in the middle of your forehead, just above the eyebrows.  This eye position is called shambhavi yoga mudra.  Close your eyes while holding this mudra.  Do not strain excessively.
  • Rest your hands in any comfortable position, you can place them on your knees.
  • Try to remain as still as possible.
  • Now inhale deeply and begin to chant in a soft, slow, steady voice the manta OM (pronounced AUM).  One chant of OM (AUM) Mantra should last for the entire exhalation.  Its a long “Oh”, followed by a semi long “Mmmm” during each exhalation.  Once all the air has been expelled, inhale fully again and begin to chant the mantra once more.  Visualize the OM sound coming from a point in the middle of the forehead just above the eyebrows and emanating throughout your entire body.
  • Continue for the duration of the meditation.  If your eyes tire from shambhavi yoga mudra release the mudra but continue to chant the OM (AUM) mantra as above.  Reapply the mudra again when ready.
  • Once you have completed the meditation, rub the palms of your hands together to make them warm and place them on your eyes as you open them slowly.  This will relax and comfort your eye muscles.

Hints and Tips for AUM Mantra Meditation:

  • There are many variations to OM (AUM) Mantra chanting for the activation of Ajna Chakra.  I will provide a variation that only requires silently chanting OM Mantra and therefore can be practiced almost anywhere.  Follow all steps from the guided meditation above except instead of chanting OM (AUM) Mantra out loud, as you inhale chant “Oh” silently, while visualizing the sound flowing into Ajna Chakra from your forehead and then silently chant “Mmmm” as you exhale, visualizing the sound leaving your forehead from Ajna Chakra.  The rest is the same as the meditation above.

Secret of This Meditation:

Many women today are actually practicing Ajna Chakra Meditation without even knowing it.  This is resulting from the tradition of wearing a bindi.  A bindi is the colorful decorative dot placed in the middle of the forehead and was designed originally to provide continual stimulation to Ajna Chakra by way of its Kshetram (physical trigger point).  So next time you wear a bindi, remember that not only does it look oh so fine, but it is also raising your level of awareness and consciousness – not bad for a dot.

Internet Resources for Ajna Chakra Meditation

Ajna Chakra Definition and Information

Yoga Vision Swami Satyananda’s School for Kundalini Yoga & Kundalini Tantra

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  1. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Vijaya,

    Ajna Chakra is certainly reputed to allow one to see the unseen and know the unknown. Thank you for your feedback and do let us know how things progress.


  2. Vijaya Rao Desai
    Vijaya Rao Desai says:

    Thanks Anmol
    I started practicing Ajna Chakra meditation for a week now. I started once in the morning for 3 days and now I am doing at Morning and Night. After 15 minutes of meditation, I feel pain in the throat and get peculiar visions of distantly known sufferers (neither from friends or relatives). Unable to get back to concentration, I just break my meditation with a prayer for their well being.
    =Vijaya Rao Desai

  3. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Vedik,

    No I do feel you need to be formally initiated. The guidance and blessings of a good teacher of course are invaluable, but as far as using the AUM Mantra, you will gain equal benefit from it, regardless of how you have come upon the wisdom.


  4. Vedik
    Vedik says:

    Is it neccessary to have a formal initiation to a mantra before using it. In this case it is the AUM mantra, or you can just use it otherwise (without initiation). Is there going to be a considerable differance with or without initiation, for the adept practicing a mantra, be it in chanting or meditation.

  5. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    hi Ignacio,

    Yes you can say AUM silently as well, it will have the same affect, although I recommend vocalizing it initially as that is more easily felt.


  6. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Zuf Ham,

    The reason the sound “AUM” is used is because that is a seed sound for this center. I try to tell the students to forget the religion connotations of that word and instead just concentrate on the vibrations that sound creates. Hope this helps.


  7. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Michael,

    Meditating everyday is not too much. Hard to guess how long it takes for results, but the pressure in that region is an indication of the Third Eye activating.

    All Good Wishes,

  8. Michael Melton
    Michael Melton says:

    I have been trying this meditation for a bit now, I can feel the pressure/slight pain in the forehead. I have wanted to open my Third Eye due to my interest in the paranormal. I hope to open it soon, and use my abilities to help others. How long does it take to really see results? Days? Weeks? Month? Also I am meditating every day, that to much? Thanks.

  9. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Kate,

    Yes you are probably doing it right, just try the following adjustments.

    Look only as far up as comfortable, don’t force it. When the eyes tire, release and relax them and then try again after a few minutes.

    Also, do the eye exercises from the following set, they will help…

    Yoga for Eyes


  10. Kate
    Kate says:

    this sounds very good but i cant do it, my eyes just hurt when i close them while looking up,

    am i doing this right?

  11. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Cala,

    Sounds like you have a very interesting website. For your convenience, articles of mine that are available for republication (including a version of this article) are available on the following website.

    I constantly submit articles on meditation, chakra awkening, psychic powers etc, to this article directory, from where you are welcome to translate and republish (just the author resource box/link is needed).

    Here is the URL to that repository…

    Best wishes to you with your website.


  12. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Patricia,

    Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to share my knowledge and am glad you are enjoying and benefiting from the website.

    Please let me know if I can help further.

    All Good Wishes,


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