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. naman
    naman says:

    is felling of currents flowing in body is essential symptom for kundalini awakening.
    can a person have awakened kundalini even if doesnt feels currents or vibrations.
    one more thing i feel heating sensation in forehead region is it good or bad, is my chakra(ajna) is activating

  2. naman
    naman says:

    ya one more thing sir
    how can i contact or have directions from my guru without physical approach actually it is very difficult to approach and talk with him.

  3. naman
    naman says:

    i m realy glad to get my answer frm u actually i was searching for someone to help me further although i have a guru but its hard to contact with him.
    anyways can u tell me plz how much time it will take to activate ajna chakra fully if i apply shambhavi mudra 10min, tratak about 10min, anulom vilom 10cycles, kumbhak 10, tribandh 5 daily and how much time it will take to awaken kundalini if i continue with same practices, one more thing my guru once touched me with his finger it was first time that i was very near him and from then i m changed alot is my kundalini awakened.
    i m an student of mechanical engineering, so i cant give much time to practices though i wan to give.please answer these questions i will b very thankful to u n r u indian.


  4. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:


    Typical symptoms of Third Eye awakening are pressure or other sensations in the forehead region. Also, increase in intuition, insights and psychic abilities.

    The flow of kundalini as awareness will awaken Ajna. Once awakened Anja can guide you further in your kudalini awakening.


  5. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Anil,

    The Pressure is not unusual to feel in the forehead region and is an indication of that center activating and awakening. Unless the pressure gets very intense, it is not an issue. Many of us have had this for decades without any problems.

    Concentration, can be thought of a process of exclusion, whereby in meditation, although the mind may be very focused, it is all inclusive. This is along the lines of what Ra explained above.

    Meditation encompassed concentration, but concentration does not encompass meditation.

    I suggest to include physical yoga in your practice to ensure you are building up your body and systems to handle the greater flow of Kundalini/Energy that is being generated with your current meditation practice.

    You can look at the sets in the Online Kundalini Yoga Kriyas E-book or in the other online classes (specially course 101) to begin that aspect of your practice.

    Let me now how it goes.


  6. Ra
    Ra says:

    Dear Anil Lohiya,

    I am just posting this note, hoping that you did not confuse my reply to you as being one from Anmol. It is possible that he has contacted you privately by e-mail, and thus your message of thanks below….but just making sure you are clear on the source, and know that i am not associated with Anmol or his site or school, though i would not mind being so! :^)

    Be well!

  7. Anil Lohiya
    Anil Lohiya says:

    Hi Anmol,
    Thanks for your reply, please guide me further. As i have told you that i concentrate on the thirdeye twice a day, will it be recommendable to concentrate on any other chakra/s & with how much of time gap & advantages/disadvantages.

  8. Ra
    Ra says:

    Re: Meditation vs. Concentration and Head pressure:
    Dear Anil Lohiya,

    In my experience, concentration is a skill of the brain and mind where you coordinate them to focus unwaveringly, without the mind wandering to other subjects or thoughts, beside the one at hand. It is also the state of just maintaining the position of observer, rather than being taken into and involving oneself with the subject matter of the stream of passing thoughts. Meditation is when the brain relinquishes it’s tense hold on the mind and allows it to pass to progressively more deep levels of consciousness and awareness without strain or stress. When one’s skills develop, the brain shifts to deeper and deeper levels of energetic activity from beta to alpha, theta, delta, and eventually gamma. The state of consciousness that is associated with each of these levels is experienced by the observer (you). The author Ken Wilbur (YouTube) and H.H. The Dalai Lama, are both experts at this.

    The pressure in your head is probably due to the influx of Kundalini energy to the brain, which is the stream that is ignited by K Yoga, running from the area at the Coccyx up to where it is being focused at the third-eye in the forehead. It seems that as the brain adjusts to this new stream, it experiences it as pressure. I experience this with the Wealth Meditation, except in different areas of the head. In this case the pressure builds up, and then dies down, once i become accustomed to the new level of practice and longer time spent doing so.

    I hope this is useful until Anmol can assist you!



  9. Anil Lohiya
    Anil Lohiya says:

    Hi Anmol,
    Thanks for your great help. I have been practicing third eye meditation/concentrtion for last 3 mths, i am not able to differenciate between medi/con. can you help me differenciate. From last 1 month i feel pressure on my forehead which lasts for 5 – 6 hrs. after i stop. I meditate or concentrate for 1 hour twice a day.

  10. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Liza,

    The location of the chakra is the center of the head. The center of the forehead is the trigger point for this chakra, thus concentrating there helps awaken this center. Most people who practice this meditation or other Third Eye meditations, will start to feel pressure and other sensations in the forehead region in due course.

    Glad you have found the website :-D.


  11. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Dear Sarath,

    Great to hear you are benefiting from the AUM Mantra Ajna Chakra Meditation.

    I like to approach such ideas as reincarnation as tools for spiritual growth. Rather than debate it’s validity, I say it’s real value lies in whether it can help you in your spiritual growth or not. For some, it is valuable to think it’s true, for other it is not.

    So my view is quite different with regard to ideas such as reincarnation, etc. If it helps use it, if not leave it alone.


  12. norliza abdullah
    norliza abdullah says:

    Hi Anmol,

    I am very delighted after watching your video on Ajna Chakra meditation as I am very much interested in “intuition/pysche” power ability. However im rather confuse as to which is the best practice ,coz i also learned that there is a meditation where instead of the 3rd eye in the middle of your forehead, there is also d 3rd eye at the back of the neck. Kindly advise me which is more effective. I find it otherwise easier to visualize the 3 rd eyes your way. How long is the meditation? Thanks Anmol and God Bless

  13. sarath babu
    sarath babu says:

    hai anmol,
    thank you for your great effort. your articles are very attractive for study meditaion,yoga i feel more confident and happy day by day after i started to practice anjana chakra meditation from your i have an interesting doubt
    .some peoples are believing rebirth and some others are not believing it,i have noted that in our world some peoples are rich when they born as well as some others are handicaped,sick,facing powerty…etc.then why some peoples are facing difficulties in their life when they born?is these outputs of their previous birth? i would like to know about rebirth is real or not?

  14. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Laurence,

    You can target chakras individually as well, although it is wise to balance the entire system eventually. So you can begin with any chakra you like, many famous Kundalini Yoga schools prefer to start with the Third Eye first, so that you can awaken your inner guidance system, and thus have it help you through the rest of you journey.


  15. Laurence
    Laurence says:

    I have a questions…in order to open your third others says that you need a good foundation chakra which is our root chakra go to the sacral,plexus,heart,throat and third eye…?


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