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. alison
    alison says:

    Great article. I hope it works for me. I’ve tried to focus on a lot of meditations, but I can’t do it very well. I hope I can focus on this one!! :)

  2. chin
    chin says:

    hi anmol mehta,
    thankyou for this wonderful website.i would like to know is the correct vibration and resonance of the om mantra sound important on the activation of the ajna chakra(3rd eye)?If so then when does one realize if he is doing it is the outcome of the correctness of the vibration determined?eagerly expecting your reply.

  3. Christine
    Christine says:

    I had a psychic tarot card reading last week. The psychic told me that I really needed to open my third eye and I need to be aware. What does she mean by this? Do I think I’m psychic – No, I’ve had another psychic tell me that they feel energy with me and that I need to listen to myself, etc. What do you think?

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    Hi Anmol,

    First of all, this is a great website. Thank you for putting so much time and effort into this amazing database!

    I’ve spent a good deal of time searching the internet for information primarily on the third eye. So much of what I’ve found is very vague and really nothing like what I’ve experienced. Which makes me feel like either they don’t know what they’re talking about or I am misinterpreting my experiences. That’s why I was very happy to find that I was recognizing much of what was being said here in my own experiences.

    When I was four or five I remember clearly asking my Mother why the point between my eyebrows felt funny after I touched it with the tip of my finger. She didn’t understand what I was talking about, thinking that it’s just some child’s fancy. So I showed her. She of course couldn’t feel what I was feeling and when I told her to touch the spot between her eyebrows she had no response.

    This continued of course. Whenever I touched that spot I would feel a tingling or pressure for several minutes afterward but I never mentioned it to my Mother again because it wasn’t something we shared. And eventually it wasn’t important to me any longer, I was the only one I knew that that happened to. My friends didn’t get it either.

    It wasn’t until my early twenties that I became interested in it again. That is to say, started trying to puzzle out what kind of phenomenon it was. And I saw something on TV that mentioned the third eye and sort of liked the idea of the paranormal application.

    Since then, on and off I’ve tried meditating while having the pressure present. During these last three years I’ve been able to “call” up the feeling merely by thinking about it. I can be standing up at work, or lying at home in my bed. And it’s become a kind of source of comfort. I’ve noticed that when I’m stressed or irritated at work, all I need to do is bring back the vibration and the agitation will very quickly subside and I will be at peace.

    I guess why I’m writing, (after being so very long-winded, sorry) is that I’m very much interested in what happens now? I feel like I don’t care about some sort of special powers, that’s not what drives me. What drives me is need. But I don’t know what it is that I need. It feels urgent and powerful but I know not its face.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I felt like I just needed to vent a little and if you feel that you have any insight to offer, your feedback would be most welcome.

    Best regards,


  5. Quick
    Quick says:

    I love your site, I would love to Open my 3rd eye but I’m afraid of what I will see with mt 3rd eye. What if I’m asleep and I wake up to some ghost standing over me I will probably have a heart any advice??

  6. Michael
    Michael says:

    I haven’t practiced much with any type of formal meditation, but I met someone once who told me about the pineal gland and its importance, and suggested that I just concentrate my attention now and then on the place where the pineal gland is located. I do this sometimes, either sitting with my legs crossed or sitting on the edge of my bed. Sometimes, though, when I concentrate acutely, I begin to bend backwards in my back and my neck. I don’t try to do this; it just happens. At first I just let it happen, thinking that it wasn’t important, but sometimes it’s so strong that my neck hurts and I have to stop altogether. (It’s like a rigid tension arching my spine backwards so that my face is pointing straight up). It’s happening more and more often. I don’t know if this is significant, but I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to stop it, or if it needs to be stopped at all. Is this normal?

    By the way, I just found your site and I’m very excited about it; it looks extremely helpful.

    Thank you!

  7. Julie de Burgh
    Julie de Burgh says:

    PS I think I should also do do the Ajna Chakra Meditation technique? I tried the Crown Chakra Meditation and can only hold my arms up for a minute or so (weak arms). Could I rest my linked hands on the top of my head? Regards, Julie

  8. Julie de Burgh
    Julie de Burgh says:

    Hi Anmol

    Excellent site! What I aim to practise is Kapalbhati and Crown Chakra Meditation. An aim I have is to open my awareness, to have an out of the body experience (maybe via a lucid dream), with the ultimate aim of having some tangible experience that there is more than this reality. I have been meditating a very long time and felt I have not made much progress until recently. I can now go deeper with more clarity. I do Yoga Nidra as a part of my meditation and this has allowed me to go deeper and not fall asleep as I used to. Could you give me any advice on any other techniques you think might be useful for me please? Regards, Julie

  9. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Greetings Christian,

    It is not unusual to see such colors during Third Eye Meditation. It is considered an indication of the Third Eye activating and opening.

    Your eyes might flutter due to muscles not being used to this position. You can try the following eye exercises to strengthen them, which should help.

    Yoga Eye Exercises

    Glad you are enjoying the website, and thank you for your kind words.



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