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. Sonya
    Sonya says:

    Hi Anmol, thank you very much for the fantastic information you are providing on this website. I would like to ask about chanting Gayatri mantra- can anyone chant this mantra or is there some initiation into it? I started chanting it few months ago and have a fantastic experience with it, I was just wondering about the initiation? many regards, Sonya

  2. Ananda
    Ananda says:

    Hi Anmol,

    I used this meditation plus sum visualizations (burning snake rising up and passing through chakras). I experienced a pleasant golden orange glow in the third eye which eventually became golden. Is there any significance to this ?

    Your site is great and I totally enjoyed it. God bless you.

  3. best meditation
    best meditation says:

    Great and informative site. A must – read for those who simply love meditation. Keep it up. Your blogs are really great.

  4. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Shak,

    Glad you are enjoying the website. Try with only moving your eyes up gently and as far as comfortable. Don’t have to turn them up too much. See how this works for you.

    If it is still hard, do the Yoga Eye Exercises given in the website and for now just bring your concentration to the center of the forehead without turning your eyes up.


  5. Shak
    Shak says:

    Hi Anmol,
    First of all, thank you for helping us achieving meditation. I am currently doing AUM meditation and reciting few other mantras before doing Zen meditation. However, when I try to do the Shambavi mudra, My eyes start moving really fast and they r strained. It is unpleasant and I can’t really focus between the eye brows. I would be very grateful if you could guide me please. thank you


  6. Talon Malone
    Talon Malone says:

    Anmol, I have been doing third eye meditations for almost two weeks now, and I was wondering if you could give me some insight on to how I will know when it is open, and if binaural beats and pineal gland activation music really works? Peace.

  7. Dev Prana
    Dev Prana says:

    Anmol Bhai,

    Your website is an “Anmol” treasure; an oasis for every thirsty seeker, an elixir for every tired soul!

    Kind regards, Om Shanti,
    Dev Prana
    (previously known as “Safir (Sam) Ahmed”
    Author of “Spiritual Quest of a Baby Yogi

  8. Preeti
    Preeti says:

    Daily I perform the Shambhavi mudra.Then I chant “Om”,as already explained here.I do this meditation for 1/2 an hour daily..

    Still I am not having any experiences.Not even pressure in forehead for the rest of the day,which many others have,who practise this meditation similarly.

    Please suggest me very simple and practical ways to open the third eye quickly,as I am very keen to experience my hidden powers.

    I really don’t know what is going wrong in my case.

    Thanks in advance

  9. beginners meditation
    beginners meditation says:

    Great video. It was very informative on how to open the third chakra. I love your blogs because they are very helpful and you can really get substantial information. Thanks

  10. Trupti Mehta
    Trupti Mehta says:


    You will experience some\all\part of the following;

    Tingling and sensation in the Third Eye region

    More Lucid and Vivid dreams

    More insight and intuition.

    Greater awareness

    Inner tranquility and more joy

    Spontaneous inner silence and enlightenment experiences.

    Any of the other symptoms from the Kundalini Awakening Symptoms page.

    All the best,

  11. sachin
    sachin says:

    first, thanks a lot for providing such a vast info that was hidden in our vedas.i have started practicing ajna chakra meditation for some time now. now i want to ask that how will i decide whether i am doing it correctly or not; whether i am advancing in correct direction or not. what are the indicators to suggest me that my third eye has started opening?

  12. manisha rajkumar
    manisha rajkumar says:

    Hello Mr anmol,

    I have a question which is tormenting me for months. I have recently started OM meditation, maybe 6 months ago. I have always lived a very stressful life with all kind of problems since 15 years.But now I feel so calm and refreshing everyday after 45mins of meditation.
    When performing om meditation we focus on the sound ooooommmmmmmm, but should we also concentrate on the breathing when we are inhaling????
    Also i want to know if my third eye will open when i do om meditation bcoz this is the only basic meditation that i perform everyday. If yes then how much time it will take.
    Also when i closed my eyes should i focus at the center of my forehead or center of my brain. I start having minor headache when i do the former and unfortunately i only focus on the sound OM. Am i doing it wrong???
    Please sir help me

    thank you

  13. Authentic Psychic Readings
    Authentic Psychic Readings says:

    I love working with the Third Eye Chakra, because it is such a powerful chakra! I enjoy anything dealing with meditation and psychic powers!

    I didn’t realize it is also called the Guru Chakra!

    Thanks for such a great article!

  14. ryan
    ryan says:

    mr anmol. i have a small doubt and its kinda private(its a guys thing)
    can u email me or give me ur email address so that i can clear my doubt..
    i experienced few paranormal stuffs since i could remember..and ..its confusing.
    please reply ASAP.
    advance thanks..

  15. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Carol,

    Yes this is fine, as long as it was not accompanied by intense pressure in the Third Eye and panic. If it was a gentle out of body, astral body experience it is fine. If it is accompanied by intense pressure and/or extreme expansion of the third eye, please then back off the meditation.


  16. Carol
    Carol says:

    Thank-you for the guide to this meditation. I am just learning to meditate. I was wondering if what I experienced was normal. I started to feel myself leaving my body through this third eye (middle of the forehead). I was trying to channel the energy but it felt more like I was leaving through this place. Is that what the energy feels like? Is this normal? Was I doing something wrong? Thx.


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