Third Eye Chakra and its Function
Third Eye Chakra is located at center of the eyebrows. Adequate energy flow at this Chakra enables the person to be intuitive. The person becomes capable of utilizing abilities of clairvoyance and clairaudience in day to day life. The person also becomes calm and composed as he is able to see the higher purpose behind the events/ things. This can be achieved by regular mediation or healing of this Chakra.
The chakra is signified by the indigo lotus with two petals at the center of the eyebrows. The chant for meditating on this Chakra is “aum” (“au” while inhaling and “m” while exhaling). The mudra (finger posture) for meditating on the Third Eye Chakra is as shown below.
Meditation on the Third Eye Chakra
Meditation at this Chakra is done after meditation at the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra and Throat Chakra (in that order).
To meditate on the Third Eye Chakra, first the person needs to be seated on a mat on the floor, cross-legged (or on a chair normally), spine straight, head over shoulders. Be relaxed, gently close eyes, bring your focus on your breath and try to let go tension in the muscles of various body parts.
Once you feel that you are in a relaxed state and have settled your focus on your breath, witness your breath rate gradually slowing down – don’t force it, just let it happen. In this state, now gradually shift your attention to the Third Eye Chakra. Visualize the indigo colored two-petal lotus and mentally chant “au” while inhaling, and chant “m” while exhaling. With each inhalation, visualize the lotus booming and with each exhalation, visualize it shrinking a bit.
If you are shifting your meditation from the Throat Chakra to the Third Eye Chakra, just gently shift the position of your mudra from the earlier one to the mudra for this Chakra and shift the mental chant from ham to aum.
Subtle Changes you can experience as a result of this meditation
After few months of regular practice, you will start feeling building up energy flow and a tingling sensation at the Third Eye Chakra. You would also experience subtle experiences of your intuitions being proved right. You might experience your growing tendency of being disinterested in lot of activities of the world. These all are indications that your practice is going in the right direction. Keep practicing every day!