Not many people know this but each of us has a great deal of psychic potential-an inner eye, sixth sense or simply an energy center that is the doorway to intuition, peace, wealth, health and happiness. If you are wondering whether the third eye is real, the answer is that it is. Even the scientific community believes that the third eye is nothing but the pineal gland located in between the eyebrows. When this eye opens or activates, one can tap into the intuitive ability that can help us make the right choices and become the best version of ourselves. Let us take a look at ways to open the third eye step by step.
1. Daily meditation
Many people want to know how to open the third eye without meditation. This is actually not possible since all techniques of connecting with one’s higher self or inner consciousness involve meditation of some sort. Therefore, a daily meditation practice is an absolute must. Many people have been able to open their third eye or sixth sense only through daily meditation. You need not spend hours meditating- simply sitting quietly, focusing on the breath for 10-15 minutes twice a day is enough to start experiencing ‘third eye opening symptoms’. An advantage of daily meditation is that you will also feel peace, calmness and more energy through the day.
2. Use mantras
We have seven energy centers in the body. These centers are located respectively at the base of the spine, behind the navel, behind the solar plexus, in the heart, in the throat, in between the brows and on the crown of our heads. Each of these seven centers is associated with a mantra or sacred chant. For the third eye chakra, the mantra is OM or AuM. Om is the ancient primordial sound heard during the creation of the Universe. This sound or word is often erroneously associated with Hindu religion but in reality it is similar to AMEN in Christianity and Ameen in Islam. Thus, all religions of the world have the modulated form of Om or Aum which is the key word or first word of creation. Chanting this word daily can help you activate the third eye chakra. Simply sit with your eyes closed and chant OM. You may chant loudly or quietly in your mind. The ideal number of times to chant is 108 times but there are no hard and fast rules. The key is to chant Om every day. You may choose a quiet time of the day for this practice-preferably early morning upon waking up or in the evening, before dinner.
3. Eat the right foods
Certain foods are connected with each chakra. For the third eye, these are mainly caffeine containing foods like green tea, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, tea etc. In small quantities of 200 mg or less, caffeine can produce heightened sense of awareness. However, people who are extremely addicted to caffeine may want to deprive themselves of caffeine for a few days if they want to open their third eye. What caffeine deprivation does is, it produces withdrawal symptoms that, on the chakra level, cause the third eye to release the hold on altered reality caused by the caffeine itself. This is the main reason why coffee, alcohol or drug addicts start feeling less anxious as their body gets used to less of the substance they are addicted to. The key is moderation and balance. Chocolate is another good food for the activation of the third eye. It is believed that chocolate has vibrations which replenish and stimulate the drained third eye chakra. Small daily doses of dark chocolate decrease blood pressure which is an indication that the third eye is working on the heart and solar plexus chakra, causing positive changes in them. In general, the diet of the Yogi who wants to open his/her third eye should be natural, organic, free of pesticides and chemicals, and completely unprocessed. Also, regular fasting is important as it enhances overall well being, prevents disease, promotes longevity, and gives robust health.
4. Yoga and exercise
You cannot force the third eye to open- it is a practice that needs to be done over time. One of the steps to open this center of intuition and illumination is physical exercise, especially yoga. Yoga contains a set of postures, stretches or poses which lubricate the joints, improve flexibility, increase circulation, enhance concentration and even prevent effects of aging. Practicing yoga daily can purify and balance your life. It will enhance concentration and memory and promote overall health and well being. Here is an easy yoga routine for beginners.
5. Use binaural beats or isochronic tones
Binaural beats and isochronic tones to open third eye instantly include certain frequencies that you listen to on your headphones. These frequencies alter your brain’s frequencies and enable them to match with them. What this does is safely puts you, the listener, in a trance like state. Naturally, you should not listen to these frequencies while driving or operating machinery. With frequent use, you will be able to quickly go into a trance or meditative state which can connect you with your inner self. Twice daily sessions of listening to binaural tones can promote deep relaxation, recharge the body and even prevent disease and aging.
6. Deep breathing/pranayama
Pranayama is a word derived from the Sanskrit word ‘prana’ or the subtle life force energy. Deep breathing in a slow, steady manner awakens the flow of prana in the body to increase alertness, rejuvenation and spiritual awakening. Try this deep breathing pranayama for enhanced spiritual awareness.
7. Read up as much as you can about the third eye
Opening the third eye step by step involves reading spiritual books on the subject. I would particularly recommend ‘Awaken Your Third Eye’ by Susan Shumsky. The author has explained every step of the process of opening third eye using diagrams and an easy to understand language. Another great book on this subject is Third Eye: Mind Power, Intuition & Psychic Awareness by Alex McKenna. Both these books will definitely help you on your spiritual awakening journey.
Do try these 7 easy ways to open your third eye safely.