You are on page 1of 3

Your third eye is hungry for awareness !.......

The meditation technique which you are going to read is 'Trataka' (also known as third eye meditation). In
the belief system of 'Tantra' and 'Hatha Yoga' there is a concept of Kundalini .
[ Have you ever heard of Tantra or 'Hatha' Yoga ? If not then let me tell you very briefly that 'Tantra' is a
sort of esoteric spiritual path that involves doing a number of activities which seem bizarre and odd to
many people. Soon I'll write a separate article on Tantra. Keep watching ' New Articles'
'Hatha' Yoga is a branch of Yoga and it involves indulging in various physical exercises and breathing
routines (known as Pranayam.) Many things in 'Hatha Yoga' and Tantra are common' . In this article,
without going into the details of Tantra, Hatha Yoga or Pranayam, I have tried to present a simple
meditation technique of third eye. The topics of Tantra, Hatha & Pranayam will be covered in other
articles soon]
It has been discovered that there are seven chakras (or points of consciousness) in our body.
These Chakras (literally Chakra means rings) are situated at different points in our body. Among these
Chakras, the 6th Chakra is known as ' Aagya Chakra' located between the eyebrows and is said to be

the seat of the mystical "third eye".

The physical location of this chakra is at the center of our forehead. Just above the place between our
eyes. It is believed that Kundalini (the energy field) travels from the first Chakra (also known as
Muladhara Chakra, situated at the base of our spine) and travels to 2nd, 3rd, 4th..chakra to reach the
7th Chakra of Sahasrara. Here it meets with the Supreme Consciousness- Shiva. The 'Agya Chakra' is
the 6th chakra (the second last Chakra in the path of Kundalini).
This 3rd eye meditation revolves around this 6th center of consciousness - Agya Chakra. This Agya
Chakra' is considered as the center where our third eye resides. Though there is no physical third eye
present in the body but at a more subtle, spiritual plane it has been experienced by many people that a
stimulating center of consciousness exist here. Trataka (or third eye meditation) is the meditation
technique of 'Agya Chakra'. When we focus our awareness on third eye, we automatically and instantly
attain a meditative state.
Now without further going into the scientific explanation or spiritual significance of this meditation
technique let us learn the exact method of this simple meditation technique of 'Trataka' which may take
you into a meditative state instantly.
Here is the method:
[Please don't do this meditation in train or bus i.e. while traveling. You'll not be able to do it
properly when your body is in motion. ]
Sit in the lotus pose (cross legged). [if it not possible for you then sit comfortably on chair or bad]
keep your spine straight.
close your eyes.
inhale and exhale deeply for 3 times.
Now concentrate on the middle of your forehead around the area which is a few centimeters above the
middle of your eyes.

Keep your eyes closed and draw both of your eyes towards this center point of 3rd eye. I mean just look
upwards with your eyes closed . Focus your closed eyes at 20-25 degrees above just at the center of the
forehead (at the place of third eye.) Now slowly at about two-second interval, start counting in your mind
backward from one hundred to one (that is 100,99,98,97....and so on). As you do it, keep your eyes
centered towards the third eye.

[ Here I want to clear a doubt which comes in the mind of many people ]
Well it seems too vogue to know the exact position of third eye. In the middle of forehead is OK.
but as I try to concentrate my both eyes at that point I get confused where is the exact point of
third eye ? Is there a way to know that I have centered my eyes exactly on third eye?
Answer : To know exactly that you have centered your eyes on the third eye is very simple. As you draw
your eyes towards the center of forehead by looking upwards at 20-25 degree angle, at a particular point
both of your eyes will become still, absolutely motionless. You will feel as if a force is slowly pulling your
eyes towards itself. It will be just like a magnetic attraction. As and when you experience this state, you'll
be at the right point ! ]
Do you know what you'll feel ? You'll feel a pleasant strain on your eyes.
yes ! a pleasant strain in eyes.
There will be a strain but you will enjoy it. By the time you reach 3..2...1(in backward counting), you will
feel a strange sensation in and around your third eye. There will be a feeling which is difficult to describe
in words. Keep your concentration on third eye.
Once you achieved this state of stillness of eyes many of you will feel as if you can see your thoughts.
Just like a screen you will see your thought appearing before you
. Have you ever thought what is the source through which we see the inner thought process of our
body ?. When you close your eyes there are many things which we see and observe. We observe all
those things through third eye.
Your thoughts will stop. If they appear at all, you will be able to see them like a dream. In this situation you
will realize the real watcher in you. You will be able to easily perceive the witness inside you. Something
different from body and mind and yet a part of you.
Just be in this state for 10-15 minutes.
Now slowly return from this state to the state of normalcy. Release the strain from your eyes and slowly
shift them from the third eye to their normal position. Let them loose and free. Move your consciousness
from the third eye.
Be still for few minutes. Allow the eyes to retain their normal movements. Inhale and exhale deeply for
three time. Slowly open your eyes. Your meditation is complete.
This third eye meditation is a very powerful method for developing concentration. This is also a very very
helpful exercise for eyes too. Your eyes will remain healthy. No matter how much strain and tension your
eyes are subjected to in a day, doing this meditation daily in morning and evening insure your eyes
against any further damage.
Meditating on 'Agya Chakra' is also believed to be helpful in developing intuitive power. Doing this
meditation regularly certainly helps in developing intuition but I must clarify that the concept of
intuition and clairvoyance are beyond the scope of this website. Here we will restrict ourselves with

just learning meditation. Please note that we should not learn meditation for gaining some kind of metaphysical or supernatural expertise.
Learn meditation for the sheer joy of meditation, for the bliss it provides us. If you expect something from
it, you will deviate from the path . Don't expect anything and you may get many rewards.


Though I have taken care in explaining this meditation technique of Trataka by telling you just that which
is sufficient for you ; I still feel that you should be aware of the sensitiveness of this meditation and about
some precautions which you should follow while trying this.
When you meditate on Agya Chakra, you meditate on a part of your subtle body. It may happen that when
you meditate on your third eye, you feel that the center of your forehead is heating up. When it happens it
indicates that the third eye is attracting energy of the Kundalini. Though this heating is not harmful, you
should be very careful. There may be a feeling of hotness with itching on third eye area. As and when it
happens stop immediately. As a layman who does not know the intricacy of this Kundalini and its various
paths, it s better to limit oneself to the process of meditation only i.e. achieving a still and thought-free
state of existence.
Please don't indulge in this meditation too deeply if you start feeling too much hot sensation on your third
eye area. Few things should be used only in moderation if we do not have the capacity to handle their
larger implication.
So be happy and be meditative. Try third eye meditation without giving any thought to Kundalini
awakening. Just do what has been told and you will be in meditation. The awakening of Kundalini is a
concept of yogis who are full time dedicated to this subject. We, as a common men and women of twenty
first century, neither have he time nor the patience which is required for Kundalini awakening.
Nevertheless, if you do want to know more and experiment on this, please consult a yogic expert who can
personally guide you. As far as meditation is concerned what I have told you is enough.