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The meditation technique which you are going to hear is called ‘Trataka’ (also known as third eye meditation). In the belief system of ‘Tantra’ and ‘Hatha Yoga’ there is a concept of Kundalini.
‘Tantra’ is a sort of esoteric spiritual path that involves doing a number of activities which seem bizarre and odd to many people.
‘Hatha’ Yoga is a branch of Yoga and it involves indulging in various physical exercises and breathing routines (known as Pranayama). Many things in ‘Hatha Yoga’ and Tantra are common’. Without going into the details of Tantra, Hatha Yoga or Pranayama, we have tried to present a simple meditation technique of the third eye.
It has been discovered that there are seven chakras (or points of consciousness) in our body. These Chakras (Chakra literally 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 the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Chakras and so on until it reaches the 7th Chakra of Sahasrara. Here it meets with the Supreme Consciousness – Shiva. The ‘Agya Chakra’ is the 6th Chakra (the second from last Chakra in the path of Kundalini).
This 3rd eye meditation revolves around this 6th center of the 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 exists here. Trataka (or third eye meditation) is the meditation technique of ‘Agya Chakra’. When we focus our awareness on the 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 on a train or bus i.e. whilst travelling. You’ll not be able to do it properly when your body is in motion.]
Sit in the lotus pose (cross legged) or comfortably on chair.
Keep your spine straight.
Close your eyes.
Inhale and exhale deeply 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 (just look upwards and inwards with your eyes closed). Now slowly and at about a 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. Now focus on your third eye, feel it, become it, let it grow.
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