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The third eye in humans - how to open independently and safely


For most people, the signs of opening the third eye or the sixth chakra usually take different forms depending on each person’s chosen path. Some people are naturally prone to developing the power of this chakra. But most must practice meditation techniques to free the mind of worldly attachments, and work seriously to awaken the dormant potential of the ajna chakra, to experience the gift of using more than the five senses we are familiar with.

The essence of the sixth chakra

Often referred to as the abode of the third eye, the sixth chakra (also known as ajna chakra) is the place where intuition and transcendental consciousness prevail over ordinary logic. When this center is open, a person can clearly see the heart and soul of another (or his own) with an awareness that exceeds the need to speak about truth or wisdom.

When this ability develops, a sign of a person’s third eye opening is the ability to see how past directions affect existing options and future potentials that they point to. Reasoning, wit, spontaneity and mental flexibility become highly developed at this superconscious level. With a well-developed third eye chakra, a person surpasses ordinary abilities, he can clearly see other people, life situations and himself.

Thanks to the state of her conscious awakening, the ability to distinguish between what is useful and harmful to humans and other creatures, as well as who and what needs to be done, when and in what specific ways, appears. The constructive use of the ajna chakra is the main component of the spiritual path.

The correspondence of the sixth chakra

  • intuition, meditation and self-awareness, mental and emotional clarity, truth,
  • combines knowledge, actions and feelings,
  • balances and combines “male” and “female” qualities.

Physical location: the point between the eyebrows, the center of the forehead.

Endocrine glands: pituitary or pineal gland (sensitive to light, regulates sleep and wakefulness).

Astrological Correspondence: Saturn.

Day of the week: Saturday.

Element: Mahat, the essence of all other elements, the first principle of consciousness.

Massage: forehead, ears, sides of the head between the eyes and ears.

The third eye chakra is often called the habitat of a meditative ability. He personifies the so-ham mantra. Just as no one can see electricity or microwaves, or just like a dog or a deer can hear many sounds that are not audible to the human ear, the subtle inner hum of this mantra cannot be heard by many who live mainly from their lower chakras . But the master of this center, who practices the right life, can go beyond the framework of logical thinking. Meditating on the sixth chakra and opening the third eye and mind to the universal qualities of life that binds all beings, a person is on the verge of a portal of divine unity, where he or she can become a paramahamsa while remaining in higher consciousness.

Abilities of the sixth chakra

Opportunities, signs of opening the third eye and the positive use of abilities:

  • use of intuition, opening the third eye,
  • a sense of oneness with others
  • listening to others
  • perception of life
  • the ability to see, hear and feel your own inner being,
  • awareness,
  • ability to perceive messages of one’s own body,
  • gaining deep inner wisdom,
  • developing consciousness.

Obstacles to awakening the Ajna Chakra and negative use of abilities:

  • resistance to intuition, strict rationality,
  • the perception of others through their own problems,
  • distraction to the details,
  • the presence of rigid internal frames,
  • daydreaming
  • ignoring messages of one’s own body,
  • careless thinking, doing stupid things,
  • using other people's ideas for your own benefit,
  • surface bonds
  • vanity.

It is believed that the properties of the sixth chakra may also include the development of siddhi (powers):

  • clairvoyance (the ability to see what is happening somewhere else),
  • foresight of the future
  • the ability to leave the body, remaining conscious, and then return (astral journey),
  • ability to communicate with the dead.


Strengths of the developed sixth chakra, considered signs of the opening of the third eye:

  • penetrating intuition
  • the ability to find beauty at every moment,
  • the ability to feel infinity, to which it responds with a vibrating sense of boundaries between itself and others.

Consciousness during the action of this chakra can perceive and effectively use the energy of all other chakras (from the first to the fifth) and sharpen the awareness of vibrational energy. It can fine tune the energy emanating from other chakras: if the energy from one of them is so strong that it overpowers the energy of the others, this can provide a balance between them.


Sometimes the open sixth chakra can give a person the opportunity to look directly into someone else's reality, using clairvoyance, inner voices. Although this ability is rare, usually weak or absent in most people, practice can strengthen it.

This chakra can provide a range of abilities, including the ability to foresee the future. A person gains the ability to see or hear in his imagination an image of an event that includes details that were not mentioned. It also gives a strong intuition to a person.

It helps to avoid problems arising from erroneous perceptions. A person can only have a vague sensation of internal events that he has not learned to describe, for example, some types of painful feelings, physiological or muscular reactions.

When working with the level of the sixth chakra, people tend to be imaginative and creative. As the ability to connect to this chakra and open your third eye develops, intuition, mental awareness begins to develop, an inner voice or something else develops that allows you to better see and hear inner truth, including other people.

Mantras for opening

Meaning: I am (I am).

Pronunciation: inhale - so, exhale - boor.

Meaning: truth beyond what others can see.

Pronunciation: om or aum.

Meaning: The primary sound of the third eye / sixth chakra (in pronunciation, the sound stretches in length until the exhalation is completed).

Activation measures

The main goal is to visualize your best course of action.

You should close your eyes and look inside yourself. Introduce and realize your sixth chakra in the center of the forehead above the bridge of the nose. Imagine a panoramic screen, and on it - a picture of yourself in the past, your actions, what was done well, and what you can be proud of.

After that, you should introduce yourself in the present. If you can’t imagine a picture, you can describe all this in words. Then, focusing on the ajna chakra, you need to create a mental picture of yourself in the future. Imagine a repetition of the same course of action without worrying about the results and what others will think. In this case, one should listen to the inner voice, feel what opportunities, if any, are presented, how they should differ from past and present experience.

Awakening Strategies

In order to activate the work of the sixth chakra, the silence of the mind should be promoted. To this end, you can use meditation to develop the third eye, just sit quietly in nature or immerse yourself in your favorite art or sport.

It is important to develop creativity in yourself. In this case, you can focus on specific actions or allow the imagination to develop freely. For example, you can start learning a new art or craft. Creativity is a very effective way to weaken a rational mind.


There are simple but effective exercises for opening the third eye. Here is a list of practices that can give impetus to the intuitive energy center.

  1. The development of intuition as the main function of the third eye.
  2. Rest in the moonlight, which corresponds to the light structure of the center of intuition.
  3. Strengthening the energy of the first and throat chakras, as both help unlock the energy of the third eye.
  4. Divination practice training.
  5. Work on the interpretation of dreams, clairvoyance.
  6. Guided Meditation.
  7. The development of the imagination.
  8. Focusing on the space “between” things.
  9. Search for symbolic meanings, symbols around you.
  10. Communication with nature and the energy of natural elements.
  11. Practical contemplation.
  12. The development of mental abilities.

Thus, with the development of the sixth chakra, one should not be shy to try and explore. This is the best way to use the energy of the third eye.

This chakra is associated with intuition and wisdom. In humans, the third eye, as the energy center of the body, is traditionally associated with the pituitary gland, as well as with the pineal gland.

The glands and chakras are closely related to each other, since they represent different levels of physical functions, the first of which is focused on the physical, and the other on the subtle energy level. The connection between the pituitary and the third eye has long been studied by yogic traditions and modern metaphysics. They consider this gland as a possible place of the soul and its development, a source of mystical experiences and psychic perception or psychic abilities.

Third Eye Mental Level

It symbolizes an enlightened state of consciousness, the ability to more clearly and distinctly see the world and understand its essence.

Many people mistakenly believe that opening the Third Eye can endow them with magical powers. This is not true.

Ajna's discovery can help to better control your mind and emotions, as well as develop intuition.

Third eye and physical body

At the physical level, the Ajna chakra is responsible for the pineal gland, the functions of which are still not completely described. It is well known that the pineal gland produces melatonin, which regulates circadian rhythms in humans.

In addition, there is evidence that the pineal gland affects the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary system, which actually controls the entire body.

Physical signs that the Third Eye is not open enough are:

  • frequent headaches
  • chronic runny nose
  • constant feeling of tiredness
  • problems with focusing and focusing,
  • depression,
  • panic attacks, phobias and chronic anxiety.

Can I open the Third Eye on my own?

Can. Only the following should be taken into account.

Firstly, Ajnu cannot be opened in a day or two. Exercises will need to be done regularly. And perhaps for several years before they give their result.

Secondly, the independent opening of a given chakra often leads to its hyperactivation, usually associated with the fact that it comes in a state of imbalance with other chakras. A person works only on the Third Eye and forgets that all other chakras must be at the same level of opening as Ajna for the system to work correctly.

Symptoms of the hyperactivity of the Third Eye are similar to those of its underdevelopment. That's just they manifest themselves much stronger. Delusions, hallucinations, paranoid phenomena can even be noted.

Therefore, it is necessary to think carefully several times before proceeding with the independent opening of the Third Eye.

Clairvoyance Meditation

This method is one of the most effective and at the same time simple. It is especially easy for those who can visualize well. If visualization is not your strongest point, you will have to train a little longer.

  1. Take a comfortable position in a quiet place. Most people prefer to sit during a straight back exercise. But this is not necessary. You can lie. The main thing is to make you comfortable. But not sleepy.
  2. Close your eyes and take a few slow breaths. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. The breath must be deep.
  3. Draw the number “1” in your imagination. Its size and color can be any. Visuals with well-developed psychic energy at this moment may feel a slight tingling in the forehead. However, for the majority, this feeling will occur after a lot of training.
  4. After you have presented the number “1” and were able to delay it in your imagination, go to the numbers “2”, “3” and so on to “10”.

Clairvoyance meditation should be performed daily. As you become comfortable with representing numbers, move on to other objects, such as colors, etc.


  1. For many people, the most difficult moment is to keep the image in their imagination. Their thoughts all the time jump over to something else, to everyday affairs, etc. This is normal. If you get lost, don't be nervous. Just try to get your thoughts back on track. In the end, you will learn this.
  2. If you are not a visual, and the very idea of ​​something is very difficult for you, take a sheet of paper and write numbers on it. They should be large and bright. Look at these numbers for a few seconds, and then close your eyes and try to keep what you see in front of your inner gaze.
  3. Some people find it easier to imagine a burning candle. The color of which may change periodically. If you are attracted by the flame of candles, imagine it, not numbers.
  4. Perform the exercise for no more than 2 minutes initially, gradually increasing the time.

Mantra Thoh

This is one of the most effective methods of opening the Third Eye. But it is complicated. For in order to learn to pronounce the Thoh mantra correctly, it will take a lot of effort.

  1. Sit with your back straight.
  2. Inhale slowly through your nose and hold your breath as long as it remains comfortable enough for you.
  3. Open your mouth slightly, creating a small gap between the upper and lower teeth. Place the tip of the tongue in the space formed.
  4. Press the tongue slightly on the teeth. What you are doing should be like pronouncing the sound “t” in the English word “the” correctly.
  5. Once your tongue has taken the correct position, allow your breathing to flow freely and slowly through your mouth, uttering T-H-H-O-H-H for one long breath. The tongue should vibrate between the teeth. You should feel the air flow through your teeth and tongue.

If you do everything right, then feel the pressure in the jaw and cheeks. And you will feel how it gives into the area of ​​the third eye.

This is how it should sound ideally.

  1. Perform the exercise five times in one “approach”.

Other ways to open the Third Eye

The following methods of activating the Ajna chakra are auxiliary. Without meditation and / or recitation of mantras, they will not work.

To open the Ajna chakra, essential oils such as:

  • sandalwood,
  • myrrh,
  • a novel or a German chamomile,
  • grapefruit,
  • nutmeg.

Since the color of the Third Eye is indigo, which is a combination of blue and violet, it is believed that eating purple foods helps keep Ajna open.

Therefore, products such as:

  • black currant,
  • blueberries
  • blackberry,
  • eggplant,
  • purple plums and prunes,
  • beet,
  • dark grapes.

There are several crystals and stones, including precious ones, which contribute to the opening of the Third Eye.

To open Ajna apply:

  • purple amethyst
  • dark green moldavite (restores the work of the entire system of chakras),
  • purple fluorite
  • black obsidian, whose magical properties help protect the chakra from negative energy,
  • blue tourmaline.

Before use, the stone must be charged. This procedure can be done in different ways. The simplest thing is to “buy back” a stone in the moonlight.

Yoga Asanas

You can use several yoga poses to open the Third Eye.

Pose Virasana

Pose of Ardha Uttanasana

Balasan Pose

Pose Adho Mukha Shwanasana

Pose of Salamba Sarvangasana

Normal physical sensations when opening the Ajna chakra

  1. One of the first symptoms is a headache and pressure in the center of the forehead, coming from the inside. Some people may experience classic migraine attacks.
  2. After a headache, usually in the morning, tingling and throbbing appear in the forehead. Sometimes goosebumps run on my forehead. These feelings can last all day. Be strong and unpleasant enough.
  3. At the time of the goosebumps, it seems to some people that they hear sounds similar to light crackling and coming from their heads.

What can be expected psychologically?

For most ordinary people, exercises to open the Third Eye result in:

  • to improve cognitive abilities,
  • increase creativity
  • increased intuition
  • normalization of sleep.

Some acquire the ability to see the colors of the aura.

Those who from birth have the ability to clairvoyance, these abilities will increase markedly.