When we meditate on the 3rd eye, we can travel to higher states of consciousness – to worlds that are more subtle and profound. But when we meditate in a way that connects the 3rd eye to the heart center, or anahata chakra, we can slowly begin to integrate these higher states of awareness so that they become embodied in us - so that we can put them to good use in our day-to-day lives.
So find a comfortable seat. Make sure your knees rest a bit below your hips. Sit tall so that your spine is long and erect. Take a moment to sway gently from one sit bone to the other until you find your perfect center. Now close your eyes. Take a few moments to let go of any tension your body might be holding onto. Scan your body to see where that tension lies and then breathe deeply into those spots to gently release it.
On an inhale, sense into the feeling that your body is becoming deeply rooted into the earth. Imagine you have deep roots penetrating the earth’s surface. As you exhale, visualize your spine becoming taller and even more erect.
Now bring your attention to the place between and just slightly above your eyebrows. Bring your breath to your 3rd eye and imagine the breath is breathing in and out of this place in the center of your forehead. Imagine there’s a very small circle of light here. You can visualize a small moon here in this region, emitting a soft and subtle glow. Continue to breathe in and out of this little moon glowing in the middle of your forehead.
Now, as you breathe, see that inhale gently pushing the light from your forehead into your heart center. Sense that on an inhale, the breath flows into the 3rd eye, and then travels down to your heart center. As you breathe, feel that a channel is being opened up between the ajna chakra and the anahata chakra.
Now imagine a soft light beginning to emanate from your heart center, just as it does from your 3rd eye. So as you breathe, you visualize the opening up of the channel between the two centers. There are two points of light, one in the ajna chakra and the other in the anahata chakra.
Add the mantra OM to your breath, feeling the sound OM flowing into the light in the forehead and down to the light in the heart on an inhale, and then from the heart up into the forehead and out on an exhale. Really allow the vibration of OM to seep into your consciousness and penetrate these two chakras and the central channel that connects them.
As thoughts come into your mind, simply notice them and come back to the breath, the light, and the vibration of OM that connects your head to your heart – connecting you with your Higher Self.
By Aimee Hughes N.D.
Aimee Hughes, ND, is a holistic health writer who has been traveling and exploring the world of natural health and wellness, yoga, dance, and travel for the past two decades. She is the author of a self-published vegan cookbook, “The Sexy Vegan Kitchen: Culinary Adventures in Love & Sex,” available on Amazon. Aimee is the lead writer and health consultant for the Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Mexico. [www.yandara.com]
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