The Sanskrit letters for the Ajna chakra is Ham and Ksham, and Om. They are the Bija mantras for opening the third eye or the Ajna chakra. The best way to awaken the third eye is to do Ray 114 chakras meditation, which has powerful and safe activation protocol.
Ajna chakra and the Pituitary Gland
Ajna chakra governs the pituitary glands. Hence, this chakra is also known as third eye chakra or the sixth primary chakra in the body. The Ajna chakra opens up to sixth senses such as clairvoyance, telepathy and distant healing and helps to bring aspirant nearer to reality.
Location of the Ajna chakra
The Ajna chakra is located in the center of the forehead between the eyebrows. It is not a part of the physical body but considered to be the part of Pranic system.
Significance of the Third-Eye
The Ajna chakra signifies manifesting intuition, imagination, discernment, wisdom, communication, creativity and truthfulness. When functioning positively, it gives to the aspirant clarity of thought and focus within and enable the aspirant to take the right actions according to different situations, as well as open to further learning and coping mechanism for any emotional issues that may arise within their life.
When the Ajna chakra is imbalance people may suffer from dizziness astigmatism, glaucoma, and arteriosclerosis. A person may find themselves filled with thoughts of anger, revenge and in inflamed situations. One may find himself/herself emotionally congested with feelings of guilt, yearning for true love and inability to speak up better.
Ajna chakra (Brow chakra) is a centre for extrasensory perception, will-power, self-control and self-efficacy. All these are controlled by the pituitary gland which acts as a command system for all other endocrine glands hence why pituitary gland is known as the master gland as its secretions directly or indirectly affect the function of the other glands in the endocrine system.
Ajna Chakra and the Brain
The brain chemical such as Dopamine is responsible for intense pleasure; Oxytocin is known as the love hormone; Serotonin is known as a mood enhancer; Endorphin is known as a natural pain killer. All of these brain chemicals make us feel more alive, happy healthier and more enthusiastic.
The mental powers can be awakened and to be made sharper even in an unhealthy body through 114 chakra meditations by making use of Ajna chakra to refine and rouse the mental and intellectual traits.
When the energy around the corresponding chakras in the spine is being stirred or revived it gets stored within the chakra and through controlled action, brings wisdom, intuition and filters the fog of uncertainties to reality. The mental process stops to an impeccable silence and pure state of consciousness arises without any obstacle.
Nadis and the Ajna Chakra
Nadis (sanskrit: nad, which means a channel or stream) or astral nerves guide the prana (life force) through our bodies and it is said that they support the whole physiological body. We have around 72.000 of them. By practicing asana, pranayama and meditation you can influence the nadis and their energy flow through the body.
From the 72.000 nadis there are 14 that are most important for the the energetic flow through our bodies. Three, which are the primary ones, are called ida, pingala and sushumna.
Vibration, tingling or feeling of weight when being felt between the eye-brows indicates only that something is being activated in the etheric layer particularly in this area. The etheric body is the layers of prana energy. This chakra is not a physical organ; but, predominantly etheric and astral, in fact. For higher spiritual growth, need to build up the vibration between eye-brows which opens to space of consciousness, to an inner world so that a connection has to be made with astral space.
Meditation for Opening the Third Eye
- Sit upright.
- The chest, the neck and the head must always be held straight in line.
- Close the right nostril with the thumb of the right hand and breathe in deeply filling the lungs with air from the left nostril.
- Let the current flow down to the root chakras.
- Close the left nostril with the small finger and ring finger of the right hand and then exhale slowly.
- Now inhale through the right nostril keeping the left nostril closed with the small finger and ring finger of the right hand. Let the current flow down to the root chakras and exhale through the left nostril.
- Repeat the same.
- Visualize and feel life enriching affirmation at Ajna chakra along with symbols and mantras.
Advance Meditation Techniques:
- Breathe in through nose slowly and unite Prana-Vayu with Apana-Vayu (doing Jalandhar Bandha and Mula Bandha) in the navel area.
- Do Meditation on the six nerve center (all six chakras) with Om mantra and if possible do khichari mudra at the same time;
- As the breath is quieted in the region from the throat to the third eye. A kind of electric current will flow upward in the spine after some time.
- Exhale and bring down the awareness along the spine to the Root chakra.
The Bottom Line
In summary, to open the Ajna chakra you can chant the mantra “Ham” and “Ksham”, and “Om”. To activate the third eye you can do alternate nostril breathing, chandra bhedna, and the surya bhedna breathing exercises. To feel the divine blessings of Lord Shiva meditate on the third eye with the light Shiva Lingam or Om.