The Third-Eye chakra can be seen as a meta-physical eye that is opened by seeing beyond the illiusory nature of perception. Below are exercises that help to strengthen and cleanse the physial eyes bringing more energy and focus on the third eye.
Begin by sitting comfortably and keeping the head still while you move the eyes.
Up/Down: Look up and down with the eyes 10 times
Right/Left: Look right and left with the eyes 10 times
Circles: Move the eyes in circles clockwise and counter clockwise 5 times
Tratak (Candle Gazing)
We can practice this simply by sitting in a darkened room with a candle burning safely in a holder. Sit comfortably and look into the flame of the candle. Do not allow your awareness to waver from the candle’s flame, even if the eyes begin to water. Every time a thought or emotion comes to the mind, return your attention to the candle flame without judging the ease or difficulty of this exercise.
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