Third eye, concentration, and focus
Did you know that there is an energy center in your body that can enhance your focus, concentration, and also bring up intuitive abilities? You must have heard many spiritual people talk about awakening third eye chakra of the 7 chakras in human body and their experiences with it.
If a person is very focused on their work, then they could experience some form of third eye activation. For example, when a cricketer is very focused on their practice, when they are constantly thinking about the game and how it can be improved, they develop an intuitive sense of where the next ball is going to come. A top cricket player wouldn’t need an analyst to tell them things, they intuitively know what’s going to happen next.
Even a businessman who is extremely focused on their work, somehow knows how their client will react to a certain proposal or situation. The enhanced alpha wave emissions help them intuit what may happen in their near future, related to the field they are extremely focused on.
Let’s find out what is this phenomenon and the science behind third eye awakening or activation.
How brain waves are linked to our third eye
The third eye, to understand from a spiritual perspective, is the agya chakra or third eye chakra. There are seven energy centers in our body where nerve points meet. The agya chakra is the energy center located in the middle of our eyebrows (pineal gland). This point is associated with the ability to perceive things beyond the five senses, also called intuition.
The agya chakra is connected to the body’s pituitary and hypothalamus glands. Our brain emits different waves when it is experiencing different things:
Beta waves are emitted when you experience sadness, loss, stress or anguish.
Alpha waves are emitted when we experience calmness, relaxation, and deep joy. Alpha waves have calmer vibrations and act as sonar. Dolphins are known to possess a high level of alpha wave function in their brains and this helps them to navigate in the sea. Their sonar works similarly to a submarine. Physically, the tenderness of the pituitary and hypothalamus glands allow the alpha waves to spread.
Gamma waves are the most powerful and can only be experienced in a deep meditative state, also known as samadhi.
Our brain emits alpha waves when the body is aligned with nature. When one is in sync with nature through their actions and thoughts, their whole being feels that it is a part of the cosmos. Because of this, nature reveals certain things to a person who is experiencing high alpha wave activity. Commonly, this is called intuition.
The experience of gamma wave emission happens in our subtle body and only when we experience regular alpha wave emissions. Gamma ray emissions activate the agya chakra. When the third eye activates, we experience a sense of lightness in our minds.
Did you know?
In children, the pituitary and hypothalamus glands are quite tender which makes it possible for them to be more perceptive and intuitive. As we get older, the glands get stiff and some calculus gets deposited around them, the strength and frequency of the alpha wave emission diminish.
How can we experience third eye activation?
Meditation is one of the routes.
Whenever a person is extremely focused, and if they are doing their task with utmost dedication and concentration, then their third eye activates, specifically for that aspect of their life. It also works in reverse. If a person is meditating or doing other practices to activate their third eye (pineal gland third eye), they are seen to experience increased focus and concentration in the tasks that they are dedicated to.
How to open your third eye?
The spiritual practices that help activate the third eye are:
These practices relax our mind and help it get aligned with nature. As the mind calms down, the brain function improves and the alpha waves start emitting. Due to this, we experience more focus and awareness on the tasks we are doing. This continuous awareness activates the third eye.
According to Gurudev, “Too much eating, too much sleep, and too much activity is counterproductive to increase in our intuitive ability.”
People who regularly experience third eye activation feel a change in the way their breath flows. Usually, it is seen that the pace of our breathing is haphazard and it either flows from the left or right nostril. People who experience third eye activation feel that their breath is very deep and centered.
This happens quite gradually and if you feel third eye activation then you will feel that your breath is flowing very centrally.
Team leaders and people who exhibit authority experience sensations in the middle of their eyebrows. This is also associated with the agya chakra.
Experiences of third eye chakra activation
Alpha wave emissions lead to the mind becoming calmer and more focused. Whether one is a student, businessman, artist, or a spiritual seeker, they can experience a positive change in their life with activities that lead to third eye activation and when it activates.
Some of those experiences include:
- Better attention span, which has vastly improved from before. Their attention to detail and focus also increases significantly.
- They also feel that their senses become very sharp, giving them a heightened awareness of what happens in their surroundings. The sense of sight, hearing, and taste are seen to become sharper.
- Initially, agya chakra activation can cause irritability and anger issues. But this experience is similar to cleaning the carpet, where the accumulated dirt comes out all at once. Once these subside, you will find that you feel at peace and anger doesn’t affect you as it did before. Continuous experiences of third eye activation lead to a sense of deep calmness in the mind.
- One of the surest signs of third eye activation is the feeling of devotion. Usually, people say that devotion is an experience of the heart and focus is the ability of the brain. However, third eye activation leads to the experience of real devotion. It could be directed towards an art form, a subject, or a practice but usually, it is towards divinity.
Based on inputs from Ashutosh Chawla, Head, Jyotish and Vastu, Vaidic Dharma Sansthan.