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Gayatri Mantra – Meditation

Posted in How-To,Meditate,Meditation by Harmony on March 29, 2010

Just the other day I was talking with my Yoga Teacher about Mantras and how hard it is for me to remember the rhythm of the various mantras.  We ended up discussing the idea of putting them on tape to make practicing easier for me.  So I just thought it was perfect timing when I found Anmol Mehta’s website.  You can download a free MP3 clip of him or his wife chanting different mantras.  Set it on repeat and use it as the background for your meditation while you learn to repeat the mantra on your own…

Gayatri Mantra Meditation for Opening Third Eye Chakra by Anmol Mehta

The Gayatri Mantra is considered the most powerful Hindu mantra.  It comes from the Vedas, which are the ancient Hindu scriptures, and is the most revered of all Vedic mantras.  Although, this mantra is used for different meditations and prayers, in this article, I am going to teach you how to use the Gayatri Mantra to open the all important Third Eye Chakra.

The Third Eye, or Ajna Chakra, is part of the Kundalini Yoga Seven Chakra system.  This system postulates that there are seven energy vortexes that lie along the spine, which help to transmute energy between the physical and subtle bodies.  Each of these chakras are responsible for the health of the organs in the region where they lie, and are also responsible for certain mental and emotional traits and characteristics.  Of these seven chakras, the Third Eye is one of the most important.

The Third Eye Chakra is located in the center of the forehead and is responsible for one’s power of intuition and ability to see the unseen.  The Third Eye is also responsible for Psychic Powers and it’s activation often leads to the attainment of such powers.  Although the seed mantra for the Ajna Chakra is the AUM mantra, the Gayatri Mantra is also a powerful tool to help open this center.

Below I will first provide the Sanskrit text of the Gayatri Manra and it’s English translation.  Following that I will teach you how to use this powerful mantra to open the Third Eye Chakra.

Highest Hindu Vedic Mantra: The Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur Buvaha Svaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath

Although there are several interpretations of this mantra, in my view, the one below is the best.

Gayatri Mantra English Translation

O Supreme Creator, Thou art the giver of life, the remover of pain and sorrow and the bestower of happiness; O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme sin-destroying light; may Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

Gayatri Mantra Third Eye Chakra Meditation:

This particular technique of using the Gayatri Mantra, also involves using the power of mudras.  Mudras are eye, hand and body positions that activate certain subtle energy flows in the body, and create favorable states of consciousness as well.  They are very useful for going deeper into meditation or changing the energy flows in the body.  The mudra used in this Third Eye meditation is the Shambhavi Mudra.

To apply Shambhavi Mudra you will close your eyes, and then turn the eyeballs up and look through the center of the forehead.  This position helps open the Third Eye and will enhance the affects of the mantra.  For more details on mudras, you can visit my free website at AnmolMehta.Com.

So to practice Gayatri Mantra meditation to open the Third Eye Chakra you would sit up comfortably, close your eyes and turn them upwards to look through your forehead.   Only hold this eye position as long as comfortable.  Then chant the Gayatri Mantra while visualizing it emanating from the center of the forehead.  Continue this meditation for 5 minutes initially, and it can be slowly build up to 20 minutes or more over time.

Gayatri Mantra Meditation Summary:

There are many benefits to this meditation, and you will find that, in addition to opening the Third Eye, chanting the Gayatri Mantra will give you a great deal of peace and tranquility as well.  One important note is that please don’t over do this potent meditation.  Make sure start slowly and build up your capacity over time.  The Gayatri Mantra is a great gift and used wisely, it can be a great tool for inner transformation and transcendence.

Anmol Mehta is a modern Yoga & Meditation master. His website, Free Chakra Meditations, offers a free Gayatri Mantra MP3 Download, and the largest collection of Free Mantra MP3 Downloads.

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