Eye Positions During Meditation Explained
Updated: Jun 10, 2020
There are many different meditations that can be practiced in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. There are also different and specific eye positions that we focus on depending on the meditation. The different eye focuses cause the optic nerve to apply pressure to major glands and gray matter in the brain. Each different eye position stimulates different meridians and parts of the brain. More than just reducing external distractions, the eye-focus is also a powerful meditation technique.
In those meditations and kriyas without a specific eye focus it is best to keep the eyes closed, encouraging inner focus and connection to yourself, your Sat Nam.
The Third Eye Point, also called the Brow Point, and the root of the nose. Here, the eyes are closed and slightly lifted with the attention at the brow. As if watching a movie on the inside of the forehead between the eyebrows. The sushmuna, the central nerve force, is stimulated. This stimulates the pituitary gland and triggers the opening and strengthening of your intuition. This part of your forehead corresponds to the sixth chakra.
The Tip of the Nose. Eyes are slightly open, looking at the tip of the nose. This balances the left, right and central nerve channels of the spine. It helps you to control your mind and is linked to our personality. Stimulating the pineal gland and the frontal lobe of the brain, this creates new energy pathways in our brain patterns.
The Moon Center. Closed eyes are rolled downwards and focused on the center of the chin. Connecting to our moon centers. This has a cooling and calming effect on emotions and helps you to see yourself clearly. Woman have 11 moon centers and men 1. Next blog will go into this in more detail.
The Crown Chakra. Eyes are closed and rolled upwards, as if looking through the top of the head. This stimulates the pineal gland and the crown energy center.
When having the eyelids light, relaxed and one-tenth open, it promotes calm and helps develop intuition. It keeps you stimulated and grounded as you enter deep meditative states.