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The third eye or the ajna chakra is considered an important energy force in helping us achieve more by being more. Opening the third eye chakra involves practice of meditation, gazing, and creative pursuits. By opening the third eye, you open yourself up to limitless possibilities. Proponents claim that doing so makes one more confident, more assured of their choices, and wiser to the consequences of their actions.
Trataka offers numerous benefits to those who practice the technique. It can be performed with the eyes open or closed, based on the method. It not only tremendously improves concentration, but also helps in treating depression, insomnia, allergy, anxiety, postural problems and memory. It also opens up a new perspective of looking at things and invokes the power of intuition. Read about the various ways in which one can practice this ancient technique.
Take a walk, observe 5 things and try to remember them. Manually count your heartbeat and see how it changes. Listen to instrumental music or songs that have no cursing and are less than 60 beats/min. Focus on your breath and try to stabilize breathing pattern. Play cards, sudoku or scrabble and avoid electronic games. Do something fun, anything you love.