This breathwork 3rd eye chakra meditation utilized the cross’s ancient symbolism to transmute thoughts, beliefs, and ideas with purposeful intention.By moving your thoughts and beliefs from the single point of origin into the second dimension of duality (time and space), they cross over from the invisible to help you create endless possibilities in your physical reality.Focusing your unique energetic vibration on your 3rd eye chakra, you begin to manifest your intention with clarity, discernment, and wisdom with creativity, imagination, and purpose.With controlled and focused awareness of your breath, you can overcome illnesses of the mind, body, and soul.
You ARE your own medicine. And, YOU create your reality!
The Ancient Symbol of The Cross: Materialization of the Invisible
Most often associated with Christianity, the Latin crux cross has much older references—showings up in Egyptian times as early as 6000 BC. It then became a prolific symbol during the Roman era.
Once regarded as a symbol of magic, the cross also depicted the Earth’s four cardinals (north, south, east, and west) and represented the human form.
Today we are most familiar with the cross symbol of crucifixion and resurrection—a man (or a woman) nailed to the cross.
Like the resurrection, in this case, we will use the cross to represent the invisible’s materialization into our physical reality.
The 3rd Eye Chakra: The Seat of Intuition
The 3rd eye chakra, or Ajna chakra in Sanskrit, is known as “the seat of intuition.” Located in the center of the forehead, it allows for clear thought, spiritual contemplation, and self-reflection.
It is the highest chakra in the physical body, allowing it to provide a visionary perspective. The 3rd eye also helps to determine one’s reality and beliefs based on what one chooses to see in the world.
As the most discerning part of the human body and spirit, the 3rd eye chakra governs self-awareness, higher wisdom, visualization, clarity, discernment, imagination, and creative dreaming.
Whereas the crown chakra symbolized the “nothingness” of the single point of source origin, the 3rd eye chakra helps us materialize invisible into physical reality.
Symbolized by the color indigo, the 3rd eye chakra embodies feminine energy. And, elementally, it is associated with light. Its mantra is, “I see.”
Breathwork 3rd Eye Chakra Meditation: The Cross of Change
During this guided breathwork meditation, we’ll use the cross as a symbol of change—moving the initial thought from the first dimension of unity into the second dimension of duality (time and space).
With self-awareness, we can now recognize an “other” and that everything in the universe connects back to a single point of origin.
From the single point of origin perspective, we expand outward, envisioning many perspectives—a belief that anything is possible in the limitless field of endless possibilities.
The initial thought, or belief, of our previous crown chakra meditation will be the intention we will explore during our healing and activation journey through the seven chakras to live your best life.
Focusing on the 3rd eye chakra, to materializing our intention from the invisible into the visible of physical reality, we give our intention clarity, discernment, and wisdom with creativity, imagination, and purpose.
Breathwork 3rd Eye Chakra Meditation Technique
Breathing is the only physiological function we can both voluntarily and involuntarily control. We cannot live without breathing—life is just a series of inhales and exhales.
Conscious control of our breath connects to the most primitive part of the brain the deals with survival. In this realm of the unconscious mind, we must maintain conscious control of the breath to create coherence and regularity of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
When we actively focus awareness on our breath, we can create new, positive habits with a conscious and mindful breathing practice.
In fact, by consciously controlling our breath, we can activate our parasympathetic nervous system (your “inner pharmacy”) to recover from illness, reduce or even remove symptoms of chronic disease, and of course, prevent illness. You are your own best medicine!
- Begin by making yourself comfortable, whether sitting or laying down, in a place where you will not be disturbed for approximately 30 minutes.
- When you’re comfortable, close your eyes. Begin taking slow deep breaths in through your nose, exhaling out your mouth.
- As you inhale, take a full yogi breath. Breathe fully in through your nose (breathing thirty percent your stomach, sixty percent into your chest, and ten percent into your shoulders).
- As you breathe out, exhale out your mouth with a sigh. Let as much of the air out of your lungs as possible.
- Continue breathing rhythmically for about two minutes.
- Inhale deeply through your nose, counting slowly and silently in your mind to four.
- Exhale out your mouth with a sigh, count slowly and silently in your mind to four.
- After breathing rhythmically, take a slow, deep inhale through your nose—fully into your belly, chest, and shoulders.
- And then, exhale, letting all the air out of your lungs go into an exhale retention, holding your breath on your exhale.
- Try to go out of your comfort zone on this exhale. Hold this exhale for about a minute, or as long as you possibly can.
- Then, when you can no longer hold your breath on the exhale, take a full breath—breathing deeply into your stomach, chest, and shoulders.
- And hold your breath on the inhale.
- Hold this inhale for about a minute, or as long as you possibly can. Again, try to go out of your comfort zone on this inhale.
- During this inhale retention, tense your body, your hands, and your feet. Mentally focus this energy up into your mid-brain, the area of your 3rd eye chakra.
- When you can no longer hold your breath, let go, exhaling out your mouth with a sign.
- Now relax your body for a moment. Return to easy rhythmic breathing in and out of your now.
- When you’re ready, repeat steps four through thirteen for another round of rhythmic breathing and breath retentions.
- Do this again for one or two more rounds.
- On your final round of rhythmic breathing, take in a big inhale through your nose—fully into your belly, chest, and should.
- Hold your breath on this last inhale, tense your body, and focus your energy once again into your mid-brain and 3rd eye chakra.
- And then, exhale out your mouth with a big sigh, letting go. Relax and feel into the sensations in your body.
Finally, go into your meditation for approximately ten minutes. Breathing slowly and deeply in and out of your nose, focusing on the air’s sensations in your nose. During the meditation, focus on the color indigo, the symbol of the cross, and silently repeat the mantra “I see” in your mind.
Breathwork Meditation Practice and Repetition
Over the next seven days, return to this meditation. Repeat this meditation daily to cleans, align, and activate your 3rd eye chakra.
I invite you to journal your experience. Write down any relevant thoughts or sensations that come up from this experience.
Once you’ve finished writing, put it away. At the end of this experience, you’ll review all of your writing. It is possible that during this experience, subconscious patterns may emerge throughout the experience.
In the next breathwork meditation, we’ll focus on the throat chakra and the ancient symbol of crescent moon and star to give expression and voice to your intention. Stay tuned!