Eye Focus 101: How to Get this Practice Right
When practicing Kundalini Yoga, you may come across a variety of eye focuses. Your instructor or the guide you’re following will often tell you which one to engage in. However, when you’re new to the practice, this can be confusing. You might feel mystified.
Luckily, getting it right doesn’t have to be difficult when you know how. Within this guide, we will take a look at the benefits of each eye focus and how you can master them.
Kundalini Yoga Eye Focus Techniques
Understanding the different types of eye focuses will help you master them. For each one, you may find that they take some practice. However, the more you get used to doing them, the easier they will become. Here are the main Kundalini Yoga eye focus techniques.
Eye Focus at the Third Eye Point
Benefits: By focusing on the Third Eye point, we stimulate the central nerve channel in the spine, i.e. the sushmuana.
How to do it: Ensure that your eyes are closed and softly lift your focus to the center of the forehead, slightly above your eyebrows. This is the Brow Point and corresponds to the Sixth Chakra.
Eye Focus 1/10th Open
Benefits: When we have a soft eye focus at 1/10th open and 9/10th closed, we begin to feel a vibe of relaxation. This also develops the sense of intuition.
How to do it: Keep your eyelids relaxed while leaving a slight opening between then. With this particular eye focus, you may need to change it slightly according to the session.
Eye Focus at the Tip of the Chin
Benefits: Focusing the eyes on the tip of the chin helps with intense relaxation. The other benefit of this practice is that it has a cooling effect.
How to do it: Your eyes should be closed with your focus on the tip of the center of your chin. The location is the Moon Center.
Eye Focus at the Tip of the Nose
Benefits: This eye focus balances the left, right and central nerve channels of the spine (ida, pingala, and sushmuna). It also stimulates the frontal lobe of the brain.
How to do it: When you focus your eyes on your nose, concentrate on the tip. Your eyes should be slightly crossed if you are doing this correctly.
Eye Focus at the Top of the Head
Benefits: Focusing the eyes at the top of the heart stimulates both the Crown Chakra and the pineal gland.
How to do it: Shut your eyelids and roll the eyes upwards as though you are looking through the top of your head. This area is the location of the Crown Chakra.
Now that you understand how to engage in each of the Kundalini Yoga eye focuses, continue your practice. You will use these within meditation and other sessions. While they may seem hard to do at first, with time they will come to you naturally. Why not get started and practice some more Kundalini Yoga today?
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