In the regular life in India, people apply kumkum (processed turmeric herb), bhasma (sacred ash) and fresh turmeric paste on their forehead as a technique to work on the Third Eye. They bring constant awareness to it. This is because for the Third Eye, attention is food. If one starts giving attention to the Third Eye, it will be awakened. It will start expressing energy. The following is an extremely powerful technique, most effective when practiced in the presence of the Guru or in front of His picture where He is wearing the kumkum (the red dot).
Instructions from Paramahamsa Nithyananda for the meditation for Third Eye Awakening:
“Sit in a comfortable position with your head, neck and spine in a straight line. Relax and take a few deep breaths.
Step 1 (with open eyes) Duration: 5 minutes Bring your attention to the area in between your eyebrows. Visualize that your Third Eye is open; you are looking through the Third Eye. It may be a little difficult at first, but you will get it in a few minutes.
Step 2 (with closed eyes) Duration: 3 minutes Close your eyes and visualize an intense golden light entering into your body from the sky. The light is entering your head and getting centered, functioning, active on your Third Eye.
Step 3 (with open eyes) Duration: 3 minutes Now, with open eyes, look through your Third Eye at my Third Eye, the spot where I am wearing the kumkum, the red dot. Continue to gaze at my Third Eye through your Third Eye. Visualize that you have a red color hole between your eyebrows and intensely look at my Third Eye.
Step 4 Finally, relax. Close your eyes. If you wish, you can rest wherever you are sitting.”
courtesy: Manifesting Shaktis