Where is the Point Between the Eyebrows


I really do not know where exactly the third eye is located, because they say "between the eyebrows", but from seeing images I draw the conclusion that is actually more in the middle of the forehead or in the middle of the distance between the middle of the forehead and the line of the eyebrows. I think I need a very accurate explanation.

Many thanks!

—Gustavo Vásquez, Chile


Dear Gustavo,

The term “between the eyebrows” is not intended to be anatomically precise. The place to look is found through simple experimentation. Here are a few key points:

1. Take your forefinger and see if you can locate a flat spot between or slightly above the area between the eyebrows. Press on this spot with open eyes; then closed eyes; then remove your finger and feel the lingering pressure there. See if that feels “right.”

2. Extend your arm out in front of you; make a fist with the thumb sticking straight up. Now lift your arm just slightly so that the top of the thumb is opposite the forehead and perhaps even in line with the top of your head. Look now at your thumb. Your eyes will be upraised. Adjust your eyes to where comfortable but still looking up. Now close your eyes. Does this feel about right?

3. Gaze with open eyes at the top of the wall opposite where you are sitting. It is where the wall and ceiling meet. Find that upraised position that feels right. Close your eyes and test it.

4. That position which is right for you is a “sweet spot”.

5. The correct spot is not achieved by tensing muscles in the forehead or by will power but by RELAXATION.

6. When the position is right you almost want to smile!

7. Imagine you have forgotten something: a person’s name; or where your keys are. Notice how your head and eyes move into an “upward“ position searching mentally for an answer. The right position is something like this.

8. When gazing at the spiritual eye you are NOT looking AT but THROUGH the spiritual eye out a short distance.

9. Do not allow your eyes to “cross.”

10. Experiment with eyes open; then closed.

11. During meditation the eyes can be half-closed, not entirely closed, depending on what feels right to you.

12. Your head should be level, not craning upwards. Pull your chin back just a little so your head isn’t jutting forward by the sheer effort to look up. This puts your spine in more complete alignment.

Try these simple methods and know that the correct position for you will be felt intuitively.

Sincerely and with blessings,

Nayaswami Hriman
Seattle WA USA