third eye

Skin-deep yoga


In meditation I usually spend time focusing on the third eye chakra – located between the eyebrows.

The third eye as an inward-turning tool – a means to withdraw from the outward gaze and look inwards at one’s own inner sky.

I particularly liked this morning’s meditation because it wasn’t deep. It was surface. My attention played over the surface of my forehead.

From a classical yoga point of view this would be considered poor meditation. However, as a lover of the skin and flesh, I revel in the physical body. The skin for me is a porous boundary between self and world. I loved this morning’s skin-deep yoga – attention delighting in the skin.