Yoga for Psychic Abilities

10 Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Psychic Abilities

Published on October 13, 2023

The enchanting realm of psychic phenomena—where chakras align, minds quiet, and spirits soar—has fascinated yogis since ancient times. Unlocking and harnessing your psychic abilities can bring profound insights, whole body healing, and a deeper connection to the divine. While many paths and techniques can lead to the realm of the psychic, none are as powerful and transformative as the practice of yoga. By integrating specific yogic techniques into your daily routine, you can tap into your innate psychic potential and experience a heightened sense of intuition, clairvoyance, and spiritual awareness.

What are psychic abilities?

Psychic abilities are the extraordinary powers of the mind that allow individuals to tap into their intuition, perceive information beyond the five senses, and connect with the spiritual realm. These psychic powers can range from clairvoyance, the ability to see beyond the physical realm, to telepathy, the ability to communicate with others through thoughts, and precognition, the foreknowledge of future events.

The term “psychic” originated from the Greek word “psychikos,” meaning “of the soul” or “of the mind.” In ancient times, seers or prophets played important roles in society as advisors and judges. They were believed to have direct knowledge of future events through visions or divination techniques like astrology.

While many people believe in psychic abilities, it is important to note that the scientific consensus does not recognize them as valid. The scientific community considers psychic powers to be pseudoscience due to a lack of empirical evidence supporting their existence. While skepticism may prevail in scientific circles, the allure of these mystical powers continues to captivate the human imagination.

The history of yoga and psychic powers

The concept of siddhis emerged within yogic traditions as extraordinary and supernatural abilities attained through dedicated and intense practice. The earliest references to siddhis can be found the ancient yogic text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Patanjali classified siddhis into different categories, including mental powers like telepathy and clairvoyance, somatic powers like levitation, and spiritual experiences like self-realization.

These psychic powers were believed to arise naturally as practitioners progressed along the path of yoga. Through intense concentration (dharana) and deep meditation (dhyana), individuals could access expanded states of awareness that enabled them to tap into these supernatural capabilities. Stories and accounts of yogis demonstrating siddhis can be found throughout history. For example, there are tales of yogis who could predict the future or read people’s thoughts with great accuracy.

Siddhis are considered byproducts or secondary outcomes rather than central objectives of yoga. Yoga teachers discourage their students from pursuing extraordinary powers and instead encourage them to focus on personal transformation and spiritual growth.

How Yoga Can Boost Your Psychic Abilities

While some people may naturally have a stronger affinity for extrasensory abilities, they can also be developed and honed through practices like yoga, meditation, and pranayama. By calming the mind, increasing focus and awareness, and connecting with our inner selves, yogic practices can help us tap into our extrasensory perception, change our perception of reality, and unlock our full potential.

Here are ten powerful ways in which the ancient practice of yoga can enhance and strengthen your psychic abilities:

1. Meditation: Enhance focus and clarity

By quieting the mind and bringing attention to the present moment, meditation can improve your ability to concentrate and tune out distractions. This heightened focus can strengthen your mental abilities and lead to a stronger connection and clearer understanding of your intuition and psychic insights. Regular meditation practice can help you cultivate a more peaceful, clear, and centered mind, which can deepen your awareness of psychic phenomena and further the development of your psychic gifts.

2. Energy Flow: Balance chakras and channels

Chakras are energy centers located along the spine, and when they are blocked or unbalanced, your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being are affected. Through certain yoga poses, meditation, and breathing techniques, you can activate, strengthen, and balance the chakras, allowing for a smoother flow of energy throughout the body. This can help increase your sensitivity and ability to tune into, balance, and work with the psychic energy and subtle energies in and around you.

3. Mindfulness: Heighten present moment awareness

A yoga practice that incorporates slow mindful movements, body scan meditations, and conscious breathwork can promote a heightened sense of present moment awareness. By focusing on the here and now, you can cultivate a deeper connection with your body and mind, allowing you to better tune into your surroundings and your inner world. This heightened awareness can help you recognize and interpret subtle energetic shifts and improve your ability to tap into your extrasensory abilities. Mindful yoga practices can also help alleviate stress and anxiety, allowing you to approach your psychic development with a clear and calm state of mind.

4. Intuition: Cultivate inner knowingness

Intuition is our inner knowingness, our gut instinct, and our connection to the spirit world. It is often described as a sixth sense, and our intuitive mind is called “budhi” in yogic philosophy. Buddhi is the highest aspect of our mind, and is the pathway to inner wisdom, spiritual discernment, and enlightenment. When purified and strengthened through yogic practices, the buddhi mind provides a clear reflection of consciousness, improved discrimination and a deep source of wisdom and knowledge.

5. Self-Reflection: Deepen self-awareness and insight

The path of yoga encourages contemplation and self-reflection as a means to cultivate a heightened sense of self-awareness and insight. Through contemplation and self-reflection, we can become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. This is a crucial aspect of strengthening our psychic abilities, as it allows us to tune into and trust our intuition and understand the messages it is sending us. By taking the time to reflect on our experiences and inner workings, we can identify patterns, triggers, and areas for growth, ultimately leading to a deeper connection with our intuition and psychic abilities.

6. Breathwork: Expand pranic capacity for heightened sensitivity

Incorporating breathwork into yoga practice has been shown to expand pranic capacity—the body’s life force energy—leading to heightened sensitivity, awareness, and vitality. By consciously controlling the breath, we can cultivate a deeper connection to our inner world and tap into our into the deeper layers of our subtle energy body. This expanded pranic capacity also allows for a more profound experience in yoga asanas, helping to release blocked energy and emotions, dissolve samskaras, and to heal past traumas.

7. Visualization: Develop clear mental imagery

Visualization boosts your ability to create vivid and detailed mental images to navigate your inner world and focus on specific intentions or goals. Through regular visualization meditations and exercises, you can tap into our subconscious mind and develop a stronger connection to your intuition and inner guidance. External visualization meditations on yantras or other objects can be used to focus your mental attention. Internal visualization meditations strengthen your mind’s eye and enhance your ability to visualize things beyond what is physically present.

8. Grounding: Strengthen connection to earth’s energy

Keeping your energy grounded and centered is crucial to not become overwhelmed by psychic information and stimuli. If your mind is unfocused or overwhelmed, or your emotions are dysregulated and running wild, it’s challenging to tap into your psychic abilities. Through various grounding poses such as Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Warrior 2 Pose (Virabhadrasana II), and Tree Pose (Vrksasana), you can cultivate a strong foundation and stability both in the body and mind to anchor yourself to the present moment and experience a strong feeling of stability and rootedness. Maintaining a strong connection to the earth’s energy can allow you to dissipate negative energies and remain more open and receptive to psychic information.

9. Third Eye Activation: Awaken psychic vision

Your third eye—the energy center located between your eyebrows—is also known as the sixth chakra. By focusing on this area through incorporating specific meditations and yoga postures, you can awaken your psychic vision and access deeper levels of awareness and perception. A regular practice of activating and strengthening the third eye center can enhance your overall intuition, mental clarity, and spiritual awareness, allowing you to tune in to your inner guidance and connect with the spirit world on a deeper level. A strong third eye chakra can also allow you to become more receptive to clairvoyant messages, seeing auras and energies, and receiving psychic visions.

10. Mind-Body Connection: trusting the wisdom of your body

Yoga strengthens the connection between the mind and body to cultivate a heightened awareness of the interconnection of physical sensations, thoughts, and emotions. The more you can tune into the subtle sensations and interactions between your mind and body, the better you can navigate the realms of psychic abilities. By practicing yoga, you become more attuned to the signals your body sends, allowing you to better interpret the energetic vibrations around you. This increased awareness enhances your psychic abilities, enabling you to tap into a deeper understanding of the world and the energies that surround you. When you can listen to the wisdom of your body and trust its signals, you can access deeper levels of intuition and psychic insight.

Tips for incorporating yoga into daily practice for psychic development

  • Start small and gradually increase your yoga practice time each day.
  • Dedicate yourself to a daily practice and be patient with the process.
  • Incorporate breathing exercises and meditation into your yoga practice.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks when needed. Avoid pushing yourself too hard, as it can hinder psychic development.
  • Practice grounding and centering techniques before and after your yoga sessions to help balance and stabilize your energy.
  • Experiment with different yoga styles to find what resonates with you and best supports your psychic development.
  • Combine yoga with other modalities, such as energy healing or crystal work to enhance your psychic abilities.
  • Seek guidance from experienced yoga teachers or attend workshops that specifically focus on yoga for psychic development.
  • Get a psychic reading or seek guidance from experienced and professional psychic to gain insights and tips for incorporating yoga into your psychic development journey. For the best experience, approach these readings with an open mind and make a list of questions to ask to get the most out of any professional psychic readings that you seek.
  • Keep a journal to record any insights or experiences you have during or after your yoga practice. Reflecting on these can help you track your progress and discover patterns or themes in your psychic development.
  • Seek out reputable resources, such as books, classes, and workshops, to provide valuable information and techniques for honing your psychic skills.
  • Surround yourself with a supportive and understanding community, whether it be online or in-person, to share experiences and learn from others.
  • Practicing self-care and creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle also contributes to a strong healthy body and cultivating a clear and receptive mind, which is essential for developing and strengthening psychic abilities.

Final thoughts

Developing psychic abilities is a personal journey that requires dedication, patience, and an open heart. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a curious beginner, incorporating these techniques into your daily routine can lead to a deeper connection with yourself, the world around you, and the spiritual realm. Trust in your own intuition, follow your inner guidance, and let the magic unfold. The realm of psychic phenomena awaits, ready to reveal its secrets to those who are willing to embark on this transformative journey. Embrace the practice of yoga, and watch as your psychic abilities blossom like a lotus flower reaching towards the sun.

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Laura Powell was introduced to yoga at the PranaVida Yoga Studio in Orlando, FL, in 2001 and has been studying yoga ever since. She began her study with Ravi Singh and, after trying many teachers and styles in the yoga cornucopia that is New York City, gravitated to the classes of Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti whom she considers to be her primary influences. Inspired by her students and yoga masters B.K.S. Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar, Gary Kraftsow, Godfrey Devereaux, and Donna Farhi, she emphasizes safety and proper alignment, building awareness of the body so that time, effort and the breath can bring about the many potential benefits of yoga. Laura is committed to her self-study and daily yoga practice, along with attending regular workshops with Kofi Busia and other senior teachers.
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