(Trataka is a kriya with multiple benefits)
*How to practice*
✓ Sit in any comfortable meditative posture, keeping the head & spine erect
✓ Light a candle and keep it at one arm distance; the tip of the flame just below the eye level. Make sure the flame is steady.
✓ steadily gaze at either the tip of the flame or the tip of the wick without blinking, till the eyes grow weary.
(Be sure not to over-strain the eyes.)
✓ Now close the eyes and visualise the flame within.
✓ once the image begins to fade cup or palm the eyes and then slowly open them.
✓ Avoid in case of serious eye disorders, glaucoma & high myopia.
✓ A psychic problem like schizophrenia or hallucinations.
✓ Purifies and strengthen the eye muscles.
✓ Improves vision, concentration & memory
✓ Helps in insomnia, nightmares & cures minor headache.
✓ Brings inner peace & silence by calming the mind.
✓ It is recommended that the room be neither brightly lit nor very dark.
✓ practice daily for 2-5 minutes, as per individual comfort.
- Nisha Yadav ( Yoga Expert)