Developing willpower – with Trataka

Yoga & Joyful Living

Even if no other type of meditation has worked for you, chances are that this one will:

Trataka is a powerful meditation and cleansing technique – and it’s so simple and straightforward that anyone can get started at home, right now. All you need is a quiet spot in your house and – a candle! Practising Trataka quite simply means sitting in front of a candle and focusing the gaze on the brightest part of the flame.

But while the practice is super simple, the effects and benefits are multi-faceted: 

Trataka (Sanskrit “to look, or to gaze”) has a superb effect on the eyes – it washes and cleanses them from the inside out. Staring at the candle causes a gentle strain; eventually your eyes will start to burn and tears may flow, leaving your eyes bright and clear. It’s also a fantastic method of meditation and helps…

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