Trataka is a tantric method of purification, and requires staring at a single spot. It can be an object, a dot and even a candle flame. If you are into definition, you should know that trataka means gazing steadily at an object in front of your field of vision. No blinking, of course.
To do this method, you have to keep your eyeballs steady.
It splits in two kinds: internal and external. If you are doing internal trataka, your eyes should be closed and your mind focused on an inside element. It’s usually the spot between your eyebrows.
If you are doing the other kind, your eyes are open, and your mind is focused on an object outside your body and mind. In this article we give you a few ideas:
Easy trataka exercises
1. Dot on a leaf
Pick a medium-size leaf and draw a dot in its center. The dot should be the size of a pea. Place the leaf on a cardboard or any surface that’s 2 feet away from your eye level.
Make sure you are sitting in a comfortable chair. Focus on the dot for 5-10 minutes, in the morning and before bedtime.
2. Candle flame
Turn off the light, and light a candle. Stare at the flame for 5-10 minutes. Do this twice a day, and don’t skip a day. This method is really beneficial for children with eye defects.
Turn off the light, and sit in the darkness without anyone or anything disturbing your peace. Keep your eyes open.
4. Blue sky
Sit somewhere quiet, and focus on the blue sky. You will feel an instant connection.
Take a blank sheet and make a 2-inch circular hole in it. Place it over a photo of God or other deity of your choice. The hole should frame the face of your deity. Place the photo 2 feet away from your eyes, and do the method.
If you don’t have a crystal, get one, and place it 2 feet away from your eye level. Focus on your crystal. Crystals are really powerful, and experts view them as powerful stones in gemology. Enjoy their healing power.
You need a flower that’s half the size of your hand. Pick red or purple flower (dark shade) and put it in a light area. If you use light colored flower, do the method in a dark room.
You need a needle and a threat. Hang it by the thread that you have attached to a nail on the wall. Focus on the needle. Clean the area around the needle. You don’t need an obstacle in your field of vision.
Trataka is great for everyone dealing with eye disorders. If you have poor vision or wear spectacles, do the method for 5 minutes every day. It’s a common method that relies on healing and clairvoyance.
You can use the method to treat many different conditions, including depression, insomnia, allergy symptoms, anxiety, posture issues, trouble concentrating and poor memory.
Remember, you have to sit comfortably with your back straight. Make sure your pets and kids are playing in the other room. Switch off devices and provide a quiet environment.