You’ve been wanting to start doing yoga at home for quite some time but never managed to do so? Well, fear not. Getting started is easier than it seems if you know what you’re doing.
Trataka is one of the best yoga techniques available if you’re a total beginner. And on top of being an effective way of meditating, it’s proven to be a viable method to improve eyesight naturally. It’s nothing revolutionary, really. As it merely consists in keeping your sight on a single object for some time in order to be able to visualize it at eyes closed at a later time.
Benefits of Practicing Trataka
Practicing it often makes you much better at blocking external noise. Which in turn becomes really helpful for meditating because concentrating will get easier due to the development of a strong mental resilience.
But as it was introduced a little earlier, Trataka isn’t only one of the easiest yoga techniques. In fact, it’s believed to be a natural remedy to a deteriorating vision because you’re essentially actively exercising your ocular muscles.
How does it work?
In the initial stage you need to focus on really trying not to move your eyes in any way. Fight that sort of itch that is going to appear! If you feel the need of looking anywhere else than the object you chose, then you know that the process of strengthening your eyes is already in motion.
It’s right at this point when you start meditating. An image of the object should be slowly appearing in front of you, right in the middle of the eyebrows. And by closing your eyes and focusing on visualizing it as clearly as you possibly can, you’ll realize that your mind will slowly lose contact with the physical world.
Best way of doing it
Trataka is also known to some as candle meditation. And as a matter of fact, the best way of practicing it is by using a candle.
The optimal setup is the following: you need to be sit as comfortably as possible with a straight back and put a candle on a chair so that the flame is at your eyes’ height. The chair needs to be at an arm’s distance, and if you wear glasses, put them aside.
Your attention should be entirely on the flame’s origin. Blink as infrequently as possible, and when you feel like you’ve got it, close your eyes. It’s pretty common not seeing anything in your first tries. But people who practice it constantly guarantee that it gets easier as the time goes by.
So, why don’t you give it a go? Candle meditation is accessible to anyone and assuming that it can really improve eyesight naturally there’s your clear plus for doing it.
It’s understandable that some cannot afford going to yoga lessons. But after you’ve read all of this, are there any excuses to avoid doing yoga at home?