Trataka is gazing at a candle flame, mirror or picture without blinking the eyelids with mindfulness.There should not be passing a single thought in your mind there should be the full concentration of mind at the object of Trataka Meditation.
Trataka is one of the six techniques of Hath yoga.There are six cleansing techniques in Hath yoga pradipika these are following six techniques
First, four techniques related to cleansing the body.These yoga practices remove various impurities from different parts of our body and develop physical strength and healing power in our body and make our body resistant to any infection or disease.
Trataka and kapalbhati is related to cleansing the mind.Trataka develop a concentration of mind and makes our mind thoughtless when you will attain the state of thoughtless then special mind power will generate within yourself and you will feel eternal peace joy and happiness.
Candle flame Trataka Meditation technique-
Sit in a comfortable posture it may be sukhasana half Lotus or full Lotus asana cross your legs and place on each other your back and neck should be in straight and in a relaxed position. Now light a candle and place it about 3 feet away from your eyes in front of you. Start gazing at candle flame without blinking your eyelids with full Mindfulness.
There is the presence of mind is the main part of Trataka you have to cease all your mental distractions thoughts and feelings. When you start gazing without blinking your eyelids mind stopped thinking and after some time of practice, you will realize that there is no thought at your mind for some time. Your mind has become thoughtless. Do it regularly and gradually increase the duration of practice in starting you will feel some irritation in your eyes and water in your eyes then close your eyes for few minutes and start again. After few weeks of practice you will be able to do it for about 30 minutes but if you feel severe discomfort in starting or if you have weak eyesight then don’t do it it may be harmful to you.
Practice Candle flame Trataka regularly mornings is the best time for practicing it but you can do it in evening but try to do it same time and at same place regularly
Do it with empty stomach otherwise, you can do it after 5 hrs of taken your meal. Do simple Pranayama like anulom vilom pranayama these are simple breathing exercises do it before practicing Trataka it will bring your mind.
By regular practice of Trataka practitioner develop Devine glow and will power by that he can hypnotize anyone easily and it’s practice improve the concentration and memory and a divine radiant glow will be on your face and hypnotic glow will be in your eyes anyone who will look into your eyes will come under your hypnotic power and you will attain the state of unconditional love joy peace and happiness .