benefits of trataka

benefits of trataka

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trataka or candle-gazing is a very good way to help you relax and clear your mind. in fact, it is one of the six shat kriyas which are cleansing practices.

in the hatha yoga pradipika it says, “trataka eradicates all eye disease, fatigue and sloth while closing the door to creating these problems!”

there are many benefits to trataka including:

  • cleans and heals the eyes
  • cleanses the cerebral cortex
  • overall purifying
  • invigorating
  • improves concentration as a beginning for a deeper meditation practice
  • balances the nervous system
  • helps relieve anxiety and depression
  • diminishes insomnia
  • awakens clairvoyance

want to learn how to do trataka? join melita for gentle yoga this thursday 6-7pm and feel the benefits yourself. hope to see you there.


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