International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education
2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Author(s): Hiteshpal Singh Rathore
Trataka is a method of meditation that involves staring at a single point such as a small object, black dot or candle flame. It is said to bring energy to the “third eye” and promote various psychic abilities. Trataka is of two kinds: internal and external. Internal Trataka is called Dharana or concentration because in this practice the eyes are closed and the mind concentrated upon some subtle element within. External trataka means fixing the eyes on some object outside. The word trataka means to gaze steadily. Trataka is gazing without blinking at an object placed directly in front of the eyes. At the time of practicing trataka, the eyeballs should remain steady and the eyelids should not flicker. No object except the one on which trataka is to be performed should be seen, and the mind should not wander hither and thither but be merged in observation of the object. The sadhana of trataka will help a great deal in understanding the mind and making its unseen powers active, so as to prepare for self-realization.
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Hiteshpal Singh Rathore. Trataka. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 2199-2201.