Trataka is a wonderful practice for everyone and especially for the aspirant of meditation. It is actually classified as a cleansing practice in Yoga.
What it is?
To put it briefly, Trataka - also called Yogic gazing - is a practice where the gaze is fixed on an object for some time and then that object is visualized clearly with the eyes closed, as an inner image at the eyebrow center.
By Mike Selvon
There are many stressful situations in today's society that can leave us feeling rundown and feeling stretched to our capacities. With work, family life and all of the other responsibilities that plague our days it can be difficult letting it all go and finding peace. But peace is exactly what the body needs to function properly. Many people find that they cannot sleep at night with all of their responsibilities running through their minds.
There is a way to bring peace to your life and that is through meditation. It is a practice that dates back thousands of years and has help people find the peace and solace they need to salve their emotional and physical wounds left by their troubles. In this article we will cover the basics of meditation and how it can help you live a better life.
Is meditation part of a religion?
Yes, meditation is part of many religions. Most people associate meditation with Buddhism or Hinduism but in reality there are many religions that practice some form of meditation. It may be the Catholic who uses his or her prayers as a way to relieve stress and help them form a deeper connection to God. Even people who are not religious often practice meditation as a way to help them unwind and begin to think clearly about problems that may be plaguing their lives.