Tratak a Candle Gazing

Candle Gazing

(Trataka is a kriya with multiple benefits)

Tratak a Candle Gazing Meditation

*How to practice*  

✓ Sit in any comfortable meditative posture, keeping the head & spine erect

✓ Light a candle and keep it at one arm distance; the tip of the flame just below eye level. Make sure the flame is steady.

✓ steadily gaze at either the tip of the flame or the tip of the wick without blinking, till the eyes grow weary.

(Be sure not to over-strain the eyes.)

✓ Now close the eyes and visualise the flame within.

✓ once the image begins to fade cup or palm the eyes and then slowly open them.

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we are the change makers

As women, we take care of everyone and everything but do we ever think of taking care of ourselves?

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There is no denying the fact that if we fall sick then everything will go haywire. So why not take care of ourselves first? Why not prioritize our health, happiness, and peace of mind first so that we can keep our surroundings as well in a similar state. Let us pledge to better our health, thereby improving the overall health of humankind. 

Following are a few tips to keep our health in check:

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THE FULL YOGIC BREATHING AND IT’S BENEFITS

The full Yogic breathing involves all 3 types of sectional breathing discussed before in previous blogs.

HOW TO DO:
1. Take a comfortable sitting position, make sure the head and spine are in one straight line in the centre.
2. Begin slowly by inhaling through the nose, let the air fill your lungs without stopping the movement.
3. Continue to inhale smoothly until your ribcages have expanded sideways.

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THORACIC BREATHING – INTERCOASTAL BREATHING

The rib cage expands in all directions with inhalation and reverts to their original position with exhalation. Thoracic breathing is a powerful breath technique for healing respiratory ailments.

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HOW TO DO:

  1. Sit or stand comfortably, place the palm of your hands lightly on your ribcage with your fingers pointing inward and thumb behind. your little fingers should touch the lower ribcage.
  2. Shoulders relaxed, elbows pointing outward.
  3. Start breathing normally and observe the movement of the chest. After few breaths, begin to deepen, lengthen and extend that movements.
  4. On the inhalation, expand the ribcage sideward filling the lungs completely with air, then on exhalation let the lungs collapse fully.
  5. Keep the abdomen still, moving the only chest while breathing.
  6. You can start with 5-10 round and gradually increase the rounds.

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Ekpadasana One-Legged Pose

Ekpadasana One-legged pose

  • Stand erect, keep the hand at their respective sides and the feet together.
  • Distribute the body weight equally on both feet, keens straight but not stiff.
  • Focus at one point straight ahead keeping the mind calm and body relaxed.
  • with aid of the hand slowly lift the left leg and raise it up till it reaches the inner thigh of the right leg.
  • Maintain the balance and adjust the left leg by pressing its heel tightly against the opposite inner thigh.
  • After the balance is achieved, join both palms in front of the chest in a prayer pose.
  • Breath normally, gaze fixed straight ahead on a point and maintain the pose for a while.
  • once you are stable in this posture raise your arm above your head.
  • Bring the left leg down gently, with the help of the hands and repeat the above steps with the right leg.

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Garudasana (The Eagle Yoga Pose)

 

HOW TO DO:

  • Stand erect with feet together & hands at their respective sides at shoulder level opened widely palm facing down. Focus at one point.
  • Bend the knees gently to help secure the twist, without strain.
  • Lift the left leg and twist it at the hip joint and the knee, wrap it around the right leg.
  • Then take the left foot around the right ankle to lock the toes of the twisted left leg.
  • Once the body is secured, try to straighten the right leg, keeping the body straight.
  • Cross the arms( left arm below the right one) & twist the hands, at the elbow, wrap the left hand around the right arm and join the palm together.
  • Stay in the posture for a while till you are comfortable.
  • Gently release the toe and un-twist the leg and arms to assume the starting position.
  • Now repeat the above with the right leg.

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