Trataka - Concentrated Gazing
Looking intently with an unwavering gaze at a small point until tears are shed, is known as trataka by the acharyas.
("Hatha Yoga Pradipika" 2:31)
Trataka is a process of concentrating the mind and curbing its oscillating tendencies.
The brain has several centres which are connected with the optic nerves.Trataka does not merely increase the function of perception. Through the medium of perception, the centres of the brain which remain inactive in an ordinary person are awakened. The practice unlocks the inherent energy of the mind and channelizes in the dormant areas of consciousness
Trataka as a spiritual sadhana:
The first step on the path of spirituality is to control the mind and make it useful. The sadhana of trataka will help you a great deal in understanding the mind and making its unseen powers active, so as to prepare you for self-realization.
General health benefits of Trataka
- Corrects biorhythm
- It is therapeutic in depression , insomnia.
- Helps in regulating Blood Pressure
- Prevents eye diseases
- Improves Memory
- Delays calcification of pineal gland in children
- It is a mental detox which clears all the trapped impressions .
-Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Date: 28th April 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: Rutland Gate Studio,Luz House, Mylapore
Teacher: Shanthi Madhu
Guests: INR 500 + GST