Trataka or Yogic Eye Exercises – Eye Exercises Part 2

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Trataka or Yogic Eye Exercises – Eye Exercises Part 2

Trataka Yogic Eye Exercise

During the Previous eye exercises we learned in the last article I wrote, readers acknowledged that we should don’t focus on our eyes (clearly to see), we just moved. The next two practices, however, focus on the essence

Trataka Eye Exercise

1. Open your eyes, lift your thumb in front of your faces, and your eyes alternately on the tip of the thumb and looking at a distant point. Practice 10, or as often as it feels good. Then close your eyes, loosen the eyelids.

2. Open your eyes, lift your thumb in front of your faces and focus on the thumb tip gently move your hands back and forth in the space. Practice 10, or as often as it feels good. Then relax, to rest your eyes closed.

Advanced Eye Exercises

These are called DRISTIS and the TRATAK. These exercises stimulate the nerve centers, develop the concentration, and strengthens the eyes. Start doing it gradually.

DRISHTI – six type of Drishti is the following:

1. Dakshina drishti

Open your eyes, move your eyes to the right corner with your forefinger helping, without moving the head. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice.

2. Vama drishti

Open your eyes, move your eyes to the left corner with your forefinger helping, without moving the head. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice.

3. Maddya drishti

Open your eyes, but just semi-open and focus on something in before you. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice. (This eye keeping is a meditation technique too.)

4. Brhumaddya drishti

Open your eyes, move your eyes to the center with your forefinger helping. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice.

5. Nasagra drishti

Open your eyes, move your eyes to the down the middle (tip of nose) with your forefinger helping. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice.

6. Shambawi drishti

Open your eyes, move your eyes to the up the middle (two eyebrows among)with your forefinger helping. Keep as you know without blinking. Relax your eyes closed after the practice.

Tratak Eye Exercises:

For this exercise, we need a burning candle and a dark, draft-free room. Sit on the candle at eye level, about arm’s length, preferably in Padmasana or some comfortable yoga sitting.

Open your eyes and look into the candlelight as you know without blinking. Then we rest with closed eyes and observe with our inner experience. Repeat the exercise three times.

Tratak is the one from the six cleaning yoga practices (six kriya).

Swami Vishnu Devananda show the Tratak.

Swami Vishnu Devananda shows the Tratak.

Anita Eri

anitja75@gmail.com

I’m Anitja from Hungary, Sivananda Yoga instructor. I got my diploma of Yoga Instructor in the Hungarian Sivananda Yoga Center in 2005, I took over exam success too on the “Postgraduate Institute of Medical” Health and Naturopath modules in the preceding years. I expanded my knowledge further in the Sivananda Yoga Center: Raja yoga, Meditation and Advanced courses, while simultaneously I studied in the College “Gate of Dharma” Buddhist philosophy and knowledge of the religion courses, especially Zen Buddhism and Zen meditation. There I met with my Love, who is my Teacher, my Master, my Religion too. We live in Worldwide with our four Children, that's why I started the online yoga support in my blog since 2010. My most important role is to keep the calm, this is my mission.

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