By tratakTratak is ideal meditation technique to stimulate and balance sahasrar chakra and pineal gland. Tratak is practise of gazing at candle flame or flame of ghee lamp. When you gaze at flame, light emitted from flame is taken by eyes and generate energy. The energy that has entered through eyes increases energy in pineal gland and improves its functions, the pineal gland is located deep and back of head, and feeds on light and heat energy. The practice of tratak develops the faculties of greater intuition and that past, present and future all begin to appear with equal clarity.
Practice-Light a candle or ghee lamp.
-Sit in front of it in upright position on chair or cross legged on floor.
-Keep the flame about 2-16 inches from your face and at eye level.
-Take few deep breathes.
-Focus your eyes on the flame
-Keep your gaze without blinking for as long as you can.
-Gaze gently at the flame but not on candle or lamp itself.
-Let your vision stay with the flame.
-When tears flow, close your eyes and continue to see flame with closed eyes.
-When flame is diminished from your mind’s eye, slowly open your eyes and relax.
Regular and persistent practise of tratak brings greater awareness of visual realm, relaxed mind, enhances brain function, deeper knowledge of self and universe or leading to the path of enlightment.
By asanasSeated head stand is easy and good posture to activate this chakra.
-Sit on your heels on the floor.
-Bring your hands behind and interlace them.
-Now lift your buttocks off your heels, and roll head forward while lifting your arms up.
-Bring your crown of head, area of sahasrar chakra touching the floor.
-Hold this posture and breathe normally. When you want to release roll back to forehead slowly and come back to sitting on your heels.
-Let your arms come down and sit in cross-legged position and relax.