The practice of Trataka (TRAH-tuh-kuh), or candle-gazing is often recommended to alleviate eye strain, but here I will share the use of Trataka as an "energy hygiene" technique.
EXTENDED PRACTICE WITH HEART HEALING MANTRA
You may wish to experiment with repeating this mantra several times before your trataka practice. Click here to listen with SoundCloud
Vishoka Va Jyotishmati
(Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1:36)
(Vee-show, Kuh-vah, Joe-teesh, Mah-Tee)
Vishoka – free of suffering;
Jyotish- Inner light;
Mahti- concentration of inner light
Interpretation: By contemplating and expanding our inner light we become free from suffering. May my inner luminosity is glow bright. (This mantra is a heart opener on the inside and the chanting equivalent of doing a large chest opener like a backbend. )
Credit: Thanks to Missy Felsenstein of Inner Sounds Yoga for sharing this powerful mantra with us during the Harvesting Wholeness series!
Author, Nicole Becker
Yoga Therapist, Retreat Leader, and Heart of Yoga Teacher, Nicole Becker offers yoga and self-care insights and tips.