Trataka, or steady gazing, is a simple yogic meditation technique which helps improve internal and external eye function. It also helps develop concentration and visualization abilities.
- Set a candle at an arms distance, level with eyes.
- Gaze steadily at the candles flame, keeping your eyes open.
- After a minute, close your eyes and continue gazing steadily, but this time at the after-image. Stay as still as possible.
- Let your breaths lengthen and deepen. Relax.
Feel free to substitute any other object for the candle. What matters is your focus and relaxation.