Tratak with Annie Jones
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Annie Jones

Co-founder, International School of Dru Yoga

As co-founder of Dru (UK), Director of the Dru Yoga Online Studio, a nutritionalist, Ayurvedic Consultant and Live and Dry Blood Analyst Annie is one of the...

Trataka

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Duration: 
20 mins

Trataka (or candle gazing) is a powerful and potent technique that can bring both joy and simultaneously calm and focus your mind. In sanskrit, the word is tratak literally means to gaze, or to look.
 

Physical benefits

  • improves your eyesight and vision
  • provides stress relief and deep relaxation
  • deepens your sleep and helps improve insomnia and nightmares
  • reduces headaches

 

Other benefits of this technique include:

  • improving concentration, intelligence and memory
  • enhances self-confidence, patience and willpower
  • brings greater clarity and improves decision-making ability


This technique is also an excellent method to prepare for meditation - especially mantra meditation as it calms the mind and provides inner peace and silence. Perfect for the next stage of your meditation practice. It is especially useful to develop your sense of focus and concentration which are essential to progress in your yogic practices.

 

 

 

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18 Nov, 2016
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Liz Waddington
It was a fitting end for me today after Nana's Pitta class as it's so dark outside so I really felt the love & warmth of the candle flame & the whole yoga community with me. Thank you :-)
12 Nov, 2016
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Heather Whitlam
Thank you Annie loved your candle gazing. Will use it with my class next week , also with myself. It gives such a sense of peace and hope x

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