The practice of Trataka will bring greater awareness, a relaxed state of mind, an enhanced brain wave function, and a deeper knowledge of the Self leading to enlightenment.
Gazing into the flame concentrates light and heat onto the retina, through the optic nerve to the rear brain and increases the energy in the pineal gland also known as the "Third Eye" converting light into the electromagnetic energy responsible for the entire body's glandular system. Flooding the pineal gland with light stimulates the opening of the "Third Eye" and feeling of bliss.
Light a ghee lamp or candle and place it about 2-3 feet away from you. Sit in an upright position ensuring the spine stays erect and that inner energy can flow easily through the subtle channels of the body.
Begin by taking a few deep breaths, focus your eyes on the flame. As thoughts arise, simply acknowledge them and let them go. If the eyes close let your inner self look at the flame, focus on the flame's "image" and notice how it may be changing. It may glow very brightly and then grow dim, only to glow brightly again. It may change colors and size. Bring your attention to the space between just above your eyebrows, the Ajna Chakra and third eye-pineal gland connection.