TRATAKA: STILL EYES, STILL MIND
Keywords:Trataka, stress, meditation
The key to healthy life is having a healthy mind. We are living in a fast paced generation. Pollution, stress and unhealthy lifestyle are common problems of today’s era. They have many physical and mental complications, which can be deal with purification techniques of yoga. The Shatkarmas of yoga are very important in order to clean body and mind. Stress can be felt anywhere we go and whatever we do. And since health and stress are related we might feel certain repercussion on body i.e.- depression, migraine, hypertension, heart problems etc. Meditation is proved to be a great way to achieve stress management, which deals more with mental health than physical. Trataka is one of the six karmas of yoga (The Shatkarma) for purification of body and mind. Trataka is also a type of meditation which involves continuous gazing at any object or point. It is a review study to emphasize the meditational importance of Trataka to combat mental stress and other disorders.
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