Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…

Sometimes students have written to or asked Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Ritavan Bharati, and other senior teachers in our tradition questions about practice.  This is one such “Question and Answer,” or Q&A.


Please tell me about sun gazing in the morning/evening as a practice of Tratak to improve steadiness of mind.


Panditji Dabral has answered this question.

Namaste to ALL,

Sun gazing is not the only practice to make one’s mind steady; rather it may be harmful or may not be helpful at all.

In the Himalayan tradition Trataka practice is done in steps where one starts the Trataka practice by gazing a reflection of a flame. Trataka practice is only done when one has learned basic breathing practices.

Hope this info is helpful.

Yours in service of Gurudeva,

Panditji Dabral

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