- This meditative process, Trāṭak, purifies the mind, maintains good eyesight by cleansing the eyes, and also relieves the practitioners from tension, insomnia, restlessness, depression, etc.
- It also stimulates the nervous system, which helps enhance the ability to concentrate.
- It increases memory and mental power.
- It also decreases the rate of breathing.
- This method exercises the centres—olfactive and optical; it also controls ciliary’s reflex and helps in stimulating the pineal gland.
- It is preferable to practice in the dark, especially in the evening time.
- One should sit comfortably in one of the meditative asans with the head, neck, and spine erect; for this reason, it is better to remove wrist watches, eye glasses, belts, shawls, chains, etc.
- While performing the palming process, the palms should not touch the eye balls.
- At the time of palming, breathe slowly.
- Palming should be done in such a way that there should be complete darkness.
- The face should remain relaxed—preferably keeping a gentle smile.
- One should not strain the eyes.
- Persons with insomnia should not go to bed for at least an hour after doing it as it awakens the mind, and it is really difficult to sleep just after practicing.
- In case of tension or headache, it is better to avoid this type of ṣhaṭkarma.
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