In the spirit of kapha season, invoking the elements fire, air, and ether can shift heavy and dense energy quickly. One wonderful meditation technique for bringing fire, air, and ether into our lives is trataka.
Trataka, otherwise known as candle gazing, is a deeply meditative practice that involves fixing your sight on a single point. To pacify excess kapha, start by gazing into the flame of a candle. Keep your eyes open and relaxed for at least five to 10 minutes as you just look at the flame.
The eyes will naturally tear, as this is part of the purification process. If you need to blink, you may gently close your eyes and visualize the flame at your third eye. Over time, you can work your way up to 20 minutes or even an hour in this practice.
Finish the practice by gently closing your eyes and visualizing the flame within you.