Candle meditation is a highly recommended
meditation for those who are not aware of
anything or not done any kind of meditation
ever. It also helps in improving
alertness, confidence level and capacity to
remain stable in any situation. Changes occur in
your consciousness by gazing steadily at the
glowing flame. This meditation technique
magnifies and induces a single pointedness.
Candle meditation is an ancient method of
meditation for beginners. It is very easy to start
with. It is an ideal ancient meditation technique.
It helps you to get well acquainted with the
meditation process. No doubt there are many
other benefits of this meditation.
There is no need to go to any particular
place, no need of special equipment's. Candle
meditation is very simple and anyone can do it.
Let us see the procedure of Candle meditation in
You can practice Candle meditation at any time
but it is preferable at night or early in the dawn.
It requires darkness in the room. It is better if
you can shut all the doors and windows of the
room so that flame of a candle will not flicker
due to air. Sit in a comfortable position. Keep
your back straight. Make sure that there should
be complete darkness in the room.
Keep the candle approximately at three feet
distance at the level of your eyesight. Lit the
candle and concentrate on the flame for 10-15
minutes in the beginning. It is more beneficial if
you practice Candle meditation at a particular
place and time. You can increase the time
gradually from 10 minutes to 30 minutes as per
It may start watering eyes for some time in the
beginning. Do not worry; it is sign of purification
of your eyes. Normally after 10-15 days you
might be able to concentrate on the flame
without any problem for 30 minutes. Wash eyes
with cold water after the meditation is over. You
can also put drops of rose water into your eyes.
After some days, you can see two flames while
meditating. The scientific reason of these two
flames is, we always see two images of everything
by our two eyes. Our brain with the help of mind
makes a single image by mixing the two images. But
in Candle meditation when our mind gets calm and
quite during concentrating on flame, it goes in the
natural state. So we can see two flames during
Candle meditation. It implies that you are on the
right track in your meditation practice.
It improves your eyesight. This also helps a lot in
improving memory. It improves concentration skills
tremendously. Constant staring and gazing at candle
automatically does eye exercise and muscles
around eye, eyelids gets relaxation.
Candle meditation makes your eyes very bright and
Candle meditation is gazing on fire to achieve
qualities of fire i.e. brightness, purity, strength etc.
It is helpful to everyone, even students.
As you are aware a pineal gland has also known as the
‘Third eye’. During candle meditation energy enters into
eyes and flows to the pineal gland. Pineal gland has
situated at the back of the head and gets nourished on
light and heat energy. Pineal gland allows flow of the
energy evenly through both halves of the brain, body and
spinal cord. This nourishment through energy creates a
feeling of bliss.
So start practicing Candle meditation and be blissful.