We all know that meditation plays a very important role in promoting well-being in the life of every individual. Yet, most of the people are unaware of its significance and benefits and those individuals are the one who have very times in their lives when dealing with many emotional and physical traumas. If you are also among those people, you should practice a very and simple form of meditation – Candle meditation.


Candle meditation which is also known as “trataka” in Sanskrit language which means to gaze is one of the most powerful forms of meditation. This effective meditation technique involves gazing on the flame of the candle consistently to reach the meditative state. Candle meditation has been widely practiced throughout history and still today in many parts of the world. Many spiritual and holistic healing practitioners greatly emphasize on practicing candle meditation to acquire tranquility and get in sync with your higher-self.


Practicing candle meditation is easy and simple and there is no hard-and-fast rule. You must make this meditation practice a part of your daily routine to master your focus and improve your overall health. Following are the easy steps to practice candle meditation:

Step #1 – Finding a quiet place

The first step to practice candle meditation to find a quiet and peaceful place. It could be your personal room where you can sit comfortable or any peaceful corner of your home.

Step #2 – Pick a candle

Now pick a candle with a calming scent and place it on the center of any small table. Don’t use candles with intensive scent since they may distract you from your undivided focus.

Step #3 – Light the candle and start gazing at the flame

The third step is when you light the candle and sit right opposite it. Position yourself approximately 1 meter away from the candle. Now start gazing at the candle’s flame and gradually let go of all the thoughts in your mind. An unsteady movement of the flame will help you maintain your focus and gradually bring you to a meditative state, calming your mind.

Step #4 – Start meditating

Once you reach the state complete calmness start meditating by focusing on any mantra or you can also imagine the candle’s flame and focus on it constantly. Allow yourself to be fully present in the moment, let go of everything and be in the receptive mode.

If you are a beginner, you can practice this daily for at least 10 minutes and then you can gradually increase the duration of the overall practice for more profound results.


Candle meditation is a simple and easy spiritual healing technique yet has many benefits for your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Following are the most important benefits of candle meditation:

  • Helps increasing focus and concentration
  • Provides inner peace and calmness
  • Helps reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Helps boosting energy level of your body
  • Helps improving the natural healing of your body
  • Helps removing negative and disempowering thoughts
  • Helps providing clarity