meditating with eyes open – candle flame

candle flame

It’s day 9 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge. How are you doing with the challenge? Have you been able to make some space for your yoga and meditation practice? If you’ve missed some days or are just getting started, just allow that to be. Let go of the past and set a positive intention for your practice going forward.

Today my suggested meditation is to meditate with a dristi. Dristi means a point of focus and can also refer to inner intelligence and wisdom. With the eyes open and soft, try meditating today while gazing at the flame of a candle. Let the eyes be so soft that perhaps your vision blurs. Try to bring all your concentration on the flame of the candle. If or when you slip into thoughts of the past or the future, gently bring your focus back to the flame.

There are a plethora of ways to meditate. Some ways will work for you, others won’t. Try different techniques and discover what speaks to you.

I will be teaching tonight, July 9, at National Harbor for sunset yoga at 7 pm. It’s a free class. If you are in the metropolitan DC area, come and join me tonight. For more information about the location and directions, go here. See my “classes” page for additional dates that I will be teaching.

I wish you peace and joy.

Suzanne