Meditation Candles are a great addition to any meditation practice and they can make the whole experience more enjoyable! They also help you to relax faster and lessen the effort it takes to calm your mind.
The key to meditation is to focus on one thing and the flame of a candle provides a focal point. As you gaze at the candle, your peripheral vision slowly fades away and nothing else changes in the room, leaving you with a profound sense of stillness.
How to Use a Candle for Meditation
First, prepare your meditation space by turning off the lights and closing your window shades. This will allow you to meditate comfortably with a low light and avoid eyestrain.
Next, position yourself in a sitting position. You can sit on the floor in a crossed legged position or if you are more comfortable, you can sit on a chair or even up against a wall for additional support.
Now, begin your candle meditation by gently breathing in and out while softening your gaze on the candle flame. Your eyes will likely water at first, but this is completely normal and should subside after a few minutes of focusing on the candle flame.
Once your eyes have adapted to staring at the flame, you can begin to visualize the image of the candle in your mind. This will allow you to enter a state of stillness, where all thoughts and emotions will dissolve away.