Technique: Preparatory practice
It may be difficult at first to focus the eyes on the nose tip.
To overcome this, hold the index finger up at arm’s length from the eyes and focus the gaze upon it.
Slowly bring the finger towards the nose, keeping the gaze steadily fixed upon it.
When the finger touches the tip of the nose, the eyes should still be focused on the finger.
Transfer the focus of the eyes to the nose tip.
Eventually this method becomes superfluous and the eyes readily fix on the nose tip at will.
Breathing:Nasikagra drishti should be practised with normal breathing.
Awareness:Physical – on the muscles of the eyes, and on relaxing them completely between rounds.
Time of practice: Nasikagra drishti may be practised at any time of day, although ideally it is performed early in the morning or late at night before sleep.
Contra-indications:People suffering from glaucoma should not practice this Mudra. Those with diabetic retinopathy or who have just had cataract surgery, lens implant or other eye operations, should not perform nasikagra drishti without the guidance of a competent teacher.
Those suffering from depression should avoid this practice.
Benefits: Nasikagra drishti is an excellent technique for calming anger and disturbed states of mind. Although the eyes are open, the aim of this practice is to create introspection. The open eyes should not be aware of the outside world. Focusing them on the nose tip concentrates the mind.
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