It's when you take an object and set it in front of you about 1-2 feet and around eye level and gaze at it.
You want to try not to blink and if your eyes start to tear, use a tissue to pat the tears. Don't rub your eyes as those tears are said to be removing impurities so better to pat them away.
A candle flame is traditionally used with this form of meditation, and it's my favorite object to use. But you can also use an image or picture or a crystal or mandala too.
If your eyes get tired, close them for a short bit and then start again.
Try it for a few minutes. Then close your eyes, focus softly on the space between your eyes, the third chakra, and look for the internal flame.
You may see the inner light of the flame bounce around in your internal gaze. Just focus right in on it again and bring it back to center.
Once the internal flame starts to fade away, sit in quiet meditation for another couple minutes.
Building muscle strength:
I think those are some pretty damn good reasons why you want to preserve the muscle you have as well as inspire you to even build more muscle.
I have always done some form of working out my whole life. I did some working out with weights when in high school. But my first real love of the gym and weights came when I was in college.
Having played sports my whole life, I just figured I would play them in college too....
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