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Yoga For Eyesight Improvement

Do you find yourself sitting most of the time in front of the 17-inch computer or desktop? This could well be the reason that causes near-point stress, as your eye movement is limited. Do not worry, it’s not your fault. These days, due to the increase in high rise towers where we have our residences and offices, our use of distance vision gets limited due to smaller spaces.

While there are plenty of postures or asanas in Yoga to help us prevent and maintain optimum health, in this post we will check out Yoga for Eyesight Improvement.

Not long ago, during my childhood days, I remember we used to play most of the time outside our house – a school ground nearby or at a We did not have access to computers, mobiles or television, due to which we had a lot of physical movements including eye movements, resulting in better health (naturally).

These days due to the extent of addiction to the television, mobiles and hi-tech gadgets, we rarely see children playing around outside their houses. As a result of which, I see kids aged as early as 4, or 5 years of age, wearing specks (with powers). Hence, we need to have exercise as part of our daily routine.

Fortunately, we have a lot of eye yoga exercises, which has been existing since centuries helping a lot of people to regain their eyesight naturally. The exercises help you to maintain your eye health by reducing eye strain and near-point stress which could be considered as a huge factor causing bad eyesight. Let’s check out a few popular exercises.

Please note that these exercises should be followed one after another and not done individually (in order to gain the maximum benefit).

Exercise 1: Vertical Eye Movements

Step 1: Sit comfortably in cross-legged position – padmasana, ardha- padmasana or sukhasana.
Step 2: Close both eyes for few moments – a minute or two.
Step 3: Keep your head still. Gently open your eyes, gaze straight at the opposite wall.
Step 4: Without moving your head, look up as high as possible.
Step 5: In the same posture, just move your eye downwards as low as possible.
Step 6: Repeat the upward and downward movement of eyes for 10 rounds.
Step 7: Gaze straight in the opposite direction.
Step 8: Close your eyes and relax.

Exercise 2: Horizontal Eye Movements

Step 1: Stay comfortably seated in cross-legged position – padmasana, Ardha-padmasana or sukhasana.
Step 2: Keep your head still. Gently open your eyes, gaze straight at the opposite wall.
Step 3: Without moving your head, turn your eyes to the far left.
Step 4: In the same posture, turn your eyes to the far right.
Step 5: Repeat the sequence for 10 rounds.
Step 6: Gaze straight in the opposite direction.
Step 7: Close your eyes and relax.

Exercise 3: Clock-wise Eye Movements

Step 1: Stay comfortably seated in cross-legged position – padmasana, Ardha-padmasana or sukhasana.
Step 2: Gently open your eyes (from your previous position above).
Step 3: Imagine a wall clock in front of your eyes.
Step 4: Move your eyes, clock-wise slowly (counting from 12 – 1 – 2,…)
Step 5: Repeat the above sequence twice.
Step 6: Center the gaze, close and relax your eyes.

Exercise 4: Anti-Clockwise Eye Movements

Step 1: Stay comfortably seated in cross-legged position – padmasana, Ardha-padmasana or sukhasana.
Step 2: Gently open your eyes (from your previous position above).
Step 3: Imagine a wall clock in front of your eyes.
Step 4: Move your eyes, Anti-clockwise slowly (counting from 12 – 11 – 10,…)
Step 5: Repeat the above sequence twice.
Step 6: Center the gaze, close and relax your eyes.

Exercise 5: Palming

Step 1: Keeping your eyes closed, rub the palms of the hands against each other vigorously until you feel the heat generated by the rubbing.
Step 2: Place your palms over the eyes until you feel the warmth of the hands soothing your eyes.
Step 3: Gently rub both the eyes with your fingers outwards twice or thrice. This relaxes your eyes.
Step 4: Keep your eyes closed and lower your hands.
Step 5: You may repeat this exercise 3 times.

Bonus tips:

1. Practice the above exercises every day. Mornings are the best time to do these exercises.
2. Take a break from 2 to 5 minutes after every hour on a laptop or watching TV.
3. Ensure that you keep the stress to a minimum and control your anger.
4. Refrain from reading a book under dim light or in moving vehicles – train or bus
5. If your work involves long hours on laptop or desktop, you may want to put on your anti-reflective glasses to save yourselves from the rays emitting from the laptop or desktop.

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Carthik shares his Healthy Life journey. Do visit regularly to get updated on his progress and tips for your own journey to live healthily. If you like what he does and if you have a passion and want to share it too, then Click here to learn how to share what you love - on your website!

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