Today, we are towered by high rise buildings and offices and we live in small spaces further limiting our chances to use our distance vision. We spent most of our time doing close up work and staring at the 15 inch computer which limits our eye movement and creates a lot of near-point stress. Eye yoga exercises aim to return our eyes to its natural state. Yoga provides a series of eye exercises that improves the functioning of the eyes and helps to overcome various eye-related problems, such as
- Myopia or short sightedness.
- Hypermetropia or long sightedness.
- Various other eye-related disorders.
In the present day world, about 35% of the population suffers from myopia and hypermetropia in varying degrees. The biggest benefits of yoga exercises for the eyes are that they not only help to improve eyesight and reduce strain on the eye muscles but they also help in calming and relaxing the entire nervous system. Regular practice of eye exercises in yoga helps in prolonging healthy and strong vision even with progressing age.
- Close the eyes and rub the palms together vigorously until they become warm. Place these palms gently on the closed eyes without any pressure inhale and feel the warmth Of the energy being transmitted from the palms into the eyes and eye muscle relaxing repeat the process for at least three times.
- Sit in a comfortable posture and rub the palms vigorously until they become warm or hot place the palms gently on the closed eyes inhale and press the eye sockets exhale and remove the pressure. After few times remove your palms gently and by seeing into the palms and open the eyes closely.
- Sit in a comfortable posture and rub the palms vigorously until they become warm or hot place the palms gently on the closed eyes without contact to the eyeballs. inhale and exhale for three to five times while maintaining the pressure.
- Sit with eyes open; blink the eyes ten times quickly. Open the eyes and relax for twenty seconds. Repeat the blinking ten times quickly and relax for twenty seconds.
- Fix the position of head and firmly and with the angle equal to the eyes, without moving the head move the eyes to right and left.