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Yoga to Strengthen Eyes

Yoga to Strengthen Eyes

Read on for some yogic eye exercises to strengthen eyes. They are easy to do and most of them can be performed any time of the day wherever you are.

Most of us do not exercise our eye muscles at all, but yet, we work them all the time, causing them to be under constant strain. The only time the eyes rest for more than a split second, is when we are asleep. Here are a few yogic eye exercises to strengthen eyes. They are easy to do, and most of them can be performed any time of the day, wherever you are.

  1. Close your eyes as tight as possible, for around 5 seconds. Open them, and close them again. Do this 6 times.
  2. Do you sit in front of the computer screen for hours at a time? Every half an hour, get up from in front of the screen and move around a bit. Get yourself a glass of water. Give your eyes a 2 minute break.
  3. Shut your eyes and roll your eyeballs around for a minute.
  4. Rub your palms together and gently cup them over your closed eyes for around a minute. This is known as palming and is very beneficial for the eyes. The eyes need darkness to rejuvenate themselves and this need is best served by palming. Palming should be done after every eye exercise, to relax the eyes and every now and then during the day.
  5. Imagine that there is a huge clock in front of you. Look at the number 12 for around 10 seconds, and then move your gaze down to 6. Do this around 10 times, rapidly. Then, move your eyes horizontally, in the 3-9 position. Finally, move them diagonally (2-7 and 10-4).
  6. Look up to the position in the middle of your eyebrows. Hold for a few seconds and then move your gaze downwards, towards your nose. This is called Sambhavi mudra.
  7. Slowly, direct your gaze to the ceiling, as you inhale. Exhale, and move your gaze down in a straight line, towards the floor. Do this 6 times.
  8. Any form of exercise, including walking, reduces pressure on the eyeballs and is beneficial for the eyes. So keep exercising.
  9. We blink to lubricate the eyes. But sometimes, when we are concentrating hard, we tend to blink less. Make a conscious effort to blink more.
  10. Dim the lights in your workplace. Bright lights increase eye strain.
  11. Reduce the brightness on your computer. The eyes can adjust to dim light without much strain.
  12. Strengthen the organ which adjusts the lens of the eye, by this exercise, and you may never need spectacles. Sit in a room by the window, and focus on a point in the distance. Hold your arm straight out in front of you, in the same direction as the point you are focusing on, with your thumb extended in a 'thumbs-up' position. Your thumb should be directly in the line of vision of the object you are focusing on in the distance. Now, keep shifting your focus from your thumb to the point in the distance. Do this around ten times, and at least once a day.

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Dhaval.11 years ago
this article is really helpful to me as i'm a computer engineer and i spent a lot of hours sitting on my computer.
chloerocks.11 years ago
this is handy because i take it at school an we have to o i.t. for an hour a day.
Ishka.11 years ago
a great article. a plus for getting healthy eye's
Navish.G.M.11 years ago
its a very good subject most of people don't even think about it, eyes are very special thing we have in our body we must take care of these.
Hana.11 years ago
i've had surgery in my earlier childhood for extreme strabism and for other vision problems. i have been advised by my doctors to do these exercises precisely. now my eye problem isn't even noticable!!! believe it! it works! :):):):) thanks for the article!
ram.11 years ago
does it really work??
you eye site get better
h.11 years ago
even tratak mudra helps a lot in eye excercise.
Sra1.11 years ago
today i am starting this excercixe with 3.5 & 4.5 eye sight.

i will send my reviews after 4weeks ( 1st oct'08 )

bijjee.11 years ago
yes you are right. i do it daily. they are quite useful ex.specially for computtte guyes.
with warm regards.

radhacharan.11 years ago
your web is good
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