Eye exercises also let you learn how to maintain optimal eye health such as avoiding eye strain and excessive near-point stress and keeping the eye moist.
Yoga exercises can help to keep eye muscles sharp as well as relax the eyes. These exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere and anytime. Eye exercises also let you learn how to maintain optimal eye health such as avoiding eye strain and excessive near-point stress and keeping the eye moist. Below are some effective yoga exercises. Follow these exercises for a few months for best result.
Yoga Exercises For Eyes
- Sit in a comfortable position with eyes closed and take some deep breathe to relax yourself completely.
- Rub the palms of your hands vigorously until you feel they are warm for about 20 seconds and gently place the palms over your eye lids.
- Feel the warmness of the palms being channelized onto eyes. Your eyes are being bathed in comforting darkness.
- Stay in the same position until the heat is completely absorbed by the eyes but don’t pressurise your face.
- Keep your eyes closed, lower your hands.
- Once again rub the palms and you can continue this exercise for about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Sit quietly with the opened eyes and then blink them around 10 times quickly and then close them and relax for 20 seconds.
- Repeat this exercise at least 5 times.
- Sit quietly and relax for some time by taking the deep breaths.
- Without moving the head, direct the eyes up towards the ceiling.
- Slowly circle the eyes in a clockwise direction, then the eyes feel fluid and smooth.
- Perform the same in the anti-clockwise direction
- Repeat this exercise at least 3 times.
Focus Switching of Eyes:
The process of eyes changing focus is probably the most frequent function performed by our eyes in our daily routine life.
Most of people have glasses and thus they become lazy in doing this exercise which eventually leads to the weakening in the process of eyes changing focus and the eye muscles tends to become weak.
This particular exercise improves the eye vision and strengthens the eye muscles as well.
Steps to follow:
- Sit in relaxed position; hold something with small letters like book or newspaper at your reading distance.
- Cover one of your eye with your hand
- You can keep the covered eye open to avoid fatigue.
- Now trace the shape of any small letters for 2-3 seconds.
- Look in the book and try to find something that is at least 20 feet away, it may be any other letter or any word.
- Trace its shape for another 2 or 3 seconds.
- Now relax your eyes.
- Repeat the same process again for second time.
- Now uncover the eye and cover the next eye which was open first and repeat the same exercise again.
- Sit straight and look all the way upwards
- Then look all the way downwards, count 2 seconds
- Look extreme left, count 2 seconds.
- Look extreme right, count 2 seconds.
- Then move the eyes to the 4 diagonal corners, that begins with top-left, bottom-right, top-right and finally bottom-left.
- Repeat the process for around one minute
Rest your gaze on a distant object. Focus on the object as clearly as possible. Take a deep breath, and then slowly shift your gaze to another distant object around you. Imagine your eyes are gently “drinking in” the image you see. Repeat the same, momentarily pausing at objects at varying distances away from you.
Hydrotherapy or Hydropathy is a technique where water is used to treat eyesight because water has the ability to remove heat from eyes, clean your eyes, and water cannot hurt your eyes as well. This particular exercise helps in relieving the stress and strain of your eyes and makes them cool inside.
- Take a bowl of hot and cold water separately in front of you.
- Put a clean cloth in each bowl. Close your eyes.
- Now dip the cloth in hot water, drain the water from cloth and place the cloth on your closed eyes for about 30 seconds.
- Repeat the same procedure with the cold water.
- Continue the exercise by alternatively placing the hot and cold water strips on your eyes.
- Repeat the process for at least 5 times.