In decades before, kids used to play in sand, stones and other outdoor activities during their leisure time but nowadays all category children are spending time in TV, mobile, tablet, laptop, play station, iPod. This leads to increased vision problems in early age. If you take adults, they are spending 60% of the time in mobile phone, TV, tablet and laptops not in the leisure time, they actually merge with this type of gadgets and that become essential now a days. This causes more stress to the eyes and its parts.
Your digitally strained eyes will thank you for these simple yoga exercises. Many of the yogic exercises are aimed at improving the functioning of specific organs of the body. Yoga provides a series of eye exercises that improve the functioning of the eyes and helps to overcome various eye related problems such as short sightedness and long sightedness. Yoga techniques for the eyes help to improve various disorders related to defects in the eye muscles such as myopia and Hypermetropia.
Here we have some list of simple exercises to enhance your sight.
- Sit quietly with eyes closed and take some deep breaths to relax yourself
- Rub the palms of your hands vigorously until they become warm and place the palms over your eye lids.
- Feel the warmth of the palms being transferred from onto the eyes and eye muscles relaxing.
- Stay in this position until the heat from the hands has been completely absorbed by the eyes.
- Keeping the eyes closed, lower the hands.
- Once again rub the palms and repeat the process at least three times.
- Sit comfortably and open your eyes.
- Blink for 10 times very quickly.
- Close your eyes and relax for 20 seconds. Concentrate on your breath.
- Repeat this about 5 times.
- Sit straight.
- Make yourself comfortable with spine straight.
- Keep your hands on your lap.
- Rotate your eyes clockwise and anti-clockwise direction 5-10 minutes on each side.
- Do not move your head.
Up down movement:
- Stand straight in a flat floor or over a yoga mat.
- Look up at the ceiling then shift your gaze to the floor and then look up again.
- Do it 10 times without blinking.
- Afterwards close your eyes and gently press them with your palms.
- Sit in a cross legged position.
- Close your eyes and ears by lightly pressing the thumbs on them.
- Place your index fingers in between your eyebrows, ring and little fingers at the base of nostrils.
- Focus your attention in the centre of your eyebrows.
- Take a deep breath through the nose, hold the breath for 2-3 seconds then slowly exhale through the nose while producing a humming sound. Your mouth should be closed.
- Repeat 5 times.
- Relax and look up.
- Rotate your eyes in clockwise direction.
- Do slow, make sure you reach all the corners.
- You can visualize a flying ball circling around your face.
- Do this for one minute and change to anti-clockwise direction.
THE FOCUS SWITCHING:
- Hold something with small letters (a newspaper or book) at your reading distance.
- Cover one of your eyes with your hand
- Keep the covered eye open to avoid fatigue
- Trace the shape of any small letter for 2 or 3 seconds.
- Look up from the book and find something that is at least 20 feet away.
- Trace its shape for another two or three seconds (do not attempt to squint. Just relax your eyes)
- Repeat steps 4 to 6.
- Once five minutes is up, cover the other eye and repeat the whole cycle for 5 minutes again.
“SIMPLE EFFORTS OFTEN LEADS TO GREAT RESULTS”
Yoga techniques help to alleviate various disorders related to defects in the eye muscles such as myopia and Hypermetropia. Practicing these regularly for a few months can go a long way in facilitating the normal functioning of our eyes.