We spent maximum time staring at the 15-inch computer and performing close up work which creates a lot of near-point stress on our eyes. Eye exercises also let you learn how to preserve optimal eye health such as keeping the eye moist, avoiding excessive near-point stress and strain. These are perhaps the major factor in affecting eyesight.
Eye yoga exercises had helped many people regain back their natural eyesight and had existed for centuries. It helps us to use our eyes to their fullest capability which is not possible in our present way of life. These eye exercises aim to return our eyes to its normal state. Here we are up with an article which consists of 5 yoga exercises that benefit eyes. They can be done anytime and anywhere and are easy to do. We suggest you do these exercises in a room without distraction and find a comfortable sitting position-either a cross-legged on a thick yoga mat or a chair with good padding. Avoid using corrective lens while performing these exercises.
Exercise 1: Bhramari Pranayama
Also known as the humble bee breath, this exercise can drown down the unnecessary noise in your head and is really calming, making you feel relaxed with just a few breaths. Sit on the floor cross-legged, put your fingers over your eyes horizontally. Exhale and when you inhale, make a buzzing sound like a bee. Make sure you put very little pressure on the eyeball and keep your lips sealed.
Exercise 2: The shoulder stand: Sarvangna Asanaor
This exercise not only helps your eyes but also your brain. Lie down on a mat and using your arms, lift your body waist downwards in the air so that your legs are straightforward and toes face outwards. This posture rouses blood circulation in the brain and optic nerve. You can also lay on your back and lift your legs upward, as high as you can go. This exercise increases blood circulation to the brain, eyes, nose, and ears thereby improving their working. This posture also helps you maximise and detoxify the performance of all the other organs.
Exercise 3: Blink
Keep your eyes wide open and then blink for about 10-15 times quickly. Close your eyes for 15-20 seconds and repeat this exercise 4 more times. The human eye should blink about 25 times in 1 minute. However, many of us don’t, especially when we’re focusing on something on our smartphone or computer. This exercise helps prevent your dry eyes, relaxes the eye muscles and eye nourish itself.
Exercise 4: Palming
Rub your palms together till they feel warm. Then place them on your eyes and hold the position till your palm feels warm. Relax and concentrate on something. This exercise is an additional form of relaxation which is something your eyes could use, especially after a long day at work.
Exercise 5: Sideways & Rotation
So, it’s time for you to stretch your eye muscles. Move your eyes slowly from side to side and then all the way around in a circle. If you find that difficult, then use your finger and move it in a circle, and let your eyes follow. Make sure your neck doesn’t move and repeat both those exercises about 20 times.
These are some of the wonderful eye exercises that you can use to improve your eye sight in no time at all!