Eyes Exercises is Beneficial For Our Eyes

By on May 1, 2015
Man Practicing Yoga covers his eyes.

EXERCISES FOR THE EYES

The stress And strain of daily life, pollution, gazing at a computer / TV screen for long hours takes it toll on the eyes. As a result weak eyesight, headache and other ailments are on the rise. These asanas are very useful for providing relief to the tired eyes.
The more often these asanas are done the better. However, for want of time these could be performed in the morning and evening at least.

PALMING
Exercise-29: Palming

  • Sit facing the sun and relax.
  • Rub the palms of both hands together vigorously to heat them.
  • Place the warm palms on your eyes.
  • Feel the energy transmission from the hands to the eyes and remove palms from the eyes after 2-3 minutes.
  • Repeat at least 3-4 times.

Benefits-
It relaxes, revitalizes and recharges the optic nerves.Preferably practice this asana at sunrise.

 

SIDEWAYS VIEWING

SIDEWAYS VIEWING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-30: Side viewing

  • Assume a sitting position with legs outstretched in front.
  • Hold the arms straight and out to the sides at shoulder level; with thumbs pointing upwards.
  • Without moving the head focus the eyes on the following one after the other-
  1. Space between the eyebrows.
  2. Right thumb.
  3. Space
  4. Left thumb.
  5. between the eyebrows.
  • Repeat 15-20 times.
  • Rest the eyes.

 

FRONT AND SIDEWAYS VIEWING

FRONT AND SIDEWAYS VIEWING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-31: Front & sideways viewing

  • Maintain the same position as in exercise 30.
  • Place left thumb on the left knee keeping the thumb pointing upwards.
  • Hold right thumb to the right of the body so that it points upwards.
  • Without moving the head, focus the eyes on the left thumb- then on the right thumb and return to the left thumb.
  • Repeat 15020 times.
  • Rest and close the eyes- practicing the eyes mentally with eyes closed.
  • Repeat the same on the left side of the body.

 

ROTATIONAL VIEWING

ROTATIONAL VIEWING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise-32: Rotational viewing

  • Maintain the same position as in exercise 31.
  • Place the left hand on the left knee and hold right fist above the right leg.
  • The right thumb should point upwards and the arm straight.
  • Make a large circular movement with the right thumb- moving to the left- upward-curving to the right and finally returning to the starting position.
  • Keep eyes focused on the thumb without moving the head.
  • Repeat 5 times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
  • Close eyes and rest.

 

UP AND DOWN VIEWING

UP AND DOWN VIEWING

 Exercise-33: Up and down viewing

  • Maintain the same position as in exercise 32.
  • Place both fists on both knees with both thumbs pointing upwards.
  • Keeping both arms straight- slowly raise the right arm as high as possible- while following the thumb movement with the eyes.
  • Slowly return to the starting position- while keeping eyes focused on the thumbs without moving the head.
  • Practice the same movement with left thumb.
  • Repeat 5 times with each thumb.
  • Finally close the eyes and rest.

 

DISTANT AND NEAR VIEWING

Exercise-34: Distant and near viewing

  • Sit in the same position as in exercise 33 –relax the arms.
  • Focus the eyes on your nose.
  • Then focus on a distant object.
  • Focus on the nose again.
  • Repeat many times.
  • Close eyes and relax.

 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISES FOR THE EYES

 In addition to these, some other exercises as mentioned below are very useful for the eyes. The details of these are mentioned separately.

  1. Sirshasana.
  2. Sarvangasana.
  3. Surya Namaskara.
  4. Surya bheda pranayama.
  5. Neti kriya.
  6. Tratka.

About Sharat S.

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