But why??? How can Eye Yoga help you?
Do you spend your days staring at a computer screen? If you do, you probably know how draining and tiring it can be to your entire body, not just your eyes?
This strains the entire body, including the eyes, leaving people feeling drained even though they haven’t physically exerted themselves. The key to doing these exercises is to relax and empty the mind as if you are meditating.
Improving Visual Concentration.
The first step is to strengthen visual concentration. Sit comfortably with your back and neck straight but not stiff. Start by holding each posture for a few minutes and gradually increase.
- Focus your gaze on the tip of your nose without blinking. Remain like this for as long as you can. Then close your eyes and relax.
- Next, focus on your “third eye” (the point between your eye-brows) without blinking. Then close your eyes and relax. It may feel uncomfortable or hard to do at first, but do not let yourself become frustrated. Keep your focus on that area and with time, you will find this posture easier to do.
- Now, without turning your head, focus both eyes on your left shoulder. Remain like this for as long as you can. Then close your eyes and relax. Repeat this sequence with the right shoulder.
- When you are finished, place the palms of your hands on your closed eyes and rest for as long as you would like.
I have recently found a hand held game console which has a game for ‘eye training’ it’s well worth the money, and anyone with children will probably find there is a console lurking somewhere in the house!