In short – YES! Yoga exercises have existed for thousands of years to improve the eyesight at a holistic level and not just at a site-specific or organ-specific level. The benefits of this 5000-year-old methodology based on exercises known as asanas are well known. Houston Lasik uses many natural methods in eye care to make optimum health. Laser eye surgery happens only when necessary in Houston. For the time in between eye check-ups and for after a LASIK surgery heals yoga eye exercises can help maintain eye health. So, what are these exercises and how complicated are they? In fact – these exercises are not complicated at all. They are simple but powerful. Here’s a look at some of them.
Look ahead, then to the extreme right, followed by the extreme left, then look to the farthest top and then to the farthest bottom. Now slowly rotate the eyes so that they circle in a clockwise followed by the anticlockwise direction. This exercise is understood to relieve the pressure in the extraocular muscles. Blood circulation improves and thereby the improved blood circulation prevents any potential injuries to the muscles or nerves surrounding the eyes.
Trataka or gazing or concentrating on an object for a predefined period of time improves concentration and vision. Being meditative in principle, it provides several other related benefits such as removing clutter from the mind and helping in getting more clarity in thoughts. The exercise is done by placing a lighted candle about 2 to 3 feet away and gazing at the flame without blinking.
This is a simple but very effective exercise to improve blood circulation in the eyes. After sitting in a comfortable position, rub palms against each other to produce lukewarm to warm heat in the palms. Place the palms over the eyes. Repeat this procedure several times.
The human eye needs to blink an average of 25 times per minute. Often, people do not blink this many times resulting in eye stress and possible eye health disorders. Blinking lists as another simple exercise to improve circulation in the eyes and hydrate them. Open the eyes wide open and repeatedly blink for about 25 times. Then close the eyes for about 20 seconds before repeating the blinking procedure again. Apart from preventing dry eyes, this exercise also improves sleep.
Also called the sarvangna asanaor it is an exercise that improves blood circulation to the eyes and brain. Lie on a flat surface such as on a yoga mat preferably on a comfortable carpet. Lift the body so that it is perpendicular to the head and is balanced on the rear shoulders. Hold the waist to stabilize this position. Hold the position for about 20 seconds.
Bumble bee breathing
Bhramari pranayama is based on the understanding that a clear mind is also beneficial for the eyes. The exercise is performed by sitting in a cross-legged position. Place fingers over the eyes with moderate pressure and exhale slowly. Slowly inhale and while doing so make a buzzing sound. Keep lips tightly sealed. Inhaling and also making a buzzing sound is difficult at the beginning. However, with practice, the quality of this exercise improves.
Along with Yoga exercises don’t forget to visit a Houston LASIK center for a laser eye surgery consultation to improve vision or prevent any potential eye hazards.
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