Archive | January, 2012

Yoga for the Eyes

23 Jan

Yoga is arguably the best form of exercise for physical as well as mental fitness. It does not stress the body, unlike a lot of other modern exercise regimes, and is the best preemptive method of staying alert and in a high state of calm & focus. However, many people don’t fully utilize the facets of yoga, since they aren’t aware how beneficial it can be. And our eyes, which are probably the organs that are strained the most, get ignored. 

Through yoga for eyes, a few simple exercises can go a long way in ensuring long-term well-being of the eye, and prevent their natural deterioration. It’s simple, needs very less time, and can be done anywhere.

 

METHOD: 

Sit upright and keep your body relaxed. Keep moving your eyes from left to right, and focus on an object on either side for a couple of seconds. Repeat five times. 

Up down focus exercise – Focus on something directly in front of you and then move your eyes down, to focus on your lap. A couple of seconds later, bring your eyes back up. Repeat five times. 

Keep your palms tightly over each eye blocking out all the light. Rest the heels of your palms on your cheekbones and breathe deeply. Repeat five times. 

Move your eyes upwards then downwards. Blink rapidly and then repeat the exercise while moving your eyes from left to right. Repeat five times. 

Use a bright lamp in your room at night. Make sure no other light is on. Sit to face the lamp with your eyes closed. Switch the lamp on and off in time with your breathing. Repeat five times. 

Could it be any more simpler? Probably not. And it’s a tiny price to pay to keep your eyes healthy, as against the trouble of expensive treatment in case any eye-related ailments crop up. So practice yoga for the eyes and live to see a better tomorrow.

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Make-Up for the Eyes

11 Jan

The universe of eye makeup has transformed and become limitless in the past decade. Eyes, which are often referred to as the windows to the soul, are made up these days, giving them their due when it comes to cosmetic enhancement. Whatever be the occasion – a cocktail party or a wedding, there are specific eye makeups that can be achieved by using a host of products, ranging from colored lenses to eye-liners and embellishments, making the wearer achieve the desired look. Sensual, natural, smoky, fun, demure – it’s all possible. 

At the basic level, a few steps need to be followed to protect your eyes and achieve a long lasting eye makeup. First cover the dark circles with a good quality concealer. Then apply a good eye-base to your eye lids, which acts as the foundation. Then comes the fun part, where you select the appropriate eye-liner. And finally finish with eye shadow and top off with a highlighter. 

When it comes to basic eye-shape related makeup tips. Small eyes look the best with minimal makeup, so that it doesn’t overshadow the already modest sized eyes. By contrast, large eyes ought to use dark colors to accentuate them. In the case of round eyes, use only one shade for the entire eyelid which extends to the corners. For wide set eyes, the trick is to use light colors on the eyelids and medium tones on the creases. Keeping these basics in mind, you can experiment without going wrong for your eye type. 

And finally for the innumerable looks, it really boils down to your personal preferences, your imagination, and what you feel the occasion demands. For example, a very popular and dramatic look for a party is the cat eye, where the make up actually extends beyond the eyes in a swoop. Another example, is the wedding look, which could the smoky look way. If you are the bride and will be wearing a lot of heavy jewelry and clothing, smoky eyes could compliment that theme extremely well and provide a natural yet beautiful contrast.

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