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.



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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6 Responses to “Yoga for the Eyes”

  1. yash March 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    i am wearing spectacales frm past 6 months.
    Can u give any exercise to decrease my spectacles power

    • Lawrence & Mayo March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      As it says, the yoga can relieve you of the stress and strain caused with daily activities. Our eyes focus constantly at different distances, adapting to different lighting situations, seeing/reading/watching numerous things of various sizes, colors and shapes. Imagine the amount of efforts a human has to put in to have a normal and clear vision. This leads to lot of strain and stress on the muscles of the eye, where in the exercises given can help in keeping the eye and its muscles toned and ever ready for the job they have to do.
      There is no evidence that the refractive power of the eye will reduce with the practice of Eye Yoga/Exercises, it can prevent the worsening of the situation which is caused by the everyday stress and strain but cannot reduce the power of your spectacles. You need to continue to wear the spectacles as advised by the Optometrist/Ophthalmologist.

  2. yash March 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    thanxs for the details

    • Lawrence & Mayo April 11, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      It was a pleasure to sort your query and show you the right way to eye care. After all, eyes are precious and you did take a step to take care of them.

  3. Ravi Verma May 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    I like this thanks for detail..

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