Do You Know that yoga for eyes can improve your visual ability? Eyes are the part of your body that contains the strongest muscles? How much you care your eyes? Our modern work and related stress are leading us to many body issues. One amongst this can be visual fatigue. We spent too many hours looking on the computer screen. Even kids are the sufferers of major eye problems. I have seen many kids wearing glasses from their young age itself. Looks as if, they are born with glasses. These days most of the schools offer e-learning classes. Parents always want their kids to shine at the top level. Hence they make them learn in these institutions. Just think!! from your whole mind. What will be the upcoming consequences of this??
Eye Problems Include
- Redness in your eyes
- Continuous watery eyes
- Puffy eyes
How Yoga for Eyes is Rewarded?
- Lowers stress.
- Enhances vision.
- Relaxes eye muscles.
- Raises blood circulation.
I too sit in front of the computer for the whole day. But the difference is, I do regular exercise!! My yoga teacher has taught me certain hand mudras and poses for eye problems. I am sharing that with you.
Come lets begin some……….
Yoga Asanas for Healthy Eyes
Hala Asana (Plough pose) yoga for eyes
Benefits of Plough yoga for eyes
- Aids digestion.
- Relieves leg cramps.
- Stretches the spine and shoulder areas.
- Curative for infertility, insomnia and headache.
- Comforts fatigue and stress.
- Energizes thyroid, lungs and abdomen.
- Relieves gas troubles.
Steps to perform Plough Yoga for Eyes
- First, lay down on your back.
- Next inhale and gently lift your legs up on exhalation.
- Raise your legs, hips and back as much as possible.
- Now bring your legs over your head and slowly lower them to touch the ground behind you.
- Close your eyes and breathe.
- Maintain this pose for 2-3 minutes.
- To return to the normal position: Lift your legs one by one and fold your knees.
- Then lower your back and legs to the floor.
- Come to Shava Asana and relax here for 2 minutes.
- Avoid this pose in case of frail blood vessels in the eyes.
- Not recommended for pregnant women.
- Avoid during menstruation.
- Patients with brain diseases, enlarged thyroid, liver and neck problems must stop doing Hala Asana.
Sarvanga Asana (Shoulderstand) yoga for eye
Sarvanga is a complete workout exercise for your body. This is one of the advanced pose, offering lots of health benefits.
Benefits of Shoulderstand yoga for eye
- Cures disorders of nose, ear, throat and eyes.
- Ends premature graying and hair loss.
- Maintains a perfect body weight.
- Treatment for urinary bladder and kidney disorders.
- Purifies blood.
- Good for patients with asthma, constipation, diabetes, insomnia and liver disorder.
- Freshens your skin by treating wrinkles, aged look and dullness of the face.
- Brightens eyesight.
- Cures sexual disorders.
- Improves digestive and respiratory system.
- Lowers depression and anxiety disorders.
- Lay down on your back. Keep your arms on the sides.
- Now stretch your legs.
- In this step, take a deep breathe.
- Slowly raise your legs while exhaling.
- Lift your legs up to 90 degree angle.
- Keep the hands beneath your waist for support.
- Make sure your body weight should lie on the shoulders.
- Level your gaze on the toes.
- Breathe generally.
- Stay on this pose for 3 minutes.
Avoid in case of:
Heart problems, Weak age, Spondylosis, Middle ear problem, High blood pressure.
Alternative For Weak And Old People
You can practice Viparithakarani (Psychic union pose), which is more easier compared to Sarvangasana.
One can use props, bolsters and chairs in case of Psychic union pose i. These things are not allowed in Shoulderstand.
Yoga Eye Exercises
- Relief from eye strain and tension.
- Improves your vision.
- Gives better circulation of blood.
- Eye muscles become strong and active.
You need not look for a separate place to perform this exercise. Eye rotation can be done at anytime, anywhere.
- Keep your head in a steady position.
- Now, slowly rotate your eyes in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
- Repeat this for 5-10 times on each side.
Up down movement
- Look up straight towards the ceiling.
- Then, look down towards the ground.
- Now, again continue the same steps.
- Continue this for 10 times without blinking the eyes.
- After this close your eyes
- Give them a slight press with your palms.
Yoga Breathing Exercise
Bhramari Pranayama yoga for eyes health
- Relieves tension and anxiety.
- Relief from headache.
- Builds confidence in you.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Increases concentration and memory power.
Sit up straight keeping your legs crossed.
Now, close your eyes and ears by slightly pressing your thumbs on them.
- Place index finger: On the forehead
- Middle fingers: Between the eyebrows.
- Ring and little fingers: At the base of your nostrils.
Next, take a deep breathe.
Hold the breathe for about 2-3 seconds.
Then, exhale through the nose. Remember your mouth should remain closed while doing this.
Repeat the above steps for 5 times.
- People with heart disease must consult a doctor before doing this pose.
- Avoid in case of ear infection.
- Should be performed in seated position only.
- Must be practiced under a trained professional.
These are determined hand gestures, which can balance the different elements of our body.
- Prevents eyelid hair loss.
- Eliminates feeling of heaviness from your eyelids.
- Can be used as pain control for polio victims.
- Beneficial for Parkinson’s patients.
- Controls anxious mind.
- Treatment for stress, restlessness and lack of concentration.
- Relieves joint and knee pains.
- Reduces hiccoughs.
- Bent your index finger. Then, place thumb on this finger.
- Keep all the other three fingers comfortably straight.
- Hold this mudra for 15 minutes.
- Practice this 3 times a day before your meals.
Many doctors advice to discontinue the mudra on obtaining recovery from the problem.
- Relieves mental stress.
- Sharpens memory.
- Worth for treating insomnia and mental disorders.
- Cures weak eyesight and retina problems.
- This can be performed both in standing and sitting pose.
- Sit in Padma Asana (Lotus Pose). You may also stand in Tada Asana (Mountain Pose) or sit warmly on a chair.
- Bring your thumb and index finger together.
- Let all the other fingers remain straight.
- Hold this for 15 minutes.
- Practice Gyan mudra 3 times a day, until your eyesight improves.
Avoid doing this in an over-excited state.
- Treatment for dry eyes.
- Varuna is beneficial for indigestion.
- Treats dryness of the skin (cracks, psoriasis, dry eczema).
- Relaxes muscle cramps.
- Restores moisture level in the body.
- Useful to overcome dehydration.
- Sit in Sukasana pose.
- Now join the little finger to the head of your thumb.
- Keep your other fingers straight.
- Maintain this mudra for 10-15 minutes.
- Practice 3 times a day
People with water detainment in their bodies must do this mudra moderately.
Prithvi (Surya) Mudra
- Cures cataract problems in eyes.
- Helpful for obesity and weight gain.
- Good for loss of appetite, constipation and indigestion.
- Suppresses weight gain.
- Strengthens your body and mind.
- Promotes energy.
- Controls abnormal low body temperature.
- This mudra should be performed facing eastwards.
- Sit erect keeping your knees folded. Palms extended out on the knees.
- Place the nib of the ring finger on the head of your thumb.
- Stretch all the other fingers and keep them straight.
Over performance of Surya mudra can give excessive heat to the body.
Jala Samhar Mudra
Sometimes phlegm in our head becomes excess. This may come in the form of tears leading to blockage of eye vision.
Benefits of Jala Samhar Mudra yoga for eyes
- Stops excess tears flow from eyes.
- Cleanses impurities from blood.
- Relieves painful cramps.
- Treats hyper-acidity.
- Good for excessive menses.
- Sit straight. Now place your thumb on little finger.
- Keep all the other three fingers straight.
- Stay in this mudra for 15 minutes.
- Practice Jala Samhar 2-3 times per day.
- People with water detainment in their bodies must do this mudra moderately.
- Exercise to improve your focus
- All you need is a candle for doing this exercise.
Enhances your concentration.
- Place a lighted candle at an arm’s length distance ( at your eye level).
- Now stare at this candle without blinking for about 5 seconds.
- Then, close your eyes. Try to envision the flame.
- Repeat four more times.
Its true our eyes can reflect the strength of our soul. Safeguard this wonderful gift given to you by the heavenly father.