In addition to the health of the other parts of the body, yoga practitioners place a great accent on specific eye exercises. By working out the eye muscles they are able to prevent any possible problems caused by loss of tone and vitality of these muscles, which usually appear once the person reached maturity. Eye tensions not only reduce the ability of the eye to focus at different distances, but they also cause a great discomfort, due to the fact that the eyes are connected to the brain via the optic nerve.
Yoga eye exercises are recommended not only for preventing illnesses and weaknesses of the eye muscles, but also for improving the sight and, in some cases, even curing minor dysfunctions of the eye.
A lot of people are interested in correctly performing these exercises, and here are some tips.
In order to proceed with eye exercises routine, make sure you are comfortably seated, with your eyes wide open. It is important that your back is in a straight position, that you have your hands on your knees, your body is relaxed, and your head remains straight. During yoga eye exercises, your body should remain still, in one position, and, no part of your body should move except for your eyes.
Choose two reference points: one on the wall and one on the floor and repeatedly raise and lower your eyes on those points. This move represents the warm up for the exercises. Then, once you feel prepared, move your eyes as upwards as possible and then as downwards as you can. It is recommended to repeat the moves 5 times and then blink quickly in order to allow the eyes to relax.
Repeat the exercise, but, this time use reference points placed to your right and to your left, at your eye level. Once you repeated the exercise 5 times, do not forget to let the eye muscles rest.