How To Relieve Tired Eyes | Exercise Your Tired EYES:
Just like any other muscle of your body, the eye muscles need to be exercised too in order to keep them strong and healthy. Yoga exercises for the eyes tone up the eye muscles, making them flexible and keep them properly lubricated. Check out yoga for eyes to relax your eyes muscles and tips to keep your eyes cool.
Maintain the corpse pose (Shavasana) to relax all the body parts before starting the eye exercises. To maintain this posture, lie motionless on the floor and close your eyes. All your body parts, right from the toes to the head, should be in a relaxed state. Check out steps to corpse pose and yoga Nidra guided meditation for relaxation. Total calm and peace should be experienced in this relaxed posture. The entire mind and body should be in a complete state of rest.
Benefits Of Eye Exercises:
- Strengthens the eye muscles, decreases stress, synchronizes eyeball movement and improves eyesight.
- Increase the accommodating and focusing power of the eyes.
- Cures most of the eye diseases, both muscular and optical, if they are practiced with patience and perseverance.
- Releases tension and offers quick relief from eye strain.
- Many people, who have done them over a long period of time, have discarded their spectacles.
Yoga Eye Exercises:
Up And Down Viewing:
- Sit with your legs straight in front of you. Place both your fists on the knees, with your thumbs pointing upwards. Keep your arms straight and slowly raise the right thumb. While you do this, follow the movement of the thumb with your eyes.
- On reaching the highest elevation, slowly return to the starting position. Keep your eyes focused on the thumb without moving the head this time.
- Practice the same movement with the left thumb. Repeat five times with each thumb.
- Lastly, close and rest your eyes.
- Sit in a meditation posture like Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Place your left hand on your left knee and make a fist and place above your right leg.
- The right thumb should point upwards and the arm must be straight.
- Make a large circular movement with the right thumb, moving left, then upward, curving to the right and finally returning to the starting position.
- Keep your eyes focused on the thumb without moving the head.
- Repeat with eyes focused on the thumb without moving the head.
- Repeat this for about five times in a clockwise direction and five times in the anti-clockwise direction, with each thumb.
- Lastly, close your eyes and rest.
- This exercise is a great way to relax your eyeballs and it increases their strength too.
- Sit in a meditation posture such as Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Gently massage the palms of your hands together until you feel them becoming warm. Massaging the palms not only charges the hands, but it also increases the flow of Prana (life force) in your hands.
- Place your warm hand on your closed eyes. Do this gently, .i.e., do not press your eyes with your palms. This movement will allow the flow of Prana from the hands to the eyes.
- The eye muscles feel relaxed when you close them. Do not remove your warm palms from the eyes.
- Once your eyes have completely absorbed the warmth of your hands, you can repeat the exercise by rubbing your hands together again, but keep your eyes closed.
- Three repetitions of palming are recommended.
- Sit with the legs straight in front of your body.
- Hold your arms straight out and at shoulder level, with your thumbs pointing upwards.
- Without moving the head sideways, focus your eyes on them, one after the other.
- Repeat this cycle for about 15 to 20 times and then rest.
Distant And Near Viewing:
- Sit with your legs straight and directly in front of you or in a cross-legged position. Relax the arms and start taking deep breaths.
- Focus your eyes on your nose.
- Then focus on a distant object.
- Focus on the nose again.
- Repeat this cycle for about 15 to 20 times; then close your eyes and relax.