In this faster moving world people have forgotten the importance of the most beautiful things that have been gifted to us by nature. Eyes are among those beautiful gifts that we humans are gifted with and it is our responsibility to take proper care of them. What could be a better way than practicing yoga for eyes regularly to keep them healthy and safe for longer time that too naturally?

Spending all your day in front of the computer screen or engaging yourself in activities like watching TV, playing video games, using computer, laptops or mobile phones for longer time can be strenuous and at the same time can be dangerous too.

Eyes and mind are related to each other and for healthy eyes you need to keep your mind relaxed and calm. It is said that 40% of your brains capacity is occupied when your eyes are on duty that is during vision and thus spending a little time out of your busy schedule to perform yoga for eyes isn’t a bad idea at all.

In present time, around 35% of world’s total population suffers from eyesight problems that include myopia and hypermetropia and to overcome these issues people generally opt of power glasses or lenses that only supports in correcting the refractive error in your eyes. However putting on power glasses is not the solution to get rid of your eyesight problem rather, it worsens the condition.

Thus, it is suggested to use eye glasses only when it very important. Instead you should choose yoga for eyes and experience long term results in improving your eyesight.

There are various yoga exercises that have been preached by various experts and made it simpler for you to get rid of your eye problems naturally. Yoga for eyes includes different pranayamas, acupressure, asanas and a few exercises that you have to perform by your eyes only.

Regularly practising these exercises not only helps you in getting better vision but they also gifts you with beautiful and glowing skin thus preventing you from wrinkles, scars and puffiness.

Gain Better Vision by Practicing Yoga For Eyes

Below is the list of various exercises that you can be included in your daily schedule to prevent your eyes from various problems.

Rotating Your Eyes

Eye rotations in various directions like sideways, up and down, clockwise, anti-clockwise can be really good for those who have to work for longer time keeping their eyes at computer screens. This rotation exercise for your eyes not only provides relaxation to your eyes but it also prevents them from various diseases and disorders.

To perform these rotation exercises all you have to do is follow the below listed steps

Rotating Eyes in Up And Down Position

This exercise is simple and can be performed any time when you are free. Regular practice of eye rotations up and down can certainly help you in improving your vision:
  1. Sit down on the floor with legs stretched outside, body and head straight, back and spine erect.
  2. While you are comfortably seated, exhale deeply and start gazing upwards towards the ceiling. Make sure that you do not move your head and only your eye ball moves. Once your eyes reach at the top, inhale deeply and downwards
    Repeat this process at least 10 times.
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Rotating Eyes Sideways

Sideways eye rotation movement is a very good exercise for the people who are suffering from myopia or hypermetropia.
    • Be seated on the yoga mat in either Padmasana or Sukhasana keeping your spine and head erect.
    • Stretch your arms out while keeping your fist closed and your thumb should face in the upward direction towards the ceiling. Keep gazing the thumb.
    • Your hands should be close to your face so that it is spaced between your eyebrows. Move your hand right side constantly gazing at the thumb. Remember your eyes should only move and your head should remain still.
    • Bring the hand back in the same position as it was before (between the eyebrows).
    • Instead of your hand you could also hold object like pen or pencil to serve the purpose.
    • Repeat the same process with left hand and this should be 10 times.
    • While moving your hands sideways you should exhale deeply and while moving them at their place you should inhale deeply.
    • Keep your eyes closed at least for 10 seconds after each repetition to give some rest to the eyes.


Eye Rotations – Clockwise – Anti-Clockwise:

Rotating eyes clockwise and anti-clockwise is ideal for people who spend more on their time in front of the computer screen. This is a kind of yoga for eyes that not only make your eyes feel relaxed but also keeps them from various diseases and disorders.
    • Sit peacefully on the yoga mat in Padmasana or Sukhasana. you have to sit straight while keeping your spine and head erect.
    • Let your hands rest on your knees like you do in yoga mudra.
    • Now let your left palm rest on your left knee, and lift your right fist above your right knee. Your thumb should face the ceiling and your elbow should be kept straight.
    • Rotate your hand clockwise and focus on your thumb. Keeping your head still move your eyes with the thumb. Thumb should be moved in a way that it should make a circle (in clockwise direction).
    • Inhale while taking your thumb in upward direction and exhale while you finish the circle.
    • Do this process for 5 times and remember that you should do it very slowly.
    • Repeat the entire process in the same way while moving your hand in the anticlockwise direction. Repeat it for 5 times.
    • Sit in the relaxed position with your eyes closed for few minutes.

Palming and Blinking –

Palming and blinking are simple yet very effective yoga for eyes. Practicing these exercises regularly can do wonders in normalizing the function of your eyes.

Palming –

  1. Sit peacefully in relaxed position with eyes closed and take a few deep breaths.
  2. Rub the palms of your hands briskly until they become warm and slowly place the warmed up palms over your eye lids.
  3. Stay in the same position until the eyes completely absorbs the warmth of your palms.
  4. Keep your eyes closed and slowly move your hands away from the eyes.
  5. Repeat the complete process for at least three times.

Blinking –

  1. Sit comfortably while keeping your eyes open.
  2. Blink your eyes very quickly for around 10-15 times.
  3. After this keep your eyes closed, keep calm and relaxed for 20 before starting the process again.
Repeat this simple yoga for eyes for at least 5 times. Apart from the above mentioned exercises and yoga for eyes there are more simple and effectual exercises, yoga and paranayama that can efficiently help you in improving your eye sight and keeping you safe from various eye problems. Have a look at them
  1. Trataka – Meditation
  2. Bhastrika Pranayam
  3. Kapalbhati Pranayam
  4. Bahya Pranayaa
  5. Anuloma – Viloma Pranayama
  6. Udgeeth Pranayama
  7. Agnisara Kriya
  8. Shavasana