Poor eyesight has become an issue for many young people, but there is a simple exercise that can repair your vision.
In the information age our eyes are doing much more work for us than ever before. So many of our jobs, daily tasks and interactions with other people now involve looking at a computer, laptop or hand-held device. Our gaze is constantly focused on brightly shining objects in the near-field range of our eyes. This puts extreme and chronic stress on the eyes and the muscles that are attached the optic nerve. Over time, this progressively damages vision.
Yet, a simple and incredibly beneficial exercise can stop the deterioration of eyesight and restore and repair your vision. It is called palming. It is perhaps the most important exercise you can do for good eye health. The benefits are significant even the very first time you try it.
Yoga for Your Eyes Could Repair Your Vision
Born legally blind, Meir Schneider, developed this exercise in a program he put together called Yoga for Your Eyes. Although he was born blind, he was absolutely determined to strengthen his eyesight sufficiently enough to earn his driver’s license. After years of studying the eyes and training his eyes, he did just that. Schneider has since dedicated himself to helping others improve their vision.
The method is simple. The principle idea of the exercise is to completely relax the muscles, nerves, eyelids, and parts of the eyeball that are continuously strained. In essence, you begin by briefly loosening up the neck and shoulders. Then you sit at a table with the palms of the hands gently pressed against the orbits of the eyes. Meanwhile, you concentrate on filling the upper body and eyes with breath.
This is done for as long as is possible. You can do it for a few minutes, or relax into it for 30 minutes to an hour. Practice as long as you can in order to experience extremely beneficial deep relaxation of the eyes. Schneider did this exercise for 11 hours before taking his driving test. Even after a few minutes, you will see how much it can help the eyes.
Yoga for the Eyes can be seen in its entirety here. The course begins with a detailed explanation of palming and a warm-up exercises. Enjoy!
If you practice palming in conjunction with the rest of the exercises in Yoga for Your Eyes, the results may be even more astounding.
When your eyesight begins to go south, eye glasses may be necessary. Unfortunately, they are a hassle and often cause continued deterioration of vision over time. On the other hand, proper nutrition supportive of eye health, and a commitment to doing the right exercises for your eyes, can help you restore and repair your vision. Moreover, by developing a stronger appreciation for our eyes and a deeper connection to the parts of the body related to vision, it will be easy to build habits that nurture good eyesight throughout your life.
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