Sunday, May 5, 2013

Natural Eye Exercises That You Can Do For Better Vision

The moment you complained of blurring of vision, you must have typically gone to the doctor immediately to get yourself some corrective glasses. But what you probably don't know is that there is a natural way to improving your vision-eye muscle exercises. Do you know any eye exercises? Doing eye exercises can strengthen the eye muscles to alleviate eye problems such as double vision, focusing difficulties and strabismus.
Our eyes, just like any other muscles of our body, also need exercise to remain healthy. The problem is we tend to take it for granted especially with the increased use of computers and TV nowadays causing chronic, excessive stress on our visual system. Fortunately, simple eye exercise method has been developed to strengthen eye muscles, maintain flexible lenses and maintain sharper vision with just 5-10 minutes each day. Sounds easy, right?
Here are 5 eye exercises that can help in improving your eye vision:
To keep your eyes fresh and being able to focus longer, doing the blinking exercise can help. This is especially beneficial to those who stay long hours on the computer or TV as they have the tendency to blink less especially if they are closely focused on something. It's an easy exercise that you can try. Just blink every 3-4 seconds for the next two minutes.
Remember how you use to play hide and seek when you were young? You would cover your eyes with your palm and focus on the darkness. That's basically how palming is done. Palming is performed to alleviate stress around the eyes and as a way to relax your eyes while taking a computer break. It's really easy to do:
  • Take a few deep breaths first before starting. Lean forward on a desk or with your elbow on your knees. Make sure that you are in a comfortable position while closing your eyes.
  • Place your two hands over your eyes with the cup of your palm covering your eyes. Make sure that you can blink freely and that you are placing little pressure only on your eyes.
  • Observe the darkness in front of your eyes and that's it. Do this for 3 minutes or as long as you want.
It doesn't sound much of an exercise but it can relax your eyes and calm down from the tensions of daily life.
Figure Eights
Another eye exercise you can try is the Figure Eights which increases the flexibility of your eye muscles in a relaxed way. It's really simple to perform:
  • Just take two deep breaths and imagine a figure eight approximately 10 feet from you positioned horizontally (similar to the infinity sign).
  • Let your eyes trace along your imaginary figure eight without moving your head. First, trace in one direction and then in the opposite direction.
  • Continue to breathe and blink as your eyes trace effortlessly along the figure eight.
If you try to stare at something for a long time, you would notice how it eventually strains your eyes. Staring for too long is actually detrimental for your eyes because it is believed to congeal the energy and muscles, preventing the blood flow. But by doing scanning exercises, it keeps your eyes alive and energetic.
  • Take two deep breaths while standing, sitting or moving around your environment.
  • Let your eyes glide over objects you look at. Do it as if you are painting them with your eyes.
  • As your eyes move from object to object, allow them to shift easily without staring and continue to breathing and blinking. Make sure that they move in a relaxed manner.
Near and Far Focusing
When doing this exercise, it improves the flexibility of the eyes as they change from distance viewing to near visual focus. You can do this almost anywhere.
  • You can either sit in a comfortable position or stand as this will only take about 2-3 minutes at a time. If you choose to stand, bend your knees slightly.
  • Hold your thumb 6-10 inches away from your eyes directly in front of you and focus on it.
  • Then focus on a distant object at least 10 feet away in front of you.
Doing this exercise will strengthen the muscles in your eyes over time and may improve your overall vision.
Our eyes are light-sensing organs. They are made to receive and construe light energy. In order to stay healthy and garish, our eyes need good, natural light exposure though it is important that we protect ourselves from ultra-violet radiation. You still need to permit your eyes to receive natural sunlight for at least 20 minutes per day.
  • Just take two deep breaths while sitting or standing in an area where the sun is shining on you. In case there is no natural sunlight, you can make use of full spectrum light source
  • Close your eyes gently and move your head slowly from side to side so that you can go from an area of shade into an area of light directed on your closed eyelids.
  • Feel the light on your eyelids and imagine accepting the light energy.
  • You can alternate sunning and palming.
These are just some of the eye exercises available for you to do. By regularly performing them, you allow your eyes to be strengthened and relaxed. They're really simple to do so perform them as much as you can and see improvements for yourself.
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