Our eyes are the most precious gift from God to us, through which we can see the whole world. Without eyes, we can not enjoy the beauty of nature. Good eyesight is most important for healthy people. But today we can see many problems related to eyesight. These problems occur among all ages people even children also.
There are many reasons for decreasing eyesight, including pollution, lack of nutrition, and more. Eyesight-related problems can be seen more in cities as compared to villages. Our daily routines like watching TV, and smartphones badly affect our eyesight.
Today we are going to discuss some Yoga practices which can improve the health of your eyes. These yoga asanas includes Halasana, Balasana, Padahasthasana, Shirsasana etc.
We can also improve our eyesight through meditation exercises like Tratak which reduces the chances of blindness and weakened eyesight. Some Pranayama techniques like Kapal Bhati, and Anulom Vilom help in the prevention of eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma
Use Yoga as a Therapy
We can use Yoga as a therapy to protect our eyes from diseases and improve our eyesight. To ensure good eyesight you also need to focus on proper nutrition and sufficient sleep. Here we are going to discuss some Yoga techniques which you can practice for a minimum 5-10 minutes a day to improve eye health.
Formation of the Halasana posture:
- Lie down on your back
- Lift your middle and lower back and drop your toes on the floor behind
- Try to bring your chest as close to your chin as possible
- The palms can remain flat on the floor but you can bend the arms and support the back with the palms
2. Bal Bakasana Baby Crane Pose
Formation of the Bal Bakasana Baby Crane Pose posture:
- Begin in Marjariasana
- Place your elbows down flat
- Your fingers should point forward and they should be spread apart
- Lean forward in such a way that all your body weight shifts onto your triceps
- Find your balance and slowly lift both your feet off the ground.
- Bring your feet together
3. Bhastrika Pranayama
Formation of Bhastrika Pranayama posture:
- Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana)
- Straighten your back and close your eyes
- Place your palms on your knees facing up (in Prapthi Mudra)
- Inhale and fill your lungs with air
- Exhale completely
- Inhalation and exhalation should be done in a 1:1 ratio
4. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
Formation of the Ustrasana posture:
- Kneel on the yoga mat and place your hands on the hips.
- Simultaneously, arch your back and slide your palms over your feet till the arms are straight.
- Do not strain your neck but keep it in a neutral position.
- Breathe out and slowly come back to the initial pose.
5. Tratak Meditation
Tratak is a technique of meditation that helps to build concentration and memory and this technique also improves eyesight. To practice the Tratak technique you need to focus on a particular object such as a flame, the moon, and even the sun. According to experts, this method is very beneficial in curing the eye diseases like Glaucoma, cataracts, and other vision-related problems.