Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

De-stress Your Eyes

Our eyes need regular exercise in order to keep them healthy, just like any other muscle in the body. With the increased computer usage, most of us feel that our eyes get strained at the end of the day. This is so, because while working on computer, we tend to blink less, which refreshes our eyes. As a rule, remember to blink every five minutes, and after every 20 minutes look at an object that is 20 feet away for twenty seconds. Your eyes are going to thank you. Besides, the basics learn more from Yoga guru Sunil Singh. Read and practice.

1. Squeeze your eyes shut. Repeat ten times.

2. Relax the eyes. Clap the hands together, then rub them vigorously, creating warmth. Close the eyes and cup the palms of the hands over the eyelids. Hold them there for a moment, breathing deeply. Feel the warmth and energy penetrating the eyes. Breathe and relax. Move the fingertips down over the eyelids, and gently massage them in a circular motion, working your way out to the temples.

3. Massage your eyes with hot and cold compress: Soak one towel in hot water, and the other in cold. Take one and lightly press it to your face, focusing on your eyebrows, closed eyelids, and cheeks. Alternate between the two eyes, as desired, but make sure to end with a cold compress. For eyelid massage close your eyes and massage them with circular movements of your fingers for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you press very lightly and have washed your hands to avoid damaging your eyes.

4. Lightly press the upper eyelids using three fingers of each hand. Hold them there for 1-2 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.

5. Roll your eyes clockwise, then counter-clockwise whenever you sit to relax. Repeat 5 times, blinking in between each time.

6. Focus on a distant object (over 150 feet or 50 m away) for 10-15 seconds. Then, slowly refocus your eyes on a nearby object (less than 30 feet or 10 m away) without moving your head. Focus again for 10-15 seconds, and go back to the distant object. Do this 5 times.

7. Improve your vision: Hold a pencil at your arm’s length and move your arm slowly to the nose with your eyes constantly following the pencil. Repeat it 10 times.

8. Focus to treat myopia – Look at the opposite wall in your front and pretend to write anything with your eyes. Don’t move your head. This may seem difficult at first, but with a bit of practice it is really fun. The bigger the letters appear the better is the effect.

9. Focus on an object in the distance (as far as possible) with a low contrasting background. Do this for a few minutes every half hour or so.

10. Make up and down eye movements. Starting from up to down do this 8 times. Then do the side to side eye movement, starting from left to right. Repeat this 8 times. Be sure not to force your eyes further than they want to go in any particular direction, or you risk straining your eyes.

Besides all above it is good to eat carrot or prefer taking carrot juice regularly, as they are rich in Vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene) that helps protect eye health, informs Richa Shukla, Delhi based Nutritionist and Dietician.

Priya Singh

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