Our eyes do not have time to rest and any method to keep them healthy is welcomed. To keep your eyes healthy, you should avoid migraines, dry eyes, and the deterioration of visual acuity. Some Yoga practices can boost your eye health. A ten-minute yoga session for eye health, once a week would have many benefits. It brings inner calm, increases visual acuity and boosts concentration. Also, it is also excellent in preventing age-related eye problems such as presbyopia.
Get in the sunlight
Outside, stand with your feet slightly apart, close your eyes and turn your face to the sun. Feel the ground under your feet and let thoughts pass through for 1 to 2 minutes. After the session, keep your eyes in shadows and wash your face to moisturize your eyes.
Alternate walking with eyes open with eyes closed
Outdoors, or indoors, but in a well-ventilated room, walk two steps with your eyes open and three steps with your eyes closed. This exercise alternates between rest and activity phases for the eye cells. Walk calmly, breathing naturally, with a slow pace for at least 30 minutes or one hour.
Rub your hands together to warm them up. Then, place the hollowed out palms on your eyes without pressing on the eyeballs. Breathe calmly and deeply for 3 to 5 minutes in absolute darkness because as the retina does not perceive any light, it is at complete rest.
Focus on your breathing. You can perform this “palming” Yoga method with your elbows placed on your desk after a long screen exposure.
Apart from these eye Yoga practices, the practitioners recommend us to blink regularly to maintain the level of hydration and bring relaxation to the eyes. While working, you can also take a few small pauses once every two hours, at least, and look away from your screen to relax your eyes.