According to analytical data, almost 35% of the young and adult population is suffering from myopia and hypermetropia. Reason for the same varies depending on their age. In students, one of the main reasons for poor eyesight is watching television for long hours; whereas, in adults, it may be due to excess burden on the brain which affects the eyes indirectly. Such factors force them to wear glasses.
Wearing glasses is not a cure for poor vision. Besides, wearing thick glasses regularly aggravates the problem. Hence, one must look for a remedy for the same.
Yoga teacher training in India educates people about yoga exercises useful in correcting eyesight. Some of those yoga exercises are mentioned below:
To perform this exercise, sit in a comfortable position and keep your neck and spine erect. Rub your palms till the heat is generated between them. Once you feel the heat, cup your eyes with palms. Let the warmth of the palms be transferred to the eyelids. Repeat this process thrice. Palming soothes the irritated optic nerve and releases strain from the eyes.
Gaze side to side
Sit in Dandasana and extend the legs out in front. Raise both the arms to eye level, make a fist and point your thumb upwards. Make sure that the head is fixed between both the arms and the arms are equidistant from the centre. All you have to do is synchronize your breathing and focus. As you inhale, set your focus at the centre. Shift focus to the right thumb and exhale. Now, shift the focus back to the centre and inhale. Shift to the left thumb and exhale. Repeat this process for at least 10 times. Gazing side to side train your eyes to shift focus without missing on any micro or macro detail. Moreover, it enhances the vision in focus by engaging macula and central part of the retina responsible for clearer vision. For detailed information on the same enrol for Yoga teacher training in India.
Make sure you are in the same pose as in the previous exercise. Clench a fist of your right hand and place it on the right knee with the thumb facing upward. Place your left hand on the left knee. Raise your right thumb above the right knee to eye level. Fix your head straight and focus on the thumb. Rotate the thumb clockwise and make sure that your focus follows the thumb. Breathe in as you are on the upper arc of the circle and breathe out on the lower arc. Perform it 5 times clockwise and 5 times anti-clockwise. Repeat the same exercise with the left thumb. It will help you train your eye muscles to focus for a longer period without straining the eyes.
Near and distant view
This exercise can be practised anywhere you may either sit or stand as per your comfort. All you have to do is select a focal point at a distance. Cover the sides of your eyes with hands and focus at the point for 5-10 seconds and exhale. Then, shift your sight to the tip of your nose and focus for another 5-10 seconds and inhale. Continue doing this exercise up to 15 times. Near and distant view exercise will not only help you cure myopia and hypermetropia but also prevent the same.
After practising each exercise give rest to your eyes for 5-10 breathes.
The periodic practice of these yoga exercises will help you improve your eyesight naturally. To know more about such yoga techniques enrol for yoga teacher training in Bangalore, Rishikesh, Delhi, etc.