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Like everything else, your vision also weakens with time. If you do not take care of your eyes through healthy habits, you are sure to end up with vision issues. First and foremost, get yourself tested through eye exams periodically and take some necessary precautions.
Yogic methods of asanas, breathwork and meditation can help you improve your eyesight. Start a regular practice of asanas like Padahasthasana, Kakasana, and Vrikshasana. In addition, you can also add pranayama techniques like Anulom Vilom, Brahmari Pranayama and mudras such as Surya Mudra and Vayu Mudra to your regular routine.
2. Kakasana (Crow pose)
3. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)
In Sanskrit, ‘kapal’ means skull and ‘bhati’ means ‘shining/illuminating’. Therefore, Kapalbhati Pranayam is also known as Skull Shining Breathing Technique.
Here’s how to practice it:
i) Avoid sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer.
ii) Wear swimming goggles when you visit the pool because chlorine present in the pool water is bad for your eyes.
iii) Stop using dim lighting while reading.
iv) Avoid the use of fluorescent lights as they can weaken your vision.
v) Stay updated on your eye health with timely eye exams with your ophthalmologist as an early diagnosis can prevent problems before they become severe.
In yoga, you can also apply Tratak meditation regularly. The Tratak technique is known to improve eyesight. Moreover, it is useful for enhancing concentration and memory. Tratak can be done by focusing on a particular object such as the flame of a lamp, the moon, and even the sun. Tratak is a powerful method to prevent conditions like Cataract, Glaucoma, and other related vision problems.
Regularly practise yoga to keep your eye health in order.