07 Feb Exercises for Happy Eyes
Do your eyes hurt at the end of a long day of staring at screens and roads and paperwork?
With every passing year, the number of people suffering from vision problems is increasing exponentially. While there is always the culprit of aging; a major, more preventable reason is our modern, sedentary lifestyle.
So, try the following eye exercises and see how much better you feel afterwards!
The best posture for these exercises is:
- sitting straight ahead
- looking straight ahead
Deep relaxation for the eyes.
Gently rest the heels of your hands on your cheekbones, close your eyes, and let your fingers cover them.
Don’t put pressure on your eyelids.
You are doing this to shut out light, not rubbing your eyes.
Hold the position for ten seconds. It takes that long for your eyes to relax.
Eye Blink Exercise
A great way to refresh and lubricate eyes.
Close your eyes, count to three, and open them again for three. Repeat this five times.
Strengthening of the muscles.
Look up (keeping your head still!) and then down. Repeat this three more times and then do the same only left to right.
Be careful not to over-stretch; these exercises are all about curative, gentle movements.
Battling eye strain.
My personal favourite, this is for everyone who spends time on a screen like the one you’re reading this on
So, how to do it?
It involves 20 minutes, 20 feet, and 20 seconds.
Every 20 minutes look at something 20 feet away. And how long for? For 20 seconds.
If you have a window in sight, it would be great if you could pause and watch the outside world every twenty minutes, and for more benefits than just physical.
The Eye Roll Exercise
Strengthening and releasing tension.
The next time you feel the urge to roll your eyes, do itand then roll them in the other direction – that’s one repetition!
Keeping your head still, look right and then slowly roll your eyes up towards the ceiling. Continue the roll to the left and finish by looking down towards the floor.
Repeat this exercise the other way – left to right.
The Moving Finger
Hold your index finger few inches away from your eyes and focus on it.
Slowly move your finger away from your face, maintaining that focus.
Look into the distance and then back at your finger. Slowly return your finger back to the original position.
Repeat one more time.
Do you see the world a little sharper and brighter? Do your eyes feel less dry, sore, tense, and run down?
It’s so important that you don’t neglect your eyes; they work so hard and don’t ask for much from you.
With five minutes of each day invested on these exercises, you will notice a difference in your vision within two weeks. I hope you’ll try.