The eye is possibly one our most precious senses. However, conditions like long sightedness, short sightedness and astigmatism has become so common today that we have started thinking that it is one of the inevitable signs of ageing. We may opt for contact lenses to improve our vision, but the danger with these glasses is that we tend to become too dependent on them. Regular practice of yoga can instead improve the health of your eyes. It works by revitalising your internal organs, including your eyes, by working on your external body. Focussing on specific points in yoga practice can help counter the strain in your eyes.
In this video, yoga expert Samara Chopra demonstrates yoga poses that can revitalise your eyes. Smt. Hansaji, wife of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra and present Director of The Yoga Institute, talks about how yoga can improve your vision. Inverted postures such as shirshasana or headstand can boost blood circulation and help in getting rid of toxins from the vital organs of the body including the eyes. A forward bend, such as the prasarita padottanasana, strengthens the spine and calms the brain, indirectly benefiting the eyes as it relaxes the overall nervous system. Sarvangasana aligns the spine and in turn helps the nervous system to function properly. It stretches the spine and releases all the tension that is trapped inside it. It also calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression.
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Published: February 12, 2015 3:18 pm | Updated:July 1, 2015 10:56 am