Working for long hours can lead to increased stress, neck and back pain, weight gain, and eye problems. Apart from work, spending a lot of time looking at different screens, especially mobile phones, is also taking a toll on our physical and mental health. Also, if we talk only about the health of the eyes, then working for hours is increasing fatigue in the eyes, blurred vision, itching, watery eyes, headache, double vision, and dryness of the moisture of the eyes, etc. This is because the human eye is not built to work closely on anything for long periods of time. So if you are doing this, then you should also give some rest to your eyes in between your work, for this you can do Yoga for Eyes. They’ll let your overworked eye muscles relax, reducing tension in your facial muscles, and strengthening the muscles that help focus. Additionally, eye exercises will help shorten your attention span, which will help you calm down. As your concentration increases, you will be better able to pay attention to your body’s signals and work. So let’s know about these yogasanas.
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Yogasanas for the Eyes:
1. Do eye massage
Rub your hands for 10 to 15 seconds. Gently place your hands over your eyes until they feel warm and energized. Rest the fingers on the forehead, the palms above the eyes and the heels of the hands-on the cheeks. Do not touch the eyeball directly, but hollow the hands a little and try to make them a veil of darkness before the eyes, close your eyes, take a deep breath and relax. Continue this action until it feels soothing. Now when you feel comfortable, then slowly remove the hands from the face and slowly open the eyes.
2. Focus shifting and meditation
Keep your gaze on a distant object (if you’re indoors, look at a window). Focus on the object as clearly as possible, keeping the eyes and face relaxed. Take a deep breath and then slowly shift your gaze to another distant object near you. Imagine that your eyes are slowly drifting away from what you are seeing. Try to let your eyes know about the world around you, momentarily distracted by objects, and try to go into meditation.
3. Run eyes around
Keep your back straight and sit straight while breathing comfortably. Soften your eyes by relaxing your eyes and facial muscles, directing your gaze toward the ceiling, without moving your head. Then slowly circle your eyes in a clockwise direction, making the circle as large as possible. Gently focus on the objects in your periphery as you do this until you no longer feel any moisture in your eyes. Repeat this three times then close the eyes and relax. After five minutes, resume your work.
4. Focus the eye while touching the nose with your thumb
Relax your body and breathe comfortably. Place one hand in a straight fist in front of you, thumb pointing up. Pay attention to your thumb. Keeping your eyes trained on it, slowly move the thumb towards your nose, doing this until you can focus clearly on it. Hold the breath once and then bring the hand back to its original outward position, keeping the focus on the thumb. Repeat this up to 10 times. This will bring freshness to your eyes.