Eye Exercises

Don’t laugh. Eye yoga is for real and it can cut down on the aches and pains your eyes are subjected to daily by increasing circulation to them. The first thing you want to do, as with any exercise, is stretching. We have to stretch those eye extraocular muscles first. So keep your head stationary throughout the exercise. We are working on the eyes here. Not the body. So now that we’re all limbered up, let’s do some eye yoga!

the stretch

  1. Look straight ahead and all the way up
  2. Count 2 seconds, then look all the way down.
  3. Count 2 seconds. Then look to the extreme left.
  4. Repeat and look to the extreme right.
  5. Now you have to move your eyes to the four diagonal corners (you may feel tight stretches in your eyes which is a good thing). Begin with looking to the extreme top-left corner, bottom-right, top-right and end with bottom-left for one whole cycle.
  6. Repeat the cycle for one minute.

the palm

  1. Palm your eyes. This will reduce stimuli to your eyes and brain and closing your eyes and applying light pressure to them will spread the tear film in your eyes evenly and relax them.
  2. Get comfy in a chair and rub your hands together until they feel warm
  3. Close your eyes and cover them lightly with cupped palms. Don’t apply pressure to your eyeballs. Don’t cover your nose either. We don’t want you passing out. Repeat and look to the extreme right.
  4. Make sure no light can enter your eyes though gaps between your fingers. The light will stimulate, rather than relax your eyes, and deter the process of relaxation.
  5. Take deep breaths slowly and evenly while thinking of a calming scene, like an empty beach, a clear lake, or a still mountain. Once you see nothing but blackness, remove your palms from your eyes.
  6. Repeat the palming for three minutes or more.

the massage

  1. Massage your eyes. This will help to improve blood circulation around your eyes and face, and prepare your eyes for exercise.
  2. Apply a hot and cold compress: Soak a towel in warm water, and a towel in cold water. Place the warm towel on your face, making sure it drapes over your eyebrows, closed eyelids, and cheeks. After three minutes, remove it and put the cold towel on your face. Alternate between the two towels as desired but make sure you end with a cold compress. Repeat and look to the extreme right.
  3. Do a full face massage: Soak a towel in warm water. Rub your neck, forehead and cheeks with the towel. Then, use your fingertips to gently massage your forehead and closed eyes.
  4. Do an eyelid massage: Close your eyes and massage them with circular movements of your fingers for 1-2 minutes. Press very lightly on your eyes as you massage them.

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