Eyes are our windows to look out and take in the world. Eyes are essential for seeing things, reading, functioning, and even interacting with other people. The eyes are delicate though, they give you their very best all day everyday and they need a chance to relax and restore themselves from the continuous stress put on them.
Did you know that you can improve eyesight by altering a few bad habits? We are tough on our vision and taking some time to practice relaxation techniques can enable us see more clearly. Even if you have used lenses of some sort for decades or are susceptible to eye issues and eye disease, mastering a technique for relaxation can remedy all that.
Strain and tension are the main aspects impacting poor sight. Everyone comes into the world with relatively good vision. During our school age we are improperly instructed and bad habits result that cause our sight to strain too much. Seated in an educational setting, regularly looking at blackboards, books, or paper all day exhausts our sight. These routines continue into our adult years and we do the same thing day after day.
Our physical body gives out alerts when it needs to relax. If we lift something heavy and overdue it our back aches or hurts. These alerts tell us to stop what we are doing and just relax. Similarly, our vision can tell us when it needs to stop and relax. You may feel a headache coming on, eyes begin to burn a bit, or a minor nervous tic may start in one or both eyes. These are signs that your eyes need to relax.
Resting your vision is easy and here is an exercise to get you started. You don’t have to put up with bad vision. There are things you can do to break these bad habits that will improve your eyesight for the future.
A Resting Exercise
Palming is a technique to assist your eyes to relax, naturally. Your eyes are in continuous movement, even when you are sleeping. It’s not possible to completely stop their movement because they need to remain lubricated. However, we can slow down their movement and assist them to relax.
To relax your eyes, you must first relax your mind. If your thoughts are racing, your eyes will strain to keep up. Palming allows you to relax the brain and the eyes simultaneously. The technique is effortless and requires less than 20 minutes, but there is no time limit either. You can do it for as long as you like.
The first phase is to rub your hands together to get them warm. Then, position one hand over each eye. Be sure to cup the hands so they are never directly in contact with the eyes or applying pressure on the eye lids. Your elbows should be supported on a table or your legs.
The next phase is to relax completely. With your eyes shut start to feel your muscles begin to unwind. Begin with the top of your body and gradually move down to your feet, sensing each muscle begin to relax. The more comfortable you are, the deeper the blackness you will see. Initially, you may see a grayish color but as you unwind that gray will turn into a deeper and deeper black hue. The deeper the blackness, the more relaxed your eyes will be.
Eliminate all of your thoughts and concentrate on the darkness. Try to remain in this cozy phase for at least 15 minutes.
When you open your eyes, everything will seem sharper. Tones, forms, and lines will be more detailed and your overall eyesight will be improved.