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Yoga for Eyes


Sarvendriyanaam Nayanam Pradhaanam

In the present day world about 35 % of the population suffers from myopia and hypermetropia in varying degrees. These disorders are usually overcome using powerful glasses and lenses which correct the refractive errors of the eye.May be Tension, stress and other situations also plays major role in eye sight issues. So Yoga can helps to treat Eye issues for some extent rather than totally . depending on Glasses.

Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. Yoga provides a series of eye exercises that improves the functioning of the eyes and helps to overcome various eye-related problems, such as

  • Myopia or short sightedness
  • Hypermetropia or long sightedness
  • Various other eye-related disorders

Do this exercises on morning time for better result. Wear Light weight cotton clothes. Take free breath keep your mind pleasant atleast for some time..Erase all husk from your mind and heart.



  • Sit quietly with eyes closed and take some deep breaths to relax yourself completely.
  • Rub the palms of your hands vigorously, until they become warm and place the palms gently over your eye lids.
  • Feel the warmth of the palms being transferred onto the eyes and the eye muscles relaxing. Your eyes are being bathed in soothing darkness.
  • Stay in this position until the heat from the hands has been completely absorbed by the eyes.
  • Keeping the eyes closed, lower the hands
  • Once again rub the palms and repeat the process at least three times


  • Sit comfortably with your eyes open.
  • Blink around 10 times very quickly.
  • Close your eyes and relax for 20 seconds. Slowly take your attention to your breath.
  • Repeat this exercise about 5-10 times.
  • Sideway:
  • Sit with legs straight in front of the body.
  • Now lift the arms keeping your fist closed and your thumbs pointing upward.
  • Look at a point straight in front of you in level with your eyes.
  • Keep the head in this fixed position, focus on the following one after the other, by shifting your vision to the
    • Space between the eyebrows
    • Left thumb
    • Space between the eyebrows
    • Right thumb
    • Space between the eyebrows
    • Left thumb
  • Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times.
  • After completing this exercise close your eyes and rest.
  • Inhale in the neutral position
  • Exhale while looking to the side.
  • Inhale and come back to the center.

Front view :

  • Sit with legs straight in front of the body
  • Then place the left [closed] fist on the left knee ensuring that the thumb points upwards.
  • Look at a point straight in front and in level with your eyes.
  • Keeping the head in this fixed position.
  • Breathing out, focus your eyes on the left thumb.
  • Breathing in, focus your eyes at a point in front and in level with your eyes.
  • Repeat the same process with the right thumb.
  • Then close your eyes and rest.


  • Sit with legs straight in front of your body.
  • Place the left hand on the left knee.
  • Hold the right fist above the right knee, with the thumb pointing upwards. Keep the elbow straight.
  • Now keeping the head still, focus your eyes on the thumb.
  • Make a circle with the thumb, keeping the elbow straight.
  • Repeat this exercise five times each in clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.
  • Repeat the process with the left thumb.
  • Close and rest the eyes and relax completely.
  • Inhale while completing the upper arc of the circle.
  • Exhale while completing the lower arc.

Up & Down:

  • Sit with legs straight in front of your body.
  • With both the thumbs pointing upwards, place both the fists on the knees.
  • Slowly raise the right thumb keeping the arms straight. Follow the motion of the thumb upwards with the eyes.
  • When the thumb is raised to the maximum, gradually bring it down to the starting position and continue to keep the eyes focused on the thumb all the while keeping the head still.
  • Repeat the same process with the left thumb.
  • Practice this 5 times with each thumb.
  • The head and the spine should be kept straight throughout.
  • Close the eyes and relax.
  • Inhale while raising the eyes.
  • Exhale while lowering the eyes.

Short & Long:

  • Stand or sit by an open window with a clear view of the horizon. Keep the arms by your side.
  • Focus on the tip of the nose for 5-10 seconds.
  • Repeat this for about 10 to 20 times.
  • Close and relax the eyes.
  • Inhale during close viewing.
  • Exhale during distant viewing.

After completing all the above exercises, lie in shavasan (corpse pose) for a few minutes and relax yourself completely. Breathe gently and normally, and do not resist any thoughts or sensations during the exercise.



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