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5 Yoga Asanas To Improve Your Eye Sight

Yoga can be quite beneficial in improving your eye sight.
Published -16 May 2022, 15:39 ISTUpdated -16 May 2022, 16:20 IST
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  • Bhavishya Bir
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  • Published -16 May 2022, 15:39 ISTUpdated -16 May 2022, 16:20 IST
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Yoga offers many techniques like asanas, pranayama, meditation, mudras etc to cure, heal, manage and treat a wide number of health issues. Many yoga asanas are aimed specifically at improving your eyesight naturally. This includes asanas like Padahasthasana, Bakasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana, Balasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana etc. 

The following poses can be done under the guidance of a teacher or yoga expert if you are a beginner. Please do not perform inverted postures like Sirshasana if you are suffering from any type of eye infection, Glaucoma or any eye-related issues. Tratak meditation can be a very helpful addition to your practice. This will improve your eyesight along with enhancing your focus, memory and concentration.

Siddha Walk

Siddha Walk or Yoga Walk can be done to warm up the body. Make the shape of figure 8 or infinity symbol on the ground- preferably mud or grass. Trace this shape from south to north for 21 minutes and then change direction. 

Adomukhisvanasana – Downward Dog

adho mukhi yoga eye sight

Formation Of The Posture

  • Start in a tabletop position where you are on all fours
  • Keep palms under the shoulders and knees aligned with the hips
  • Now, exhale and straighten your knees
  • Do not shift the position of your palms
  • If possible, push your heels down or you can also gently bend your knees as a modification
  • Keep your eye focused on your navel
  • Hold for as long as you are comfortable

Benefits

  • Gives strength to your legs, feet, shoulders and arms
  • Because this asana expects you to carry the weight of your body between your palms and feet, this weight-bearing nature of the posture strengthens the bones to prevent osteoporosis.
  • Relieves the symptoms of menopause.

Sarvangasana- Shoulder Stand

sarvangasana yoga eye sight

Formation Of The Posture

  • Begin on your backside with your arms beside your body
  • Lift your legs and your pelvis and back off the floor
  • Support your lower to mid-back with your palms 
  • Try and align your shoulder, torso, pelvis, legs and feet. 
  • Keep your chin tucked to your chest and gaze towards your feet.

Benefits

  • Sarvangasana provides many of the benefits of Sirsasana and is easier to perform
  • This asana is advisable for people suffering from Stage 1 and Stage 2 - Thyroid issues.
  • It helps in building core strength.
  • It helps in improving the sense of balance
  • It helps in reverse blood flow thus allowing for better blood supply to the face and in turn nourishing the skin and detoxing the body. 

Sirshasana -Headstand Pose

sirhasana yoga eye sight

Formation Of The Posture

  • Begin by placing your elbows down
  • Interlock your palms 
  • Place the crown of your head down ahead of your palms
  • Your palms should provide support to the back of your head
  • Straighten up as much as you can and walk-in towards your head 
  • Lift one leg up and then slowly the second leg
  • Join your legs straight or keep them bent
  • Stay in the pose as long as you are comfortable. 

Benefits

  • Helps to stretch and strengthen the abdominal muscles
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • It rejuvenates your body 
  • It stretches and gives strength to your whole body
  • It gives strength and flexibility to the neck, shoulder and back. 

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Halasana – Plough Pose

halasana yoga eye sight

Formation Of The Posture 

  • Lie on your back
  • Place your palms on the floor beside your body
  • Lift your legs and support your lower back to drop your toes behind you
  • Hold the asana for a while

Benefits 

  • It clears constipation and stomach disorders
  • Halasana helps to reduce body fat
  • Organs like the thyroid, kidney, spleen and pancreas are stimulated
  • It normalizes high blood pressure
  • It is helpful for women suffering from menstrual disorders

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Padahasthasana – Hand To Foot Pose

padhasthana yoga eye sight

Formation Of The Posture

  • Stand straight in Samasthithi
  • Exhale, bend your knees and fold forward with your upper body 
  • Drop your head down and keep the neck and shoulders relaxed
  • Place palms/fingertips on either side of your feet
  • Slowly straighten your knees and bring your chest closer to your thighs
  • Hold for as long as you are comfortable

Benefits 

  • Padahastasana makes the body very flexible. 
  • It stretches the back and leg muscles
  • It helps to eliminate excess belly fat
  • It improves digestion and reduces constipation. It cures many stomach ailments
  • Increases concentration and speeds up metabolism.

Tratak Meditation For Healthy Eyes

You can also perform Tratak meditation to improve your eyesight. Tratak meditation is a yogic technique that can be done to eliminate the need for spectacles. Sit still in Sukhasana or any comfortable pose. Focus on the flame of a lamp, Sun, Moon or even any object or image.

 

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