Yoga For Eyesight

(January 28, 2009)

I am 22 year old boy.My both eyes has -2number. I want to reduce my number by yoga or self meditation, so can you suggest me better way by which i can see this world without help of spectacles or contact lenses.


Yoga does help in improving your eyesight and maintaining a healthy vision. But you also need to take care of some general things along with practicing yoga such as eat healthy and balanced meals. Consume foods that are good for your eyes and boost their health like carrots, spinach, papaya, oranges, watermelons, grapes, dark green leafy vegetables, peanuts, almonds, etc. Drink lots of water, as your eyes need moisture to function properly and remain healthy. Insufficient water intake might lead to excessive dehydration that might cause a strain on your eyes so drink at least 6 to 7 glasses of water throughout the day. Our eyes need a lot of oxygen and proper breathing will ensure that your body gets the required supply. So you need to breathe correctly and fully.

You also need to make sure that your eyes remain clean and healthy. Jal neti or water irrigation of the nasal passage with a solution of salt water is extremely beneficial in improving your eyesight as it clears the eyes and sinuses from blockage and congestion so your life energy or prana can reach your eyes easily. It is believed that regular practice of Jal neti or water irrigation will help you to get rid of your number totally and will enable you to see normally without using spectacles or contact lenses even if you have been using them for a very long time. But you must do it correctly and regularly. Learn it from a qualified yoga instructor and then you can safely practice it on your own.

You can also safely practice the Trataka Dhyana or the steady gazing meditation. This is very good for your eyes as you gaze alternatively at an object or the flame of a candle without blinking your eyes. Then you close your eyes and visualize it in front of you till it disappears then repeat the same process again. Do not strain your eyes just gaze at the flame or the object with ease. You can also practice a healthy way to wash your eyes. Fill your mouth full with some water and then rinse your eyes with clean water by splashing it 5 to 6 times. Then spit the water out. Do this 3 to 4 times in a day, especially when you come from out to keep your eyes clean and healthy. You can also practice the inverted asanas or poses as they increase the blood circulation to your eyes.

Submitted by G M on January 28, 2009 at 12:07

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