Many of the eye problems we know of arise because of problems with the muscles of the eyes. The loss of muscle tone and the rigidity caused due to strain on the eyes can cause problems of vision. This can also happen due to the natural ageing process.
As the muscles of the eyes weaken, the lens is not able to focus properly due to the loss of elasticity. When the lens is unable to focus at varying distances, we experience vision problem at different distances.
When there is great stress in the optic nerves, eyesight suffers even more. The intimate connection that is established between the eyes and the brain by the optic nerve, can also become poor. Fatigue of the eyes from sitting in front of the television or computer for too long or the fatigue experienced due to driving are all caused due to this loss of elasticity of the eye muscles.
Yoga eye exercises are aimed at strengthening the muscles of the eye. These exercises can help the muscles of the eye retain their flexibility so that the lens can focus at objects placed at different distances. These vision improvement exercises can also help calm the nervous mind.
Yoga for our eyes can help counter many of the ill effects that our lifestyle has on our health. To improve visual concentration, there is a need to strengthen the concentration and yoga eye exercises can help. The first step in improving eyesight is to improve concentration. Find yourself a place where you can sit peacefully for some time. Ease your body into a comfortable posture and concentrate on a single object for some time. Gradually increase this time over a period of few days.
You may also gaze constantly at the tip of your nose without blinking. Do this for as long as you can hold your gaze without blinking. Once you are done, close your eyes and keep them closed for some time. When you feel that your eyes are very tired, leave your seat and concentrate on a far away object which is pleasing to your senses. Alternatively, you can also concentrate on the portion between your eyebrows. Don’t do it to a point where it becomes uncomfortable.