Working from home has increased our working hours between COVID-19 lockdowns. At the same time, stress, neck and back pain, weight gain and eye problems are increasing due to working long hours. Apart from work, spending a lot of time looking at various screens, especially mobile phones, is having a profound impact on both our physical and mental health. Also, if you talk only about the health of the eyes, then working for hours is increasing the eyes fatigue, blurred vision, itching, eyes filled with water, headaches, double vision, and dryness of eye moisture.
This is because the human eye is not made to work closely on anything for long. So if you are doing this, then you should also give your eyes a little rest in between your work. For this, you can do Yoga For Eyes. They will let your overworked eye muscles relax, reducing the tension in your facial muscles, strengthening the muscles that help to focus. Additionally, eye exercises will help reduce your attention span, which will help you calm down. As your concentration increases, you will be better at paying attention to your body’s signals and work. So let’s know about these yogasanas.
Palming the eyes with hands
Rub your hands for 10 to 15 seconds until they feel warm and energetic. Then gently place your hands above your eyes, rest the fingers on the forehead, the palms above the eyes and the heel of the hands on the cheeks. Do not touch the eyeball directly, but make the hands slightly hollow and try to make them a curtain of darkness in front of the eyes. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and relax. Continue this action until it feels soothing. Now when you feel comfortable, gently remove the hands from the face and slowly open the eyes.
Fox Sifting and Meditation
Keep your eyes on a distant object (if you’re inside the house, look out a window). While stress-free on the eyes and face, pay attention to the object as clearly as possible. Take a deep breath, and then slowly shift your gaze to another distant object near you. Imagine your eyes slowly slipping into what you are seeing. Keep telling your eyes about the world around you, try to go into meditation, distracting from objects every second.
Move Eyes Around
Keep your back straight and sit up straight, taking a sigh of comfort. Soften your eyes by relaxing the muscles of your eyes and face. Without moving your head, direct your gaze towards the ceiling. Then slowly circle your eyes in a clockwise direction, circle as large as possible. Slowly focus on the objects in your periphery as you do this, and do so until you start feeling damp in your eyes. Repeat this three times, then close the eyes and relax. Start your work again after five minutes.
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Focus the eye by touching the nose with your thumb
Give your body a rest and breathe comfortably. Place one hand in front of you in a straight fist, with the thumb pointing. Pay attention to your thumb. Keeping your eyes trained on it, slowly move the thumb towards your nose, doing this until you can clearly focus on it. Once you stop breathing, and then bring the hand back to its original outward position, keeping the thumb focused. Repeat this for 10 times. This will bring freshness to your eyes.