Eye Care: Yoga Poses To Practice If You Wish To Improve Your Eye Sight

Yoga: In this article, we explain yoga poses that have been proven to improve our eyes health.

Eye Care: Yoga Poses To Practice If You Wish To Improve Your Eye Sight

Yoga: Halasana improves eye sight and overall health

Taking good care of our eyes is essential to ensure they function properly even when we grow older. The eyes are one of the most important and necessary organs. However, we often forget to care for them. Yoga has posed helpful in improving and maintaining the health of our eyes. In this article, we explain yoga poses that have been proven to improve our eyes' health.

Yoga poses that improve our eyesight:

1. Vrikshasana

  • Stand straight
  • Raise your arms the hold them straight towards the ceiling
  • Now lift either one of your legs and place your feet on the other thigh
  • You can rest your right foot on the left knee on the side or anywhere from that to the thigh
  • Ideally, your foot should be as far up on your thigh as it can get
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat 4-5 times minimum

2. Halasana

  • Lie on your back
  • Place your hands on the side
  • Slowly lift your legs up
  • Continue to bring your legs up while keeping them straight
  • The aim is the carry your legs over your head and be able to place your toes on the ground above the head
  • At this point, you may hold your hand crossing
  • During this position, your back also must lift off the floor
  • Hold this position for 15-20 seconds and release
  • Repeat a few times

3. Sarvangasana

  • In this pose, you require to hold your legs above your head
  • To do so, traditionally, you lay on your back and lift your legs above the ground at a 90-degree angle
  • You further, use your arms to push your legs to lift further
  • At this point, the only body parts touching the ground are your head, arms (from shoulder to elbows), and upper back
  • Your toes are supposed to be facing the sky
  • However, being able to do this asana comfortably takes time and practice. Hence, you can try using the support of a wall to rest your legs at a 90 degrees angle
  • To better perform this asana as a beginner, you can place 1-2 pillows under your lower back to further elevate the body with exterior support

4. Adomukhisvanasana 

  • Lay flat on the ground facing the floor
  • Slowly lift your torso and form a mountain-like structure with your body
  • Your palms need to be farther apart and reaching outwards (in comparison to your shoulders)
  • On the other hand, your feet need to be placed next to each other
  • At this point, the only body parts touching the ground should be your palms and feet
  • Your face needs to be facing inwards and downwards, at the same angle as the arms
  • Your body must form a triangle (your hands, hips, and feet being the corners)
  • Hold this position for a few seconds and repeat 10 times at least

5. Padahasthasana 

  • Stand straight
  • Now, slowly bend forward
  • The goal is to place your palms on the floor (folding your body in half)
  • Touching your toes may also be enough if you are unable to bend far enough. As discussed above, this position can be modified. Hence, taking your hands as far toward the floor as they can is adequate and helpful.
  • At this point, your face is supposed to be facing your legs (top of your head facing the floor)
  • Repeat this a few times in small intervals

Practice these poses regularly to not only ensure good health of your eyes but your overall health. Make sure to seek professional guidance if you are a beginner.

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