One of the most overlooked body parts that yoga benefits is the organs of sight—our eyes.
Just as yoga can be practiced specifically to address lower back pain and neck stiffness, it can also be practiced to address issues related to the eyes. Eye yoga improves the vision and helps to overcome various eye-related problems, such as myopia (short sightedness), hypermetropia (far sightedness), and various other eye-related disorders.
Most eye disorders are addressed using powerful glasses and lenses that correct the refractive errors of the eye. However, glasses, while of aid, can never cure poor eyesight. In fact, using powerful glasses can worsen eye problems.
Other than diseases such as cataract and glaucoma, which occur due to bacterial infections, many eye disorders are rooted in the malfunctioning of the ocular muscles, a problem which is often caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga techniques can improve eyesight naturally and help to alleviate various disorders related to defective eye muscles such as myopia and hypermetropia.
Exercises to Improve Your Vision
Practice the following exercises to improve eyesight and naturally strengthen your vision. Note Remember to keep your head and spine straight throughout the exercises.