Your vision, the most important asset in your life, changes throughout your life journey. The human eye is not just a mechanical tool for vision; it is one of the body’s most important body organs. Because they are hardwired into your brain, your eyes are an extension of your brain: they give you your uniquely individual perception and vision of the outside world, as well as a reflection of how and what you think.
Your eyesight is the most important of your five senses. Because it affects your perception, attitude, behavior, and personality; it is instrumental in creating your own world, especially if you just don’t die. Your vision also affects your health because your eyes are inter-connected with many of your body organ, such as your brain (which controls how you see), your heart (which pumps blood and transports oxygen to your eyes), and your liver (which supplies nutrients to your eyes). Therefore, healthy vision requires a healthy mind and a healthy body. Vision fitness involves balancing what you see and what you think.
But your vision deteriorates with gradual decline in health in both your body and mind as you add more years to your life.
Your eyes are active throughout your waking hours. As a result, they are constantly in strain and stress. Your eyes simply do not know how to relax, unless they receive direct instructions from your conscious mind, or when they are in total darkness.
Eye-palming exercise is the best eye-relaxation exercise that uses your healing hands to direct energy to your eyes, as well as to rest your optic nerve, and relax your entire nervous system.
- Sit comfortably with your elbows resting on a table in front of you—preferably in a totally darkened room. Rub your palms together to generate some warmth.
- Place your palms over your eyes, without touching them, while resting them on the bony ridge and surrounding your eyes with the heels of your hands on your cheekbones. Your eyes should be gently closed.
- Relax your mind, and breathe deeply through your nose, not your mouth. The slower your breathing is, the more relaxed your mind becomes.
- Feel your abdomen and back expand and contract as you inhale and exhale, respectively.
- Visualize complete darkness to further relax your mind.
- Feel your neck and shoulders expand and contract as your deep and slow breathing continues.
- Visualize every part of your body—hands, fingers, toes, knees, and thighs—expand and contract with your inhalation and exhalation.
Practice eye-palming exercise as often as you feel fatigue in your eyes. A 10-minute session will work wonders to relax your eyes. You can practice it during commercial breaks on the television, or take regular breaks from your computer. This is the best eye-relaxation exercise.
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