Eye health

DID YOU KNOW?

The more you use sunglasses, the weaker your pupils become. You are also weakening the defense mechanism that exists in your retina, because retina itself has a whole layer of melanin pigment that darkens the light.
Sunglasses also fool your eyes into believing that it is dark and the pupils dilate to bring more light into retina. This also means that there is more UV light hitting your retina.

PROBLEMS WITH CORRECTIVE LENSES
Vision uses up to 40 percent of the brain, as compared with 8 percent for touch and just 3 percent for hearing

If you wear prescription glasses, you tend not to use as much of your external muscles because you depend on a focal point and you weaken them throughout the years, which is not really good for your total mechanism.

VISION PROBLEMS AT EARLY AGE
One out of every 20 preschooler has vision problems
90% of the Asian schoolchildren are shortsighted (reason heavy emphasis on academics at early age)
Staying outdoors, looking at things at distance, let children be children, are some simple things that can help prevent a visit to an optician at an early age. Remember: It is not important to read the entire Harry potter series in 3rd grade.

HOW TO PREVENT, AND STOP VISION LOSS
According to Robert Abel, the author of The Eye Care Revolution, our photoreceptors breakdown and are reconstructed every minute. “They desperately need darkness to recover from constant stress of light” he says. The simplest way is to close our eyes and relax.

USING YOGA PRACTICES FOR VISION

SUNNING
Moving heads sideways in normal speed,left to right and right to left with breathing awareness and your eyes closed looking in the general direction of sun helps pupils to dilate, contract and expand. it helps flowing the blood better to the eyes and your pupils become stronger. it improved the vision and reduce the eyeglass prescriptions.
you must do palming after sunning.

NIGHT WALK
Helps pupils to expand. Walk in the night for about 40 minutes every week to get the full potential of benefits. This also has a side benefit of producing Melatonin, a necessary hormone that regulates your body’s natural rhythm.

PALMING
Rub your palm together to warm them and gently place them on your eyes with out any pressure.
It takes 6 minutes for retina to clear neurological by products in absence of light. Palming for this much time helps in promoting the eye health, specially if working on the computer or electronics gadgets click to read.

DISTANCE FOCUS
Take 10 minutes of your time during the day 2-3 times to focus on something distant. It helps in compensating for our overuse of close distance look at computer screens, phones and books by flattening the lens and relaxing ciliary muscles
Multiple variation of Jyoti Trataka, Jatr Trataka are recommended by Yoga to improve cleansing, general eye health and even reverse vision loss. These exercises should be appropriated balanced by practices for calming your mind to achieve full results. However not every exercise is suitable for every person. Starting on any advanced practices should always be done in consultation with a knowledgeable practitioner and your doctor.