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Yoga for Myopia
24 May

Yoga for Myopia

What is Myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a very common condition that effects how clearly you are able to make out objects at a distance.

Symptoms of Myopia:

Regular headaches or tired eyes

Trouble reading signposts or number plates at a distance

Needing to squint to see properly


Statistics of Myopia :-

Today, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population has myopia, or nearsightedness, and it’s only expected to grow. 

By 2050, 50 percent of the world’s population, a total of nearly 5 billion, will be myopic, according to a new review study published yesterday in the journal Opthalmology.

Based on that information, the researchers expect that the number of people with myopia in 2050 will be double what it was in 2000.

Source:- https://nei.nih.gov


 Yoga For Myopia:-


1. Palming:-

Sit quietly with eyes closed and take some deep breaths to relax yourself completely.

Rub the palms of your hands vigorously, until they become warm and place the palms gently over your eyelids.

Feel the warmth of the palms being transferred onto the eyes and the eye muscles relaxing.

Your eyes are being bathed in soothing darkness.

Stay in this position until the heat from the hands has been completely absorbed by the eyes.

Keeping the eyes closed, lower the hands.

Once again rub the palms and repeat the process at least three times



2. Blinking:-

Sit comfortably with your eyes open.

Blink around 10 times very quickly.

Close your eyes and relax for 20 seconds. Slowly take your attention to your breath.

Repeat this exercise about 5 times.


3. Sideways viewing:-

Sit with legs straight in front of the body.

Now lift the arms keeping your fist closed and your thumbs pointing upward.

Look at a point straight in front of you in level with your eyes.

After completing this exercise close your eyes and rest.



4. Front and sideways viewing:-

Sit with legs straight in front of the body

Then place the left [closed] fist on the left knee ensuring that the thumb points upwards.

Look at a point straight in front and in level with your eyes.

Keeping the head in this fixed position.

Breathing out, focus your eyes on the left thumb.

Breathing in, focus your eyes at a point in front and in level with your eyes.

Repeat the same process with the right thumb.

Then close your eyes and rest.


What Foods to eat while suffering from Myopia?

1) Carrots

2) Spinach

3) Oranges

4) Dark berries

5) Almonds

So these are the food to eat and Yoga asanas to do wile suffering from Myopia


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