Yoga exercises for EYE health
Here are Yoga exercises that you can do for improving your eye health:
Makara Mudra (Crocodile Hand gesture)
- Place one hand inside another.
- Extend the thumb of lower hand through the little finger.
- Take the ring finger of other hand and place it in the middle palm of your other hand
- Make sure that the thumb and the tip of ring finger are touching each other
- Spread the rest of the fingers as wide as possible
- Sit in any comfortable pose (such as Sukhasan, Ardhapadmasan or Padmasana)
- Straighten your back and close your eyes
- Place your palms on your knees facing up (in Prapthi Mudra)
- Place your thumbs on the ‘Tragus’, the external flap outside on your ear.
- Place your index finger on your forehead; your middle finger on the Medial Canthus and ring finger on the corner of your nostril
- Inhale and fill your lungs with air
- As you exhale, slowly make a buzzing sound like that of a bee, i.e., “mmmmmmm….”
- Keep your mouth closed the entire time and feel the vibration of the sound disseminate throughout your body
“Surya Namaskar is a salutation to the Sun. The Sun represents energy, power, and vitality. This yogic offering of Surya Namaskar was first performed by the epitome of strength, Shree Hanuman as his salutation to the Lord Sun, who is his mentor and Master. The Surya Namaskar contains a total number of 8 asanas woven into a sequence of 12 steps for each side, right and left,” says Grand Master Akshar.
When you begin the Surya Namaskar, you must start with the right side as the sun’s energy is represented symbolically through this side. One cycle is complete when you cover both sides, and this is made up of 24 counts.
In yoga,Surya Namaskar is the best practice for eyes, mind and body. It is a very dynamic practice that gives excellent results. It has asanans that helps increase blood flow towards the face and eyes, improving eyesight and boosting overall eye health.