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Sitting in front of a computer screen all day isn’t great for your eyes so doing a few exercises to strengthen them really helps!


Global (06 February 2020) – You can eat all the carrots in the world but you will turn orange before they actually help your eyes. That is why eye yoga has been developed to help people who sit in front of computers and laptops all day.

The concept of stretching before you do anything straining is not new, but it is a new concept for the eyes. We are only given one set of eyes in this life and keeping them strong and healthy should be a top priority.

One can quickly get tired if their eyes are tired so here are some tips for keeping your peepers strong and healthy!

1) Directional eye stretch. Without moving your head, start by looking up, down, left, and right, fixing your eyes in that position for the duration of a breath. Inhale look up, exhale look down, etc.

2) Focusing stretch. The human eye has four fields of vision, from our peripheral to our most forward-focused point. Keep your eyes fixed in one direction, cycle through focusing on each field of vision for the duration of a breath. Afterward, adjust the focus of your eyes to a point far in the distance back to something close to your face—and repeat.

3) Stretching around the eyes. This is where most of the tension and cramps in achy eyes are stored. Closing your eyes, take the pads of your fingers and gently massage the areas below your eyes, just between your eyebrows and eyelids, and your temples.

4) Palming. Palming acts a little like cupping in that you’re putting a little pressure via suction onto your eye sockets. To do so, place your elbows on your desk and cup your hands over your eyes, before gently leaning forward. Breathe slowly and hold for 30-40 seconds.

You can also yawn and blink more if your eyes are feeling dry. This tip is especially helpful for people that work in air-conditioned buildings.

So there you have it, that is how to keep your peepers strong and healthy.

Sources: Good News Network
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