Eye exercises – People underestimate the importance of the eye muscles in their eyes’ function. There is evidence that the eye muscles affect the shape of the cornea. Also, some exercises require skill and eye strength, that might not be present when first starting, but with practice we should notice that we can focus and use our eyes easier.

For healthy eyes it is good to rinse them with cold water in the morning and before going to bed. It is also good to put a chilled pack over them whenever it seems appropriate. If you get bad stuff in your eye when doing this it will be not productive, so make sure whatever you do that you don’t get anything contaminated close to your eyes. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face or your eyes.

Blinking is the body’s natural way of taking care of the eyes. By blinking more often, one might be able to prevent eye irritation and dryness. We often forget to blink, but remembering to blink can reduce eye strain and lower our stress in general. Didn’t get enough blinks in your day? Blinking many times in succession might stimulate the eyes in a positive way.

Palming is the practice of placing the palms of your hands over your eyes. When palming, it helps to practice blocking out all of the light with your hand, so when your eyes are open all you see is black. There are many explanations for this practice’s beneficial effect on the eyes. But it is very effective for resting tired eyes, and if done once a day for 2 minutes you should be able to notice improvement even if very slight in the first week. Since this exercise is used in meditation practices, it should be mentioned that some people note a greater effect if they imagined placing good heat or vibrations from their palms into their eyes. Do your exercises as if treating yourself. Love yourself.

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