Baba Ramdev Yoga for Eye Diseases & Fitness
We spend a lot of time, in front of the computer, watching TV, playing video games and so on. Nowadays majority of the people have smart phones, with which they are always busy. All these can cause strain to your eyes. Hence, it is important that you take proper care of your eyes.
Baba Ramdev has introduced a number of yoga exercises to keep your eyes healthy. By practicing these exercises regularly, your eye sight will be improved and the optical muscles will be made stronger. It also helps in preventing signs of aging like puffiness and wrinkles.
Baba Ramdev Yoga for Eyes
This increases the circulation of blood in the head and thus improves your vision.
- Sit on the yoga mat straight, in Padmasana or Sukhasana.
- Fold your hands in Pranayama mudra as you concentrate on the Manipura Chakra.
- Close your right nostril with your thumb and then inhale and exhale forcefully through your left nostril. Do this 20 times through your left nostril.
- When you do it the 20th time, which is the last with left nostril, inhale and exhale deeply.
- Now you have to close your left nostril and repeat the same process through your right nostril. With this, one round is completed.
- Relax for 30 seconds and repeat the round. Do this for about 10 minutes.
Note: Do this on an empty stomach and practice only with expert guidance.
- Sit comfortably in Padmasana or Sukhasana
- Inhale deeply and then exhale forcefully to empty your lungs.
- Now hold your breath and lock your chin with the chest. This is known as Jalandhars Bandha.
- Pull your belly in as much as it is possible for you, so that it comes closer to your spine. This is known as Udhiyana Bandha.
- Now hold yourself in Mooladhara bandha.
- Hold the Bandhas together for about 10 to 15 seconds in the beginning. You can release the bandhas by taking a deep breath.
- Do this for 1 or 2 minutes in the beginning and then you can increase it to 5 or 7 minutes.
Eye rotations – Up and Down:
- Sit on the floor and stretch your legs out in front of you.
- Make sure that your body, spine and head are kept straight.
- Close your right fist and place it on your knees with the thumb facing the ceiling.
- Put and object in front of you and keep your eyes fixed on that object. Keep your head still in that position.
- Exhale deeply and slowly move your gaze upwards to the ceiling. Move only your eyeballs and keep your still. Now inhale deeply and return your gaze to the object.
- Again inhale deeply and move your gaze downwards to the floor. Here also you have to move only your eyeballs and not your head. Keep your head unmoved. Exhale deeply and again bring your gaze back to the object.
- Repeat the same with your left thumb.
Close your eyes and relax for about 15 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Eye rotation – Sideways:
This is good for people with myopia and hypermetropia.
- Sit in Padmasana or Sukhasna pose on the yoga mat.
- Make sure that your spine and head are kept erect.
- Close your fists and stretch your arms in such a way that your thumb point towards the ceiling.
- Bring your hands close to your face, to the space between your eyebrows.
- Now move your hand to the right side and let your eyes follow the movement. Make sure that your head is not moving.
- Bring it back to the space between the eyebrows and repeat the same with your left side also.
- If you have difficulty dong it with your hands, you can use a pencil and practice this exercise.
- When you place your hands between the eyebrows, you have to inhale deeply.
- Exhale deeply as you move your eyes to the sides, and inhale as your eyes come back to the original position.
- You can do it10 times in the beginning and then increase it up to 25 times a day.
- After each repetition, you can close your eyes and relax for about 10 seconds.
Eye rotations – Clockwise and anticlockwise:
This exercise is good for those who spend hours in front of the computer. It helps prevent various diseases and disorders of the eyes.
- Sit on the yoga mat in Padmasana or Sukhasana and rest your hands on your knees in yoga mudra.
- Lift your right fist above your knee and make sure that your thumb is facing the ceiling and your elbow is kept straight.
- Try to focus on the thumb, but remember to keep your head straight.
- Now make a circle slowly and in clockwise direction.
- Move your eyes along with the movement of the thumb.
- As you move your thumb upward, you have to inhale and as you complete a circle, you have to exhale.
- Repeat this process 5 times.
- Repeat this process in anticlockwise direction also for 5 times. Keep your right palm back on your right knee and relax.
Palming – Warming up your eyes for better circulation:
This is very relaxing for your eyes.
- Sit in a comfortable position and rub your palms together vigorously till you feel warmth on your palms.
- Place your heated palms on your eyes and feel the warmth from the palms getting into your eyes.
Trataka – Meditation:
This exercise helps in improving your vision.
- Sit on a yoga mat in a comfortable position and place an object, preferably a candle, about two feet away from you.
- Gaze at this object for as long as it is possible. Breathe normally as you do so. You can count up to 50 in the beginning and then increase the duration.