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March 24, 2013

In the Moment with Eye Yoga!
Issue #029 - March 24, 2013

I wish to thank a reader who inquired of me, whether or not I had addressed the subject of how to relax and rejuvenate the eyes. A large majority of us spend most of our waking hours on a computer, and the result can be eye fatigue. This fatigue can be mild or debilitating, depending on your level of constant exposure.

I would hope that those who work on a computer would take frequent mini-breaks, of a few minutes, every hour. These eye yoga exercises are a great focus for your mini-break!

Eye Yoga, begin in Easy Pose

Eye Yoga Starting Position

In your office chair, or in an easy cross- legged position with your hands on your knees, begin your eye yoga by closing your eyes and becoming centered. Feel the ground on your bottom and legs (or on your seat and feet if sitting in a chair). Take a few deep breaths as you ground down.

Eye Yoga, Rub Palms Together

Rub your palms together.

Eye Yoga, Take warm palms to eyes

Place warm hands gently on closed eyes.

Now take your hands and rub your palms together vigorously until they get quite warm. Take your palms and gently place them over your closed eyes. Hold your hands there for up to a minute or as long as you feel the warmth. Allow your eyes to relax into this warmth.

You may do this several times, if you wish.

Next, sit quietly and open your eyes. Train your gaze on a distant view, preferably out the window. Relax and focus on objects at a distance, instead of close in (like your computer). Do this several times an hour, to give your eyes a break.

You can also do eye rolls, to help relax your eyes and alter their focal point.

Eye Yoga, Roll eyes upward

Roll eyes upward.

Eye Yoga, Roll eyes to right

Roll eyes to right.

Still sitting quietly, roll you eyes up and then down. Next, roll your eyes to the right and left. Finally roll them up into each corner, then down into the opposite corner. There will be a total of eight directions to move your eyes. Do this several times, or as your heart desires.

All three of these very simple exercises, perhaps altering them, one each hour, will help you prevent eye fatigue as you work on your computer throughout the day.

You may wish to breathe a simple affirmation during the process:

"I gaze on all that is true and good."
"I relax my gaze and rest my eyes."

Or make your own prayers and affirmations to show your intent for this eye relaxation and rejuvenation.

May you be filled with the rejuvenating energy from Above as you stay in the moment with your eyes!

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