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Hello, Welcome to In the Moment with Your Eyes!
March 24, 2013
In the Moment with Eye Yoga!
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.
Rub your palms together.
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.
Roll eyes upward.
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!