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How To Take Care Of Your Precious Eyes with Simple Yogic Eye Exercises!

Updated on February 6, 2017
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Chitrangada writes to spread awareness regarding common health problems and suggests solutions. Prevention definitely is better than cure.

Take care of your precious Eyes!
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Do You Really Take Good Care Of Your EYES?

© Chitrangada Sharan Feb. 2013

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When you meet a person, what is the first thing you notice about him/ her!

Well I think it is the---

---'EYES'.

  • The eyes can tell you so much about a person.
  • Can you imagine, how the world would be without this precious gift!
  • Without seeing this beautiful world, the wonderful nature, our lovely dear ones, the life would not be worth living.
  • They are the most important part of our body.
  • Therefore, is it not important to take good care of our most precious possession?
  • But sadly, most of us neglect our eyes. In fact they are the most misused part of our body.

Few Precautions To Be Taken For The Eyes:

1. Getting up early!

Waking up early, preferably before Sunrise is good for eyes.

The reason is, you do not open your eyes in broad daylight and by the time the Sun rises, your eyes get used to the light gradually.

Opening up of eyes from darkness( closed eyes), to sudden broad daylight is very harmful for eyes.

2. Avoiding unnatural lights!

In today's world it is not possible to stay away from television, computer and other visual exposures to the eyes. They are inevitable but sadly they do harm our eyes.

Our eyes are safe, if we see objects in natural light and from a distance. But the many electronic devices, we use everyday are just opposed to this.

So, should we stop using these devices?

No, We can't!

But, we can definitely spend some time for eye care, each day, from our busy schedules.

3. Cleaning, Hygiene and eye ailments!

Washing your eyes with clean water twice a day is a must, to wash off the dust or dirt.

Although nature has provided its own guard, the eyelashes and tear glands, which clear and clean the natural way.

The eyes get tired, sometimes they are swollen, at other times they are red or watery, there can be blurred vision and headache. Please do not ignore these issues.

Even though there is a natural mechanism to fight infections in our eyes, if any infection does occur, it is essential to see the Ophthalmologist, and get your Eye examined.

Follow simple Yogic exercises everyday for the Eyes!
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Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

~~~Paramahansa Yogananda

Do you do exercise for your eyes everyday?

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The Eyes--The most invaluable gift of God! Take Care!
The Eyes--The most invaluable gift of God! Take Care! | Source

Yogic Exercises For The Care Of The Eyes--

Of all the sense organs , eyes are the most vital. Here are some simple exercises in Yoga. They are beneficial for sight and strengthen and activate the muscles.

1. Eye Pressing:

Press tightly the eyes, with the help of muscles around the eyes and the muscles of the lids. Maintain the pressure for 5 to 10 seconds. Then relax the eyes and the involved muscles as much as possible.

Repeat at least 10 times.

2. Alternately looking at near and distant objects:


Stand near a window or in the balcony. Hold the index finger of the right hand about an inch or two away from your nose. Look at the finger for 3 seconds. Shift the gaze to a very distant building or a tree for 3 seconds.

Repeat the process with both eyes at least 30 times.

3. Upward and downward movements:

Move the eyes upward as much as possible, while not moving your neck. Then bring them downwards as much as possible.

Repeat for 10 times.

4. Movements of the eyes to different directions:

a. To the left and to the right!

Move the eyes to the right as much as possible and then to the left as much as possible. Do not move your neck.

Repeat this process 10 times.


b. Upward to the left and to the right!

Move your eyes to the corner of the left side. Then move them to the lower corner of the right side.

Repeat 10 times.

Move the eyes to the upper corner of the right side.Then move them to the lower corner of the left side.

Repeat 10 times.

c. Circular movements!


Move the eyes first in clockwise direction and then in anticlockwise direction. Continue these movements for 10 times.

5. Palming!

This is mainly for the relaxation of the eyes.

Sit in a relaxed position preferably on a dining table. Make your palms as cups and keep them over your cheek bones. Your elbows should rest on the table. Cover your closed eyes and relax. No pressure and no light should be allowed inside. Keep your mind completely relaxed and do not think about anything. You should be able to feel absolute black background.

Remain sitting in this position for sometime. Now open and quickly blink and open your eyes. You will feel the difference, if done correctly---a freshness and relaxed eyes.

You can do Palming 4 to 5 times in a day. This is a wonderful exercise for tired eyes.

6. Smiling and laughing!

Laughing and smiling has its positive benefits for health and as such for the eyes too. Especially, when you laugh, stress and mental anxiety is reduced. All your nervous system, your brain, blood circulation, lungs, various muscles and adrenals have a positive impact of hearty laugh and so even the eyes benefit from it.

No wonder so many laughter clubs have men and women laughing out loud in the morning as a part of their fitness regime. They look happy and their eyes shine with brightness.

Diet which is beneficial for healthy eyes:


1. Four to five almonds soaked in water overnight, should be taken everyday. Remember to chew them properly;

2. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, cabbage etc.

3. Fresh fruits like apple, grapes, oranges, cherries, papaya, pineapple, carrots, gooseberries etc.

4. Dry fruits such as walnuts, dates, raisins;

5. Milk and its products;

6. Jaggery and Honey are good for eye health.

7. Rose water is considered good for eyes. You can soak cotton swabs in cold rose water and keep them over closed eyes to relax them in summers.

8. Avoid preserved food items, oily and high calorie food items.

Make a promise to take proper care of your eyes and your beloved ones, especially children and elderly persons.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION--THE EYES!

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Do you perform exercises for the Eyes regularly? Please share how in the comments section!

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      bingskee 4 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      i like the exercise part best. i have not done those things except with the pressing but with the use of the ring and point fingers lightly on the brows and below the eyes.

      it is my first time also to hear about getting up early being good to our eyes.

      interesting hub. :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I had never heard about taking care the eyes with simple yogic eye exercise. Your article is useful for us. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks bingskee, for visiting and commenting. I am glad you found the hub interesting, especially the exercise part.

      Have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks prasetio30, for reading this hub and your valuable comments. It means a lot to me, coming from an experienced hubber like you.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a wonderful idea...exercising our eyes. We abuse our eyes so much and really do little to take care of them. You make good points and your exercises are simple and I have no doubt beneficial.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks tillsontitan, for reading my hub. I appreciate your comments and feedback. Yes, we must take care of our eyes to avoid eye problems and vision defects in future.

      Thanks for voting up.

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      Ajay Kumar Singh 4 years ago from India

      I find this hub useful and therefore rated it so. Really, I never thought so much about eyes but only after going through this hub. What I enjoyed most is the simple and natural ways to take care of the eyes. Great to learn that smiling and laughing also does good to the eyes. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Chitrangada, very useful tips and certainly these yogic exercises are useful in keeping eyesight good. Also, the diet suggestion is wonderful.

      Voted up and useful and shared

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      MG Singh 4 years ago from Singapore

      Very interesting and informative

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Ajayaryan, for reading my hub and appreciating it. Yes, smiling and laughing does help. All negative emotions damage our health and all positive emotions help to keep us fit and healthy.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks rajan jolly, for visiting this page and commenting. I am glad you found it useful.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MG Singh, for your visit and comment. Glad, you found the hub interesting and informative.

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      Sarah 4 years ago from USA

      I have never heard of yoga for the eyes, but this will prove useful since I use the computer a lot! Thanks!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks sarahshuihan, for your visit and comment. People are using computer for almost everything, so it is appropriate to take care of their over strained eyes.

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I did the exercises and my eyes felt relieved when I was done. These are great tips and exercises. Thank you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks MarleneB, for not just reading the hub but also doing the eye exercises. I am glad it helped you.

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      My eyes are weak since birth, i daily wash my eyes with fresh water and it helps a lot. You suggestions for yogic exercises are useful, thanks Chitrangda.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks girishpuri, for visiting this hub and your appreciative comments.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      they are our windows to the world. without our eyes, life would be dark and i find it hard to imagine. we should be very thankful that our eyes are okay and have to take good care of them.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks unknown spy, for visiting this hub and comments. Yes, we should be thankful and take good care of our precious eyes.

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      Planning on putting some of your ideas in practice. Now if I could just get Lasik. I have a near sighted eye and the other is far. 20/40 in one 20/70 in the other. I have no idea how I have a license! LOL Nice hub. eyes are so often neglected, yet so important

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The eyes are so precious, tips one must take into consideration. You have opened my eyes to these ways of taking care of my eyes. Thanks for sharing such an informative hub, voted up and useful!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Bishop55, for visiting this page and your kind comments. I hope it helps you. I know some people, who got Lasik correction done and they are doing perfectly fine as far as their vision is concerned. I wish you good luck and take care of your eyes.

      Thanks again!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks DDE for your visit and appreciative comments. I am glad you found it informative. I liked your line'.....you have opened my eyes.....'

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Thanks for sharing this useful information on eye care. I do wake up early to take the kids to school and use eye drops when I wake up to clean out my eyes and it seems to make a difference. I had no idea there were eye exercises. I will definitely try them. You gave a comprehensive explanation so they will be very easy to follow. voted up and shared!

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      I love yoga, but this is the first I've heard about yoga for the eyes. I will work on making these exercises a habit--I especially like the palming exercise. It looks so relaxing! Thank you for the tips!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks healthylife2, for your visit and appreciative comments. I am glad you found the hub useful.

      Since you yourself seem to be an expert on health issues, as per your profile page and your hubs, I hope you would take good care of your precious eyes in future and try the exercises as well.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Radcliff, for visiting and encouraging comments. I am glad you found the hub useful.

      Take care!

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      L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

      I can see where the eye exercises would be beneficial to fight eye fatigue and even headaches associated with eye strain and fatigue. Thanks for providing these easy-to-understand and easy-to-do yoga eye exercises.

      Great hub; voted up and Shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks L.L. Woodard, for reading this hub.

      I appreciate your comments. I hope you benefit from these exercises, especially as regards eye strain and eye fatigue.

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi chit. Very informative. I just finished a hub about caring for the aging eye, and I find your (this hub) can support for other tips. Please allow me to link my hub to this hub of yours. It would be great to share a lot of tips as we writers needed all these. You'll find the link in the special tips. Thank you and best wishes :=) -Tonette

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Tonipet, for reading this hub and commenting.

      I am glad you found this hub informative enough, to link to your hub. I am sure your hub would be great, looking at your previous works. I am pleased and honored.

      Thanks and have a good day!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I love your eye exercises. As we age, the muscles in our eyes deteriorate, just like other muscles in our body. It is important to keep these muscles toned as well. I have heard that exercising the muscles in our eyes can help to improve our eyesight as we age. I am going to try your eye exercises! Voted up, useful and interesting. Have a great day! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks sgbrown, for reading this hub and your insightful comments.

      I agree, we must be more careful about our eyes, as we age. With so much dependence on electronic gadgets nowadays, it becomes all the more important to take care of our precious eyes. I am glad you liked the hub.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Aisha Jilani 4 years ago from Lahore

      Interesting eye exercises, keep sharing more...

      Voted up :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Aisha Jilani, for your visit and support.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is very interesting. I will use your advice to help with my eye health, thank you!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Jackie Lynnley, for your kind visit and support. Have a good day!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      What interesting concepts! It makes perfect sense to exercise our eyes as well as our bodies - I'm going to look into this further. No pun intended!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Marcy Goodfleisch, for your visit and positive comments! I am glad you got the point that exercising our eyes is equally important.

      Thanks and have a great day!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are great exercises for the eyes. I exercise everything else even my face muscles but never ever thought to exercise my eyes. Thanks for sharing this information. Voted up and sharing.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks suzzycue, for reading this hub and your comments! I am sure you would include eye exercises as well, in your routine.

      Thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      HendrikDB 4 years ago

      Very good! I like the exercises, it is actually easy to do!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks HendrikDB, for your visit and positive comments!

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Interesting hub with useful tips. Eyes are very important to eye and thus we must take proper care of them.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks sweetie1, for reading this hub and appreciating it!

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      vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

      My husband has had eye problems and I work on a computer long hours, so this Hub was very interesting and useful to me. I like the reminders about eye exercises and the palming exercise sounds especially relaxing! Thank you...voted up and shared.

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      A very informative and beneficial article! Excellent tips on maintaining healthy eye care. By the way, that's very interesting about the Rose water, I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing! (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks vespawoolf, for reading and your positive comments. I hope and wish that you benefit from the eye exercises mentioned above.

      Many thanks for voting up and sharing!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Rose, for reading the article. I am glad you found it beneficial. Rose water is indeed tried and tested for eye care, as well as skin care.

      Thanks for voting up!

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      Leena 3 years ago from new delhi

      Very good article on eye health and even the eye exercises mentioned are beneficial.

      voted and shared.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Leena, for reading and commenting!

      I am pleased to know, that you liked the hub--Thanks!

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      Karen Robiscoe 3 years ago from California

      wow! i knew about none of this stuff. And here I am with eyeballs...lol. I always wash my eyes with water--just automatically. It's very interesting that bright lights interrupting darkness is not just unpleasant--but harmful! Who knew?

      sharing to fb!!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks CharronsChatter, for visiting this hub and your insightful comments! I am glad that you liked it. It is indeed very important to take care of our most precious possession--the Eyes!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Excellent! My eyes have been poor since birth and that was almost 82 years ago. Mother always encouraged me to look into distance when I was a child. Several of your suggestions are similar to what I've done most of my life, but you've added many more and clarified the ones I do! Thank you! I love all your suggestions! (I had to look up 'jaggery' - Now I know! So interesting.)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Nellieanna!

      I am honoured to get compliments from such a celebrated Hubber!

      Thank you Ma'am!

      I will be more than happy, if this hub helps you in any way. Thanks for your kind visit and lovely, encouraging comments.

      Have a good day!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      I never realized waking up early had the added benefit of being good for our eyes. I just had an eye exam. I told the doctor my eyes are always tired. He said it's the unnatural lighting and the computer. Very interesting article.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks CraftytotheCore, for your kind visit and comments!

      It is true that constant exposure to artificial light and Computer in particular can harm our eyes. Since it can not be avoided in today' s life style, we can at least take care of our eyes by allotting at least 10-15 minutes from our busy schedule for our most precious possession.

      Thanks again!

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      Sp Greaney 3 years ago from Ireland

      I never knew you could exercise your eyes! I usually have to get up around 7am and until summer comes, it's usually dark, so that fact about sunrise was interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks sangre, for your visit and support!

      Yes we must exercise our eyes everyday. Nowadays most of us strain our eyes with constant use of computers, mobiles etc. Therefore we need to take care of our eyes even more.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      suzettenaples 3 years ago

      This is such an interesting and informative hub. I don 't think we think of eye health when we think sbout our body. At least I don't. I never thought of yoga exercises for the eyes but it makes a lot of sense. So does your information about riding at dawn so the eyes gently become adjusted to daylight. I never thought about that before. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Suzette, for your kind visit and support!

      I am glad you found the information useful. Thanks for your positive comments!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub. Thank you for sharing these eye exercises with us, voted up. Useful and informative.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Vellur, for reading and commenting!

      Your votes and positive comments are much appreciated.

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      Christina Lornemark 23 months ago from Sweden

      Just what I was looking for! I have noticed that my eyesight is getting worse with age and have been looking for some exercise to perhaps slow down the process a little. Thanks for sharing this information Chitrangada, voted up!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you thoughtforce, for reading this article and your positive comments!

      I am glad it is helpful to you. These eye exercises will definitely help to relax your eyes and strengthen the surrounding nerves and muscles. Aging is inevitable but we can definitely delay the process by healthy lifestyle.

      Many thanks for commenting and wish you all the best!

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I've never heard of this but it was fascinating. Thank you for the great information.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for reading and commenting!

      Glad you liked the information!

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