In the exercise you are going to make eye movements without making any movement of the head and neck. You have to keep your head, neck and spine erect and move only the eyes as directed. Do not pull your eyes excessively in any direction. Make the movement without any excessive strain on the eyes. Try to develop a rhythm in the movement of the eyes.
With this understanding begin your practice as described below:
(i) Be seated in Sukha Asana (easy pose). Keep the spine, neck and head straight in one line. Look directly in front at the level of your eyes. Breathe normally. This is the position of readiness.
(ii) Move your eyes upwards towards the sky or ceiling. Stay there for two seconds. Then look downward towards the earth and stay there for two seconds. Again look towards the sky and after staying there for two seconds, look downwards and stay there for two seconds, look downwards and stay there for two seconds. Do this upward and downward movement twice. This makes one unit of the exercise. After doing this, close your eyes for two seconds.
(iii) Then open your eyes and look in front. Now look towards the right side and try to see as far as you can. Then look towards the left side and stay there for two seconds and try to see as far as possible. Then look again to the right side. Then go to the left side. Now look in front again. Close your eyes. One unit of this left-right exercise is over. Keep your eyes closed for six to eight seconds.
Note: remember that one unit of up-down movement plus one unit of right-left movement are counted together as one round of this eye exercise. When one round is over rest for six to eight seconds. After resting for a few seconds, make two more rounds of this up-down one unconsciously learns how to practice eye movements systematically.
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Rub your palms against one another so that heat is generated in the palms by this friction. After rubbing the palms thus for six to eight seconds, place the left palm on the left eye and the right palm on the right eye, when you place the palms on the eyes, no pressure should be felt on the eyes. They should be lightly pressed on the outer part of the eye region. When the palms cover the eyes, keep them there for eight to ten seconds.
After eight to ten seconds, remove the palms and rest. This completes one round of palming. After resting for six to eight seconds, do two rounds of palming, as you did during the first time. When the palming is over you are free to do anything you wish. You can add the following eye exercise of Group ‘B’ from the second week onward.
In this exercise you move the eyes in a clockwise and anticlockwise motion. When the movement is according to the movement of arms of the clock, it is called clockwise and when the movement is reversed it is called anticlockwise.
For doing this Group ‘B’ exercise, follow the steps as described below:
(i) Look straight in front. Lift your eyes up and start moving them in a circular a way, coming to the right side and then going down, then to the left side and then upward again. This makes one unit of clockwise exercise. Repeat this twice and rest for six to eight seconds. While resting, keep your eyes closed.
(ii)Now you are going to do the anticlockwise movement of the eyes. Look in front of you. Then look upward towards the ceiling, then to the left side, then downward, then come to the right side, then upward again in a circular way. This makes one anticlockwise movement of the eyes. Continue this make the movement twice. This makes one unit of the anticlockwise movement. Now rest for six to eight seconds. While resting, keep the eyes closed.
From the second week onward, first practice four rounds of Group ‘A’. Then do four rounds of Group ‘B’. After completing the exercise of Group A and B, do four rounds of palming at the end.
This eye exercise can be practiced twice independently within twenty-four hours. It means you can do only the eye exercise without doing yoga. Those practicing twice should give a gap of eight hours between the first and the second session.
Patients should not eat fatty, fried, roasted and hard to digest eatables. They should stop taking meat, chicken highly seasoned or spicy food. They should avoid eating pickles, red pepper and other items which strain the nerves. They should not take coffee and tea. Use of tobacco in any form and smoking should be stopped.
What to Eat
The main consideration in their diet should be on a balanced diet. Having a balanced diet depends more on making efforts than on spending money. It does not cost much to have all the ingredients of a balanced diet. The primary consideration is to include salad, green vegetables, leafy vegetables and fruits of any kind in your daily intake.