Our fast-paced life calls for a little bit of exercise to improve our health. Hours of full-body workouts at the gym often make us neglect our eye health and the prolonged use of digital displays could be doing more damage to our eyes than we imagine. Other than a few diseases such as glaucoma and cataract, many eye disorders are related to the malfunctioning of the ocular muscles that may be caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga techniques for the eyes help alleviate disorders such as myopia and hypermetropia that are caused due to defects in the eye muscles.
Some of the yoga exercises are as simple as blinking, and yet so powerful. Regular practice of these yoga eye exercises helps to relax eyesight and facilitate the normal functioning of our eyes.
One such special practice is Trataka
What is Trataka?
Trataka practice is one of the six purification techniques, called shatkarmas, of Hatha yoga. This meditation technique involves staring at a single point of focus. This is typically on the flame of a candle. Meditating in this way is believed to energize the ajna (third eye) chakra, which is associated with intuition and wisdom, as well as psychic abilities.
Benefits of Trataka:
It makes the eye clear, bright and radiant.
It clears the tear gland and purifies the optical system.