Often, when we think of yoga, we think of the solid parts of the body and svelte yogis in headstands. However, one of the most overlooked body parts that yoga benefits is the organs of sight – our oh-so-sensitive eyes.
Just as yoga can be practiced specifically to address lower back pain and neck stiffness, so too can yoga be practiced to address issues related to the eyes. Eye yoga improves the vision and helps to overcome various eye-related problems, such as
Most eye disorders are addressed using powerful glasses and lenses that correct the refractive errors of the eye. However, glasses, while of aid, can never cure poor eyesight. In fact, using powerful glasses can worsen eye problems.
Other than diseases such as cataract and glaucoma, which occur due to bacterial infections, many eye disorders are rooted in the malfunctioning of the ocular muscles, a problem which is often caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga techniques can improve eyesight naturally and help to alleviate various disorders related to defective eye muscles such as myopia and hypermetropia.