Eye floaters can be defined as tiny flecks, specks, or cobwebs that meaninglessly around within field of vision. Although very annoying, these floaters are common and nothing to worry. Seeing a few floaters now and then is not really a cause for concern. On the other hand, if you see a shower of spots along with by flashes of light, it is important to seek immediate medical attention from a reputed eye care professional.
The following yoga exercises will help you get rid of the problem of eye floaters:
1. Eye Rolling
Rolling of eye should be practiced regularly to get rid of eye flashes and effects of day to day strain.
Step 1: Sit upright. Keep spine lengthened and relaxed.
Step 2: Soften gaze via relaxing muscles in face and eyes.
Step 3: Direct your stare up in the direction of the ceiling. You need to do this without moving your head.
Step 4: Circle your eyes slowly in clockwise direction. Try and trace a large circle.
Step 5: Focus on objects in your sideline while tracing and call the movement to sense smooth and fluid.
Step 6: Repeat the entire exercise thrice.
Step 7: Close your eyes and relax.
Step 8: Now start eye rolling in counterclockwise direction.
Many health experts have endorsed the importance and amazing effect of palming on eyes. Here’s how you do it:
Step 1: Start by rubbing your hands together. Do this continuously for around 10 to 15 seconds. You should feel the warmth under your palms. This also helps the area get energized.
Step 2: Now place your hands gently over your eyes. The fingertips should rest nicely on the forehead. Place palms over eyes while the heels of hands must rest nicely on cheeks. Strictly avoid touching eyeballs directly. The idea is to hollow hands slightly. You need to allow them to create a drape of darkness in front of both eyes.
Step 3: Close your eyes. Start breathing deeply, and relax.
Step 4: Imagine that your eyes are slowly absorbing the darkness. Think that it is soaking everything like a sponge. Make sure you welcome the healing warmth and energy from the hands.
Step 5: Invite your eyes to grow softer and roomy. You need to enjoy this break from visual stimulation.
Step 6: You need to continue with the palming action as far as you feel soothing. This can be continued for a few seconds or up to 5 minutes.
Step 7: Now remove the hands from your face gently. Open your eyes very slowly.
You can practice the palming technique at any time of the day or while working on a laptop. This will ease your eyes.
3. Shifting of Focus
The yoga is considered to be very effective in removing strain and flashes from eyes.
Step 1: Relax your body. Start breathing comfortably.
Step 2: Now hold one arm in front of you. Keep it straight and in loose fist. The thumb should point up.
Step 3: Your entire focus should be on thumb. Keep your both eyes trained on thumb.
Step 4: Now move your thumb slowly towards your nose. Keep doing this until you are unable to clearly focus on thumb.
Step 5: Stop for a breath or two. Lengthen the arm to its original outspread position. Make sure you maintain focus on your thumb. The entire exercise should be repeat up to 10 times.
4. Distance Gazing
This is mostly ignored by people. Distance gazing is one of the best ways to get rid of most of the eye related issues.
Step 1: Start by resting your gaze on an object placed at a distance. Looking outside windows is also very helpful.
Step 2: Now focus on the object. You need to make sure the object is visible as clearly as possible (try). Stay relaxed in the face and eyes.
Step 3: Take a deep breath. Shift your stare slowly to a different distant object nearby you.
Step 4: You need to imagine that your eyes are drinking in the image lightly. Keep drifting your eyes across the environment all around you. It is important to pause at objects temporarily at variable distances far from you.