The ancient Indian Ayurveda treatment system states that there are three causes of functional disorders: improper use, non-use (underloading), overuse (overload).
If you want to improve your eyesight, you will need to avoid these forms of eye use.
Underutilization (underutilization) of the eyes is that: the eyes look at objects intently, without moving (the eyes should be in motion all the time); when seeing, the edges of the retina are used (the eye should look at objects with the point of the most acute vision – the central fossa).
The re-use of the eyes (their overload) is that the eyes strain when seeing (vision should be effortless, the eyes should learn to relax and work in a relaxed manner, maintaining a state of relaxation in any conditions). The result of overload, depending on the circumstances, may be myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism.
Regardless of your type of visual impairment,
it is necessary to adhere to three principles of treatment:
1. THE PRINCIPLE OF ELIMINATION. It is necessary to learn to get rid of the habit of staring or making any effort to see the object you are interested in by using the eyes correctly when reading, writing, sewing, watching movies, etc. It is very important to break the habit of staring to do periodic blinking.
2. THE PRINCIPLE OF STIMULATION. It is necessary to improve the blood supply and sensitivity of the retina with the help of sunlight, breathing, central fixation, concentration on the candle flame, reading small print in good lighting and by candlelight, etc.
3. THE PRINCIPLE OF RELAXATION. You need to do exercises to relax your mind and eyes: palming, moving and swinging (large and small turns), remembering letters and objects, looking at a clean surface, the sky or green grass without effort, etc.
The neck is a flexible link between the body, with vital organs concentrated in it, ensuring the normal functioning of the eyes, and the head. This role of the “mediator” led to the fact that our vision began to depend on the state in which the neck muscles are located. If the neck muscles are in a tense state or the position of the neck is incorrect, then the blood vessels are squeezed. The result is a deterioration in the blood supply to the brain and eyes and, as a result, low efficiency of their work. A person has painful sensations in the eyes, vision deterioration occurs, the eyes get tired quickly, etc. That is why neck exercises are so important if you have vision problems.
1. Slowly lower your head down onto your chest as far as it will go. Then slowly lift it up and push it back to the limit. Repeat this exercise slowly and smoothly. After a few repetitions, start applying more force at the end of each movement. This may cause you to have a temporary painful sensation or a “burning sensation”. Don’t worry, the main thing is to avoid sudden jerks in the performance of the exercise. In all neck exercises, the most necessary element of performance technique to achieve relaxation is a slow, smooth increase in tension.
2. Keeping your head straight, turn it slowly from left to right and from right to left, repeating, with increasing tension of the neck muscles. Pay attention to the fact that the body, like the neck, does not strain anywhere. It is recommended to repeat this exercise (slowly) 10 times.
EXERCISE (WRITING WITH YOUR NOSE)
To relieve tension in the neck, close your eyes and, using your nose as an elongated pen, write something in the air with them. What exactly should I write? Remember the alphabet and write the names of cities starting with the letters of the alphabet in order (for as many letters as you can remember). For example, for, A — Astrakhan, for B – Bryansk, for K — Kaluga, etc. Next time, to avoid boredom, set yourself a different task. Write the names of countries, colors, gems, professions, products, and so on, each lesson is different. This will entertain you, and you will lose the feeling of fatigue at the base of the skull, leading to eye strain.
This exercise, since you draw the outlines of letters, among other things, puts into play your memory and mental representation, which brings relaxation with it. “Nose writing” can be used as first aid when tension appears during the day, wherever it occurs.
Of course, it is impossible to imperceptibly use your nose as a pen in public and move your head at the same time, but then you can close your eyes and mentally write some letters on the head of a pin with the tip of an embroidery needle. No one will notice it.
Even such an exercise can reduce tension, because it makes it possible to carry out eye vibrations.
Keep your eyes gently closed during the “nose writing”, and these involuntary eye movements will begin under the eyelids with a frequency of about 70 times per second. Vision will become clearer after you open your eyes.