Eye Relaxation Technique
Eyestrain? Fatigue? Learn a simple eye relaxation technique.
Eyestrain is a common complaint these days. No wonder, many of us look at the computer monitor all day long. But it's not only computers that cause eyestrain. Any repetitive prolonged use of eyes, such as reading, driving, and doing crafts, may lead to eyestrain.
Your eyes get tired from the intense work that they do for you. What can you do? How can you relax your eyes?
In the early part of this century, an ophthalmologist, William Bates, developed a system of relaxing the eyes and improving vision.
In order to relax their eyes, Bates had his patients visualize anything they loved - peaceful scenes from nature, clouds drifting across the sky, or winning card hands.
To achieve deeper eye relaxation, Bates devised a technique that involved swinging an imagined black dot.
The technique is called "Shuttling the O", and has been found to relieve pain, increase blood flow circulation to the eye, and clearing the eye of debris.
Here is how the technique is done:
Natural vision is a right brain activity and is based on relaxation. So many people experience vision problems in our society as a result of too much stress and tension. Our vision problems reflect our imbalanced living. We are predominantly a left brain society with little regard for right brain activity.
7 tips for Eye Relaxation:
Words of Wisdom
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Humor, a great stress reliever!
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