Who among us doesn’t worry about our health? We are all concerned how we would be able to manage the different stages of life, our health and the connected inconveniences that it brings. Eye health is always something that we are more concerned than the rest. Eyes are our window to the world. Any defect to our eyes can hamper our lives to a great extent.
Post the pandemic, we have seen an exponential rise in eye related ailments, especially those connected to eye strain. According to a CMR study, the average screen time for Indians increased to 25 per cent. And 23 per cent complained about weaker eyesight due to extended work hours. Similarly, even students complained of eye strain due to the higher amount of time spent in front of digital screens. This brings us to the question. How can we protect our pearls, without consuming too much of medicines that can have unwanted side effects? Well, Ayurveda has the answer.
Ayurveda, meaning science of life, is a very ancient science and believes in keeping the body healthy by balancing the doshas. In this article, we discuss a few home remedies that can help keep your eyes healthy.
This helps cool your eyes. Soak cotton balls in cool milk or rose water and place it on your eyes for a few minutes. Additionally, this exercise will give much-awaited relief to the eyes.
This is an ancient Ayurvedic technique and used to massage eyes and provide relaxation. Rub your arms together for 10 seconds. Now, place it on your shut eyes in a cupping gesture. Inhale and exhale slowly as you do this. Apart from providing relief, this also helps in getting sleep. Great and simple exercise for good eye health.
Mudras have been known to have holistic effect on many ailments. There are many mudras that are highly beneficial for eye health as well. We do most Mudras for better eye vision lying down while breathing normally. Different Mudras have different effects on the body, and when combined with a breathing exercise, they can bring back balance in the body. Prana Mudra is a common mudra to improve eye health.
Pranayama and Yoga
While pranayama helps regulate breathing and bring peace, Yoga helps to sustain good eye health.
Simple lifestyle changes can help. Splashing water on your face 3-5 times a day is a good idea. It is also advisable to take break from electronics every now and then. There are also simple eye exercises that can help to maintain good eye health.
Itoozhi Ayurveda, a traditional Ayurvedic hospital, with branches in Bengaluru and other parts of Kerala, are pioneers in Eye treatment. A dedicated Ayurvedic Eye Treatment department with a dedicated team is always available to attend to any patients with eye ailments.