Very solicited by screens, damaged by fatigue or stress, our eyes suffer. Practiced urgently or over the long term, these exercises provide visual comfort.
Vitality by the breath
It is the absolute preamble to oxygenate the eyes and release all tensions. Breathe in slowly through your nose while inflating the stomach and then the lungs to the maximum. Breathe out through your nose, emptying your lungs well. To be repeated two or three times before each exercise.
Eye yoga: the anti-fatigue “cocoon”
If there was only one to memorize, it would be this one! Very simple, this relaxing posture is great for resting the entire visual system in a few minutes, especially when spending too much time on the screens .
Sitting with your elbows on the table, rub your hands together to warm them up. Affix them to your closed eyes so that the light does not penetrate. Breathe in this position for one to two minutes, paying attention to the feeling of warmth that emerges. Finish with a self-massage along the temples.
The “semaphore” against slackening
This exercise stretches constantly contracted muscles and stimulates the less stressed. Thus, exercising the six oculomotor muscles promotes blood circulation and better oxygenation.
Hold a pencil at eye level. Inhale by moving it 40 cm to the right. Follow it with your eyes, without forcing. Exhale then bring it back to the center while inhaling. Exhale. Do the same on the left. Repeat the exercise by moving the pencil 40 cm diagonally, up right, down left and, finally, diagonally up left and then down right.
“Far and near” to stimulate accommodation
If you use your near vision intensely and can’t see clearly when you look up, here is a routine to adopt. It maintains the flexibility of the lens, a guarantee of good accommodation.
Extend your arm, thumbs up, inhaling and exhaling slowly three times. On the fourth inhale, bring your gaze to an object in the distance, straight ahead, releasing your eyes for three breaths. Then fix your thumb for three breaths. Repeat this exercise three times.
Yoga: the “wink” against dry eyes
As we age, the tear glands produce fewer tears. Above all, the frequency of blinking decreases, resulting in an increased risk of tightness and tingling, signs of dry eyes .
Slowly lower the eyelids and keep them closed for two breaths. Repeat twice ideally every hour.
Eye yoga: the “on-off switch to see better at night
Do you have difficulty driving at night? To train your eyes to adapt faster to darkness and changes in lighting, this exercise opens up the peripheral field by activating rods, the cells responsible for night vision.
Go to a dark place, near a light or a light switch. As soon as your eyes are used to the dim light and you can perceive the outlines and details of the objects around you, turn the light back on and then turn it off almost immediately. Repeat six times.