By no means is poor eyesight an uncommon problem. Virtually every third guy you bump into is suffering from poor vision. Some wear reading glasses; some, for cosmetic reasons, prefer contact lenses; and some even look into the pros and cons of getting lasik surgery done. The common misconception surrounding poor eyesight is that it's a problem you are stuck with for life. Short of a surgery, nothing can bring clarity to your vision again.
What most people do not know is that it's possible to improve your eyesight naturally. The basic premise, as laid out by Dr. William Bates in the early 20th century, is this: how good your vision is depends on how well you use and exercise your eyes. He believed that excessive strain on the eye muscles caused damage, leading to eventual deterioration of the vision. Some bad habits we all are known to indulge in are focusing your eyes on one spot (like we do when watching television or working at the computer) and squinting or straining to get a better look at something in the distance.
Working on this theory, Bates went on to devise some natural techniques to ease the strain on the eyes and improve vision without the need for external intervention. These have come to be known as the Bates Method and are used all over the world, with great success, as a means of improving eyesight the natural way.
The three main techniques as outlined in the Bates Method are as follows:
Close your eyes and cover them with the palms of your hand to ensure that no light, or very little, filters in. Ideally, you should try palming in a darkened room. The process is one that is supposed to relax your eyes; so take care not to exert pressure on your eyeballs. Stay in this position for about ten minutes and breathe normally. Try palming at least once a day.
As the term might indicate, this technique requires you to swing your body from side to side while standing and focusing on a distant object. Make sure you don't stare and remember to blink constantly. In addition to being a relaxation exercise, swinging helps reduce any rigidity there might be in your eyes. Do about a 100 swings every day.
Sunning is always done either in the morning or in the evening when the rays of the sun are the gentlest. You should never do this technique in the afternoon under harsh sunlight. Close your eyes and raise your head to face the sun. Now, turn your head from one side to the other slowly, maintaining steady and deep breathing all the while. You should never sun for more than 3 minutes a day and it should always be followed by palming for a few minutes.
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